I’ve been really bummed out all weekend, y’all. I miss NY. I’d probably miss it less if I could, like, find a job? This time last year, I was a college professor. This time last year, Junot Diaz told me I had the greatest smile ever (swoon). Now I’m…here. Sigh. On one hand, I hated living on such a crappy salary; it made living in NY a nightmare. On the other hand, at least I had a job. As a college professor. [Long story short, I moved back to TX to get certified to teach high school, since living on aforementioned salary sucked. But now I’m jobless.]
The Decemberists’ Radio City show was the last thing I did before leaving NY (literally, I left the next day). So here’s a playlist that reminds me of Decemberists concerts, working at Starbucks after grad school, and that time I gave some dude—a total stranger—a ride to the GW bridge after a Toni Morrison book signing (we talked about how he’d played “16 Military Wives” for his friends, and they thought he was weird).
- The Legionnaire’s Lament
- 16 Military Wives
- The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid
- Song for Myla Goldberg