So as the token grad student among The Eagle’s new online correspondents, I’ve been granted the gift of my own blog in which I can write about pretty much anything decent. The only drawbacks are word minimums, deadlines and a column title that’s only one letter away from being a Disney movie about insects. I can work with this.
While this inaugural post won’t be typical of my style here, let me tell you a little about myself. I live in the great state of Virginia, former home of T.J. —best friend of John Adams, the great second president and influential member of the US’s 2nd Continental Congress as immortalized in 1776. I used to work in D.C. at a nonprofit and was a yuppie myself, after undergrad in Vermont, and have again found myself back in the District. I’m 25, a current grad student at AU and I love life.
In accordance with the claim I’ve made of loving life, I’m going to throw myself out there. I’ve been toying around the idea of a “human guinea pig” approach as a running segment of this blog. If anyone wants me to try something they’re too embarrassed or too uncomfortable doing, particularly involving breaking or toying with social norms, send a suggestion my way at email@example.com and I’ll make my best effort at doing it, blogging about my success or failure along the way. Whether it’s performing things of which I have no mastery in front of crowds, going on a blind date, performing in some bizarre contest or anything else you can throw at me, I’ll give it a shot if I can scrounge up the time and money.
So what to expect from this blog, otherwise? I won’t pull any punches now; it’s going to be a conglomeration of me A) analyzing social, political and cultural issues; B) waxing poetic on everything from art to music to pop culture; C) commentating on everyday (and the unusual) absurdities in life and D) writing about whatever else I want or am requested to write.
Thus, keep reading, shoot me a comment or email if you like and catch y’all later!
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