June 13, 2011

I finished Deadline yesterday. I’m still trying to get my brain back into some functioning order, but I think I might have enough thoughts to write a review. Mostly, it was awesome and I think I liked it more than Feed, if only because it didn’t enrage me with random (possibly throwaway) lines about light sensitivity. So, there’s that.

I also caught up with schoolwork and managed to not turn in one single thing late. Given that my one class is essentially a complicated and expensive form of torture in the amount of work assigned I’m damn proud of this. I’m now trying to get a bit ahead and the only thing keeping me from crying crocodile tears about how much work this has presented me with is that I currently have a 96 whereas the class average is some ten points lower.1 Oh, also, I managed to use the WSJ article as part of one of my assignments wherein I got to write another response about how completely off the mark the author is using sociological theories.2 Things like this make me happy in so many ways.

My other class seems to be stalled. I’m actually ahead in this one so I almost don’t care. But it is a bit disconcerting that the professor has literally been MIA since the first day. The class seems to be taking this as a cue to do absolutely nothing, which doesn’t surprise me. At least for now I’m going with the “no news is good news” stance.

The combination of stressing out about getting all this work done and the actual doing of the work has left me with the first symptoms of an oncoming migraine. This seems to be some odd sort of self-fulfilling prophecy in that I wanted to get ahead so as to not worry about falling behind if a migraine laid me up for a few days and in doing so I’ve quite possibly given myself a migraine. I’m currently debating how intelligent of a plan this was.

Anyway, as you can tell things are a might busy around here, so forgive the content silence. Also, joining my external HD in the shitting the bed department is my camera so once that is newly replaced I promise to bombard you all with much shepherd cuteness as there is a trip to Schenectady’s Central Park to occur shortly thereafter.

  1. Yes, I am one of those students. Shut up.
  2. I got a 90 on the paper. (If not for a typo in my citation this would have been higher.)

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