Archive for May, 2007

Introducing Miss Penelope Jane

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Dan and I adopted a kitten on Monday, to round out our cohort again. She’s two months old and a blur of fun. She loves people, which makes her an excellent lap cat. We’re pretty sure that she’s the smallest cat we’ve ever adopted, although she’s all leg. She looks like she’ll be a very […]

Emmaline, 2002–2007

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Dan and I had to put our girlie down last Wednesday. She had developed a blocked bile duct — most likely from a tumor — and the only other option was an expensive and risky surgery that we didn’t want (and couldn’t afford) to put her through. It was devastating, because it moved so quickly; […]

Got Wii?

Monday, May 7th, 2007

We do, finally! Dan got one as a graduation gift (from his loving wife), and I have to share our experience, because it was pretty awesome (in the end): We discovered that all the major retailers were going to have availability again this weekend, because it was the first weekend of the month. Saturday night […]


Friday, May 4th, 2007

Since almost none of you will ever read “The Formation of British Identity: Navigating the Culture of Merit in the Eighteenth-Century Literary Public Sphere,” I thought I might at least share the acknowledgements page, because you all have my gratitude for your encouragement and friendship during this project: This project began in the first semester […]

Thesis = done

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

I had my defense this afternoon, and I passed (yay!). In a little over 36 hours, I’ll be done with my second year of grad school and my whole MA degree. Just a pesky little 30-page history paper to dispatch first…