Monday, November 21, 2005

Sorry, still no substantive posting

But even though I don't have time to write anything right now, I don't have to, because somehow Sarah Bunting has been spying on me and is writing about me . . . ok, maybe it's just a coincidence that we seem to have the same situation with our cats and our apartments. But still. It's a good read, and it's all applicable to my life as well.

Monday, November 14, 2005

A Few More Random Thoughts

Random Thought One:
I miss the radio commercial for (I think) a car battery, wherein the announcer guy's pattern of talking imitated a problem with your car:
"Is your car.Is your car. Is your car hard to start?" "Does it hes- i-tate?" "Is it looooossssiiiing poooweerrr?"
At least once a winter, rr and I have a conversation in which "Is your car.Is your car.Is your car hard to start?" features prominently.

Random Thought Two:
The other day I was talking to my friend Merry, and had this random thought: You know how in cartoons, when a character starts to run, he does that running in place thing for a few seconds before he takes off? Why is it that, whenever they make a live action movie out of a cartoon, they don't do that?

Random (but related) Thought Three:
I love that, in college, RR and one of our roommates decided to learn how to do the "cartoon walk" a la Super Friends. They practiced and practiced until they had it down pat (and it did take practice, because the walk is really counterintuitive). It was fabulous.

10 Things

I know I haven't posted in awhile, but that's only because I've been ridiculously busy and have had nothing to say. Also, my brain is still scrambled, and it takes all my concentration to remember what day it is. And I don't even do that successfully-I was so confused today when my professor said it was Monday.

So I don't have the time or the ability to post anything decent or interesting, so instead I'm passing on a random list of things I have to say:

1. A friend recently introduced me to the coolest stapler. Yes, cooler even then a red swingline. It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

2. As the countdown to finals has begun (status check: has everyone started their outlines? If not, you are BEHIND), my immune system has begun it’s semi-annual shut-down. I had a sore throat all weekend, and now I feel nauseated. I predict that I will be carrying around a box of Kleenex with me to all my exams, as per every previous semester (except for the final in which I didn’t have a cold but did have to leave the room 3 or 4 times to throw up in what may have been the men’s restroom). In a futile attempt at the impossible (i.e. preventing illness), I have begun wiping everything down with alcohol wipes. Every doorknob looks to me to be one giant, infested pool of kill-me-now. Classmates are calling me crazy, but we’ll just see! You wait until you are sniffling and sneezing your way through a killer final, then we’ll see who’s laughing!!

3. And by the way, these scoffers are the same people who just didn’t think it was a big deal when I told them that my sis had read a study on computer labs and how disgusting they are, especially since the keyboards all had traces of feces and urine on them. So I don’t think I trust their opinions.

4. I am so not ready for finals. I have officially started to panic.

5. My apartment is m-e-s-s-y. I can’t stand to be in it. But I don’t have time to clean it. So it stresses me out. I will be studying a lot in the library this year, I think.

6. I am behind on my reading for this week because I spent Saturday studying for finals and yesterday trying to read but actually falling asleep on the couch. This was after I spent a good hour working on a jigsaw puzzle. That didn’t help me with my schoolwork, but it did give me a small sense of accomplishment, which I could use, and it keeps the mind sharp. Unfortunately, it will not help me if I get called on in class.

7. I think I’m starting to understand Income Tax. That’s a happy thought.

8. I really think that my stomach is eating itself right now.

9. I’m now stressed out because I wanted to have 10 things on my list, you know, because it seemed like a nice number, but I can’t think of 10 things. So it’s just the 9. Sorry. Oh, wait, I just had another thought.

10. I hope that everyone is doing well.