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Friday, January 07, 2005
drop kick me*

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me about grad school is that all in one day you can go from being drop kicked and crying in the TA office (don't ask- just know it had to do with stats again), to feeling like everything is okay and there are bountiful academic opportunities ahead of you by the end of the same day. That jerking back and forth that drives me nuts, but I can't complain about feeling okay about everything right now. I also can't complain about the wine that is making me wonderfully light-headed. I don't usually like wine, but we got a big bottle for New Years and are still working on finishing it off. The light-headed, jittery feeling could also have to do with the 4 different inhaler-type allergy medications I just took. I went to the doctor today and found out I probably have indoor allergies. I also found out a person isn't supposed to have a runny nose and cough for months at a time. I'll find out what exactly I am allergic to later. Don't laugh- but cats are a possibility. Not having cats is clearly not an option. Can you mix this stuff with wine? Hey, why the hell not. I also had a couple other mishaps today- I was late to a meeting where I was presenting some research I did for the dean. I parked illegally and got a ticket. When I opened my mouth to present my research in the meeting, the tool that I work with (who was only there to set up the damn laptop) began to speak- explaining everything like he had done the work. I was quite proud of myself for interupting him and taking the damned thing over. From the low points of crying again in 7110, getting the parking ticket and running into a meeting late, the high point of the day would have to be when my advisor used the word "f*cking" in conversation (not in an angry way at all); "fill out the f*cking application Knit Wit..." I cracked up- and still do when I think about it. I know faculty are people too- but it is easy to forget that. *the title of this post pays homage to my favorite line from Nunsense. Back in my lighting design days, I lit a summer theatre production of Nunsense and watched the show probably 50 times over the course of the summer. The cast was great- I miss the hell out of those girls. My favorite line that always cracked me up was "drop kick me jesus through the goal post of life".

posted by knit wit | 1/07/2005 09:00:00 PM

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