what an amazing birthday weekend. All adjectives are inadequate to describe the friends I’m lucky enough to have, the amount of beer I drank, and the positive feelings I’m having after a starkly contrasted post-Easter freak-out. In fact, what a range of feeling from one week to another—in a way that’s scary—but hey, I’m back in the saddle with this new Gordimer and a vibe that’s good enough to make it through this term (ft. 2 seminar papers, an article revision, a skit in Portuguese, a final [The future subjunctive is still kind of hard frown face]).
Short version: Last Monday was terrifying and I still need to handle it; this weekend has been incredible; I know great people and feel perpetually badly for the inadequacy with which I express their greatness. Also, I can legally buy beer whenever I want now. Also, some hilarious shots from Marathon of Beers to be posted.