A quiet, quirky, often silly almost-adult who just graduated from Notre Dame. I majored in political science and peace studies with minors in Catholic Social Tradition and theology, and now I’m back home living in Atlanta and serving an Americorps term with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. I love Starbucks bottled frappuccinos, my overstuffed Queen Anne-style chair, penguins, homemade sweet tea, Ingrid Michaelson, used book stores, apple pizza at South Dining Hall, Carbon Leaf, Mediterranean cuisine, Catholic Workers, brown sugar, cozy coffee shops, and brand new notebooks.
Question #2: What’s up with the blog title?
My babysitter/ 3rd grandmother, who really helped to raise me when I was little, had a delightful collection of oddities in her trailer park home, such as a present that had never been unwrapped (REALLY got on my nerves), an endless supply of porcelain horses, and little colored glass vases. She also had, on one of her many knick-knack shelves, two baby shoes that had been bronzed, presumably having belonged to her two sons in the past. I don’t think I’ve ever seen another bronzed shoe, although I hear that at some point it was a common practice. I would ask her about each unique item, but especially the shoes, because she loved to tell me stories about her sons, one of whom died in the military, which was very exotic to me at the time. Anyway, the image of those two little bronze shoes stayed with me, and to me it represents preserved memories and good times with my beloved babysitter. It kind of represents what I want this blog to be: a record of memories and snippets of my life for others to look in on and for myself to look back on. We’ll see how it goes.