The Graduate Part II: Acoustic Boogaloo

See, it’s not electric because I have no money to pay the electric bill. Get it? Ha ha! Ha…

The faculty of the SAIC writing department got us all graduation gifts! Ain’t it sweet? We definitely didn’t get those in undergrad (though, to be fair, at U-Iowa I think there were about 5,000 students in my graduating class).

My heart threw up when I saw a box full of these outside the administrative director’s office.

Durr, I wonder what it could be?

Yes, obviously it was a book – a spectacularly awesome book! And in the envelope was a nice note from our department head, Sarah Levine.

Squeeee! It’s like Christmas!

That’s Drawing From Life: The Journal as Art, edited by Jennifer New. I doubt there’s any better book you could get for a writer in an art school (except maybe for You’re Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead by Larry Winget). I can’t wait to read it. And then eat it, because the dust under my empty fridge is becoming a tedious meal.

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