Goddamnit, it’s Saturday night already?!?!
(For some reason, trying to swipe ‘night’ on the tablet’s keyboard resulted in ‘buggy’ the first time around. But I digress.)
So, a **Half-Yearly State of the Hena Address**:
-WAY BEHIND on research but I finally got in touch with someone who’s got a clue, so WOOT. My guide only liked to reiterate how little she knows about the topic, but she introduced me to the other scholar, so 10 points to her.
-Been trying to get out of bed at 5am to get a headstart on the day; failed all week till this morning and I got some work done on a presentation due Monday as well as one due in a few weeks (about mental health, marginalization, and human rights when it comes to sexual orientation - if you think there’s something I should definitely include, put it in my ask box!) - LIKE A BOSS. Well, somebody’s boss, at least.
-Workouts have been awesome: circuits (upper body, legs, cardio) M-W-F and ab/core circuits T-TH-S. Nutrition has taken quite the hit though, even with improved veggie intake. Someone give me an ‘acceptable’ reason to convince my South-Indian mother about not needing to eat rice. ANYBODY.
-The Sula trip has been canceled. Send MINI-BOTTLES OF BOOZE, DARK CHOCOLATE, RDJ and/or CHRIS MESSINA (to cheer me up, of course).
-My brother will be visiting! And together we shall annoy our mother, and talk back snappily to anyone who deigns to tell us what to do with our lives. Like, “get married before teeth grow in your nose” and that sort of thing. (Yeah, we say things like that around here.)
-Fieldwork is fucking amazing. AMAAAAAAAAZING. Learning so much that I can barely keep up, and I tend to pass out as soon as I get home and sometimes with a headache, but let’s pretend that is my brain expanding, shall we?
-Grad school can be summed up as: SO MUCH TO DO, AAAAAAAAAAH!
-All those great ideas I had about all the things I wanted to do/learn/create/make/cook: THERE’S ALWAYS MY DREAMS.
-Decluttering going at a decent clip: not so hard to find one thing to toss/donate everyday. One of my fieldwork clients collects keys, for example. Guess where those old bunches of keys (that Mom finally decided to get rid of) are going?
-My online presence is ridiculous and needs to be curbed. Expect more navel-gazing, less reblogging of floating goats (too good to pass up that first time, though).
-Got a number of habits in place, but freewriting is making my life difficult, re.
-The dearth of single and awesome men in this city, coupled with the lack of a liberal dating culture, is withering my nether regions. For real.
-The lack of regular contact with old friends is making me sad. Especially when it seems that you’re missing them more than they miss you. Le sigh. (But, new friends are kinda bridging the gap :-) )
That’s enough for now. Now, do I do something useful/productive tonight, or just wait for tomorrow?
Haha. TRICK QUESTION. LET THE PROCRASTINATION PROCEED.