I think being a full-time student with a fellowship and a research assistantship (divided between two professors) on top of identity stuff is/was a bit excessive. I'm doing it, sure, but there's virtually no time left over. It tends to cut into sleepy time and that's making my Slavic show. Next semester I won't be doing two positions at once. The pay doesn't even out the stress. Other than that, same old problems, same old work, same old life.
So a toddler ran away from me the other day. She was trumping down the street with her presumed mother, arms up like she was on a roller coaster, laughing away, and then stopped dead and just stared as I passed. So I bent down to say hi. She stared at me a moment longer and then took off. The good news is the look on her face seemed to say, "Wow. You're boring" as opposed to, "You scare me." What a nice change.
I've received several comments lately, some directly, some mediated, as to how "awesome" my voice is sounding. Thanks, everyone. That puts a smile on my face.
I'm not sure what's more fun: falling up the stairs or running into a wall. Neither of these is virgin territory, but I think the former makes me laugh a little harder than the latter because of the epic sound effects. *scamper scamper scamper WHAM*
Those few days of nice weather were a tease. It prompted me to break out my iconic footwear and spring fedora (yeah, not even the fall one; I was going all out). As it got colder again, I thought I could counteract it with my mighty headgear. Yeah no. But I'm nonetheless back to my sneakers and hats. If looking stupid never stopped me before...
There was something of substance I planned to say, but now of course I can't remember it for the life of me.