Fall is in the air and I’m tired. As of 10:30am, I had simplified my schedule by dropping my HRE course. As of 11am, I had given in to research interests, confirmed that 40 credit hours doesn’t mean I have to graduate, and picked up another course. Oh well. My current class schedule:
Monday: 501 discussion (Information Organization and Access)
Tuesday: Social Networks & Information
Wednesday: Pragmatic Technology
Friday: 501 (Information Organization and Access)
If I want to, I can graduate in the spring. The thing is that I really don’t want to – so I’m not sure where that leaves me, but I’m OK with that for the next five minutes.
I made an amazing dinner last night and will be eating leftovers for the next couple of days. Most of the time I really don’t like cooking just for me, but shopping and cooking for one does allow me to buy better ingredients and cook ridiculously wonderful meals that I couldn’t afford if I were cooking for others.
I had a ‘duh’ moment earlier in the week regarding my workout routine – I’ve been really struggling to make it to IMPE because of my work and school schedule, and then it occured to me that there’s a YMCA literally three blocks from my new apartment. I’m going to go check it out sometime in the next week. I can’t say I’m entirely likely to go swim laps at 6am, but having the option to do so at, say, 8am might mean getting to work out more than twice a week.
What else? I read Tricked by Alex Robinson over the weekend, which I really enjoyed. The narrative is much tighter than Box Office Poison, and Robinson does some cool things with the text and the way it represents one character in particular. The novel follows six seemingly independent story lines that collapse together as the story progresses – a washed-up rocker, a temp, a girl in search of her father, a fan who is slowly (or not-so-slowly) losing it, a con-artist, and a heartsick waitress. I think Box Office Poison is the better of the two, but Tricked is well worth the read.
OK, time to find more work to do for the next half hour, then off to the class I just registered for this morning.