It seemed like a much-deserved holiday weekend for me, because I have been laboring my days away since the week before school started. But now I’m back, and while I also spent the weekend doing homework, I also had some fun. Of course, hard work is important, because I don’t live to work, I’m working to live. So enjoy reading about what I worked for this past weekend.
Originally, I was going to go home to work, but it ended up not working out, so I stayed in town, which is why I ended up having a better weekend. After days of only having four hours of sleep for three days straight, my sleep schedule was a bit messed up. I slept in on this day then, and I hoped that it would level out the rest of my sleep schedule.
I woke up, made myself a late brunch, and then committed myself to doing some reading and homework until the evening. If I had gone to work, I would have missed out on trivia night, so I’m glad that I got the opportunity to meet a friend. Maybe it’s nerdy of me to admit that I love game nights and trivia nights, but I genuinely love them. I might get a little bit too competitive though.
So my team won at trivia, but that honestly had nothing to do with me, because I ended up only knowing about five percent of the questions. It made me a little sad that I didn’t contribute as much as I would’ve liked, but I’m happy that we won.
The prize was a blind date with a book, and I would like to say that my intuition is very good when it comes to dating. At least, that’s how I feel, because the book I picked ended up being one of my favorite books that I already have. That’s okay, because I haven’t read it in a while, and I don’t have this cover of this book. I don’t even know if I have time to read anything new at this point…
I continued to catch up on my sleep today, and then I woke up and read a little bit. I couldn’t read for long though, because I had to run to the store to buy some things. What things? Things to prepare for a potluck for the evening.
For a back to school event, this year the MFA program was hosting a potluck at the Jack Kerouac House to welcome everyone back to school. All week, I had been going back and forth about what to bring, and I finally decided when I woke up that I would make fried rice. I might have overestimated, because I ended up making a gallon’s worth. The reason the headline reads “sweaty” is because I also overestimated how much clothing to wear, and my back was like that of a dolphin (points if you know what I’m referencing).
Aside from getting to know the faculty and staff a bit better, the other cool thing about this event was that I got to see a historical house where American novelist and poet, Jack Kerouac, once lived in when he was working on his writing in Orlando. It was a small and humble home that has been historically preserved, and continues to host writers in the house for residencies. While that sounds cool, there is a part of me that worries about whether or not Kerouac might be haunting this house. The last thing I want is a ghost to amplify my writing insecurities…
This Sunday was an exciting one for me, because my boyfriend went away for a whole week, so I was just spending the day waiting for him to come back. In that waiting, I feel like I truly ended up encapsulating a housewife, which I got a little offended by when he tried to imply that I was halfway there. Thinking on it though, he is right, because I spent the day cleaning house so that he could be comfortable when he came home. I also made sure there was food, because I love food and being in the kitchen.
Anyway, his flight ended up being delayed for several hours, but it worked out, because I just did homework in that time while I waited.
What did you do during the weekend? How do you feel about dating now that cuffing season is here? Are you excited about the start of fall? I would love to know in the comments below!
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