Saturday, October 30, 2010

Like A Mighty Wave

Run light. Keep your heart rate down. Take it easy for 22 and then turn off your mind. If you're going through hell, keep going. Don't bounce. Walk the water stations. Run your race. Drink before you need to. Fight in the shade. Relax. Keep your cadence up. Don't talk. Step small. You can redline all you want, but never go past the breaking point until the final sprint. Use your arms. Don't panic. Your shirt says "Oberlin" on it, so live up to it.

Edit: If at first you don't succeed...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Poring Over Sanskrit Under Ivy League Moons

It's not a Saturday night if you aren't up til 3:30AM studying Proto-Indo-European word roots. Sometimes I almost feel like a real grad student.

And yeah, he pronounces this line wrong in the song. It's Sanskrit, not Sanscript (which sounds like a weird font name, if you ask me). I always wince inwardly and then feel like a pretentious snob. But hell, I'm not the one trying to name-drop ancient languages without doing my homework on them. And my current moon isn't even Ivy League (but I like it better here).