grumblegrumblegrumble.I dunno. I'm a little overwhelmed with feelings of blogging inadequacy lately. Somehow I'm awed by the writing prowess with which my fellow bloggers post... Some are hilarious, others are clever, some have gorgeous photos, other silly but cute drawings.... The internet is so vast, and there's so much out there, who cares about mouse's stupid insignificant meanderings?! I guess it doesn't really matter. Its a good outlet to vent the frustrations of the day.
I kinda had one of these the other day... And my solution to this madness was to just pass out on my bed and have a nap for an hour. If the world isn't gonna cooperate- forget it, I'm not gonna partake! So sleep is the closest I can get to stopping the world and jumping off.
On the plus side, I have a house guest for a while and I'm cooking for two! My lovely piano playing friend has come to stay here for a bit, and not only does she contribute the groceries but also the much sought after appreciation I somehow crave lately...
And Julianne made cornbread! yums.
I'm also hoping to take advantage and go to some of her concerts next month!
What else is new.. Oh yeah, I did a social experiment the other day. I was feeling particularly lonely and brave at the same time. So I was in the Central Academic Building on campus, near the Timmy Hoes, and the plan was to just walk up to someone, sit with them and strike a conversation. Just to see what would ensue... Of course this experiment had to be done with the most attractive fellow I could find, and so, meekly approaching a fairly handsome lad behind a macbook and novel in hand ...
"Hi" (I get a strange eyebrow raise)
"How are you" -I'm well.... (still skeptical)
"No one has ever just come up to you randomly and started talking, have they?" -well not unless they think I'm someone else...
"I assure you, I don't think you're anyone I know" - oh.
"I'm trying a social experiment" -I see.... so-
"what are you studying?"- oh just (he pulls out a book on English literature)
And so it goes, he's an undergrad, science, but he's taking English in the summers so he can focus on the hard classes during the school year (makes sense)... He thought I was studying psychology- and I assured him I had never taken a psyc class in my life. Sociology then? Nope. And then I clued in that he thought I was doing an experiment for school! So I told him with a bit of a sly smile that my experimental ambitions were purely for personal interest, which started us on whole new realm of personal interest-based experiments, and then inevitably we talked about my masters, and the mountain pine beetle, and all in all- a successful conversation!
I walked away kinda amazed at the audacity, but friendliness of this social experience, and vowed to try again soon. Gotta up the sample size, after all....
Anyway social experiments are fun!
This last weekend. Victoria's birthday or something, when often people plan to go cottaging, drinking, partying and so on, ended up being mostly work filled for me... and I'm starting to note that weekends and weekdays as a grad student kinda all seem to meld... I'm hoping to avoid another of those world stopping days anytime soon, and things are starting to get moving now. Summer is here (or at least it's supposed to be- Edmonton can't decide whether to be 30 degrees or 3) but anyway, my actually scholarly experiments will soon be underway, at which point I hope to develop more of a routine. Or will I?
I just wanted to add this, just cause I made an arrangement to make my momma proud.