April 11th, 2003

"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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Ugh. 2 tests back to back tomorrow, and I haven't really studied yet. Just a little. Shakespeare and stats. Woohoo!

I got some mail today! I got an envelope full of some random stuff from my mom (a few more dryer sheets to last until the end of the semester, some candy, the Parsec newsletter, and a note). My Pop Pop also sent me some things. I read the envelope in the post office, and the return address said "Barbara and Dick Keenan," and that kind of stung. When I opened the letter in my room, I laughed because there was this Christmas card inside, but when I opened it, I stopped laughing. It had this picture of Nana and Pop Pop inside, from last summer up in Vermont. So of course I ended up crying, because poor Nana won't be there (physically) this summer. I think her spirit will be there, along with the spirits of all the other little old ladies and cats that sort of haunt the place in a good way. I put that idea in the "Wilden" poem I wrote for my poetry class a couple months ago. Anyway, he also sent me a check for $100 (the man is so incredibly generous I feel like a stingy, spoiled brat.) and a letter talking about how he's going to sell the Florida condo and probably move to an assisted living place in Massachusetts. Poor guy, it must be agonizing for him. He and my Nana were married for 50-something years, and now he has to live without her. His health keeps getting worse too, thanks to knee problems and hernia complications. Oh well. It happens to old people.

Well, tomorrow, Eric Himan is having another concert here (he visited in the fall, he's an excellent musician, really nice, loves Tori, not to mention adorable... pity he's gay). The AGP house is also having him for dinner, so I'm going to go to that too since Ted the Big Gay Chef of Norman Street is cooking (mmm... real food... home-cooked food...) and I want to talk to Eric again. I think I'll buy his other CD since I love the one I bought last time.

And I have a new advisor now, so I can register for classes on Tuesday. Yay!

Well, off to attempt studying, and I want to get to bed by 2 so I won't have to run on 4 hours of sleep again.
  • Current Music
    humming "cool on your island" to myself
"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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Looking over my entries this week, a lot of them seem really depressing. So I just wanted to say that I'm not depressed at the moment. I'm just having a rough and weird week. I'll be fine again tomorrow after the exams are over with. It's nearing the end of the school year, so of course I'm stressing out. After I turn in my last final, come home, unpack my stuff, get a good night's sleep, and have a decent, filling meal, I'll be my usual happy silly self again. Well, actually a couple days after I come home I have to go to Massachusetts for my Nana's second funeral (she was dead the first time, but since she died in January, the ground was too frozen to bury her ashes, so we just had a service in Florida). But after that, I'll be relieved, provided I have some idea of what I'm doing over the summer (WHY is it so hard to get a friggin' summer job?). Yay!

Night!
"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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Ahhh... it feels so good not to worry any more. I had my exams today (I pretty much failed the Shakespeare one, but I think I did ok on the stats one, even though I stayed an extra half hour). I decided to dress up tonight, so I put on my crinkly skirt. I went over to the AGP house for dinner, since they were hosting Eric Himan. He's awesome. We had a really nice dinner (it was even nicer considering I've been eating the Brooks slop for weeks), and I talked to Eric and the others. Then most of the people went to do other stuff before the concert and I stayed and talked to Chris, and he was spinning on the coffee table and singing falsetto along with the radio (I told him he should dress like a Valkyrie sometime, and he started opera singing and I was laughing really hard). The concert was awesome, and I recorded Eric talking and the first part of "Man You Had In Mind" (my favorite song of his) with my digital camera.

By the way, thank you all of you that commented on or IMed me about that whole past abuse thing. It's a sick, rotten part of my past that I've gotten over, but it still haunts me every now and then.

Phew, I'm relieved. I don't think there's anything due Monday, so I can sit around and play "Age of Mythology" and go on Gaia all weekend. I do need to do dishes and clean my insanely messy room, but that's not urgent.

I think I should star in a cheesy soap opera. It can have all sorts of weird characters, like an obese midget drag queen, a woman who has calamari for every meal, a teenage dragon, and siamese triplets that are stuck together at the hips to form a triangle. Then we could all fall in love with each other and then have affairs and emotional crisises (how do you pluralize "crisis?") and all that silly stuff. It would be... strange...
  • Current Music
    a mix of songs in my head