December 11th, 2006

diablo robotico [saava]

Do not wanna be here.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
-Psalm 118:24

Things to make me happy today:

via ann1962: vampire wine

via fabu: "From Anthony will be appearing in the movie musical adaptation of 'Sweeney Todd', with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. The movie is directed by Tim Burton and filming began in December 2006. The film tells the infamous story of Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett."
     [That would be Anthony Stewart Head, aka Giles from BtVS. And looking at the link, he's also gonna be in a movie with Stockard Channing.]

And, from IM last night with one of my gay male friends: "I hate that I have final-but-not-final-like exams in my two hardest classes. I hate that I have to sit in the library for hours identifying the parts of a woman's clitoris."
  • Current Mood
crazy [lavellebelle]

Man, Primal Scream sounds kinda tempting.

The walk home calmed me (I stayed fewer than ten minutes late) but yeah, my job is insane-making sometimes.  I am now definitively regretting abstaining from most people's holiday card polls, 'cause the possibility of pieces of paper kindness is definitely appealing.  (Today I came home to a Christmas card from Kevin.)  I'm off to do a brief grocery shop, laundry, and finish this week's Joyce reading (plus I should review for tomorrow's quiz); when I return I'll do up a full post about today, plus post a wantlist (in case any of y'all are so inclined), and respond to comments [yay for discussion!] and flist.
  • Current Music
    "Turning Japanese" IMH 'cause of the Metro
office bitch

"it's likely they're just jealous and jaded"

So, I went to the laundromat and they had no water.  (I expect this was related to the [formerly] moderately gushing fire hydrant nearby which I passed on my way home.  So I headed down to Teele Square proper, which was no big deal except that there was a tv on, and we know I hate background noise; I was trying to finish Ulysses "Ithaca" chapter (17) in which Joyce is omgsopretentious and was already in a poor mood so yeah, I've had better laundromat experiences.

So anyway, my day.  I was going to post in some detail about this, but basically:
* I knew I was gonna have a shitload of work and made a concerted effort to not stress about it this weekend.  Sure enough, I came in to a pile of stuff (Recruiting and Prof.B. stuff) and felt a bit overwhelmed just trying to figure out what to tackle first and how/if I could delegate any of it.
* By mid-afternoon, having plowed through some of the work, I was feeling better, but then more stuff came up, and I feel a little bit bad 'cause I should have been more on top of stuff (hi, being a miracle worker mind-reading genius is my job description doncha know) but this is also too much for one assistant and the lack of communication (and last-minute tendencies) on the faculty level hasn't helped.

So yeah, the usual.  And at home, the clutter (both physical and to-do-list) is starting to feel overwhelming, which isn't helping my frame of mind.

I knew I should have had real food for dinner, but instead I've been stuffing myself with junk food, which my body is already beginning to regret.  ::sighs::  I suppose it's better than having lots of inappropriate sex.  And yeah, I know, exercise => endorphins and I should really join the HBS gym.

I've been skimming the flist and would really like to post comments and reply to the ones left on my own LJ, but instead I'm gonna prep for Joyce class tomorrow.
  • Current Music
    "Til I Hear It From You" by the Gin Blossoms (in my head)