Tuesday, February 21, 2012


en•thu•si•asm - noun
1. absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit; lively interest
2. an occupation, activity, or pursuit in which such interest is shown
3. any of various forms of extreme religious devotion, usually associated with intense emotionalism and a break with orthodoxy.

I am an enthusiastic being. I know this to be true, because people constantly tell me "I wish I had your enthusiasm." Honestly, I think enthusiasm is more a way of life than anything else. I find myself looking for that little something in a plan, subject or person that triggers inspiration and joy - there's my enthusiasm. There are many things I'm enthusiastic about nowadays, and to keep in style of the last post, I've made a list.

1. Grammar. 
I LOVE grammar. I can't help it. As I've said many times before, to slowly and deliberately split an infinitive is nothing but pure joy. Although i like my lecturers at uni a lot, I have to credit my love for grammar to Professor Michael D. C. Drout, whose audio books in the Modern Scholar series are truly educational and entertaining. Now, I must admit my grammar is still pretty bad, but I'm getting there.

2. Linguistics in general
I'm reading awkwardly titled books about linguistics in general and phonology in particular like there's no tomorrow (and... linguistics can somehow prevent that...if.... I just.... read...enough?)

3.  Owls
I love owls.

4. Participating
I'm now in so many school groups and committees I'm almost able to understand what is going on! Today I even found a person equally (if not even more, as if anyone ever thought that was possible) interested in making stuff happen. I do hope we'll team up!

5. My classmates
My class is awesome. Everyone is so particularly weird, funny, interesting and sweet, I almost don't know what to do with myself. Unfortunately the group is also awkward and shy, so we hardly ever talk among ourselves, and no one ever says good morning, but I have a feeling that'll change before the sixth semester.

6. Giving gifts
I had somehow forgotten how utterly amazing it is to make and give unexpected gifts. Now i remember.

7. Studying
It's fun!

Now, I can see from my statistic that some of you actually read this blog, so if you do and you have a second, tell me what makes your heart beat a little faster, your creativity spin and your wallet shrink as more books enter the house? I would love to know.

Maybe I'll find something new to be enthusiastic about?


  1. What makes my heart beat faster?
    -Making things (anything!) better.
    -Learning how to cook new things.
    -Anything Ella.
    -Giving people and animals a voice.
    -Having friends who are soul sisters...I have very, very few, and you are one of them.


  2. I love your list <3 I'm writing a post about the words "sisters". Hard, hard word... =)