| My, but what you can do when classes are out for the summer
and your otherwise lovely temp
agency just isn't calling often enough....
However, it does seem that I'm over my brief foray into the world
of insomnia, so as of now the innumerable bugs in and around this site
might take a while to sort themselves out. Look
out for falling bricks, and all that.
To the left you (hopefully) see a table of contents for my site. Some
of these pages will open in a new window:
- Résumé - I'm currently looking for
just about anything to pay the bills through the end of the summer.
- Curriculum Vitae - For the more academicially
- B.A. Essay - This is the entire 50-page document
plus notes in one file (117K). The title is "On the Education of
Autocrats: Catherine's Grandsons," and you can dip your toes in the
water first with this brief abstract.
- Utopia Parkway - A netzine Kari
Bauer, Franny Parker and I founded and ran for a few years
in college. The complete archives are now available once again (while
the whole world breathes a sigh of relief...).
House - This will lead you to a slightly random collection of
gee-gaws and tchotchkes having to do with Mathews
House of the University of Chicago Residence Halls
& Commons system, and its residents, 1993-97. Look here for Reunion
'00 photos (soon!), the infamous Gospel of
Mathews, and the award-winning 1996 World B. Free Scavenger Hunt page.
- The Kate & Kari Show - This is, er, a slightly
embarrassing artifact of mine and Kari's very first foray into the wide world of the
web. Since this was c.1993, it was the time of nearly everyone's first
foray into the web, and since the Show was also in a way the precursor
to Utopia Parkway, it has some historic significance
going both ways. If nothing else, it might be worth a look just to
either [a] guffaw or [b] blink back a tear of nostalgia (depending on
your point of view) at the grey background and those pathetic early
attempts to "integrate" text and images. Oh, and it's probably worth
seeing the fingerpaints, too. (Just
what the early internet planners had in mind for "content," don't you
- My Old Snafu Homepage -
This also looks pretty primitive these days, but I'm very attached to
it nonetheless. The text, by the way, is an artful confusion of a
number of quotes. Aw, I destroyed the magic by telling you that,
didn't I? P.S. Thanks to Kevin Fu for generously hosting my web junk all these
years (and still bearing the bulk of the new-n-improved Utopia
Parkway) on his own server, snafu.fooworld.org, which apparently still looks
like a fridgidaire.
The other pages listed at left will open in this frame, and
mostly contain new or updated content. These items, too, may require
-- as does almost everything for which I am responsible -- some
- Links - the current list is a bit out of date
(by a year or two - where does the time go?). I was going to update
them, but most of my new links have worked themselves onto other
pages, and I'm going to leave them be. So there.
and Things Norwegian - I lived in Ottestad, Norway (near Hamar, OL-byen '94!) for a year in 1991-92 as a Rotary Exchange Student. This is a fairly random
collection of odds, ends, and links. And hey while I'm on the topic -
if you're also a RYE veteran, sign in now on the Directory of Former
Rotary Exchange Students!
- Holland - I was born
and raised in Holland, Michigan, home of the Tulip Festival. Try as
I might to put the place thoroughly behind me, there's somehow always
a little pile of tulip detritus following me around....The place is
cursed, I tell ya.
- Russia - Site of more recent obsessing. I was a
Russian Civilization major at college, I spent nine
months living in glorious, decaying, slushy St. Petersburg last year, and if all goes well I'll
be allowed to spend the rest of my life studying the place. Under the
circumstances, it's surprising there isn't more here, really. But
then, you should see my bookshelves.
- Gallery -
This is meant to be a sort of rotating repository of images I've got
hanging around. For the moment, that means all that's there is an art project I did in 1994, and a bunch of
pictures of my mom's dog, Sophie,
when she was a puppy ('cause it's not a personal home page without
a few pet pics, right??).
- Magnetic Poetry - My friends and I did
most of these in college. Oddly enough, the Mag Po people
didn't seem to think they were worthy of getting published in their
little book. You be the judge.
- Recommended Book List -
Just what it says, bub.
- Top Ten Lists -
Because there are some topics Dave just can't cover.
My Guestbook - It's more fun than you've had all week.
- Sign My
Guestbook - Still more fun - really.
- Credits - As everyone knows, the 'net is like
Vegas, only without even a miniscule chance of hitting the jackpot
(without stock options, that is) -- the drinks are always free. But
sometimes they're hard to find. Herewith the sources (and due
gratitude) for all the free goodies that pepper this site.
- Send me a message - but whatever it
is, you have to say it in haiku.
© 2000 Katherine M. Pickering,