paper/the wars

yesterday when i was griping about how tough my tough tough life is, i mentioned the one good thing: cutting paper while listening to old episodes of this american life. just now i finished listening to one episode about a kid whose dad is a governor in afghanistan. it is basically a radio journal of his time there when he was 18 (a couple years ago) and you should listen to it. because it turns out my life isn’t that tough after all.

***saturday update*** my roommate is having a party and so there are about 20 people who are best friends with each other in my living room and i am not brave enough to talk to any of them. in case you were wondering. i still go by “the coward lizzy”. in other news i cut about 100 sheets of paper today. and that was fun.