Also improving my day was getting 3 days to work this summer. I knew i was going to be working at the library filling in for people, that was a given, but it's nice to have some actual hours for sure.
And no, the beautiful weather did not help my mood. Recently it's just made me feel guilty for not spending more time outside. The weather actually doesn't usually really affect my mood. Not that i'm not happy about the warm weather and the flowering that is continuing to happen; it's just not effective in pulling me out of a funk.
I baby-sat this afternoon instead of going to the Y. The kid wasn't feeling well, so mostly we watched cartoons and played UNO. We watched the first 2 innings of the Sox/Royals game before his mom came back -- wining 4-1, baby. Though later i learned that we ended up losing 8-5; the Royals got 4 runs in the top of the ninth. (And the Blue Jays demolished the Yankees earlier in the day: 11-3; can i just say that i am amused by the idea of a team called the Blue Jays totally defeating the Yankees?). [Disclaimer for anyone who doesn't know me: I am not actually much of a sports fan at all, i'm just obliged to root for the Red Sox and hate the Yankees.]
I had a Heath Bar landslide (milkshake w/ candy bar chunks) after Queer Studies tonight, which seemed like a good idea at the time but now i'm feeling a bit sick to my stomach.
Okay, i've been a good kid and turned my computer off every night this week. Why does it still insist on getting wonky after about 12 hours of being on? I actually had to restart it tonight.
From an e-mail from my Lit. Study professor:
I wanted to remind you that the third of our evening panel discussion will take place next Wednesday, the 17th, at 7:00 p.m., in McConnell B-15. This panel, "Why I do what I do" will feature 5 or 6 members of the English department talking briefly about the kind of scholarly projects they do--and how they have made the decisions about interpretive "methods" or "approaches" we have been and will be discussing in class. I know this is a busy time of year--but I think this should be interesting and directly relevant to our work in class. You'll also be able to see a number of members of the department in action, which may help you decide on future English courses.
Of course i'm madly curious as to who these professors are, but i don't want to jinx it by asking if Doug Patey is one of the professors who will be speaking.
“Tender is the touch of someone that you love too much...” -Blur, “Tender”
She's Crafty has a new quiz. Now you can find out which Buffy guy you are.
I got Xander, which i expected. He looks so scary, though. I feel like it’s an early Season 6 picture, maybe in his construction job, but i can't place it. Help me out here, Sharon.
I like the line from Riley's -- "You can take it like a man but not like a slayer and you hate that."
It makes me sad that Spike isn't an option. I understand that there's overlap with Angel (and Angel is who you get if you try to make your answers be Spike's), but still. Riley and Oz are options. I just feel like the quiz is 1-2 years out of date, which is weird because the Which Buffy Girl Are You? quiz includes Dawn, Tara, Anya, even the Buffy-bot.
trijinx changes the layout of her journal every couple of days, but it’s always some cool Buffy thing. And i always think of Meredith because of the "That'll put marizipan in your pie plate, Bingo" joke -- something Meredith really latched on to (though i think she said it was the first joke of Season 6, which is erroneous; it's even preceded by some good jokes).