Monday, February 07, 2005


February is the armpit of the month, as a wise orange tabby once said. IT's about 40 degrees, which is nice, 'cause that's warm for now. BUt it does mean that its raining instead of snowing, which means it's an icky cold rain. ANd it's been overcast for the last couple days. and the snow is all melting, which makes the sidewalks wet and slushy... but I rant.
the point is, I'm feeling down. Doldrums, I guess. Or Seasonal Affective Disorder, or whatever you want to call it.

I heard back from the BAkkens today about Greece- I didn't get in, but I am an "alternate", meaning if somebody backs out, I get a chance to go. BAsically meaning my chances are slim, but not quite nil. The only thing worse than saying 'no' is saying 'maybe'(I need to remember this for myself. I've done this to people before, and I know it's a jerky thing to do).

SPeaking of BAkken (he Bakken, not she Bakken), we're trying to get the Writer's House put together for next year. He's talked to me about a screening process, so the house will be a kind of... center, or haven for writing at Allegheny, which is what its supposed to be. I know as well as he does that its gone down a slippery slope since I got here, and maybe that's because its a bigger house. I don't know- the point is: while this may inconvenience, and even anger some of my housemates and friends, I have to agree with professor Bakken- the House isn't what it's supposed to be, and that means some of them may not live here next year (and while I hate to say it, I'm kinda annoyed with the lot of them for letting the house go into filth again... I feel like the only one who really cares about keeping it neat, which is scary since I'm a slob. THe chores are assigned for a reason- they need to get done, people! I don't like being an authoritarian work-monger, but I'd like to feel comfortable walking around barefoot.)

I still need to get my Incomplete Conmpleted, which means I need to get off my butt and start finding people to interview... and decide what I want to write about. It's due on the 17th, but I'd really like to have it done before then, just to get it over with.

I have very little money left. Between buying stuff from WalMart for the new semester, and filling up the gas tank a half dozen times, I haven't been able to save anything. I have enough for my chiropratic visit tomorrow, no problem, but I don't think I can affor an oil change and the other things that need fixing on the car (like the headlights that need replacing- they're really really dim- and the low washer light that won't go off)

I talked to Julie Oullette the other day. It was good to hear from someone from my time in INdia, even if I did get kinda homesick for it. SHe's apparently dating NAthan now. No real surprise there, really. DId kinda make me want to go up to Ottowa to visit, though. Imiss my Canuck friends, and feel guilty 'cause I haven't talked to them in forever. I should see when their Spring BReak is and what they'll be doing. BUt then I wanted to go to Fairfax and see Sara Bodde then, too... oh well. I may just be a bum and stay in MEadville. WHatever. I don't know anymore.

Alright. Enough of my apathetic ramblings. I should be doing my reading for tommorow.


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