Mid-term exam tomorrow!*
Can't I get some kind of age-related pass? Isn't 30 too old for
Grad school has a way of simulteneously making me feel ancient, and
like I've hit the pause button on my adultdhood.
Too many grey hairs & mortgage payments for this salary level &
schedule. Sometimes I wonder why I left my good-paying job in the real
world (where I got to be in the field year-round!) & signed up for 5
years** of crazy. I love the science that much?!
* and in hindsight the 7pm latte*** might be causing a breakdown in my mission to 'Get A Good Night of Sleep'
** oh, please let it just be five
*** and just so's we're clear, I'm not really a latte drinker. Americanos or bust.
Only 60 of them involve my dog.
So, that means I'm less than half crazy, right?!
I've been searching for a scootering jacket for a while now.
But maybe not in that color. That color is too close to those inevitable reddish brown leather trench coats that you find in vintage stores. You know, the ones that are only worn by Shaft and high school thespians.
We went to see these guys.
Based on that video I was nervous that it would be a little awkward. What with one guy doing all the heavy-lifting in the charisma department (see linked video for evidence). And the cape. The cape also made me nervous. But, apparently one man's charisma is enough.
The lasers helped too.
I'm cross-registered at two additional universities this fall, and one of them meets three day each week. I'm doing a lot of running around between campuses. There is temptation to drive, just to make things "easier", but I'm always glad that I rode. Even that day last week when I got caught in the rain midway, it was worth it. I will admit to wussing out and driving if it is actually raining when I am supposed to leave-- I just don't have the right gear to face the flood. But on days like today, perfectly brilliant fallish days with a crispness to the air but some warmth from the sun, it is grand.
And besides, with a ride like this, why on earth would I drive?