Job hunting and other preoccupations

Days like these are spent:

+ Looking for jobs

+Being entirely thankful for this weather – falling leaves, 78 degree miracles, and pumpkin-flavored things [despite the overall warm dreaminess]

+ Eating a salad. . . all day. . .  outside. . . at Weaver St.

+ Listening to Laura

+Trying to figure people out

+ Reading about Asia

+ Rediscovering real ginger ale

+ Catching up on the state of the world’s health here

+ Attempting to think like a poet

+ Writing about food//dreaming about other food

+ Laughing at emails from family members and Dave’s story

+ Making ambitious lists [as always]. . . and wondering if anyone ever made a living making lists for people. . . goal. . .

[Photo: Bricks, Nepal//Grace Farson]

reading in india

reading sold in darjeeling

reading the lonely planet india in varanasi

reading the times of india in mumbai

reading a passage to india in pushkar

reading city maps in delhi

* blogging from the beach! maria and i are currently surviving¬† a week of sunburns and crazy kiddos, but ultimately we’re having a good time. happy to have some sun, sand, and water time.

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“the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – augustine of hippo

i like to keep track of the the things i read in one of two ways – with photography or with my goodreads account.

while sifting through some of my travel photos, i stumbled across a few what i read where photos. here is a list of some of the stuff i was reading while in india early this summer.

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* sold by patricia mccormick {a beautiful, simple, but meaningful story about a nepali girl sold into the sex trade in india}

* india a lonely planet guide {* special note to all travelers, this was the first time i had ever used a travel guide-book and although i did use a lonely planet book in both india and nepal, i doubt i will ever travel with one again. i found better restaurants, hostels, hotels, and special spots the days i did not refer to the book than the days i did. be gutsy and go without one. you will do yourself a favor. xoxo, g}

* the times of india {read the newspaper wherever i could, whenever i could, but rarely felt up-to date on current events. read the times  in mumbai at the cafe mondegar in colaba that day. yes, i splurged on a good breakfast some days!}

* a passage to india {interesting. i doubt i would have liked this one without knowing what i know about india. overall, i give it a thumbs up}

* maps {learned to read some maps while i was away. can’t say i remember what book this map was from}