A Blast from the Past

On this sweltering hot day (as I sit down to write Turnip’s hot love scene), here’s a little blast from the past for your amusement.

Between February of 2006 and January of 2010, I blogged for a group blog called All-a-Blog. All-a-Blog has gone the way of the dodo, but my wonderful webmistress has made all the old posts available here on the website, in reverse chronological order. That blog saw me through the end of law school, my brief experiment in office life, six Pink books, and many jars of peanut butter.

You can find all the posts on the Diversions page. I think my favorites are Where, oh where did my Gothics go? and The Simple Guide to Self-Torture. Which one do you like the best?


  1. Christine on July 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I love the first (in time) one! Liz sounds like an awesome friend, and that’s totally the kind of thing I would fall for too. I was very amused at your law school and bar entries – gave me flashbacks, especially the crack about how students at schools where they teach law have a higher bar passage rate. When I was a 3L, my friend was a 1L at Yale and I had to teacher her study group the rule against perpetuities via IM. Apparently I was successful. Were you laptop or hand-written for the bar? I was there too, but the person who was supposed to share a desk with me was not so I had a draft coming at me from the left for 2 days.

  2. Ashley on July 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    This has to be my all-time favorite line and such an apt description:

    …if college is like a large buffet of dating opportunities, graduate school is more like the supermarket salad bar at eleven at night– the better bits have been picked over, and anything that remains is decidedly wilty

    I had to share with all my single grad school friends!

  3. Heather on July 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I have to say that I really miss the Gothics as well. I know I read too many of them as a kid. At one point my parents took all my book beacause they thought I wasn’t studying enough. I did manage to hide a few and sneek a few more in. I have to agree with you on the vampire thing. They are not Gothics. Even though I am not into the vampire thing I do see it as a viable subgenre. They just are not the same as a Gothic. I also really liked that the heroine used her mind rather than her body to support herself. Why wouldn’t the critic like that. Oh well that is just my thoughts I really enjoyed reading those old posts.

  4. Sheila on July 22, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Thanks for posting these, Lauren. I am really going to enjoy them ( I am at work right now so will have to put that pleasure off for a while), but I did read your description of Jenny from A Civil Contract, and it reminded me exactly of Renee Zellwinger as Bridget Jones.

  5. Am7 on July 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

    From when you posted them; I remembered two of them I liked very much:
    “Where,oh where did my gothics go?”
    “You must allow me to tell you how much I ardently respect and love you”

    Of the posts I didn’t remember I particularly liked
    “A Not so Fine Romance”
    I loved A Civil Contract.
    “Its not so easy being green.”
    I agree with the points you made. I feel the same way you feel about the “green one” only about your Letty and Mary.

    I do wonder what goes on in the Ivy League; I spent most of college studying or putting off studying; not looking for a husband. (ok maybe a boyfriend, but a husband? I know very few college husband hunters.)

  6. Céline on July 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I’ll need to read them all before picking a favourite, but the first one (in time) tells how much your friends love you!! I like that!

  7. Sheila on July 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I have read a few more of the blogs and am struck by a thought. Surely you should try to publish something on 11-11-11 ? Or maybe you have something else planned, something fun, I hope !!

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