It feels so weird to say this, but I am officially done with grad school! I submitted my last homework assignment (paper and PowerPoint) and don’t have to take any finals during Finals Week. (By the bye, the whole “Finals Week means nothing” thing is one of the underrated aspects of online grad school.) The only thing left to do is, well…
(I always liked that Third Eye Blind song.)
Actually, do I really “need” to graduate to be done with school if I’m not going to bother attending Commencement? I’m going with “no.”
So yeah, I’m officially done with grad school 🙂
Until tomorrow. (Or tonight if I feel inspired.)
Our long national nightmare is over: Michael Young finally decided to waive his no trade clause and join the Philadelphia Phillies.
You probably don’t care about this at all, but I found it fascinating in an annoying way. The trade was announced earlier this week (pending Young’s decision, of course), but then Young didn’t decide and didn’t decide and didn’t decide. At least once I day I would think, “wait, did Michael Young make a decision yet?” and I would check Twitter and, nope, no decision. And I don’t blame Young for taking his time to make the best decision for his family; I get that he’s been in Texas for 12 years. It was just funny (but slightly annoying).
And I don’t even think it would’ve been annoying if I’d had any idea who the Phillies offered in the trade. But I didn’t see any names mentioned until this morning. That was why I wanted him to make a decision one way or another: if he accepted the trade I’d finally find out who was going and if he declined the trade I could just let it go.
So then the first thing I saw when I checked Twitter at lunch was a retweet of a fake Jayson Stark account that claimed Justin De Fratus was part of the trade. I was so upset! Until I realized it was a fake Jayson Stark account. Then I felt better. (And proud of myself for realizing that it was a fake.) And then I saw a truthful report that the Phillies were trading Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla and, really, had no emotional reaction at all. (Which pretty much says all you need to know.)
Reading this back, I don’t know that it makes a whole lot of sense if you’re not inside my brain. I’m just gonna chalk that up to the 6-page (single-spaced!) paper I wrote today (that isn’t actually finished yet) and plead brain-dead 🙂
The worst part about having to write papers (plural) during the baseball “hot stove” season is that I want so badly to stay on Twitter all day. How else am I going to find out the latest news and rumors?
But I can’t spend all day on Twitter, I have papers to write. Which is why I only just found out that the Phillies traded Vance Worley and Trevor May for Ben Revere.
I’m kinda sad about this, you guys. I’m really gonna miss the Vanimal. I get that the team really needs an outfielder (or two), but still. Sad face.
On the plus side, one of the papers is pretty much done. But that means I have to start doing research for the other paper tomorrow. And I hate the research part of writing papers. I wonder if that means I shouldn’t apply for any Reference Librarian positions?
It’s the end of the semester, which can only mean one thing: So Much Homework! Hooray!
I have to write two papers and create a short PowerPoint summary of one of them between now and Monday. I’m a little stressed out about it. So I will probably stop writing 500-word blog posts. (For the record, I realized I was a complete asshole for getting so bent out of shape about a freaking package before I went to bed last night. I clearly need to work very hard on this attitude of gratitude thing.)
One thing I am doing is focusing solely on the tasks at hand. I’m not looking beyond Monday. ‘Cause if I did I’d probably, y’know, blow my brains out or something. Yay…
The good news is that I remembered that today is the last day of the month. The bad news is that I remembered that at approximately 11:40 PM and I really want to get this posted in November. I’ll try to keep it short.
- Take better care of myself. I was eating a little bit better until I went to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving. I’m trying, just not really that hard.
- Read every day. Success! Thank goodness there are so many good YA books for me to read for my YA Lit class.
- Blog every day. Yet more success! This really is one of the things I’m most proud of this year.
- Work on my house. Yeah, not so much. I think the most positive thing I did with respect to my house this month was decide not to bother putting up my Christmas tree. I don’t know why, but I really dislike decorating Christmas trees.
So, two very good, one very bad, and one about average. At least I’m not a total failure 🙂
In other news, I’m starting to stress about the end of the semester and graduation and all that. Not the actual graduation ceremony, mind you, because I’m not bothering with that mess, but the looming future for which I have no plan. Yay!
How is Thanksgiving next week? How is that a thing? How??
And to confound matters, this year Thanksgiving falls on my parents’ wedding anniversary (37 years, wowza). I’m not gonna get them anything other than a card because I’m
poor a terrible person poor.
Now that I think about it, how the hell is it November 16th already? Where the hell did the time go?
We’re coming up on final assignments and graduation and Christmas and the end of the year and holy crap. I just got really stressed out. Hooray.
I’m gonna go do…I don’t even know what. Something to push this crap out of my head 🙂
I just watched the Firefly 10th anniversary special on Science Channel and it made me all nostalgic. Man, that was a good show. But the sad part is I don’t remember the last time I watched it.
I have the DVDs, I could watch it whenever. But somehow I always choose to watch something else. I really should watch it, though. But I think I may rather watch it on Science Channel than my DVDs. Judging by the tiny bit of two episodes I saw on either side of the special, Science Channel includes all of these nifty facts, Pop Up Video style. (Speaking of awesome TV shows. Pop Up Video was the best. But I digress wildly.) Said nifty facts seem to include translations of the Chinese dialogue, which is awesome.
I was recently listing the Chinese words I know for my parents, but I have no idea why. It’s also a really short list: ni hao (hello) and meimei (sister). That’s all the Chinese that stuck with me from Firefly. The strangest part of that conversation with my parents, though, is that I didn’t acknowledge where I’d learned the Chinese.
Anyways, I’m kinda brain dead since I wrote a paper today. So much fun. Of course, another way to think about it is that I only have to write two more papers before I graduate. Holy crap.