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18 October 2010 @ 02:00 am
I didn't get as much done as I had hoped, but I feel less nervous and a touch more prepared. More importantly, I feel like part of a community and I can feel the love I otherwise would have tried to escape. So it's worth it.

Cleaned my room, prepared for tomorrow, removed my old manky mattress and replaced it with the new one, caught up on some Internet stuff, bought some stuff at the shop, confirmed my first dissertation meeting and re-wrote my To Do List.

It was 'straight edge' day so my household decided we didn't want to participate, being the rebels (oh ho ho how original :P) we are. Everyone else went out to buy booze while Mark and I (every gay in this house is nearly completely nocturnal) were sleeping.

After we visited the co-op to buy some food-stuff and milk, we popped into Up The Junction. Mark bought me a Desperado (? beer + tequila + lime?) even after I protested. He is too kind to me. We discussed his nearly!almost!boyfriend (yes, they've increased level) and how Matt doesn't want to be 'boyfriends'/in a relationship because of his prior relationship (we never escape exes) and best friend (who fancied Mark too). Mark and I were somewhat amused because those two spend more time together than a lot of the people I know in relationships.

Now I am on in bed preparing for my first night of sleep on my new mattress. I won't get enough sleep but then, I'm always too much or too little. Tomorrow I'm into London for Sister Activist Training Day. No idea what it will entail, but I always love a conference and we get food. Just nervous about travelling into London - I always am.

Dissertation meeting with Nick on Tuesday. Nerves out of hand. Will be going in with just a rough outline. Eh. I'm a hard worker. I'll get through it...

This 'sanity' thing is incredibly difficult, in case any of you were wondering.
therealsnape: Channels Snapetherealsnape on October 18th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
Have you read the story The Conference yet at minerva_fest? This week it was, and sorry, no time to do the full linking - must rush off to work.

It'll be fun to compare your experiences to those of Snape and Min.
Kiwi Crocus: Text || Square root rainbows.cranky__crocus on October 19th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
I have not yet read that story! No blame for not fully linking - hope work went well!

I'm sure Snape and Min's experiences were far less feminist than mine. :P

Will have to promise to myself that I'll get to those soon. For now, I am finished with my dissertation outline and falling asleep at the keyboard. This comment is only getting longer because I know that I have to open my eyes to move onto a new task.
lash_laruelash_larue on October 18th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
New mattresses are like new friends, you have to dance around a bit to get comfortable, but you may find something that you've been missing.

For some reason, I no longer worry about you. I'm under no delusion that life will be puppies, kittens, and long afternoons with Drew Barrymore for you, just no longer worried.

But always concerned.
Kiwi Crocus: IM&Y || Dancing.cranky__crocus on October 19th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
I will work to befriend my mattress. I loved what you said about new friends and dancing around for comfort. (:

You don't know the reason your worry has transformed into concern? Regardless, I think I'm glad.

Oh, there will be puppies and kittens, but alas no long afternoons with Drew Barrymore (although perhaps short fangirl moments with equally attractive actresses, musicians and the like).

What is the concern?
lash_laruelash_larue on October 19th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
Perhaps "interested" would have been a better choice of words. I feel sure that you are going to get through this year in good shape, but it does matter to me how things go for you.