Sunday, February 15, 2015

And... Those Happened.

I watched Whiplash and American Sniper back to back tonight.

Yeah... I'm going to need some processing time.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Socks Of Doom

I finished the socks!  The socks are done!

Today was just one of those days.  I slept on the couch because my grandmother was staying in my room.  Twelve hours, but I probably woke up half a dozen times (awkwardly turn over, go back to sleep).  I woke up feeling somewhat better than yesterday but still just... blah.

I'm taking Vitamin C supplements that are gummies shaped like orange slices.  Marketed for adults.  They're basically like candy for sick people.  It's so great.

In English I got up and started to leave when the professor was readying to hand back essays.  It's the last thing he does in class and I hadn't turned one in on Tuesday, so I figured there was no reason for me to stay.  I got to the door before I realized he was staring at me, so the entire class was staring at me.  I paused with my hand on the doorknob, turned toward him, and shrugged.  "You don't have one of mine, remember?"  He unfroze and I knew he'd forgotten.  "Ah.  Yes.  If you didn't hand an essay in to me on Tuesday, you can leave now."  I realized on the stairs I should've said, "Oh, did my fairy godmother turn in an essay I didn't know about?"  Same result, but with added laughter.

Government was pretty much a repeat class from last semester, talking about good sources versus questionable, bad, and worse-than-nothing sources.  Did you know that watching cable news networks is scientifically proven to be worse at informing the public about political issues than not watching any news at all?  It's pretty sad really.  Also one of the students asked, "What about TMZ?" and half the class started snorting.  The professor actually giggled.

Anyway, I bet you want to hear about the socks.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I am sick.

I am stressed.

I have a lot to do.

My post for today is:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Homework Crunch

Today was a fun day.

I had my first round of babysitting for this family today.  The door was open when I arrived because there were workers installing a fireplace (or rather the stone around one) and only the middle daughter was findable.  She remembered my name and seemed delighted to see me, which was encouraging.  I got her to explain her LEGO house to me, and we repaired all the damage her baby sister had done to it.

Everyone else was upstairs.  The oldest daughter made an appearance first, and she was obviously a little more wary of me.  She's a lot less of an attention-seeker and it's clear that she neither minds nor desires my presence.  I like her.  Eventually the mother came downstairs, when the baby was finally asleep.  She made tea -- in an actual teapot, which was apparently the first thing she unpacked -- and spent the rest of my stay moving between the garage and the house as she unpacked and sorted.  The girls "unpacked" some things as well, which stressed her out more.  Oops.

On the way home I stopped at the local Trader Joe's to pick up shelf-stable Indian food.  I also grabbed a box of couscous, which I used for lunch, and a bag of Inner Peas which will probably be gone by Sunday because they are so delicious.

I had a homework crunch tonight: