Ambivalent apathy

I have become rather apathetic towards school. It’s not the same kind of apathetic that I usually feel at this time of the semester; typically I’m looking forward to new classes and a new schedule, but now I’m looking forward to graduation…and so these two niggling classes that remain seem even more inconsequential. I’m honestly interested in them, but at the same time I could care less. It’s really odd. I just hope I manage to get a 4.0 this semester, as that would bump my cumulative GPA into cum laude range. I’m expecting As in both classes, but if I don’t watch it, I might mess up.

I have a paper topic and preliminary bibliography due tomorrow for a paper that should actually be pretty fun to do. I’m going to be comparing two stage/movie productions of Shakespeare plays. That really sounds neat and intriguing! But when you set that alongside the fact that I’m going to be moving and getting married and getting my first “real” job and starting my new life, it just sort of seems lackluster. When it comes down to it, I’d rather be surfing the ‘Net looking for possible wedding sites (as I’ve been doing during work all week) or packing up my stuff for the move (as I’ve been doing with my time at home, other than sleeping and the AMRN of course). And so I haven’t picked my specific topic, and I haven’t found any sources yet. And I don’t really care. I’m going to get up and do it in the morning before class, and if I have to I’ll just skip the class and hand it in later…it’s due by 2 pm, so I’m not really worried about it. I also have some minor things to get out of the way for my writing class, but the workload is really light this week (probably since everyone has been freaking out lately), so I’m not worried about that either. I’m just hoping I’m not “not worrying” too much, because I’d seriously love to graduate cum laude. For a long time I didn’t think it would be possible. I may receive some departmental honors, but for my overall GPA to also have honors attached to it is quite an accomplishment, given how much of a slacker I was in the beginning.

So I will get my work done and try not to slack off too much…but there are so many things I would rather be doing. There is so much packing left to be done. I’ve bagged up all the clothes I don’t plan on wearing between now and January, so that’s an accomplishment, and I’ve also boxed up about half of the books I keep in my room and most of the collectibles/decorations. That was a fair amount to accomplish today, but I feel like there’s so much left to do. I hope I get it done quickly so I’ll have time to do fun things during the holidays, like bake cookies :) I love baking!

I broke my diet quite a bit this week, so I’m starting over. I’m trying not to stress too much about it. Things will be cool; I just need to show a little restraint, and make sure there is food around that I can eat.

I recently downloaded an enormous amount of Initial D mp3s from some Chinese website that shut down before I was completely finished leeching. They are awesome. A few of them, though, have skips and errors, and this is annoying. I need to go ahead and label the ones that have messups so I can look into replacing them somehow (or at least so I know what I’m getting into when I play them).

Regardless, I sent some of my favorites to Sean, and he really likes them too :) I’m hoping we’ll watch Initial D together when I visit him (I’m leaving on Friday! Wh00t!), but he has his heart set on watching RahXephon first. I don’t have anything against RahXephon, and I do want to watch it, but for some reason when people want me to do stuff I get all obstinate about doing it and start doing other stuff first. So I’ve put off RahXephon until this trip, and we’ll watch it together during the time we’re not running around Augusta looking for a place to live. Should be fun.

My anime collection continues to grow, but I haven’t updated my list lately. I have actually stopped downloading for the remainder of the year, excepting files hosted by Fumei Anime, because every time I start burning to DVD in earnest, my computer decides to blue screen, sometimes just once and sometimes several times. A blue screen in Windows 2000 is nothing to sneeze at, since they’re nigh impossible to achieve. (But you know me–I’m so special, I can do anything.) Once I’ve moved to Georgia, Sean is going to install my new, larger hard drive, and he is also going to fix the burning problem. That will be quite a relief; I’m never quite comfortable when my computer isn’t working properly. (As my mom says, it’s like the feeling you get when one of your kids is sick. Although I guess you don’t really “use” children the same way you use your computer…and besides, I don’t have kids, so how would I know how that feels?)

I’m looking forward to going to sleep. Sleep is a great way of avoiding problems. I’ll go to sleep tonight completely ignoring the fact that that bibliography is due tomorrow. Procrastination is so much easier when you can explain it away with excuses like “Well, I have to sleep sometime, you know.”

I can’t wait until Friday!