Caveat: 1995

I worked nights
for UPS in Northeast Minneapolis in order to save up money. This means I can say I've been a
card-carrying Teamster. At the same time, I took a really amazing class on semiotics in the Comparative Lit department at the University of Minnesota. We bought a kitten that Jeffrey named Bernardo O'Higgins, that was declared to be "Jared's cat" to accompany the two other cats: Keska "Jeffrey's cat" and Charlotte, "Michelle's cat."I applied to graduate schools. My first
choice was UCLA, but I started at the University of Pennsylvania in August,
at the Department of Romance Languages, because of Michelle's eventual
East Coast job prospects – so I rented a charming, run-down apartment in West Philly.

[This entry is part of a timeline
I am making using this blog. I am writing a single entry for each year
of my life, which when viewed together in order will provide a sort of
timeline. This entry wasn't written in 1995 – it was written in the
future.
]