I just finished reading A Very Long Engagement, and while its a truly fantastic book, and I really am impressed by the plotting and the characterizations, and seriously it was awesome, I do rather feel like I've been emotional fucked with for 327 pages. Just a bit.
On the up side for today, I finished a rough draft of my ten page paper on diversification in the Botswanan economy, and it was a lot easier than I was expecting. I feel quite proud of myself, until I remember what an awfully rough draft it is, and then I feel like groaning again, because I'll have to revise the shit out of it tomorrow. Still, a first draft is decidedly better than nothing.
Monday was the day of movies, as it turned out, because I had to go straight from my regularly scheduled Chinese film of depressingness (Yellow Earth this week) to an African film of way more depressingness (Blood Diamond). While I am generally in favor of films that show situations with unflinching honesty, and movies that offer no easy solution to difficult political problems, and though I can readily admit that it was one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life, I have no desire to see Blood Diamond again. Really. Ever. I had nightmares. I never have nightmares. On top of it all, too, I have to read Ismael Beah's Memoirs of a Child Soldier by Tuesday, so I am foreseeing a lot of ice cream and crankiness this weekend.
At least the contra-prom on Friday will serve as a good distraction. Lots of pretty dresses, pretty dancing, and pretty guy that I really like dancing with and would totally hit on if I weren't graduating in less than two months (and isn't that a fucking scary thought?). At any rate, I'm really looking forward to telling Brendan (nice dancing dude) about my plans for next year, since last time I talked to him I didn't have any was really freaked out about that. At least now I can say I know something, where I'll be, what I'll be doing, etc. Sadly, I doubt I'll ever see him again after May, but it's nice to hope.
Also, I have a crush on a friend of Kate's that I met while I was in New York last week, and doesn't that just make me feel creepy? Because seriously, I hung out with him twice. And while it did only take Wex and I two sessions to realize that we were way too awesome not to be best friends, I don't think it works that way with smarmy New Yorkers who go to college in freaking Minnesota and are a year behind me anyways. Hmmph. He was really cool, too.
This post has certainly gone on quite a bit longer than I had anticipated, but that's okay, I guess. It's good for me to actually update this thing with facts every once in a while. To recap then, I have inappropriate crushes on a guy from contra dance, a guy from New York, and Dean Winchester. I also am still worried about the future, but when I don't think about it directly, it doesn't bother me too much, and I have consumed some pretty good media in the past few days. I think that's it. Cool.
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