I need something a little more new and… well, not of Teddy when I happen across my own blog, so this is the obligatory “How are things going?” kind of blog, I guess. I’ll keep it short (or as short as I’m known for keeping things).
Halloween: Dressed up as Helena Ravenclaw and passed out candy in the lounge–which was decorated at Howarts. Awesome? I think yes.
Uni: Stressful, as always. The amount of reading is what’s really been getting me lately. Five chapters for an exam in a week. One novel for this class. One book about psychology for another. Statistics exams and psych presentations and art projects. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them–I do, they’re interesting. But it’s just a little much, and I’m really at that point in the semester where I just want to sleep for a week straight.
Friends: I got to see Laura and Katie D this weekend when they came into town for the Relient K and Jack’s Mannequin concert. I’ve also been spending a lot of time with Katie, James, Ann, Jess, Abby, Jenn, Julia, et cetera. Our house really does feel like a house and not like a bunch of rooms in a dorm. I’m anticipating seeing some of my friends from back home for Thanksgiving, though. It will be great to see all of your lovely faces soon!
Family: I’m doing okay with Teddy. Really. I mourned a lot for him over the summer when I knew that he was very sick and going to pass away soon, so I was very prepared for his death. It just didn’t keep it from being completely painless, of course. Meanwhile, though, my oldest sister is now engaged! (And it is very exciting, as I approve very, very much.) This means that both of my sisters are getting married some time in the not so distant future, like maybe both within the next year or something. I’m looking forward to seeing them and our family! My brother is currently in the process of moving out and into my dad’s in Florida because of continuous disagreements between Marshall and my mum. It’s not the best of situations, but that’s another topic of conversation.
Relient K and Jack’s Mannequin concert: It was fun, and I enjoyed hanging out with lots of friends in line and at the show (even if the blistery cold outside did make some joints go out of socket). Laura, Noah, and I watched most of Jack’s Mannequin perform from the very top of the seating and very far away, but they were excellent seats (much better than the floor) because you could really see everything. They’re very energetic performers, and I enjoyed watching them, even if I really don’t know all of their music.
Last Friday: Between three hours of sleep, a week of studying and working, the stats exam at 7.30 am directly followed by the social pysch presentation that I had to run to get to in time, and then seeing a kid playing HvZ drop into a massive seizure after falling and hitting his head, I spent a good deal of it crying and then crying some more and then finally giving up and taking a nap. I felt like a woman possessed.
Anyway, I’m now working on some projects and reading and chilling to a new Arcade Fire album, which is this post’s musical gift. I hope that you enjoy.