And now I’m right back at school and with so many interesting, challenging, fun things to do before now and when I go back home in two and a half weeks. Wow. Such a short amount of time before I’m heading right back, yet everyone makes it out to be such a long time. But really, that’s two weeks of classes (and, oh you know, five exams), six chapters of psych to read, one stats assignment, three art projects, and Mrs Dalloway to finish up. And then four/five finals! I can do it, I can do it!
This weekend, I’m taking two days out on Friday and Saturday in order to make a (spoilers) for my mum for her joint birthday and Christmas present. I’ll tell you what it is after I give her the gift, and I’ll be sure to put up pictures (with my new Nikon Coolpix that needs to be removed from its box). Rest assured that it is something both artsy and never previously done by me. My art professor is giving a class to a few of us about how to make unsaid object, so it will be pretty exciting to learn a new skill (even if I will be probably horrible at it). I’ll give you a hint if you promise not to tell my mum, though.
Anyway, Thanksgiving holidays went well, though I saw less of my friends than I had anticipated. I had two delicious meals with my mum’s side of the family and also with my dad’s/sister’s, was able to visit my work and chat with the managers, went to a bonfire with friends, and I even went Black Friday shopping to get money off of some boots I had bought a few days before ($100 off of the original price is incentive enough for me to brave the hordes of shoppers). Somehow, Noah and I found a spot at the very, very front of where we wanted to be at the mall. And thank God, because otherwise, it meant parking at least a half mile away, which would require us to cross seven lanes of very busy traffic.
But I spent a lot of time reading comics (such as Questionable Content and xkcd) and watching old episodes of Cowboy Bebop, which sort of felt like me from eighth grade coming to punch me in the face. After six years of travelling, it’s built up some momentum. My brother also gave me all of Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law before he set out to move in with my dad, which, yes, happened on Sunday. Hopefully he will be getting along a lot better down in Florida than here in Missouri where it’s just constant bickering.
The rain is coming in now, though, with chilly winds and so little light that it should be criminal. I’ll set off to listen to more Natacha Atlas songs on Youtube so that I can decide which of her albums to buy today since I have a coupon from Amazon. Oh, decisions, decisions. Halim or Gedida? Both are awesome albums of Egyptian/Arabic/French songs blended with electronic, hip hop beats. She’s like listening to a young generation from the Gaza Strip. So I’ll leave you to go decide on an album, though there’s really no wrong choice; both that I’ve previewed are amazing.
PS: If there were any more links in this post, I’m pretty sure WordPress would explode. I just thought it would be fun to give some examples and references to you folks for all of the crazy things I chat about.