Sunday, August 21, 2005

Right, so....

I'm currently busting my hump because I left a lot of my homework to the last minute. It didn't help that I was gone most of the month of July, and a lot of that was spent in a car where, hello, I can't read or write without getting carsick. So here I am trying to write a 2-3 page paper comparing two poems by the same author. Let me just say that fitting that kind of analysis in that short a space is really, really hard. The first paper I had to write was easier, because it was just analyzing one poem. Now I have to do two in the same amount of space. And I'm having one of those "not so brilliant" days, where my brain just feels slow and my body is tired and cranky with me, and I feel like I have way too much to do all at once. Ryan's outside mowing the lawn with our new lawnmower (we bought a relatively cheap motorized one, which he's been craving basically ever since we moved in here) and I know I should be helping out with chores, especially since I clearly am not going to be doing so well on this paper of mine.

Had dinner with Mandy this week...that was nice. I haven't seen her in a long time, although we've kept up over email. She and Ray are finally getting a divorce. The details of this I will not elaborate on, because it's their business, but let me just say I'm glad. The "she deserves better" line is old and overused, but I think it's apt here.

My brain REALLY wants to shut off right now. But I'm going to force it to remain running for just a little while longer.