Seen on the Purple Line to Linden at about 8:45 a.m.
know, you should always listen to your mother. Mothers believe in you, they see
the best in you, and they’re usually right.
never listened to my mother. She told me I was smart, that I could work hard
and achieve anything. But I didn’t believe her. I blew off college, drank a
lot, plowed through a long field of girlfriends. Almost had a kid once, but the
girl took care of it. Probably a good idea. I wasn’t myself at the time.
my mom died a few years ago, I re-evaluated who I was, and I realized that
maybe she was right all along. I cleaned up, got a part-time job, went back to
school. Now I’m heading off to law school in the fall (hence the highlighter
and the too-heavy-for-a-commute book). My once-estranged sister says my
turnaround is “incredible” and “inspirational,” but I don’t really think so. I
didn’t change; I just found myself. I feel like I had it easy.
Today is Nikola Tesla's birthday! To celebrate, you should probably go back and read my post from June 25th about Bill & Nik. :)
Good things to read: my friend Annah's list of her Top 10 Summer Beers, and this article from The New Yorker about why they couldn't select a Pulitzer Prize fiction winner this year. Good things to do: The Printers' Ball.