The Library of Liz

A spot for Liz's daily occurences and random thoughts.

Location: Salt Lake City &/or Pleasant Grove, Utah, United States

I'm a young student at the University of Utah who can't wait for good weather and at least one stress-free week (is there such a thing?).

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Sometimes I really miss regular visits with Dr. Rutkowski, the family chiropracter. Now is one of those times. Ever had a mysterious, sudden-and-on-going-at-the-same-time back pain? (or neck pain, for that matter). Ugh. Particularly the painful-to-the-point-of-distraction kind. Those are the times when I realize just how helpful chiropracters are. You never really appreciate doctors until you're unable to see them. There. Now I have complained about my pain in a roundabout way to no one in particular and, if Aristotle was right, may this moment prove cathartic for me so that I may go to sleep. (Finals this week and next, after all. I can hardly believe the semester's almost over. Two years down . . . hopefully only two years to go before I earn my BA. We'll see.)

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Pace of Life Fair

This was the final project for my think tank on quality of life. We all gathered at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday and, all things considered, we had an ok turnout. You should all see our great website, while it's still around. :-)
P.S. now I can get around to finals! and checking out of my housing! I'm trying really hard to be more excited than overwhelmed.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Dinner and Conversation

I can now say I've dined so late that the restaurant had closed by the time I left. We were actually locked in. I went to Lemon Grass in downtown Salt Lake to enjoy some Thai food (which I've never had before) and good company. John de Graaf, the guest speaker for my think tank's Pace of Life Fair, joined several of us from the think tank for dinner. I arrived at 7:10, and everyone showed up by 7:45 (parking problems--Jazz game). We had appetizers and a liesurely dinner, then proceeded on to dessert. I never knew fried bananas drizzled with honey, served with pineapple and coconut ice cream with fruit could taste so good. Also, I had a very interesting dinner. I was daring enough to try something new and had tom kha chicken soup. It was very different from anything I've ever tried before and, while I still prefer the foods I grew up with, I really liked it. I even ate the Asian mushrooms.

Anyway, I am now tired, well-fed and trying to remind myself that I have classes tomorrow (among other things) and I should really go to bed.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Have you ever had so much to do that you couldn't bring yourself to actually do anything? Done so badly on a test, paper, or assignment that you felt like giving up entirely? Completely failed, even though you gave it your all? Not a good feeling, I assure you. Then come the doubts: Did I do my best? Could I have studied harder? Could I have prioritized my time better? Am I just unintelligent and, thus, hopeless? Let's suffice it to say, today has not been a good day. Hey, at least I made it to the interview round of HSAC applications . . . of course, it's a testament to how frazzled and overwhelmed I am that I am too tired to be frightened by the prospect of an interview. I wish it was summer!