Friday, September 10, 2010

these days

Beautiful Lauren.  I think my dad took this picture.

Life has been hectic these days.  I haven't posted anything since the first week of school!  It feels like I haven't talked to a friend in a long time (this blog is sort of a 'dear diary' for me).

School is ridiculously busy.  I have finally narrowed down my thesis topic, though, so this is good.  If any of you come across online articles concerning French pension reform, please send them my way!  Three days ago there was a strike in France because of the proposed reforms.  There is a lot in the news about this lately, which makes my research exciting but kind of overwhelming.  However, here is an excellent column, if you're interested:

On another note, my baby sister Lauren left for Kenya today.  She will be volunteering at an orphanage for the next two months.  I already miss her.  Another friend of mine also left today--he will be in Romania for two years.  Seeing these two great people leave today has made me antsy to get back over the big pond.  I guess I can wait until next summer.  Eight months away.


  1. You're not going to believe what just happened. I met an older couple in the Dallas airport that had gone to Ole Miss. We talked about how crazy it was that we met and then told me they had just met a girl from Oxford that was going to work at an orphanage in Africa. Your sister! We just barely missed one another!

  2. oh my gosh! it is SUCH small world (and these realizations tend to always happen in airports!!)

    I thought lauren was going memphis straight to amsterdam, but then i found out she was going to dallas first so i was like "lauren, you HAVE to be on the look out for harrison ford!"

    her first response was "um...the actor?" and then she was like "ohhhhh never mind, yeah, i know him!"

    ahh, crazy.


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