Ever think so long and hard about something that your brain literally “hurt?”
I have successfully made it through the first week of classes… and am enough ahead on homework that today can be a day of rest. I have plenty to do tomorrow… but it can be done just then; tomorrow.
Something I am still scratching my head on is the fact that one of my fellow students drives a Fiat. I don’t know why that strikes me as odd… but good golly it sure does.
We had some decent storms on Thursday. They knocked out power and also knocked a huge limb out of a tree on our street. They had to close the road for the better part of a day to get the work done. They restored power quickly but it was obvious that we are going to have a few interruptions as they permanently fix the power lines.
The classes are going well despite the storms going on outside. I really enjoy my professors for the most part. They make things seem a lot easier than they probably really are. This may bode poorly in the future… but I’m not really going to think about that.
My brain was exhausted after this first week of classes. I skipped the library Friday afternoon and opted for a nap. That nap turned into a 3 hour snooze fest. Last night, people went out to the bars and invited me along but I decided to stay in. I had a drink and lounged in my leather recliner by myself and I can’t think of a better way to unwind.
I woke up early and hit up the farmer’s market this morning. Homemade salsa, homemade blackberry jam and hot banana peppers were the things that caught my eye. 15 dollars later and I had a full sack.
After unpacking my haul, the roomy and I found a barbershop and we got the ears lowered. The people here barely know how to cut hair. I have a part in my hair… but that does NOT mean that I have a “southern swoop.” No matter what the old money of the south may think… it is not a good look… on anyone. It just looks way too unkempt for me. However, the lady gave me a proper haircut after I explained what I wanted. This not only makes me cooler (temperature… well and “swag” wise as well) but makes me feel good too. The price of the hair cut did not have me smiling however.
People are going out tonight. I think the roomy and I will walk down to Fenian’s sometime this evening to visit with people. Since “everyone” went out last night, it is likely that tonight will be more dead. Those are my kind of establishments. I love a party… but I hate to feel crowded.
(On a side note – A doctor of the local hospital just walked in with his stethoscope still around his neck. Hmmm… how come every profession doesn’t do that? Plumbers don’t carry their wrenches into Starbucks. Judges don’t carry their gavels. I’m betting drug dealers even leave their stash in the car… why does the doctor bring his work implements in with him? Did he just forget that it was there? He drove in the car with it around his neck the whole time… is he just one of those pompous assholes that wants everyone to call him “doctor” when he is out and about? Seeing as the guy looks just like “Dr. Phil,” I’m going to use illogical reasoning and say that it is probably because he is and ass. I’m sure the guy has friends who probably find him very interesting… makes me think of “Thank You For Smoking” when Senator Ortolan Finistirre (William H. Macy) says to his aide, Ron Goode (Todd Louiso) -”So, when Ron Goode acts like a complete asshole on the Joan Lunden Show, I am being an asshole on the Joan Lunden Show.” If you haven’t seen this movie… watch it now.)
For all my teacher friends… Good Luck with the new year!
I’m off to take a well deserved nap. I may pop in “Thank You For Smoking” just for kicks.