What the frick is this all about? Well, I’m here to…

…Write my way to getting to know Ruby better

There’s nothing quite like writing a blog post about a method to force yourself not only to read the documentation, but understand it. Bonus points for improving my writing as well (hopefully).

…Read more poetry.

Filler text for examples is something I decided was a waste of my energy when I took my first codecademy course a few years ago. I looked around my desk for something to fill in the gaps that was a bit more engaging than whatever word vomit my brain came up with in that moment.

My eyes fell on a letter (yes, as in snail mail) from my boyfriend where he included an excerpt from a Robert Frost poem and my Lorem Ipsum hasn’t been the same since.

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Of course, I shouldn’t leave you without that poem excerpt from Robert Frost’s “Birches”:

I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree,
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.