Exciting announcements in the life of wildestranger
1. My elbows are turning green. No, seriously, they are. And much as I like the colour green (and anyone who has met me can attest, usually with some regret and a certain amount of dread, how much I love the colour green. It produces reactions in me that are otherwise reserved for Rodney McKay and baby pigs.), I'm not terribly keen on the idea of it being a colour on my skin. So, like any other crippled, heavily medicated, and paranoid young person, I mentioned this to my doctor (well, rheumatology nurse, really).( Cut for unexciting medical discussion )
2. I am moving house in a few days. I won't have internet access to begin with, since I keep forgetting to call NTL and their Phoneservice of Doom, and so won't be able to spend that much time online. I'm hoping this will increase my work productivity. But considering how lazy I am, it's far more likely that I'll spend the first week watching SGA dvds and drinking unnatural quantities of green tea.
3. Oh and my SGA S3 dvd arrived. *g* I has a Rodney now. Rodney, enveloped in a Wraith cocoon, whining and bitching at Ronon, his voice growing endearingly high. Rodney, poking at Sheppard to stop reading over his shoulder. Rodney, talking about catwoman with Sheppard and being held against a wall by Ronon and telling Lucius to fly. Rodney, with an arrow on his ass, and kiwi fruit boxers, and whining.
In short, I can has Rodney. :D
4. It's that time of year when students are starting to get back to university, and lecturers are starting to panic about their classes and research and stuff, and I'm really enjoying all the posts about the start of the academic year. People getting new rooms/flats/dorms, or starting new courses, or teaching new courses, or finding new friends and take-away places and what have you. There's something quietly exhilarating about it all, the potential for new learning, new lives, new ways of thinking about yourself as participant in academia. Of course, I am also quietly (or not *g*) jealous of a lot of these people who get to start it all and experience being an undergraduate, or postgraduate, or lecturer (okay, most jealous of people who have things like funding and successful research), but it is nevertheless fun to read through people's posts about it and in a way, have vicarious experiences of what it's like to be a first year at an American/Australian/Welsh university, or a postgrad in Canada/Scotland/Oxford, or a lecturer in a small college, or a big university, or anything in between.
It's thrilling, and after eight years of university education I still think that academia is the most exciting thing in the world. And I'm fiercely glad that I, even in my small and generally-failing-at-life sort of way, am a part of it.