In a fit of nostalgia (not at ALL due to procrastination) I decided to see what I was up to exactly a year ago today. First I looked through iPhoto but apparently I was going through a dry spell (this was also pre-iPhone). Then I decided to go through my emails and see what that would bring.
The very first email I received on June 15, 2009, contained this gem of a sentence from a friend:
and as a clear example of "too much information," i totally should've taped my nipples today. ouch. but overall it was a good run -- 16 miles, pretty much following the actual route from the beginning.
The next notable email I received contained a link to the bio of a real live "korwegian" - it's not every day you spot them in the wild!
The next email was from USF:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 in response to the ongoing global spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. This designation indicates that a global pandemic is underway.
I'm pretty sure I ignored that one, having no clue that I would later move to a far more paranoid foreign country during the height of its swine flu mania.
And last but not least, I got this email from UCSF:
Dear Anne Kim,
Congratulations. Your submission, 1###7 has cleared all of the necessary checks and will soon be delivered to ProQuest/UMI for publishing.
University of California, San Francisco - Graduate Division Administrator
Holy cow it's been a year already? How could I have let that slip by? Probably because I'd started pretending I was "finishing" up since 2008:
So yeah, a lot has changed since then. For instance, a year ago I'm pretty sure I went to sleep wearing fleece pajamas under 2 down comforters. Tonight I'll be lucky to sleep through the night without kicking my blanket to the floor because it is 75 degrees out with 85% humidity. Also, I eat a lot more kimchi now.