Really, too quiet. It was a bit of a lonely weekend.
My lab-mates (along with any other Geo grad students back from AGU) continued our celebration of Lars' achievement at the local Woodstocks. The pizza was better than I remembered, though that may be because it was a different restaurant in a completely different city. They all went off to continue drinking, and I decided to head off home. Said goodbye to Stevan, Sanja's husband-- he was heading back home to Serbia, where Sanja will join him in ten days. Ten very long days for her-- I can completely sympathize. But she's got her own Orals to deal with on Thursday, so hopefully she won't have enough time to be sad.
I got a call from one of my good friends from GOC, Emily-- she's at a paid internship in DC working for some sort of start-up political company of sorts. I hadn't talked to her since graduation-- sounds like we may miss each other in LA, but there may be tentative plans to see each other while I'm out visiting nalroth
in December/January. (Squee!!! 17 days from now I'll be cuddled in his arms! <3! )
Saturday was less than fun... made a mistake and went and watched The Chronicles of Narnia
with a labmate, when I promised I'd see it with nalroth
. *sigh* I felt guilty the whole way through, and it kind of put a damper on it. Suffice it to say I've learned my lesson, and I am once again absolutely astounded by what a wonderful and understanding boyfriend I have. After the movie I managed to get a little work done on my phylogeny project, but overall I was too worn out to get much done.
Today I woke up early, chatted with my love before he started on his return trip from Connecticut, and got into lab. It was distinctly odd being in the Geology building on a weekend-- but also very peaceful. I think I may make a habit of it, whatever weekend I don't have plans with friends or nalroth
's unavailable. Spent a good six hours working on the phylogeny project-- and that's just data entry and running
the analyses! I have the information here in front of me to go over for trends and results stuff. Hopefully the paper won't turn out too bad. *cringe*
*sigh* I wonder very, very often if this is really what I should be doing. I spend all my free time thinking on creative things, like stories bouncing around in my head, video game ideas, drawing, crafting, etc... I mean, what will I do
with my PhD, anywho? I'd like to teach-- but I'm really only prepared to teach Bio classes, and what Bio department's going to hire someone with a PhD in Geology? Heh... makes me shake my head every time I realize that I'm getting a PhD in Geology without having taken a single geology class so far. That'll change next quarter, but it's fun to boast about now.
Anywho, I think I'm going to try to keep up on these every day or two updates-- it'll help keep those I don't happen to catch very often updated on my life.
In other news, I'm out of Nutella. D:
Also: All I want for Christmas is a little love