I have a confession to make: I seldom write my blogs on
Tuesdays. I usually write them before, on Mondays or Sundays and then post them
when I get up on Tuesday mornings at 5:30. Since I work at the Smithsonian on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, I leave the house pretty early, and get home kind of
late. So, if I did in fact write my blogs on Tuesdays, you, my dear readers,
would have to wring your hands in anxiety waiting for my posts to finally
appear at 8 pm. I hate to do that to you.
Now, as I
sit ergonomically correct at my computer, beside a ravaged carton of chocolate
ice cream and the still smoking spoon, I have at last been able to take stock
of the situation.
mentioned on Sunday (far more graciously than I just did) yesterday’s Capstone
Colloquium marked the end of my Capstone project and the impending end of my
experience as a Montgomery Scholar. I have loved my time as a Montgomery
Scholar, and I am saddened that it will soon be over. I am consoling myself by
convincing myself that it will never really be over because I will always be a
Montgomery Scholar; the experiences I’ve had and the friends I’ve made will
always be with me.
depth of feeling aside, I am a
college student, and I am therefore overjoyed that my major project of the year
is over, and the rest of the semester will be smooth sailing…if sailing on a
windy day can be called smooth, that is. (It’s comparatively smooth to what I
was doing before, which was more like sailing between Scylla and Charybdis
while learning to play the accordion with my feet.)
of you who have been following the blog a while, you know that last night I
gave a speech to a large crowd of people in the Theatre Arts Arena. I am proud
to report that it went very well. After my butterflies subsided, I had a great
time sharing my research with the audience.
I didn’t get to see Sairam’s speech, so on this particular occasion, I can’t
brag about what a genius he is – although I concluded that his suit was quite
there you have it: as much eloquence as I can muster after a long day of work.
Aren’t you glad I usually don’t write my blogs on Tuesdays?