If you are reading this, it means that I have survived finals.
Well, actually, it means that the programming on my website didn’t fail me as I scheduled it to post this entry at a time after which I would have turned in my last paper and during which I would be in a car driving home to New York for the holidays and, since blogging while driving is not something that computers have figure out yet (I’m confident that Siri will change this soon), decided that was my best course of action.
Here is a still-life I managed to capture of my desk the other day (completely not posed, just how my desk looked at the time). Yes, that is my ukulele and those are my chord charts. Yes, that is a nineteenth century print of an engraving depicting Act V of As You Like It sent to me by my Academic Fairy Godfather. Yes, my tape dispenser is in the shape of a black platform stiletto. As far as I’m concerned, this picture is proof-positive that whatever life choices I’ve made which lead to this moment are absolutely correct. A pretty validating thought for the end of my last fall semester of coursework.
This semester’s been tougher than I thought it would be. That said, I learned a lot, met some really interesting people, and have some shiny new projects to get me through the winter/Spring.
So, since I’m done, I’m taking a short break to be with my family for a week. I promise I’ll be back after the holiday. For now, have a watch of this “holiday card” I prepared for you (…when I say I’m only a “passable ukulele player” I really do mean it, so please take this as a sort of “amusing anecdotal internet offering” rather than any sort of masterpiece…. I know I messed it up at least once).
Happy holidays, happy finals being over, and happy take-a-friggen-break. You deserve it!
Lost of love,