1) My younger sister is a boss. Caring, funny and smart, she is the true super-star and heart of my family. She also happens to have special needs. When I read about Aaron Philip in the NY Times it automatically thought of her and her bravery and strength navigating this world that sadly does not appreciate her skills and contributions. Read this story about Aaron and check and follow his tumblr.
2) I came across this listing of photographs depicting love/love stories and even my jaded icebox of a heart went all warm and mushy. Awwww 🙂
3) So, life as a grad student is something I think you have to experience to believe. Readings, grades, assignments, schedules, a shit load more readings and assignments, working as a TA, working on a thesis, looking for a job that pays cus this tuition is expensive, more readings and assignments, weight gain, and then it all seems worth it for the times when I am reminded that it is pretty great to be a grad student. Yes, it actually is that frenetic. I was sitting at my desk staring at about 6 student emails about something or the other and during one of my Facebook breaks , I came across this hilariously revealing post. Fellow grad schoolers or recent grads, let me know if this resonates.
Have a great weekend!