Saturday, June 22, 2013

8 days to the big move

Moving truck delivered.  Check.  Everything that's not going to get used over the next week in boxes.  check.  All that time spent playing tetris being put to good use as I load the truck.  Check.  Finding an auto shipper for my 2nd car - not going so well.  Hopefully somebody will come get it in the next few days.  That's a whole drama in and of itself.

Speaking of drama, does anybody else have the problem of being a magnet for crazy?  I had to leave radiology early on Friday so I could keep biting my tongue without snapping at a classmate.  I really try not to be rude to people, and I don't know if they sense that, and see it as a weakness, or what.  But the last thing I need is a socially awkward person following me around in class, assuming a level of camaraderie that doesn't exist, and not picking up on social cues that I want to be left alone.  It happens to me all the time.  It's why I avoid using public transportation - it's almost guaranteed if I take a city bus, and there's 20 empty seats, that a crazy person will sit next to me and start talking.  It's why when I go to Stater Bros for a quick grocery run, I get stuck talking to some weird 40 year old guy who wants to talk about music, even as I'm acting disinterested and inching my cart away from him.  What body language are they picking up on, and how do I fix that, short of just being a raging bitch to everybody?

Do you remember this post from a few months back?

In it I was joking about all the online searching I was doing for my 3rd year on-campus classes about reportable diseases, public health, and disaster management.  You know, using a giant chunk of keywords on this list.  With the news about Edward Snowden's leaks of PRISM, I don't know if I should say I told you so, or be very, very sad about the complete destruction of privacy and 4th amendment rights in this country.  

1 comment:

  1. Did you hear a 19 year old was accepted to WesternU? What do you think about that?