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Getting Work Done

"Post it Time!" by 3oheme

oh, where to start?  I’ve been absent from this blog for the past week because:

  • I presented my thesis presentation this past Saturday. Essentially, a 12-minute speech/power point talking about my paper, and then answering questions. Despite the fact that I was sick and nervous, I managing to do well on the presentation and the grade. :)
  • I wrote an eight page paper on Othello for a class.
  • I wrote two three page papers for my French Film course.
  • I just emailed my professor my 25-page thesis paper.  PHEW.
  • And of course, I worked, interned, acted as president of two clubs, did various readings for my other classes, cleaned my house, and this morning I headed home for Easter break.

Sooo, I’ve been quite the busy bee.  and I have one (short) paper to finish up tomorrow, but after that I am looking forward to a relaxing Easter weekend and a  less stressful week next week, now that the bulk of my papers (and thesis) are finished.

But all I can say is, I have this INCREDIBLE feeling of RELIEF and ACCOMPLISHMENT after all that work!!

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Alone Time

I have wonderful friends. I have a busy life. I am even connected to those who are far away via Facebook, cellphones and other technology.

But sometimes, you just gotta be alone…

(This video is by filmmaker Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis)


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Rainstorms at Night

"Let it Rain" by tested

I admit going out in rain is not fun.  But when you are inside, cuddled in warm covers and listening to the wind gusts against your house and the rain beat against your windows it can be somehow comforting to know you are safe. I like cozy nights where I can enjoy the sound of the rain and warmth of my bed.

Last night was such a night like that. It stormed so bad the wind burst open the front door of our house, which I guess hadn’t been fully closed. (No worries–I have a night owl of a roommate, so she shut the door). The storm woke me up, but I listened to the rain until I eventually fell back asleep.

Living near the ocean is also an interesting experience when storms roll around, because before the storm comes you can hear the distant and eerie fog horn. While that sound is haunting,  at the same time it fills me with this feeling of awe and relaxation. The waves were also crashing loudly the past few nights, and the sound of the ocean filled the air for the past few evenings.

All in all, I love night time storms. Some people (and my dog) are afraid of them, but I feel safe inside and protected against the elements. And I love the thrill of watching a thunderstorm pass by (even though that does not always mean I’m safe).What about others? Are you afraid of rain storms, or do you find them comforting or exciting?

For the relaxing sound of rain without the storm, listen to this song. My family has a lot of these CDs by Dan Gibson, and they are very relaxing nature songs set to classical music.


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