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Persephone Lounge is Warm and Has Power!

So clearly, Persephone Lounge is not located at my house, because it’s unseasonably cold and my electricity keeps blinking out.

To stay sane (or at least semi-sane), I’m dreaming of a tropical vacation. With electricity.

What’s getting you through the week?

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So the problem my boss created then fobbed off on me is beginning to look like it might have a non-clusterfuck result, I rocked my phone interview for the new company, and I got tickets to the lecture that Neil Gaiman is giving in Pittsburgh next week because I am going to be there on a business trip and it is happily timed to be just after my last meeting. Life is looking better than it did yesterday.

Tomorrow after work, I get on a bus headed to NYC and my ladyfriend.

Aaaand I am getting super excited about studying again and possibly going back to school. I came up with another possible option for how to make that happen if I don’t do well on MCATs, but I got a super optimistic fortune cookie the other day. As I was downloading the first set of chemistry lessons, I had a fortune cookie while I waited, and it said “You will win success in whatever calling you adopt,” so that was pretty swell.

What’s keeping me going: in 7 more days I will hand in the written portion of my qualifying exams to become a real phd candidate. I’ve been freaking out about it for a while now, and frankly will continue to freak out about it for the next seven days. But when I’m done (or rather, when I hit the deadline) it will be out of my hands for a month. A whole glorious month when I do not have to come home after a full day of work and sit down at my home desk to continue to work on this damn essay; a month of not thinking about what edits I need to make while I’m trying to fall asleep; a month of having a glimmer of a life and free time and…. and it will be glorious.

just seven more days.
I can’t even tell you how much I will sleep, drink, and generally surround myself with awesome.

I have exams on Monday and Wednesday, but then I get to go home for more than a week as soon as they’re over. And that is keeping me going. In 5 days and 21 hours, I will be warm and snuggling with my my puppies. And nothing says happiness like 200lbs of happy wiggly dogs.

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