The Squeaky Robot

A Meddling Robot in a Human's World

Posts tagged “past

No, It Can’t Be Better Than This

Posted on November 24, 2013

As a child in elementary school, I remember The Day – the last day of school – as something definitive and momentous. Weeks leading up to The Day were felt, it was in the air, these fumes of freedom, and each student’s excitement would rise accordingly as The Day drew nearer. We were intoxicated by the expectations and possibilities Summer allowed; cleaning out our desks and classrooms were chores we assumed happily, for they were symptoms of a grander reward. With age I find the momentousness of such events has either a huge delay or has disappeared altogether. Last days of school at university were anti-climactic because everyone would go home at different times, often in the midst of a stressful finals atmosphere; most…

The Bigger Picture

Posted on April 10, 2013

I’ve got an exam in a few hours, so I naturally decided to Google image the phrase, “mongolia the squeaky robot,” to be taken back to one of the best places in the entire world. What resulted in 0.16 seconds is what you see above. All of these photos are mine and they’re all on this blog. Not only is their arrangement delightfully random, but many of them have nothing in particular to do with Mongolia. Their only commonalities are that they are things, moments, people, and places that exist or have existed on the same earth at one point in time, and I’m the one who captured them. These pictures represent the past two years of my life. They have been difficult and…