Well, maybe.

1. Most of what is preoccupying me these days I'm reluctant to share with anyone else, certainly not in detail.

2. Work's been interesting. I think I need to restructure my life a little, which bites because I was just getting used to having a routine.

3. I spent a while last night and today reading through old LJ posts. Two conclusions: I do a lot more on Facebook now, and I really miss the intellectual stimulation that school provided. I haven't been getting a lot of outside ideas lately, and so my preoccupations have been getting more personal and more depressing. (See item 1.)

4. I probably need to read more. (See item 3.) I have a big stack of non-fiction that I've barely touched because I've become intellectually lazy, and also, the internet. Dear self: be more awesome.

5. I've recently reconnected with two old professors and it makes me want to barf. The emotional knock-on effects of grad school have been long-lasting and life-changing. My posts about the original decision to apply are tagged "watershed week" and that has become truer than I ever knew.
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 01:16pm on 13/01/2012
... email from a potential student who was recommended my name by a friend. This is getting ridiculous, I think.

Work is good, albeit boring. My band is auditioning drummers right now, so we're doing a lot of practicing - which is both good and time-consuming. Starting to remember WHY I don't have time to do a lot of the things I would like to.
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 06:23pm on 01/08/2011
I don't really have enough energy to talk about this at length right now, but I am beginning to think that I detect a strong family resemblance between Rosemary Sutcliff's Sword at Sunset and Mary Renault's The King Must Die. Discuss?
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 12:00am on 16/07/2011
My band is having Drama. It's not as bad as I was initially afraid (I found out that there was an argument well before I found out the details), but it sounds like it might be one of those nasty things where someone doesn't say anything for a long time, and then shit blows up.

It's got nothing to do with me except insofar as I'm part of the band, which is nice for me; and I'm not the only one who's able to stand aside. I don't feel like it has to be insoluble; but that, of course, depends on the willingness of everyone involved to solve it. I am really having one of those horrible "why can't we just get along" moments over here.

Good things: Bowen Island is gorgeous; I have two gigs and a show this weekend; the government sent me money; and my boyfriend is very sweet. :) Also I have done (most of) the dishes, taken out the garbage, AND changed the sheets - which is making me feel a lot better about everything.
Mood:: 'tired' tired
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 01:17pm on 08/07/2011
I am really having one of those days where I question every life choice I have ever made. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Tell me something happy?
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 06:53pm on 29/06/2011
I'm tired. I need to write more, but I think I'm in an absorbing phase right now, collecting things to write about. Plus, I don't really have time.

I did register for a workshop as part of the Write on Bowen festival; let's hope it's good.

There's a small chance that I'll be doing some work with a band that's starting to get a lot of recognition. Fingers crossed.
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 09:08pm on 25/02/2011
I don't actually understand how one person can have so much to do. It's a miracle I sleep, really.

I did get a sewing machine for my birthday. Quilts ahoy!
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 09:12pm on 16/01/2011
As a follow-up to this post, 2011 has already garnered one first - namely "being in control of a skidding car", which as it turns out is completely and totally non-awesome. It happens so fast.

I did manage not to ding anything (or anybody) though.
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 03:32pm on 04/01/2011 under
It's been kind of a big year, all things considered.

In 2010 I:
- got a Real Job
- asked somebody out (hi Mike!)
- bought a viol
- played an entire recital on viol, in public
- got published
- looked at and picked out an adorable apartment and moved into it (instead of basically grabbing the first one to present itself)
- bought a Mac
- bought an iPhone
- got a short haircut that I really like
- bought a pair of skinny jeans
- bought my own web domain
- commissioned someone to write a piece for me
... for the first time!

I'm sure there's more. I have no idea what any of it is. I think this is a pretty good indicator of how crazy this year has been though!
posted by [personal profile] lauzeta at 05:53pm on 29/12/2010
So far today I have had a three and a half hour rehearsal, submitted three poems (all to the same place, though), swept the floor, moved all the furniture around in the living room, and put some laundry in.

I'm on vacation.

How does that even happen?

Also: how is everyone?


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