Can we all raise our margarita glasses to another weekend? (This weekend might’ve had a Jose Cuervo theme going on in our apartment. I’m so thankful for the blender.) The third week of graduate school definitely kicked my butt, but since the last day to drop out with a 100 percent tuition refund has officially passed, I guess I’m sticking it out. (Ha!) In all seriousness, though, it’s been an eye-opening week with a fairly even mix of (school) work and play, including a trip to the beach, pictured above. Despite our lack of funds, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to explore L.A. on the cheap.
Without further ado, here’s what I’ve been browsing on the webz:
I wrote my first opinion piece for grad school! But it’s a grim topic. Here’s why the Montana judge who sentenced a teacher to 30 days of jail after raping his 14-year-old student needs to step down. Now.
Actor Hugh Laurie—who is British—tells us why he loves L.A. (Can’t you just hear this essay being read with a charming accent?)
The greater your wealth, the less compassion you feel for others with less. Recent studies prove it.
Rachel’s post about feeling homesick really hit…well, home. Her writing is just one of the many reasons I adore this gal.
Have you heard of Burning Man, but don’t really know what it is? This fascinating photo essay gives you a good idea of what all those “hippies” are doing out in the desert for a week.
Erika’s Grad-itude series has sparked a lot of inspiration in the blogosphere, and in my attempt to play catch-up, I happened across her post on being grateful even when it’s hard. This girl knows how to lift spirits through her writing.
And that’s all for this week! I’ll be watching today’s Raven’s game with the West Wing (a group of Baltimore Ravens fans living in SoCal—so awesome), and then it’s writing, writing, filming, and more writing. How about you? What are your plans this week?