Okay, party people. I know, I know. This entry is late. Again. But look: if there’s one thing that’s important to Emma Bolden, it’s narrative consistency. The narrative of this blog just wouldn’t hang together if I actually did things on time and according to schedule. I mean, it’d basically be like reading a book and thinking the protagonist was a successful businesswoman and then finding out on page 254 that she’s actually a he, and that he isn’t actually a businesswoman or a businessman, but a Velociraptor.
Okay, ignore that simile, because that sounds kind of awesome. Instead, please allow me to distract you from the tardiness of this entry with a photograph of a kitten:
I mean really, how is anything this cute? GET IN MAH HOUSE, KITTEH!
And now for the photos for this week, which was both the last week of the semester and the beginning of exam week. In other words, A LOT.
Day 120: I may or may not have completely destroyed the remaining functions of my kidneys with the amount of Diet Coke I may or may not have had this week.
Day 121: The last day of NaPoWriMo — and of writing a poem-or-something-a-day for four months. Or so I thought — I’ve totally been writing since then, though a lot of it looks like indecipherable scribbles and drawings of Koopa Troopers.
Day 122: This was a Dreamsicle Icee, which is what God intended all beverages to be.
Day 123: I don’t really know what was happening on the side of this Happy Meal, but I’m glad it did.
Day 124: Apparently, during the last week of the semester, my eating habits are akin to the eating habits a typical four year old hopes and dreams of, only I have no parental figure to stop me. Plus, these cupcakes were just sitting there in the mail room, so sad and lonely. Who was I to deny them?
Day 125: Clearly, after my end-of-semester eating habits, it was time to start a work-out routine. What better inspiration than the Hot Sundaes?
Day 126: I think this is the first photo this year that I’ve taken around midnight. I ended one day and began another by reading this gorgeous book by Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams. It’s so beautiful that after I finished it, I turned back to the first page and read it all over again, and I’m already planning to read it a third time.
Day 127: My orchid lost its last bloom last week, and I was beginning to despair of its condition. Then I looked a little bit closer and saw this — new growth!
There is probably a metaphor here, but I’m working hard to resist it.
Day 128: It’s late spring/early summer, which means it’s thunderstorm season here in south Georgia. Alice responds to thunderstorms by hiding — in this case, by hiding her face under a blanket. Apparently, she has not yet developed object permanence.
Day 129: Jasmine tea and Tea-Rex — no better way to face averaging!