17 January 2007

Cabin Fever

I've got it, alright.

Because of inclement weather, my state institution of employment decided to close yesterday. And they're going to be closed today as well. It's currently 1:30 AM and I'm awake. I think nothing of this, only that I wish so badly that I wasn't in this terrible sleeping cycle. It's the week, after all. Shouldn't I be wasting time at work by day? Shouldn't I be sound asleep right now, dreaming of emails and office supplies to come? No. I am only sitting here listening to Ryan Adams (go here if you have no idea who Ryan Adams is) and thinking about how I really need to do something other than watch TV when I wake up (which will probably be 9 hours from now).

I know what some might be thinking, reading this. That I should NOT be complaining about having to stay home from work and that I should just enjoy the snow that fell today. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate this time of freedom, these wonderful hours in which I completely control my time. But the thing is, I'm trapped inside of my house. All of Austin is seemingly discouraged from stepping foot outside, let alone driving somewhere. And living in a city like this, well, you live here because you like to go places. It's just how it is. And I can't go anywhere. And can you tell it's making me a little crazy?

I told my roommate today that American Gladiators helped make me the person I am today. Anyone else know what I mean?

15 January 2007


Not much happening lately. Spent some time this weekend in San Marcos, and completely forgot that I had told a friend I'd be at his house last night. Yes, I know I'm a horrible person, but all I was thinking about was wanting to see the boyfriend before his classes began. I just know that I'll have to be considerably less selfish with him once he's got professors and classmates breathing down his neck, so I decided to make this weekend a weekend of us. I didn't tell him this, mind you. I just did it. Hope he didn't mind.

This weekend I also started my GRE Test Prep class. It's an Informal Class offered through the university, so it's relatively cheap when compared to other GRE prep courses. They usually run near $1000 or so, and I've paid less than $300 to be tutored by a man who (he claims) has actually trained the instructors who teach the $1000 classes. I'll be taking this class until Feb. 4, sitting in a classroom with seven other people each Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 PM. I hope this helps. If nothing else, it'll make me feel better that I'm actually doing something to make my life more productive. And who knows, maybe I'll kick ass on the GRE in the process.

We're watching the Golden Globes right now, and I've just seen Helen Mirren and Rachel Weisz in the span of a minute. And I've concluded that I should really be British. My humor would be sharp, and my speech would be intriguing. Then again, I like that I'm from Texas. Oh well. Maybe I'll try out the British thing to see if it fits. I really think I could pull it off.

Does anyone else ever wish they were from somewhere else?