Dear Mr. Veen: it's been another one of those weeks where it feels like we're living in fast forward. Looking forward to hitting the pause button this weekend! Dear Self: congrats on turning in your first paper of grad school; 30 pages - not exactly a soft start, but it will make 10 pages seem like a piece 'o cake. Dear Kelly Clarkson: I can't help but love your girl power, slightly angry vibe. I've been playing this song on repeat a lot lately for inspiration. Also its great jogging music. Dear Napoleons: it's official: you are my favorite romantic lunch place in Salem. Cozy booths, french music, crepes and gelato - what more could a girl ask for? And last to Mr. Veen: my heart goes pitter patter every time you do the grocery shopping. Love you sir!