So, though there have been things, I didn’t go into any of them from…pretty much the time we landed in PGH. I aim to avoid a long, detailed retelling of every nuance of every moment, but I had that aim in my last blog as well. But at least I have good intentions, and good intentions never led to anything bad…right?
Life in the ‘burgh has been moving at its typical (of late) frantic pace. The day we got home, we had to drive to Freeport, then I had to shower, change and we had to drive about an hour the opposite direction so I could make an interview that proved to be, basically, a waste of my time, and was conducted while I had enjoyed a full…I don’t know how much sleep, but little enough that I was literally unable to fight it’s pull on the car ride there and back, and fell almost instantly unconscious for four hours when we got home again.
Wednesday, recovering from a sinus infection, I put on a dress and makeup and came into town for the Student of the Quarter luncheon…which I was late for and then couldn’t find and eventually gave up on, so instead of doing homework at home, in PJs, on my sofa, I did it in a dress, make up and jewelry, on a bench at school.
On Thursday, my last minute thrown-together paper for my Psych presentation beat the pants off of the theoretically researched and not-last-minute papers of everyone else in my group.
Friday and Saturday were spent very specifically not doing homework and recouping from the CA trip a little… on Friday I went for a walk and had a tea with Anna, then cleaned the living room and dealt with my mostly-untouched-since-returning suitcase, and on Saturday, Briggs and I (finally) got to go see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which I liked a lot, aside from his choice of the bored, issuey hipster chick over the adorable and sweet and fun Asian girl.
Yesterday I finally did at least a little homework, and made some yummy-tastic spinach lasagna. And we (finally) got around to watching Inglorious Bastards…which I liked a lot, aside from the fact that at least 2/3 of the long movie is subtitles (which I have no problem with, except that you can’t do anything ELSE while you watch a subtitled movie) and also that the ‘Bastards’ were big jerks. I liked the French Jewish girl with the cinema. (However, look at that poster design…is that not GORGEOUS?)
Other stuff that’s been happening:
-Since returning to Pittsburgh, the weather has been much more habitable. It gets hot during the day, but not so humid you need a snorkel (which wouldn’t work anyway, if you think about it), and cools off at night.
-Along with the one disappointing and one successful interviews so far, I have one planned for tomorrow, one for Thursday, and another next Tuesday. This is both exciting and nervous-making.
-I’m on a hiatus from coffee again…when I quit a few years ago I thought, for some reason, that espresso drinks were to blame for my stomach lining screaming in pain…but no…it’s just coffee in general, and how much I drink (usually on an empty stomach) in specific. So, I’m back on tea for a little while, and hopefully, by the time it’s cold and I really want coffee again, I will be able to drink it with impunity, for at least a little while.
-I began to wonder today if the coffee really WAS to blame, as I’m only drinking tea and still getting twinges…almost as though the stress of school and internships and portfolio and being broke and a million other things were effecting my stomach acidity level.
-yeah…i think that’s everything.