Jul. 1st, 2009

  • 12:00 PM
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God, I've just discovered a few hundred words of Terribly Serious Top Gear fic I started writing back during the height of TG obsession. Now I sort of feel compelled to finish it, even though writing earnest Top Gear RPS would clearly be something of a low point in my life. Dilemma.

The new series of TG, by the way? I am loving it in completely unironic ways. I'm definitely over the worst of TG fannishness (I haven't even read Richard Hammond's second memoir, yet. Though I do own it.) but it still keeps pulling me back. Stephen Fry was on this week, which was extra special. And I found the challenge completely hilarious. I just can't help myself. For shame.

I should be in the library all day but I've stayed home to watch tennis; despite this, I am finishing the first draft of my conference paper today if it kills me. YES.

I also may have to go the doctor because I still can't hear out of my left ear, and it really kind of hurts as well. Probably not a good sign?


Jun. 1st, 2009

  • 3:39 PM
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Stuff going on in mojoworld at the moment includes:

  • in a month-ish I am giving a paper at a conference, which I haven't written yet, and so I'm basically going to spend the next month in a state of ever-escalating anxiety. It's going to be my first conference paper, and it has the safety of being a conference held at the university of excessive acronyms, but the terror of being an international conference full of impressive people who will be mean to me.

  • my students sat their exam this afternoon and I have to submit all the marks by Friday, and it doesn't look like I'm actually going to make it on to campus to pick up the scripts until tomorrow, so this week I will mostly be marking those and not writing the aforementioned conference paper, which gives me more anxiety. I also have general ongoing marking anxiety because, I don't know, I just don't really feel qualified for the whole process, and I really wish they would double-mark everything, but they don't for first years, so, whatever, but. I fret.

  • I wasted the whole weekend with a friend visiting, driving around the Norfolk coast drinking wine and listening to Van Morrison. But I feel pretty good about that.

  • sun! :D

  • I finally got around to watching season three of Friday Night Lights and I loved it so much I've been going round telling anyone who will listen that FNL is as good and important as The Wire, just in a sort of completely different way. So far people have ignored me, but I will persevere.

    Some random things about it that I loved, with spoilers )
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