Sunday, July 11, 2010

Updates

Oh internet, I know I haven't been there for you lately, and for that I am sorry.

It's just that there has been so much going on. See, when Willow died that got me pretty down, and when I'm down I feel like I'm this personality-free bag of flesh. That's not very conducive to blogging. Oh, me? Yeah, I'm doing better thanks, but, you know, it still hits me pretty hard once in a while.

The other thing is that I'm finally finishing up this school business. The deadline for my PhD dissertation is looming—I'm talking in two days here—so I've been spending, literally, almost every waking moment writing and rewriting and realizing there is no such thing as a fully functional word processor. Have I ever told you about my PhD research? It's pretty cool; I study horror movies. I'll be giving a very brief talk (like, 5 minutes) about the psychology of horror at Ignite London if you're interested. I'm going last, and you know what that means: I'M THE HEADLINER. And/or got chosen last in a hat draw. Whatevs.

So there's been all that stress, on top of other stress (mostly the good kind, but anything that gets my heart a-thump is still adding fuel to the fire), and although I've got enough mental resources to deal with it, it leaves me with few left to devote to you, dear internet. Don't worry, I will return to you soon. Then never leave you.

NE. VER. LEAVE. YOU.

5 comments:

Dysfunction Junction said...

Oh good. Because if you left me I'D FIIIIIND YOOOOUUUUU

Von said...

Damn, you being headliner, soon a PhD, and on the study of the Psychology of Horror movies...makes me want to marry you.

Then I remembered: it's marriage is an outdated insitution.

Hehe. Good luck dude! Defend well! I wish I was there so I could listen to both talks of yours!

Hey Lady! said...

What a relief, the Internet and I were about to send out a search and rescue party to find you. So glad to hear you're still around and doing alright.

Good luck with the paper. And I'm jealous of your research. I wish I could sit around and watch horror movies all day and it be something productive.

Let us know how Ignite London goes!

knitty_kat said...

If you ever feel the need to scratch a dog or smell the farts, Bogey is more than willing!

Glad you are feeling somewhat better. Hang in there!

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

Found you through Studio 30 - loving the blog and am now following you.