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14 March 2008 @ 06:01 pm
hello shit week  
it was supposed to be fantastically productive and instead it's been fantastically crappy.

Instead I got a frantic call from my advisor asking me why i hadn't applied for scholarships and grants that were due on friday and spent the entire friday writing, fixing, applying, etc.

Saturday was me and summer school applications - pretty much all day.  Gave myself the night off, though, and worked on some fandom things for spring_with_xan.

Sunday there was some wrapping up, and coffee with lostgirlslair and TF, which was goodness in and of itself. 

Monday it rained.  Cold, forbidding rain.  The kind of rain that makes you call in sick or stay home in bed, wrapped up in a book and drinking a cup of hot chocolate.  So instead D. and I went up to campus and got things printed out for my applications, dropped off a few, and hunted around Target for storage boxes.

Tuesday felt like Monday - oh, sure, sunnier.  But there were missives of doom from my old Japanese professors - they don't want to recommend me, nor do they want anything to do with me, really.  It's sad when I wasn't *that* crappy of a student in their classes.  Really, I wasn't even mean.  But that capped off a lovely day, let me tell you.  The only nice part of it was that Neil and D. went to the store and brought home fresh salmon and veg for a bbq, which turned out delightful, even if we didn't use the smoking plan we'd prepped.  Wednesday  I came down with something and spent most of the day sleepng and waiting for my throat to feel less like sandpaper.  Me and Terry Pratchett reacquainted ourselves with eachother.

Speaking of Terry Pratchett, if you haven't heard, he was diagnosed with a rare form of alzheimers, and has donated a million dollars to their research.  And there's a fan movement called Match it for Pratchett that hopes to raise a matching amount as a show of support for the awesome author:

Match It for Pratchett

Then there was yesterday, the "I'm trying to get work done, really" day where D. and I ran up to campus, grabbed rec forms from professors, went to wallgreens to get some stuff to mask the cold symptoms for me (yay, i guess), went back home, printed more stuff, went back to wallgreens - because who else knew that Wallgreens has DHL and you can send internationally there??  Not me!  Except, of course, you know, now I know.

Today has been a cluster fuck of monumental proportions as I managed to bundle myself into a pile of nerves about how dirty the house was (and how sick it was making me feel) and then take it out on everyone around me.  I'm hiding in the bedroom right now so I don't do more damage.  And trying to read Donna Harraway and think productively about my 10 page paper that must be written today and tomorrow.  Fantastic stuff.
xanzpet on March 14th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
*hugshugshugs* I was worried, darling! I figured something was up academic-wise, cuz it's about that time of year. BTW, you are totally made of win, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you to get yo money, girl, cuz you's owed. I'd offer to pray, but God would laugh at me. ;)

Go work on your paper and be brilliant. *squish*
my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on March 14th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
*squeeeeezes you tight* i owe you an email too, it's not forgotten.

and yeah, didn't mean to quite fall off the face of the earth like i have, but oh well. And thanks for the fingers crossed (deities don't listen to me anymore since i don't listen to them, so it's just as well ;) ) but it looks like I'll get *something* no matter what, which would be awesome sauce.

now i just hope i get into one of the two summer programs.....
xanzpet on March 15th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
Pft. Don't worry about the email, darling. I looked at a few tutorials, and was so out of my depth, it's absolutely ridiculous. My respect for you and your incredible talent has tripled (if that's even possible, which I'm not sure it is, because I know exactly how fabulous you are).

I am of the firm conviction that you will get placements in whatever program you want, because you're you and they'd be stupid not to grovel before your magnificence. Don't they know who you are? I'd be happy to remind them. *serene grin*

literate and stylish: hug youmishloran on March 14th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
meh, that sounds meh. *curls around you* I hope it gets better honey.
my monkied brain: buffywill - *hug*katekat1010 on March 14th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
thank you pumpkin girl! it's just been one of those... weeks... i suppose. i'll make it through (hopefully still with housemate and boyfriend intact)
literate and stylish: buffy looking up/daunted?mishloran on March 14th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
(And now for an actual reply!)

Just 'cause it's been a bad week and next week will be better, doesn't mean you're not entitled to do a bit of moping about feeling sorry for yourself. And what better person to commiserate with than with a Mish. *cuddles you and pets you lovingly* But you will make it through, because you are Strong and Awesome and stuff. :)
my monkied brain: Mish Rockskatekat1010 on March 16th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Mish! i'm so sorry - i got called away to take care of puppy excitement and didn't get back for hours. *cuddles you to pieces* thnak you for trying to buck me up dearest one.
literate and stylish: coffee et buffymishloran on March 16th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
Ah no worries I understand puppy excitement! But I still miss yoooou! ;) But, I hope that puppyage made you feel better. *snuggles*! I know that even when I am furious with Jetdog, he looks at me and I'm like "awww, but you're so cuuute!" and yeah, it is a good thing to be a cute dog. Ha ha.
my monkied brain: oz - puppieskatekat1010 on March 16th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
it's part of the wonderful evil of dogs - even when they're guilty they look super cute! And she did/does. She and I are getting much better about walks and stuff and she's just the fluffiest puppy!!
Lostgirllostgirlslair on March 14th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, darlin', I'm sorry this has all been so stressful and hard. ::hugs you like whoa:: I hope you find some time to unwind and that everything goes smoother from here on out. ::more huge hugs::
my monkied brain: f/w - devotionkatekat1010 on March 16th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
*squishes you* thank you darling woman - the kids went down to southby and i kind of took today as a mental health day - and even though i could use a week of this (grin) I'm feeling much refreshed.
BJ: Sleepy Nudara_starscream on March 16th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
Oh sweetie. (hugs tight)

Is there a reason your Japanese profs don't want to recommend you? Somebody slippng them We Hate Kate pills or something? Because that's an obvious breach of common-fuckin-sense.

(still hugging)