But September decided to have none of it.
|From The Enchanted Cottage (1924). YES. My sentiments exactly.|
The Fall semester is typically a whirlwind of surprises, deadlines, and extra events to color autumn and dawning winter with different flavors of stress.
The best way to express this past month is with bullet points:
- Being up to my nostrils in manuscript revisions
- Attending meetings about things like how to graduate by properly formatting thesis
- The usual school stuff (like teaching and taking classes)
- Squirming over a ridiculously lovely burgundy coat - and NOT pressing the "purchase" button
- Emotionally prepping for Disney's Food and Wine Festival
- Welcoming my best friend and her husband's new baby girl (even if it's only through email so far).
- Rolling around on the floor with my dog, Misty
- Putting off watching Gravity Falls because, as amazing as that cartoon looks, I can't find whole episodes (or balance that and manuscript revisions).
- Contemplating buying a blow-up, electronic Dalek and riding around in it at school.
- Adopting a Dalek mentality towards my revisions. EXTERMINATE THE ADVERBS!
Through every speed bump this past month, I had to tell myself:
The truth is: of course I care. I always care. But just watching this gif made my stress more bearable - especially because I loved the film, In the Good Old Summertime. It's the first color film I saw with Buster in it. He's adorable and I almost cried when he appeared on screen ;_;
|Dwah. Look at 'im.|
Returning from my digression... this month hasn't been all business. I've eaten a lot of sushi (there's a new all-you-can-eat buffet in town), listened to Shelly Fraley's albums over and over, and geeked out over Richard Barthelmess in The Enchanted Cottage (1924).
OH. And I was just bored enough at a meeting today that I doodled this (and colored it when I came home):
|Jimmy, Ashlyn, and Diamond! Yay!|
I dragged my feet through this month. It's actually surreal to think that it's almost over. And I'm looking forward to October.