So I'm sick again. Wheeeee. -_-
It's just another headcold, and it started Thursday night, but like most colds I get, this one has really bowled me over, and for the past few days I've been trying hard not to do anything, popping vitamins and cough drops like my life depended on it, being supremely
pissed off about being sick, and trying to stay away from people as much as possible so I don't cough on them (not that that's hard to do for me anyway).
This is the worst week to get sick, though -- I have two papers due on Friday, and another due a week from tomorrow. They're all around the 5-7 page range, so it's not too
terrible, but trying to write papers I have no interest in writing while feeling like I'm about to keel over really
isn't something I can deal with right now. :PPP What does help is that I've canceled my radio show tomorrow morning, one of my Wednesday classes have been canceled, and I don't really plan on going to any of the events this week that sound interesting, which gives me more time to rest and work. What would really
help is if we all got extensions on these papers, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. :(
I also have two screenings for two of my classes going on at the same time
tomorrow night -- which is also
at the same time Andrea Gibson
will be performing in town, who I really want to see. At first I was really bummed about not being able to go, but I realized recently that by giving the "oh I have to go to the other
screening I have that night!" excuse to both of my professors, I might just be able to get away with it. One of them I have to see before Wednesday (a relatively short one on former DRC dictator Mobutu), and the other one, The Social Network
, I can put off for a bit, so......yeah. My one social event this week. ^_^; (And for those of you not familiar with Gibson's work, here are a couple of examples: "Stay"
|| "I Do"
There is some good news, though: one of my professors is going to be on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Wednesday
!! :D She's my Politics of Virtual Realities prof, and she'll be on the show to promote her book One Nation Under Contract
, about the outsourcing of jobs typically performed by the government and military to private contractors, and what implications that trend has. People who've known me long enough may know that I'm not a TDS/Jon Stewart fan at all, but I'll definitely be watching.
And one of my other professors has published a very funny op-ed to the Washington Post today
, another one is a well-known and distinguished translator, and the other one is a bit abrasive but otherwise very charismatic and really
intelligent. How I managed to get such awesome professors this time around, I don't know. XD
Other than that, not much has been going on. Had an interesting debate with some people at the QSH Thursday night on ways to make the college's queer organization more inclusive, and Climatology Nerd made a surprise visit this weekend! It's awesome to see him again; right now he's applying for a really competitive teaching fellowship in New York City this summer, and I hope he gets it!
That's about it, I suppose. Now I'll have to go back to being sick, trying to do work, and other fun stuff. >_> Though I'll leave y'all with this little bit of I Can't Believe Something Like This Exists™
. (And why did Harry Belafonte agree to take part?) O_o;