This has been sitting in my "post an entry" window for a while

I've seen a lot of writing on the Internets about what it's like to be an introvert and how to deal with introverts, but not about being private. I think they're quite similar in a lot of ways--interacting with other people can get really stressful and people read that as being unfriendly, keeping yourself to yourself is most comfortable--but people don't seem to, um, talk as much about how hard it can be to be very private people.
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The 17th, the 1st, it's all the same.

So yeah, Tuesday of finals week was maybe a little optimistic a guess at when I would have time to do anything at all. I turned my last paper in last Monday. After the term was actually over. The weekend right at the end of term was basically Christmas, since my sister went to her in-laws' for calendar Christmas. And, well, a new journal helped, but it didn't make everything magically better all the time. It just... makes me reluctant to talk about any of it when things aren't better, since the brainwaves that say "if you made a 100% in that class, why didn't you make 100% in all the classes? What's this A minus?" also think that I'm not supposed to whine about that stuff here anymore.

So I had all these grand plans that I was going to finish editing all the pictures piling up in my to-edit folder and do writing I want to do, but mostly all I've done when I wasn't visiting people or doing stuff with Mom is sleep a lot and play a bunch of Solitaire. Overall Christmas has been pretty good; there were a few days once my sister and her husband left that I thought I should just go too, but I was meant to leave yesterday and then I was going to leave today and then I was tired so I decided to take a nap instead and leave tomorrow. There's nothing pressing in Indiana since classes don't start for another two weeks. Mom and Dad seem happy to have someone else in the house and they keep giving me stuff and wanting me to take things. Now I have an Android phone because Mom insisted I not settle for a phone that does the bare minimum I need. Of course, now I have an Android phone because I wanted one with a good camera and that would be better at texting than my old phone, and I have no one to text. I don't talk to anyone outside of work or class or student groups. It'll be useful the next time I have to coordinate with people on projects or transportation and all that sort of thing that comes up once the term starts, but this week I've been using the phone to take pictures of the cats and cheat at Jurassic Park Builder (the game is basically Farmville with dinosaurs, and frequently all the clickables reset if I let the phone go into sleep mode while the JPB app is running). But that's sort of how they are; once they realize I need something, they really, really make sure I have it. It's just as well I never took all my luggage to Indiana, because I'm taking back the big suitcase I left here to hold all the stuff they insist I take.

But so now that I have nothing at all to do until the Monday after next, I finally get around to answering the questions people asked me on the ask me questions meme. Hell, maybe I'll make it middle of December to middle of January, since that's when I have time.

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And then I still need to write about my favorite things in Bloomington, but this is damn long enough already and I haven't finished editing the pictures.

No time like the sheep... er, present

I'd been wanting to get in the habit of doing a pic spam weekly or so, because there are eighteen hundred files in my unedited photos folder and most of them are of things I meant to write about at some point. And I wanted to get more back into actually posting writing or even posting regularly at all. But I have no time right now since the last week of the term is next week and I still have three papers to write.

I did want to do the December "give me a topic" meme, though. December is half done and writing anything at all just because I want to before about next Tuesday? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, but it seems manageable right now.

MEME

Pick a date below and give me a topic - it can be anything, from fandom related to life related to art related to whatever you want.

They will probably be brief, or not, depending on the subject.

Also, I reserve the right to decline prompts that I don't feel equipped to meet.

Topics: you can get an idea from my tags/from the stuff I usually ramble about/from things you maybe wish I talked about more but don't.

You can request multiple topics (as long as they're on different days -- one topic per day!!).
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