Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Spring 2007 is finally over in fcsgs-stan. In an effort to make my publication list "worthy," I submitted three papers this semester, with numbers 2 and 3 submitted last week. One might call that an academic death march.

After three days of movies, sleep, and retail therapy, I arise from the ashes to resume my workaholism. Here are the highlights from the three-day fallout:

  • Took the package to the post office I'd been meaning to send for a month. It was a return on the bras I'd bought online. Both were the exact same size from the exact same company of the exact same bras I'm already wearing. One was too small. One was too big.

  • Paid my bills.

  • Watched "Waitress," "Pirates of the Carribean 3", and the first sixteen episodes of "Heroes." Ratings: Good, Confusing, Addictive.

  • Spent the "Linens & Crap" gift card I got for my birthday (yeah, last year). Thanks to Moira for a new mesh strainer!

  • Went to the vet to refill the dog's prescriptions.

  • Went to a bar with the boyfriend's friends. The duchess and I kept each other company while the boys talked about oral sex and unification.

  • Went to the bank.

  • Lost three "stress pounds" in 4 days.

  • Bought a fantastic pair of pants that met 3 of my 4 pant requirements: i) drape nicely on my bottom; ii) comfortable; iii) funky.

  • Bought Miranda July's newest book with the Borders gift card I received last January for participating in a study. I don't normally buy books, but I really like this gal!

  • Planned two parties. One going-away. One birthday.

I just did a quick calculation. Between walking the dog and riding my bike, I've burned more calories today than I've consumed. Hm. I think I'll have a latte!


shannon said...

pants that are asstastic are key!!!

can't wait to see you out my way (aka home) soon!!!

Sarah said...

Duchess and I keep each other company quite often. In fact I have to say Duchess is my favorite beer. If I didn't know better I'd think you were me last weekend. But I know *I* didn't write 3 papers this semester. *laugh*

FemaleCSGradStudent said...

Sarah! Glad to see another Duchess fan. The following beers are always tied for being my favorite:

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
Unibroue Maudite
La Trappe Quadruppel

Yep, those strong sour beers, those flemish reds, with >6% alcohol. Mmmmm....

Sarah said...

Too bad we're in different fields of CS. Otherwise I'd say we should meet up at a conference and find a good bar. If you're ever in MA let me know! The best thing about this state, as far as I can tell, is the beer selection.