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goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: President Donald Trump.

It's been a while, hubski, but checking in from Canada as I watch the final results tally in.

Damn, guys... Even the most conservative people in the prairies here are just shaking their heads.

Oh no. For the first time in my life, I've committed a reading sin: Having multiple books on the go.

I have Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and Other Strange Tales underneath my water bottle. I finished The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (which, by the way, was very interesting - I can only imagine what a shock it would be to read before all the pop culture surrounding this story), The Body Snatcher, and The Bottle Imp. Only Markheim and the unfinished Weir of Hermiston is left... but I got distracted.

I had started Joseph Heller's Catch-22 last month, but admittedly I wasn't as focused as I needed for this book. Only 120 pages in and it sits unfinished by my lamp.

Someone had given me a collection of Agatha Christie murders that occurred on trains. Thankfully I finished all 3 of those and can put it into my "to be donated" pile; I simply don't have the space for books, sadly.

I have the complete collection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales. I'm maybe a quarter of the way through? I'd like to sit down and finish this one, but it's definitely low priority since it can be picked up at any time.

I'm currently reading Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. I really shouldn't have started it but now I HAVE to finish it since someone saw me reading it and wants to borrow it. The story itself is interesting (I love knowing classic stories) but I can't say I found his essay The Custom-House particularly useful. Maybe I'm lacking on historical context?

This would all be fine and dandy, but then someone went and lent me a book. Which of course hits top of my pile. My father gave me his copy of The Odyssey, and someone insisted on giving me their copy of The Iliad to read before.

Having started spring semester, I also have two textbooks to power through. Which I should, admittedly, be working on right now...

goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2016

Where are you hiking? Possibly bringing snowshoes when you previously weren't planning to is a big change. Are microspikes a possibility?

goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 3 Questions with @goo

That could prove to be a little hard, we are fairly spread out!

goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 30, 2016

On Saturday, someone I grew up with died in a car accident. He was 19.

We weren't close friends by any means, but it's the first time Death has brushed my arm as he walked by.

goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: My Heroic and Lazy Stand Against IFTTT

What! I had no idea. I really like IFTTT - it doesn't do much for me, but it pushes my morning weather update at a certain time (why do so few weather apps do that?), changes my phone's background based on the top post on reddit's EarthPorn sub, and texts people on their birthdays for me. Because let me tell you, as the girl who forgot her own mother's birthday last year, I am atrocious at this.

I'm still not entirely convinced this whole Trump thing is Americans just trolling the crap out of each other.

Is this real life?

Thanks tng! It's kind of frightening that I debated just accepting the mark. What a relief before the long weekend!

goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 23, 2016

Duly noted for birthday gifts for my bearded friends!

I think my tip is to keep doing something. Be busy. Things that force you to stay in the present. Work out, get outdoors and push yourself, cook, get out and around people. I speak as a university student who is ignoring the pressing issue of finding an internship for the summer.

goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 23, 2016

It was a ton of fun. I love activities where you just compete with yourself. I've been told there are spin classes elsewhere in the city that are like going to rave with flashing lights and dubstep.

Okay, maybe that 20% was enough to frighten me away, but I don't want to think about that! Let me self-blame for a little while.

goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 23, 2016

I'm submitting for a grade reappraisal! Hopefully I can at least bump it up to a C+ or something, the TA was not clear at all. It is a learning experience!

goo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 23, 2016

Pros:

Went to a spin class for the first time ever and killed it. Have a lot of friends, doing well in school, seeing my mom tonight. Excited for hiking season. It's nice outside.

Cons:

Broke it off with a guy last night who checked off 80% of my boxes because I'm terrified of commitment. Got a C- on a paper for the first time ever. Booked an appointment with professor to discuss aforementioned paper, who did not show up. The world is falling apart.

I'm doing okay.

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