After the game tonight I left my grandparents’ house and headed home as usual. I needed to stop off to get some bleach and laundry soap at Meijer, because it was on sale and I hate going to Walmart on any evening. Nothing unusual yet.
I put my headphones on and turned up the iPhone and headed into the store. A little podcast listening while I walked the store was amazing! I didn’t hear the annoying overhead loud speaker asking so-and-so to call such-and-such. Just my podcasts and a little music. I headed up to check out and took out the earbuds long enough to pay. No one said anything and I didn’t notice any weird looks really.Â After I paid, I drove home to the sounds of the new Starbucks Free iTunes songs. Not bad really.
Once I got home and had everything put away, I cleaned the bathtub quickly with my newly purchased Comet. A little bleach in the toilet and a quick scrub finished off the chores for the evening.
Now it was “my time.” I could do what I normally do and turn on the TV and just sit here numb and watch whatever the Tivo caught over the last few hours or I could do what I’ve been really meaning to do and start reading again. Books. Not blogs, not weird websites, not Wikipedia. Books. With pages. I went through my bookshelf the other day and moved all the books I own but haven’t read to one side of one shelf. There are about 12 that need to be taken care of. Some fiction, mostly non-fiction. I also realized that I ordered 3 books last week that were going to have to be read. I find that I keep buying books and never read them. Gotta change that, I’m going to start reading again. Books. Tonight I read about 50 pages in a book I’ve been working on for months about the origins of Freemasonry. Its dry admittedly, but I started it, made it 100 pages in and now I am going to finish it. I’ll probably try to alternate between fiction and non-fiction, much like I do with Netflix, a documentary, an Office disc, then some random movie, and back around again.
Changing my choices like that keeps it fresh for me. Sometimes I can be analytical considering the consequences of the actual decisions of others, and other times I can let my imagination run wild, thinking of what the characters and scenes actually look like and hearing them saying their lines.
As usual I’m changing things in life for the sake of change mostly. But honestly I haven’t even wanted to turn the TV on tonight and it’s been kind of nice just sitting here in the quiet calm of the late fall evening, just me and my thoughts. Peace, of the mind and of the world, is greatly under appreciated.
So I got up late this morning, ate some left over Subway and read the paper. I went to my uncles to work on some video for about 30 minutes. Now it’s time to study. Let’s review what I have to get done today, or at least this week (if I don’t do it today, it’ll never happen): Study for IB Midterm (Monday), Complete research and writing of J404 journal (Tuesday), Complete marketing question, 2 pages plus (Wesnesday), work on Case Study, 6 pages plus PowerPoint slides (Thursday), Start J404 case, due next tuesday… So there’s all this stuff I basically have to get done today, the problem? I have no motivation what so ever to even touch any of it. This is all very bad. I dont’ know if its just my mood lately or that I can’t get a comfortable place to study lately, either way I don’t want anything to do with school today… Stripes is on too, that’s going to make studying even harder… Here’s to the books!
Actually it’s more like the bookstore that really sucks. This semester I spent about $400 on 6 books. These books have been very heavy to carry to and from my classes while only actually using them a few times. I knew that when book buy-backs came around I would not recieve much for them, but today when I tried to sell them all back I was completely and utterly appalled. $12!!! They wouldn’t buy back 4 of them at all and only offered me $8 and $4 for the others. How retarded is that? I’m fuming mad right now, I need to buy books for the summer, and I have no money to do that with right now. So nwo I’m going to go study for my psych test (wouldn’t buy that book back, overstock) and then I’ll be off to my Soc. test (wouldn’t buy that book back because they aren’t using it anymore). So yeah… i’m off. Leave some comments about your book buy-back experiences….
Last night I think I slept a total of 3 hours… not in a row though… Had a Carmel Macchiato and a DoubleShot from Starbucks… Not smart at 930 at night… Went out with the gang last night just to catch up on things, it appears that not one of us has a very exciting life at all… I’ve spent most of the last week with Emmy though. That’s probably the biggest news, we’re still friends. It weird I ran into someone last night, and of course they asked about her. It was cool to say that after everything we’ve been through that we’re still friends and we’re getting along just great. I mean yeah there is some tension over our “status” or whatever but just the same I think we’re really getting close again. Right now, I think that’s all I care about, yeah having her back s “mine” would be wonderful but I know she can’t make that decision yet and I don?t’ want her to until she is totally sure. Can’t deal with the heartache again. I’m going to buy my books for next semester today… $500… I won’t even use them most likely. I’m ready to go back to school I think… There?s not much else to do when all your friends work and stuff during the day. I have a good schedule next semester I think… 2 days a week, and then I can work the other days. Matt’s leaving soon, I’m bummed. Anyway I found a new site this morning, kind of like Relevant but different I guess. It’s called The Ooze If nothing else, it gives me something to blog about now and then I guess. It gets my mind going in the least. Either way it’s on my favorites/daily sites to visit now. I dunno, I spent part of last night working on my laptop… It’s almost back to normal now and actually appears to be working just fine. Maybe I won’t be getting a new one. Unless I can find a way to break it or something. I’m mad right now cause my stupid site is down and no one is going to read this. But like I’ve said a hundred times before, I need this to stay sane. I wish these people would get on the stick and get this stupid site fixed. It’s been down for like 5 days now. They have a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Where’s my money? Anyways I should be getting to work now. I’ll catch you all later.