February 19, 2010

Is it over yet?

This. Has. Been. The. LONGEST WEEK Ever!

I am exhausted, slightly grumpy and just want to curl up in a ball, throw the blankets over my head and sleep for a good 5 hours. So today I am venting....and then I might bring it back to a happier place, to recoop and realize that it's almost over!

School My teacher is literally driving me insane. For one it's a class on the Creative Process and we spent 3 weeks discussing a book called, "The Double Helix". A personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA..... uh yeah, it was as boring as it sounds. According to my professor it must have taken a creative person to discover DNA, so we needed to learn all about how they did it so that we could make a grand "creative" discovery some day too! When not discussing DNA we were discussing patents. How to get a patent, how to come with an idea that is patentable, and all the stories he could think of about people he knows who have gotten patents. He's a big name dropper and loves to tell all kinds of stories about the people he has met.....in fact, for those of you who are Harry Potter fans...picture a real-life Professor Slughorn because I swear that's who he is!!!
I had class last night....and right now I have to say that the most annoying thing of all is his grading system!!! I have yet to see a number or a letter grade. All we get are words! "Good." Very Good!" "Superb" "Excellent!" ...sadly, i'm on the good end of things and I don't know if a "good" means C or its higher. I'm getting very irritated by the whole thing. Grad students don't like to guess at what a grade is....especially when they are trying to get tuition reimbursement!

The Smelly Kid I sit next to him. Its a strange mixture of B.O., cigarettes and something I can't quite place....but the guy smells and he sits right next to me in my thursday night class....for almost 3 full hours..... In addition, he has no boundries and is constantly twisting sideways in his chair and leaning back toward me COMPLETELY invading my personal space. I also can't stand his voice....he sounds like he swallowed something and it's stuck in his throat....but thats beside the point.

Sleep Needed Yes. It happened...this week I had people asking me if I was feeling ok...which is basically their way of telling me I look not so fantastic. I'm tired. My eyes are glassy. I haven't been sleeping well. What I do to sleep in until noon on a weekday is insane. I just want sleep so bad! And on the weekends I feel guilty when I sleep late because i've "wasted my whole day". I just want to sleep in and relax and watch trashy daytime tv all day long for once.....

An insatiable sweet tooth I ♥ chocolate. I just love everything about it! But I have been trying not to indulge quite so often. In fact, the rest of my Valentines Day treat chocolate ice cream has been sitting in the fridge untouched. mmmmm that sounds good right about now.....

Honk Honk! Beep Beep! I have been VERY lucky in the fact that I don't have to drive in rush hour. My morning commute it only 3 minutes from driveway to office...however, on the nights I go to class I have to go out in it...in rush hour...and pray I get to class on time. Its frustrating and I want to flip the bird to about every 10th car! No one cares about anyone else! They seem to drive by going "You want in? TOUGH! I want to get home 2 seconds sooner than I would if I let you in!" Traffic seriously makes me want to wave a big white flag out my window in peaceful surrender and hopes for a positive merging relationship.
Then once I finally make it to class I have to find parking...which is typically about a mile from the school stuck behind the little Lamar's Donuts shop where the smell taunts me as I try to run away as quickly as possible. Up the stairs to the school, down the hall, up 4 flights of stairs to the top level...and by the time I get there...WHEW! I am ready to take some deep breaths of air and relax...but wait! I can't! Smelly kid sits next to me!

Auntie Flo Yes, my little Mia became a woman yesterday.... I told her that just because she can have puppies now doesn't mean she should. She responded by licking me in the face.

But its ok....It's Friday!!!!!
So have your fries, and eat them too!

I did last night...and they were AMAZING!

....and for a little good will...here are a few more things making my week worthwhile....

Betty in Space My prints came in! I am so excited to get these matted and framed...although, im debating maybe using a colored mat or plain white...hmmm I just can't decide!

Code Blue! Friday lunch dates with Bridget watching Grays Anatomy start in just a little bit! I can't wait for lunchtime today!!!!

Pow! Bam! Zing! I just can't help but smile when I look at this little necklace!!! It WILL be mine!

A big thank you to Summer for all the wonderful chats this week! Love you!!!! and to Elizabeth for your amazing taste in music and wonderful email back and forth. LOVE that song for the wedding!!!

And a HUGE HUGE thank you to my I-Choo-Choo-Choose you swap lady Liz. for the AMAZING Valentines Day candies, votive candle holders and lotion! The candies were gone by the next day and the candle holders are sooo pretty!!! I didn't get a chance to take a photo yet, but i'm sure I will soon! You rock lady!!!! I'm so glad to have met you!

....and now i'm off.... Have a wonderful weekend to everyone!!!



Kimbirdy said...

Ugh! I know what you mean about the sleep thing! I feel so exhausted by the weekend I can't really go out and have adventures like I used to. I hope things settle down for you soon! Maybe a little shop therapy? ;)

Morgan said...

I'm so with you! I've had the busiest week and it just won't end! I need a weekend of nothing to recoup!

bananas. said...

A. This has been a long week...not the longest but long.

B. I sit by the smelly guy every day to and from work. It's like i have a sign on my forehead that says "if you smell like ass, alcohol, cigarettes and/or dirty gym socks, please sit by me!" Its horrible.

C. Happy friday!!!!!!!

Rasha said...

I hear you on practically everthing you said.

Nicole said...

That's the second Harry Potter reference I've seen today!

I hope you have a great weekend to make up for your week.

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

I hate smelly people! Do you have assigned seats? Cheer up buttercup! I feel the same way I just want to have a lazy day but feel guilty being lazy on the weekend!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

I slept some for you last night. And thoe prints - to die for. Girly, I love them.

You make my day! You do. You do.

And poor Mia. Time to have the talk about the birds and the bees.

KatieSPerk said...

I think the clock started going in reverse today. I am so ready for the weekend. That fry picture made my stomach growl.

Kristin said...

I think you should spray something on the smelly kid! And that necklace is adorable!

~KS said...

I always get stuck next to the smelly kid... torture... Breathing through your mouth for an entire lecture is awful!!
Hang in there and relax this weekend!!

Simone said...

Oh Jenni, what a week, OMG!

You have a such a funny style of writing though that I couldn't help smiling....laughing WITH but not AT you obviously!! ;)

I hope that you, Spencer and the girls have a wonderful week-end - and that you catch up on some sleep.

Take care honey! xo

Anonymous said...

aww, you are so welcome my dear. i am so happy you're liking your hearty-hearts package. so very nice meeting ya too (^-^).

this is such a funny post, especially Mr Stinker, to bad he wasn't part of the Choo Choo, cause somebody could've shown him some love with a lil' hygiene package, lol. i hope you're now gettng some plentiful rest you may be needing my dear.