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Lucy had her work cut out for her
.Sunday, April 17, 2011 ' 12:47 PM
Notes on this Fucking Iowa Weather

A week ago, spring was on its way! R and I walked leisurely through the Northside neighborhoods, in search of "for rent" signs for me. We saw blossoms on the trees!




In the days that followed, we sat outside in the sunshine on benches on the pedestrian mall; R read from Benjamin Hale's new novel while I read articles on my tiny laptop on the ethics of affect in Mrs. Dalloway for an annotated bibliography, and a jazz band played swing music for a festival of swing dancers. R even got sunburned.

Then yesterday morning I woke up and walked into the kitchen to start some hot water for tea--I have a cold, by the way--and was greeted by the following sight from my kitchen window:



Yes, dear reader, that would be snow. I didn't believe it. I opened my front door to make sure:



Yup. It was snowing. In mid-April.

I mean, what can I possibly say? 24 hours later, and I'm not sure that it even happened.








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about LNR


I am a displaced Texan turned PhD student in English at the University of Iowa. Follow my adventures in outfits, food, teaching anecdotes, theme songs, book reviews, and other quotidian what-have-yous. I am forever in love with Virginia Woolf, basset hounds, Tex-Mex, and the color yellow.

Currently reading: The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

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26 and Counting
All This Happiness
Amber Blue Bird
A Beautiful Mess
Big Girls, Small Kitchen
Bright Side Dweller
Brokeass Gourmet
The Clothes Horse
Fancy Fine
Happy, Honey and Lark
Homesick Texan
Indie Jane
Kendi Everyday
Let's Go Ride a Bike
The Life Academic
The Magpie Girl
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