Alyssa asked about the piles of books that have been sitting on my back desk since I got in Tuesday morning. (Prof.B. asked me to type up a bibliography for someone.)
me: The joke is that I have to read them all.
Amanda: You wanted some light summer reading.
me: And I figured I'd better start in the spring so I could get through them all.
We had lunch early, so we caught the end of The View (because what else is on at 11:45am on a weekday even with cable?). They had this whole presentation of summer shoes [for women, natch]. We griped about impracticality, and Eric posited that feet are ugly. I chose not to tell him about Joss' Summer Glau foot fetish as I am still working on getting him into Firefly.
From the Registrar a few weeks ago:
"Your exam will open at 3 PM on Thursday, April 27 and close at 4 PM on Tuesday, May 2."
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 2:53 PM
Subject: Exam Posted!
Reply from me:
If I didn’t have prior commitments tonight I’d take you out for a drink :)
Thanks! Actually Brown University is taking me out for a drink… (there’s an alumni thing tonight)
(And there are cookies left over from Mike’s class if you wanna come up and grab a snack.)
I bumped into Michelle on the way out and talked to her for a while and then just didn't have the energy/motivation to hurry to the T. I actually only missed my commuter rail by like a minute. Oh well. The next one boarded only about a half an hour later, so while I didn't get to be Lutheran I did get to work on the above mentioned fic some more. Jumps to shmoopiness kept feeling out-of-character, so I keep staying in dark places with it, which is interesting since one of my earlier thoughts today was scrapping the dark theme. I definitely think keeping it was a good idea because it actually moves the story along whereas without it it's basically a lot of poetry reading [as in, one character reading poetry to the other, not me writing poetry for inclusion/usage in the fic], with the only plot being the Part 2 which I'm still working out.
Today's "Who needs context?" item: my "stain-resistant soul," thanks to dinner conversation with my parents.
"There are few poems here in which the fault or failure of the human creature is not chillingly apparent."
-John Frederick Nims in his introduction to the Andrew Hudgins collection Saints & Strangers