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rescuing a lost weekend

It’s been a great week, generally speaking. I have a ton of reading to get through, as usual, but more on that later. I saw Frida one last time this past Friday with a friend. I had a really nice time (though I was surprised that we go through the exhibit in an hour, I took 2 hours my first time there) and it was so good to meet up with her. And then I sat in Mount’s Hedwig lecture. I can’t remember how he did it during first year – but everything he said was so easy and obvious to me. I suppose that is a good thing – that I did some growing.

I worked till 9pm on Friday but didn’t get any work done because I was chatting with co-workers. One of the things I love about my job is that most people there are thoughtful and have interesting things to say (since we’re all nerds by default).

And then the lost weekend began – rather than prepping for my exam and doing readings for my other classes, i watched 3 seasons of Mad Men. Do I regret it? No, but I feel terrible. So I’ll have to do my best to catch up now. Sigh, just thinking about it all is depressing. One thing to keep me upbeat is my dinner at Canoe! i can’t wait!!

PS. The Australian Open is happening and i’m rooting for Roger, obviously.

PPS. Made plans for Reading Week, eeeeek

PPPS. I managed to write poems this week – oh, how i’ve missed it so!

 

 

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the book of general ignorance

 

I am not a regular QI viewer. Even though it’s got my beloved Stephen Fry, it’s just too long and too much to get into (hence my fear of Dr. Who – which I’ll get into later). However, I get a blast out of watching the highlights on youtube. They’ve released “The Book of General Ignorance” which chronicles common mis-truths and darling things like that.

I’m a sucker for these types of books, I’m just a factoid nerd!

Anyway – I have been addicted to this tumblr and of course I have to share this:SIDE NOTE: I caught an episode of Dr. Who (the one with David Tennant) where this hospital suddenly disappears and reappears on the moon. The sci-fi stuff I’m not yet crazy about but I can already tell that the quirky Doctor is a character I can love. But it takes time!! I’m scared of being sucked into another fandom!!! That’s the difference between these damnable English shows and American shows. I love Mad Men, but the love isn’t self-destructive.

PS. Parade’s End airs next week – there goes my sleep