Although college football updates and BCS scenarios have virtually transformed my personal homepage into a sports blog over the past two weeks, there actally is other stuff going in my life, too. I figure I’d give everybody a brief update on that now.
In about an hour, I will be on campus to take my second of three final exams, this one for my media-law class. My last exam is tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM, and then I’m done for the semester — sort of. I still have three papers due, at least two of which I will probably end up e-mailing to my professor from home. My winter break won’t really begin until around Dec. 17, when I leave all my worries, cares, and stressors behind, and head to Hawaii for a week-and-a-half vacation with Becky and her family.
Ah yes, Hawaii. It will be my 47th state, and the furthest west I’ve ever traveled. It will also be the first time I’ve ever been away from my parents at Christmas, which is sad. But the vacation will be lots of fun, and our family is sort of “moving” Christmas to New Year’s Day. We’ll open our gifts and do all our traditional things then. In the mean time, in order to facilitate the Hawaii trip but still go to my mom’s thesis art show (which opens Monday) and still spend a decent amount of my break at home, I’m flying more than 15,000 miles over the next month and a day. Tomorrow begins the odyssey. Here is a map of my flights:
My itinerary for the next week or so goes a little something like this:
Wednesday: Final exam, 8-10 AM; Finish a paper or two and pack for home; Leave on SuperShuttle at 9 PM; Fly out of L.A. at 11:30 PM.
Thursday: Arrive in Connecticut in the morning; Continue working on papers; Go see the new Bond movie with Jen.
Friday: Continue working on papers (hopefully finish everything!); Go see the new Star Trek movie with Sean.
Saturday: Drive/ride down to New York City with my mom; Help her set up her thesis show; Watch the Heisman ceremony at 8 PM.
Sunday: Go see a Yiddish theatre production with my mom; Continue helper her set up; Take Greyhound back to Connecticut.
Monday: Drive/ride back down to New York City with Jen; Go see my mom’s show.
Tuesday: Get a ride back to Connecticut, and to Bradley Airport; Fly to Phoenix.
Wednesday: Go see The Two Towers!!!
Thursday: Depart for Hawaii!!!
So that’s the future. What about the present? Well, Becky has been gone since Thursday — she’s in Arizona already, done with finals — and Toby has been gone since Thanksgiving, so needless to say, I’m a bit lonely. But I’m managing. I have so much work to do, it’s not like I have any time for socializing anyway!
Okay, speaking of work, I gotta go — need to shave, print out my one-page “open notes” cheat-sheet thingy, eat some dinner and head off to my final! I’ll try to write more later… adios!