HALF OVER. I can't even believe how quickly it went by.
The fact that it's midterm week also means that I have an archaeology midterm tomorrow and a Global Change Biology midterm on Friday, which in turn means that sleep and free time will be scarce until then.
However! Everything is all right, because, as Aparna wrote about yesterday, it hit 44 degrees this weekend, and it was beautiful. I got to take a walk for the first time in a month (I suppose I could have taken a walk in the cold, but I kind of like my appendages). Alex and I walked through the residential part of Northfield because we sometimes forget that real people (adults, small children) exist.
As we walked, we discussed the screenplay we're writing, which I just realized I've never written about in this blog. The screenplay is a Very Important Project that we've been working on since winter break. It's a romantic comedy about college students, at Carleton or a place just like it. It started off as a repository for all our inside jokes, but it's taken on a life of its own, and now it's 50 pages long and we want to finish the rough draft by spring break, and possibly start filming in the spring. (This is easier than it seems – all we'll need to do is borrow a camera and some equipment from the CAMS department and we'll be ready to go.) I've never written collaboratively with someone before, so this has been very exciting.
So I've been clinging to the memory of the warm weekend to get me through this week, and so far, knock on wood, it's been working.
Now for something odd and random: I noticed today that I can check the statistics of this blog, including the search terms that got people here. Some of them are pretty funny:
"claires snow boots"
"lots of ladybugs dying in october"
"is there a website that will write a paper for you" (Sorry, this website has her own papers to write.)
"where to buy marion berries from oregon"
and, last but not least, "effects of nutella at night". (I imagine they're similar to the effects of Nutella during the day.)