The tears and hiccups have subsided, ya’ll!! *Whew* Of course, a mere 36 hours after my initial freak out came a whirlwind of orientations and meet-n-greets. And OF COURSE I felt better. I know, I’m insane.
‘So! What’s grad school like so far, LL?’ You may be asking. Well, I don’t feel I can give a fully accurate portrayal to date, as I’ve literally been through 1 week of class, but so far I’ve identified the first big hurdle: Though I wasn’t particularly surprised, this week I learned that a full-time grad student in my department will be expected to read 400-600 pages a week… ummmmm shit. Wowsers. This party is really gettin’ started now, huh?
Therefore, as I know myself well enough to know that I can succumb to procrastination, especially when there’s something fun to look forward to, I have forced myself to get ahead of the game as much as possible this week. School and Exercise are my top 2 priorities… aside from randomly snap-chatting my boo something ridiculous and/or naughty.
Currently I’m posted up in another local cafe (This time, Red-Eye off Thomasville Rd), cherishing the precious moments when you begin to delicately sip on your cappuccino… before the need to poo sets in. Here I thought I’d be all 21st century student and head to a coffee shop to read/study away on my laptop… and then I remembered that such establishments are A) loud, especially if its a good one, and B) waaaaay too distracting for me. I got through 2 pages of a Foucault reading assignment before resigning myself to a blog update.
Pros to studying in public:
-Feeling connected to the outside world
-Better coffee than I make at home
-I am not distracted by my large TV, or my naggingly messy bathroom
-No fridge to open time and time again before reminding myself that NO, I’m not hungry….ooohhhh goat cheese…. NO! Sit back down!
Cons to studying in public:
-Maybe I’m borderline ADHD, but I just can’t concentrate, especially not on philosophical arguments re: the nature, definition and inherent limitations on the artist/author. There’s just too much quality people-peepin’ to be done! I mean, for goodness sake, there’s a FABULOUS mustache a mere 10 feet away! How can I ignore that?!
-My couch/bed/FLOOR is more comfortable than this chair.
-Dammit all the outlets are taken and my battery’s almost dead.
-I have to poop/blow my nose/pick a wedgie
-I’m hungry, but I can’t afford more than the current cup o’ joe I just sucked down
-What’s that weird stain on the floor?
-HEY! Is that Tom Bosley??…… TOM!….. nope.
-Ugh, I hate putting the girls in bewb jail, plus I think this bra is technically broken.
And before I know it, I’ve wasted an hour. *Sigh* Back to my apartment cave, because I seriously can’t get anything done here.
Current Jam: Music also distracts me. The most I can handle is a classical Pandora station.