Saturday, March 29, 2008

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here (not really)

Welcome to my first official blog! I am a graduate student in the Boston area who is currently slogging towards a doctoral degree. Although my mother has repeatedly reminded me that I could have become a real doctor for all of the time I'm spending in school, I actually enjoy school and education.

Before we get into what this blog is going to be about, I want to issue a disclaimer.
I don't lead a very exciting life. Right now, most of my time is spent reading books for class, researching my topic for my dissertation, and praying that I will eventually get this degree. If you are hoping for stories about keggers and hazing, you had best check elsewhere.

Now that we've got that out of the way, you are probably wondering what this blog will be about. In essence, it is my chance to discuss the things that strike me on a regular basis. This can range from the books I am reading (for class or for pleasure) to what is going on in Boston to the often odd world of popular culture. Some of these are things I truly enjoy (David Sedaris) while others are guilty pleasures (Project Runway) and some are things I truly abhor (High School Musical).

This is what I think about on a regular basis. Try not to be too afraid...