The other day, a friend asked why I haven't been blogging much lately. It's true, though I have started posts and abandoned them several times over the past couple of weeks. What's happened since Midwinter?
I replaced XP with Ubuntu on my virus-infested laptop. Then I found out my wireless drivers don't work, so I can't connect to the internet. FFS! I swear something broke in my head when that happened. I have set this total clusterfuck aside until I have the time and mental stability to deal with it. Until then, I use ye olde craptop with the burned out battery and slow-ass processing.
Peter moved away. I had been in denial until I saw him walking toward me to say goodbye and I just burst into tears. It's not all sadness, though. He'll always be my friend and I can't wait to hear about his new adventures.
My mom's coming to visit me in two weeks. I'm really looking forward to it.
I watched a hockey game, in person. And the Superbowl, on tv. And a basketball game, on tv. I saw some mediocre sketch comedy last night. And read a pretty YA novel.
I got a haircut, with bangs. Now I'm thinking I need to get more of it cut off.
I've been spending even more time in my office lately. There's a lot to do right now, and it's easier to concentrate after 5:00, when my phone doesn't ring and email tapers way off. Sometimes I come home and just stress out over stuff I could be working on if I'd stayed at work longer.
Rick and I presented our research to the library faculty yesterday. I think it went well and it was fun to talk about it. I'm always so impressed with him when he talks about this stuff. I'm lucky to have him as my research partner.
Thinking about the research often makes me tired or anxious. There's always so much more to think about, cross-tabulate data, group results differently to show relationships. And it's nerve-wracking to think that our article is going to be reviewed by people who know so much more than we do about social science research. But then when I talk about it and answer questions, I get so excited and think that this is actually what I'm meant to be doing.