Meanwhile, in Connecticut


My blog this year will be a hodgepodge of serious and goofy entries — I hope to chronicle my days as a grad student at Smith, but I also want to have some entertaining/distract-from-constant-school posts.

Currently, I am on a break (between our summer session and fall semester), so I have plenty of time for non-school posts.  I’ve been spending my days hiking (Connecticut is beautiful), avoiding lyme disease (Connecticut is lyme-ridden), reading, and alternately losing and regaining faith in humanity as I spend time online.

Losing Faith in Humanity Via Internet:

1) Here is an actual quote from a Craigslist ad I read today:

“Your duties will include assisting me with the day to day operations of my company as well as you and I being lovers.”

He knows what he wants.  And he’s willing to pay — 1500 a week.  These ads make me curious about the poster.  How far removed from reality (and the Beatles) do you have to be to think that money buys you love?  OK, OK, I know he said “lover” not “love,” and money has been proven to be effective in that field, but when I read this type of ad, I see someone who is trying to fulfill the daydream in his head of a hot assistant who dotes upon him…and I think he wants to be loved.  Maybe.  Maybe?

2) When titling this post, I typed “Meanwhile” into Google, and a suggested search was “Meanwhile at Walmart.”  Which, as it turns out, took me to a site dedicated to photos of people/occurences at Walmart. Don’t visit the site.  Really.

In March, when I had arrived in the States after a year in Korea, I called my (soon to be) boyfriend and told him I wasn’t sure I liked living in America.  It kind of scared me and I didn’t feel like I fit in.  He told me I needed to spend less time in Walmart and stop “accidentally” watching reality TV shows.  He was right.

Regaining Faith in Humanity Via Internet

1) The following Craigslist goat ad.  Hilarious.  Maybe not faith-in-humanity restoring, but something similar:

“I have 2 dozen goats I need to get rid of. I had no idea raising goats would be this hard. These little bastards keep eating all my wife’s flowers and climbing on our g*d* cars. Nobody told me they were such good climbers. The first person to get these damn goats out of here can have them.”

2) The abandoned Walmart that got converted into America’s largest library.  Very cool. The florescent lighting makes my brain twitch, but the idea is awesome.



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  1. We are shedding tears of laughter here at the Stewart household in Austin. Love the post & the advice from your boyfriend. He knows of what he speaks.


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