Day 15: This month.
Nnnngh…it’s okay. I don’t think September will ever stop being a weird month for me, because it always means getting up early and going back to school, no sleep and too many essays and the start of everything going grey around the edges until May, if I'm lucky. But it’s also apples and long sleeves, and new notebooks and red leaves and late nights out with Harper. There’s good and bad in it, is what I’m trying to say.
And it’s not like things are too bad. Working with Dr. N is still awesome, and now that I’m out of Audubon I have my nights and weekends back. I’ve got three stories in various stages of completion (yes, I know I’ve been saying that since May…shut up) and an idea for NaNoWriMo that I’m trying to fit to an outline. And even though she still wants me to “get with someone already” so that she can get great-grandchildren before she dies, my grandmother has finally stopped threatening to sign me up to Match.com, so hey! Bonus! :)
I also managed to figure out that I need 120 credits to get my degree, and am currently at 92, so with my classes worth 15 credits this semester and if I take at least 13 in the spring, if nothing goes wrong I will finally, finally be done with this whole mess and can graduate. *fingers crossed*
…And am apparently corrupting people in my real life and dragging them into fanfiction! Really, that was a surprise. I was not at all expecting Harper to follow me into the endless abyss…even though she found this place first, like, way back in the summer and linked me to it.
Okay, so these past two weeks have been a lot busier than I expected it to be. In the past few days, I have:
( Rambling Life Nonsense Under The Cut! )
So…yeah. School and work and real life in general has been eating up pretty much all my time, lately, but I’m trying to catch up with all you awesome internet people. There’s fic to write! Memes to finish! Reviews to leave and stories to read and lots of fun things to flail over!
I’ve got school until six and I’m going to dinner with McBuff (and maybe Harper if she’s free) tonight, but my couple-days break starts on Wednesday and I’ll definitely see you all later.
Five Things I’ve Learned So Far At Buff State:
1.) Their library is quite possibly the greatest place ever. It has three floors, hidden rooms, and a courtyard, people. A courtyard. Plus, there’s a poetry group that meets on the roof!
2.) Just because a parking lot is labeled as a student lot does not necessarily make it one, and campus security will not hesitate to ticket you.
3.) None of the construction they started over the summer will ever actually be finished, so good luck navigating the campus when the only path to the building all your classes are in is blocked off by a giant crane.
4.) Walking between two buildings is the equivalent of walking through a wind tunnel, even when there isn’t a breeze.
5.) There is a Chick-Fil-A in the student union, and their chicken sandwich is just as delicious as I was led to believe.
There was also some stuff about the Crusades and the spread of Calvinism from Europe to America in there somewhere. Oh! And for my one class, our ongoing project is going to be making a tourism video for Buffalo in the same vein as these ones for Cleveland:
So, yeah...I'm kind of excited for this. :o) It's been a pretty good day, even with the parking ticket, and hopefully tomorrow will be the same. Just...maybe without campus security being a pain in the ass, because that sign totally said "Student Lot." I'm pretty sure I wasn't hallucinating that - it was early, but not that early.
ETA: I can't believe I haven't said this before, but Harper is now a writer for Cracked! Her articles are pretty damn funny, even if she keeps insisting that I'm really a robot in disguise, and she's even written a piece about Ask That Guy!
It's been a while since my last post, mostly because things have been getting pretty hectic around here, but it's time to catch up! Here's what I’ve been up to in the past week or so:
- Working. I hate my job, but at least there’s one guy who comes in that makes it bearable. :3
- Watching an absolutely awesome production of Macbeth with some friends that was performed with an all-woman cast. I love going to Shakespeare in Delaware Park – it’s honestly one of my favorite parts of the summer, and I still can’t believe that Harper had never been there before we went on Thursday. It’s a Buffalo institution! It’s been around longer than I’ve been alive! It’s the second-largest Shakespeare festival in the country! It’s right across from the art gallery I take field trips to when I want to skip school…I mean…um…when my least-favorite classes are cancelled. Right.
- Getting ready to go back to school on the 30th. I'm ready and I'm not ready, and as excited as I am for my history classes and for the new campus and to see some of my old friends again, I'm still kind of nervous. Also, I'm pretty angry at how much I've had to spend on textbooks this semester: $300 for a psychology textbook, not counting the books for my history courses and the anthology for my English class. Three hundred dollars for one book. I better use that thing every fucking day, because if it turns out that we use it once in the beginning of the class and they update the edition midway through the semester so I can't even sell it back at a fraction of the cost at the end, heads will definitely roll.
- Listening to Wild Light on repeat for the past few days. California On My Mind is my favorite track, but My Father Was A Horse and New Hampshire are really good, too. I don’t think there’s a bad song on the album, but that might be because I’m biased. ;o)
- Sleeping. I’ll miss it when school starts up again.
- Marathoning Bennett the Sage's Masterpiece Fanfic Theatre. I love his voice, and as crazy/disgusting/outrageously bad as some of these fics are, I've come to like having him reading terrible fiction in the background while I do other things. I think my favorite episodes have to be the Two-Part Historical Fanfiction ones, because those are hilarious.
- Working the bar at Harper’s mom’s art show on Saturday. She’d been an art teacher at a local high school for almost twenty years and she retired in the spring, and this was her first solo gallery showing since she started teaching. Harper and I somehow got roped into dealing with drinks and patrons the whole night, but I had a good time, and the party at their house afterwards was definitely a lot of fun.
- Still writing for that TGWTG AU emeriin came up with because oh God I think it’s taken over my brain and I seriously can’t stop, like, at all. It’s a little scary – and pretty fun – but also kind of scary because I haven’t been this excited for a new fandom in I don’t know how long.