It’s really really warm in our room for some reason. I have the shades drawn so the sun won’t be glaring with full force into the room (our window faces to the South) but it’s not making it much better. The windows are as open as they can be (which no doubt will invite the stink bugs in!) but, again, it’s not any better. Oh! We have a fan, I’ll just turn that on now.
I’ve started my response paper for Monday on Shakespeare. It’s almost done actually. Yay me. All I need is a conclusion. Which I’ll come up with tonight. Then hopefully someone’ll be on MSN and I can make them read it for me and tell me what I need to improve/clarify, etc.
And then it’s time for a response paper for Applied Lit Crit. Plus the annotated bibliography that’s due in two weeks. I just need to hunt down three more sources, type it up (it’s all handwritten in my notebook now because I’ve been working on it at the library) and print it out on Michelle’s printer.
Speaking of Michelle, she left this morning for Ireland. I’ll have the room to myself for two whole weeks. It’ll be a bit weird not talking to her everyday, but at least Alysha’s still here during the week. She went home for the weekend, but left me her key so that I can go feed Herbie (her goldfish) and watch TV in her room. Which I fully intend to do tonight after doing a bit more schoolwork.
I talked to Becky a few days ago about genealogy and she told me about this one website where I might be able to track down some ancestors. It’s a site by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints called Family Search and OMG have I found a ton of people! So far I’ve been concentrating on my dad’s dad’s ancestors because they’ve got a ton of records from the town that they’re from. It’s such a huge distraction though. I’m not getting much school stuff done. XP
And since I’m on the subject of distractions, the discs Oliver made for me arrived yesterday. So I showed Michelle an episode of Fawlty Towers and Absolutely Fabulous. She liked them. Although I did have to keep rewinding bits of them so that she could make out what they were saying. Still, it’s nice to have something to keep me entertained while I eat breakfast before class.
Alysha, Michelle and I have all decided we’re going to start exercising and trying to get in shape/lose weight. So yesterday morning, we all dragged ourselves out of bed at 6 am and climbed up to the M. Well, the two of them went all the way up, I started feeling really really ill about halfway up (hadn’t eaten anything, but still felt like throwing up) so I stopped there and waited for them to come down. They were so sweet for being worried about me. “You’re not gonna die on us, are you?” was one of the things they asked me.
Anyway, since Alysha went home yesterday and Michelle flew away, I decided to go jogging/powerwalking by myself after class. I like the feeling I get after doing a workout, mainly after walking/runnung for a bit. Makes me feel good. So I think I’ll keep doing that instead of trying to kill myself getting up to the M. I’ve been up there once and I don’t need to go again. 😛
And now I’m going to go have dinner. I don’t actually mind eating alone because that lets me catch up with my reading for classes. Right now I’m reading Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories. It’s actually quite good. Really funny. 🙂
It’s nice to spread a little British comedy to the US. Although I don’t think either of them fit the example of “subtle British humour”…