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Andrew / May 11, 2008 10:41 PM

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jennifer / May 12, 2008 5:54 AM

I feel like am playing small in grad school. maybe I'm supposed to feel this way as I jump through the hoops in hopes of getting the ph.d. I'd like to 'play big,' but I frankly don't know if I have the energy to keep this up.

and on that note, on with finals week...

charlie / May 12, 2008 7:28 AM


We are off to Brown Co.Indiana in a couple weeks.

I wish it were the south of France or Morocco.

Phineas / May 12, 2008 8:34 AM

I wanted to play Big, but as usual they gave the part to Chris Noth.

annie / May 12, 2008 12:54 PM

Savings. I want to save big, but you have to have a bigger pay check than mine to do so. I do "play" the lottery frequently and I'm hopefuly to win BIG someday. ha!

steven / May 12, 2008 1:43 PM

Also, furnishing/designing my new apt. Need to take it slow since I'm no longer using credit for purchases. Hence the echo.

corinna / May 12, 2008 3:10 PM

Um, sex life?

Eric / May 12, 2008 3:46 PM


I'm teaching a young kid how to play guitar. It's pretty great, but I imagine I seem kind of unreliable to him. We don't have a set schedule, and one of us often has to reschedule. I'd like both of us to really commit.

I said I was going to do this, but then, predictably, my plans fell flat. I would also like to start a program of volunteer music instruction, pairing up people who know how to play an instrument with kids from underserved inner city neighborhoods. I even had a gallery owner commit to providing his space for a benefit concert (to raise funds for instruments for kids) and I left that hanging! I haven't given up, though.

Matt / May 12, 2008 8:02 PM

I've attempted the Cheerios for dinner once or twice. But, I would really like to step it up and perfect my mad boiled pasta with jar 'o sauce recipes.
Maybe, someday, I could dust off my wok and let the Iron Chef in me come out...or not.

Meems / May 13, 2008 7:52 AM

The timing of this question is interesting. Just found out my supervisor is moving to San Diego (where I just moved back from) and I've never respected her BUT now I have an opportunity to take her job. Trying to decide if I should go for it...

Spook / May 13, 2008 9:42 AM

Ohhh but how scary BIG is now!
But at this point,the die has been cast long for yer dear Spook, and now comes due....

I guess I could turn back??? But does the world need yet another Shakespearean meacock?

As we all have our very own "appointment" to reflect upon Yorick's Skull in the company of the Grave Digger, at least I will have something to contribute!

JAH / May 13, 2008 9:52 AM

Photography, writing, grad school applications/preparations. And did someone say sex life? Sigh...

Jamie / May 13, 2008 2:05 PM

Writing, entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of someone with whom to wear matching sailor outfits.

irisheyes1212 / May 13, 2008 2:46 PM

I wish I was letting myself live bigger. I spend so much time holding myself back and trying to please others. I wish I had big self confidence to do big things.

fluffy / May 13, 2008 9:44 PM

pretty much all areas of my life.

Pedro / May 14, 2008 9:22 AM

I'd like to expand my appetite and tolerance for risk.

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