Well, I'm pretty much settled in. Even hung the posters (many of the same ones from college, but nicely framed -- because I am an adult
, dammit) on the walls finally. I hate bare walls, but I'm also pretty good at finding creative ways to injure myself, so hammer + nails + stepstool/countertop/edge of the couch = disaster waiting to happen. I should probably get some actual art (apart from a Hieronymous Bosch print because I'm just edgy like that), but I'm rather attached to my posters, even though other people find some of them... disconcerting. Particularly the Touch of Evil
poster with the giant disembodied head of late-era Orson Welles (same one Wilson had in his office on House
, BTW, though I had it first). But ever since college, he's the one I bounce ideas off of when it's really late and I'm trying desperately to write a paper.
Of course he doesn't talk back
. Well, he hasn't yet. I'm not ruling it out.
Let's see: school. I have two once-a-week classes and one online, and all seem like they'll be pretty interesting. (Though I despise
online classes. I didn't think I'd have to take any, and when I found out I did... I didn't react well. But I'm over it. Mostly.) Going to have to adjust back to reading 200+ pages a week, but it's interesting reading and I can do it pretty fast, so I'm not too worried. I will, however, for my Law, Deviance and Social Control class, have to do an experiment where I go out in public and personally do something deviant and report back on it. Though -- the professor was clear -- not something that gets me hurt or arrested. So there goes the fun stuff. In another class, I have to do a ride-along with someone from the sheriff's office. I foresee... awkwardness.
I started work at the tutoring center last Monday with no training other than "Here's where you'll be sitting," but I saw a grand total of one student all week. Obviously, that's not going to last, and when I have five hours of back-to-back sessions I'm sure I'll be praying for the sweet release of death. But things are run substantially differently than at my last writing center -- primarily, this is not a writing
center but a tutoring center for all subjects. And I'll be doing philosophy tutoring two days a week, so we'll see how that goes. But so far I've worked with just three other writing tutors and shared space (because of course philosophy doesn't get its own room) with this utterly batshit guy named Simon. I think he might be an actual professor that does ESL tutoring on the side, but he is... odd. You might be getting Simon Stories throughout the semester.( Oh, what the hell, I'll give you one now. )
So of course I did not get to one-tenth of the things I was sure I'd be able to do in the week before classes started, and because of... embarrassing reasons which I may or may not explain later... I got distracted and I already feel like I'm playing catch-up. But, then, I pretty much always
feel like I'm about a step and a half behind, so this is nothing new. I just have grades riding on it now. Yay? Also have to find a social life. Anyone know where I can get one of those?