Giving as good as I get: an expanded update

Okay, so as the last “chit chat” posts suggest, the past couple of weeks have really super awesome. Part of that is winning the aforementioned award (and prize money and bragging rights) but also things have just been going my way finally after what felt like the longest time where things were going well but not quite great. Everything has just been better.

Given the fact that I was sick this week, I think the past two weeks even out in terms of awesomeness (otherwise this one would have pulled ahead). Each week included one aced midterm. Last week included more time to gawk at “Hades” and wish I had more excuses to talk to him. This week included super awesome amazing news. So it all balanced out.

I’m finally feeling a little better, like close to normal practically. Huge relief. Working 9 to 5 wasn’t even painful, I felt that good about the week as a whole. Plus I read three books during my convalescence and one at work today. Insane!

On Friday I read part of my massively huge thesis story–part meaning 20 pages. It was kind of intense but the feedback was really good. It was less good when the guy who read after me got all of this “you are amazing, I want to read your novel and be your groupie” feedback, but that’s the way it goes sometimes I guess. And another girl did notice and told me it was unfair (the theory is that my story is more complex and just longer so less ready for instant feedback). At least it’s not just in my head. “Real Hades” had little to say about the story with “fake Hades.” Part of me worries this is because he knows he is Hades, but that seems unlikely. It’s actually impossible. I just have an overactive imagination.

I haven’t received any stars from the professor yet (stars=A grade) so I’m kind of very worried about that and need to ask her about it, but I’m sure it will be fine. I also need to write a term paper over spring break. I have a week off from school and no plans. I am so excited. I can sleep in, I can write papers. It’s fantastic.

Also, I don’t know how to pay my taxes properly so I got an unexpected refund which is always nice.

Finally, lots of people have been commenting on here using the nicknames which I have created for the sake of anonymity in this blog (“Julie” and “Lea”) and that amuses me so I just wanted to point out that it was appreciated.