no, i’m not dead, though it’s not for school’s lack of trying. recently i have had time to go to the gym (sometimes), go to a show (but leave early), and have a good valentine’s day weekend, but that is about it. this whole traveling-every-other-weekend setup is making me reevaluate my homework policy, which has previously consisted mainly of procrastination and laziness, and i have started getting things done ahead of time (!), but this weekend i had to check out a laptop from the ischool so i could get some work done in the car. it was mostly some ui design, so i was sitting in the car with the laptop writing html, and i felt very grown-up. this happens less and less now that i am surrounded by adults with partners and children and homes and careers that they left to come back to school, and who i feel must think i’m a silly little kid who knows nothing about the world. which is potentially true.
also adding to “where the hell did my time go” syndrome are the fact that i now have three students, two of whom i meet downtown for tutoring, so i have 40 minutes to an hour of bus time twice a week to meet with them, and the fact that i am trying to stop eating crap food and eating out, so i have to, you know, take time to cook stuff that’s not ramen. i bought an eggplant the other day at the market. it was so shiny and purple, i just couldn’t resist. i think i will make eggplant parmesan tonight.
(song: “murder or a heart attack,” rhett miller)