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2019-12-01 04:49
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I realized the other day that I hadn’t blogged for a while, and though I normally don’t like to post a lot of real-life stuff in here, it’s… Read More
2019-10-22 04:35
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 32. I opened my box from my parents this morning, and uncovered some chapstick, coupons, a Reader’s Digest, two crisp one-dollar… Read More
2019-10-21 04:09
It’s my last few hours of being 31 years old. At the moment of my birth tomorrow, I will be sitting in class. Not teaching, but at least I’ll be surrounded by…uh&hellip&hell…Read More
Flip The Script Friday: Henry Beissel, Inuk
2019-06-15 04:48
I decided to go back to the library, to the same shelf where I found Bone Cage, to see what other treasures it had in store for me. And a treasure I found, in the form of the fantastic fanta… Read More
2019-01-11 05:47
Because I’m an adult, I will eat sandwiches off of paper towels and strawberries over the sink so I don’t have to do dishes. Despite the fact that I own service for 12. And… Read More
2018-12-26 05:29
It’s been a busy month, but now that I have a moment to breathe, I would like to take this opportunity to record an observation. Not really a rant, if you will, but more of a “wh… Read More
2018-10-31 04:57
Real talk. October has been a more difficult month for me than I thought. One of the most difficult months of my life, in fact. I won’t go into any more details, but I will share with… Read More
2018-10-22 04:56
It’s not my blogiversary, but it’s my life-iversary. Today, I spent some time alone, and some time not alone. I picked apples, found a geocache, did a crossword puzzle, talked wi… Read More
2018-10-08 04:59
This might just be among the weirdest posts I’ve ever made, but I’m wondering what it is that makes you feel human. Call me materialistic, but for me, there’s something abo… Read More
2018-10-01 04:30
(in case you doesn’t get that joke, just listen to the bonus track on the [title of show] album) HI. So. I actually finished a book the other day. Despite today being the las… Read More
Oh, What A Lovely War
2018-09-22 04:32
Has it really been almost a whole month since I’ve posted? It seems like That’s So Jacob is turning into something akin to a monthly blog, judging my summer posting pattern&helli&hell…Read More
2018-07-04 04:51
It’s been a serious minute since I’ve blogged; did I really only blog once in June?!?! Part of the reason why I haven’t been around is because I was researching and prepari… Read More
A And B C The Coast
2018-06-18 04:59
I’ve actually been rocking and rolling through books this summer, and this one’s a good one. I actually sat at the Hubbard Avenue Diner for over two hours finishing it, and was n… Read More
2018-06-01 04:15
I’m back from my whirlwind, 4-day trip to Nashville, just to say: happy fifth blogiversary to me Read More
2018-05-13 04:42
So, one of my secret/not-so-secret obsessions (secret in the fact that no one in America knows what it is or cares about it, but not so secret in the fact that if you ask me about I can go o… Read More
2018-05-09 04:53
So many coffee drinks, so little time. If at Olive Garden, “when you’re here, you’re family,” a) why do you have to pay, and b) why don’t you have to wash the d… Read More
2018-05-02 04:57
Happy May, everyone. After a pretty cringeworthy dance performance and a whirlwind trip to Massachusetts, I have now officially taught my first lecture in front of a full classroom, all with… Read More
Carry On, My Wayward Daughter
2018-03-10 04:56
A minor spoiler, but then again, wasn’t everything about this book a minor spoiler? I finally finished a book after a long time of reading bits and pieces, and this one was Don&rs&hell…Read More
2018-02-26 15:10
This past weekend was exhausting, but so much fun; I decided to head to Iowa City, IA for the APO Section 21 Conference, hosted by the University of Iowa. I had offered to do my theatre work… Read More
2018-02-20 05:58
I haven’t had the inspiration to write much recently (either here or on my dissertation), so I decided to look back, and the last time I did a post like this was exactly one year ago t… Read More
2018-02-08 05:56
Over the past 24 hours… My iPhone battery life keeps evaporating quicker and quicker in the cold. I walked up Bascom Hill at 65% and by the time I got to the top it was 17%. A piece o… Read More
2018-01-30 05:37
So, last week, my red pajama pants split down the middle one night, so I decided I needed new ones. I went to Target yesterday to pick up some new ones, and found…myself in a pickle… Read More
Always Fresh, Never From Concentrate
2018-01-20 05:47
Flip the Script….will be back soon (I know, everyone’s favorite), but I’ve been doing a lot of reading and have not posted a book review for awhile, so here goes. Forget V… Read More
2018-01-18 04:38
So this year’s been off to some kind of start, on the blogging front…anyway, greetings from Milwaukee, where I just went to an APO meeting at Marquette University and am now pro… Read More
2018-01-09 05:52
Today, I was driving past the middle school I always pass when I head into town, and I noticed that the crossing guard’s vest said “traffic whisperer.” As I drove… Read More
2018-01-02 05:57
Happy new year, y’all! After spending the day at Kalahari Water Park in Wisconsin Dells, I’ve realized that this year has been 100% fun. What more can I say? Read More
2017-12-31 05:20
Some people describe others as the type that could “throw on a trash bag and look like a million dollars.” While I don’t look like a million dollars, that first part is kin… Read More
2017-12-11 05:36
Raise your hand if you snack when you shop. Anyone? Everyone? I’ve heard talk of eating a meal before you shop to sate your hunger and control your impulse to buy snacks while shopping… Read More
2017-12-02 06:18
Hey what’s up you guys that’s not my line it’s Jenna marbles the slide and sorry I’m blogging from my phone so apologies advance I shouldn’t apologize or whatev… Read More
2017-11-27 05:00
There is something that is easily the most annoying thing about this time of year. It’s not the ever-present Christmas music despite the fact that it’s not even December, and it… Read More
2017-11-16 05:49
There’s been omething that’s been reverberating in my head for the past few days. It happened a few months ago, but for some reason, it’s come back and I can’t get it… Read More
2017-11-13 04:57
I’ve been feeling super stressed and uninspired lately, so inspire me by asking me a question in the comments section.  Whatever you want. Whatever’s on your… Read More
2017-11-11 05:49
So, tonight, after what seemed to be a long week, I attended an event that I can honestly say I’ve never witnessed anything similar to in my life. I’m not sure how many details I… Read More
2017-11-06 04:51
What a crazy, incredible weekend. My internal schedule is all messed up and I ate way too much, but it was the annual APO Region IX conference, and for the first time in several years, it wa… Read More
2017-11-01 04:17
Yes, I say what, and not who. You’ll understand by the end of this post. Hello from Memorial Library, by the way. There’s something about blogging from a desktop that is way more… Read More
2017-10-29 03:35
So, it’s officially the end of the season. Pumpkin Spice season, that is. The weather in Madison has dropped thirty degrees this week, and despite not liking Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I do… Read More
2017-10-27 04:52
Yeah, no idea what to write. I’ve had this weird feeling lately, really ever since my birthday, that something strange is about to happen. I don’t know if it’s political, o… Read More
2017-10-22 04:51
Just dropping in one last time to share my newest adventure in blogging. Once a week (hopefully with more frequency than Flip-the-Script Friday), I will post the chronology of my life. Mostl… Read More
2017-10-22 04:33
It’s official…I am thirty years old. I spent most of my day at the ballroom dance competition. I met my partner last night, and even though we didn’t place, we managed to… Read More
2017-10-21 04:25
Hello there. I’m Jacob, i’m 29, and I have a ballroom dance competition tomorrow. I have only about 13 hours left of officially being able to say that I am in my 20s. I got a fee… Read More
2017-10-20 04:53
Want to take a guess? In case you live under a rock or don’t have any social media, the #metoo has been more than viral. It was started several days ago by actress Alyssa Milano, who t… Read More
2017-10-19 04:36
One of my guilty-ish pleasures is cozy mystery novels; you know, the pocket-sized ones with themes like cats, or sewing, or in this case, tea. I haven’t picked up one of Laura Chi… Read More
2017-10-17 04:58
Today, I had the good fortune to step into World Market, and the first thing I saw? A container of black and orange fortune cookies labeled “misfortune cookies.” Naturally, I had… Read More
2017-10-16 04:59
Last week, I finished a book that I’d encountered after reading an article on the Internet. More on that article later, but for now, a brief review of said book, You Are One of Th… Read More
2017-10-12 04:45
So, the big news of the day, other than it being the International Day of the Girl and National Coming Out Day, is that the Boy Scouts of America, aka the BSA, has announced that it will now… Read More
2017-10-10 04:37
Well, so many. Including never managing to post here at a reasonable hour of the day and resorting to between 11-12, never updating my iPhone/computer OS, and sticking to a good diet. This p… Read More
2017-10-05 04:23
Most of the past week of my life or so has consisted of sleeping (horribly, I might add), staying in bed until the afternoon, feeding myself, thinking about doing work, frantically running a… Read More
2017-10-03 04:32
One of the questions asked at tonight’s APO meeting was about the most interesting thing that happened today. Normally, I don’t find my days that interesting, especially today, w… Read More
2017-09-29 01:55
According to the Buzzfeed machine, the newest Twitter hashtag going around is #ConfessToSomethingStupid. Even though I don’t have Twitter, despise hashtags, and only use them ironicall… Read More
2017-09-27 04:45
Hey now, I actually finished the book! No, not Moby Dick, but A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, about the Sierra Leonean civil war Read More
2017-09-25 04:28
So, tonight I went out to HopCat with the dance team. I arrived about a half hour into dinner, so everyone had already ordered and was still waiting for their meals. I got a seat on the end… Read More
Ex’s And Y’s
2017-09-15 03:50
I’ve actually been getting quite a lot of reading done lately, and the two latest books I’ve finished, I’ve realized, have quite a few similarities other than the facts tha… Read More
2017-09-14 04:45
Nope, not a post about Meghan Trainor, but about the fact that I finally live in a home with a bathtub after 4 years, and tonight I used it for the first time. This might not be the most sci… Read More
Holidays That Should Exist
2017-09-11 04:31
It seems like my blog is turning into a weekly blog rather than a daily blog. Yikes. Also, I’ve been saying “yikes” a lot for no real reason. Rather than a life update like… Read More
2017-09-05 04:07
Since apparently nothing can go right today at all, I’m once again blogging from a device other than my laptop (last time it was my phone, today it’s my iPad, at least) because W… Read More
2017-08-05 00:34
And two weeks later here I am updating my blog from Las Vegas at the moment I’m sitting in the lobby at the MGM Grand and ordering what should probably be a really good plate of salmon… Read More
2017-07-23 04:32
Not so much about the song, but about a book I finished today. Maybe it’s all the stress, but I’m burning through books these days. But I ain’t complaining. Today’s a… Read More
2017-07-14 03:57
Cookies. Gummy candy. Twizzlers. Cake. Peanut butter. Pecans. Granola. Tomato sauce. Craisins. Cheese. I may or may not have binged on some of these things this week. The answer: the latter… Read More
2017-07-13 04:41
It’s been a long week so far, and I haven’t been too inspired to write…well, much of anything. I don’t really know why. But I need to be writing more, in general, so… Read More

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