March 10th, 2009

Coffee Squirrel

Where I have been...

1. Childishly daydreaming and avoiding putting in all the time I need to do well on the final. Still can't hear all the lecture, but I'm writing down everything the instructor writes on the board. And I've put more time in than I have before with the reading. It's a start.

2. Went over to a classmates house! She let me hop on her computer and do some self-quiz stuff for neurons and the cellular structure of muscles. Cool stuff. I did alright.

3. Have been watching a lot of "The United States of Tara" online, a Showtime program about a mother who has DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder -- formerly Multiple Personality Disorder). The woman is played by Toni Collette. And she just knocks it out of the park. I'm impressed with the portrayal of her marriage and how sweet John Corbett's performance is as her husband. I'm less impressed with the writing for the teenage daughter. She needs a mudhole stomped in her ass. Yesterday. I don't think it's cute when teen girls are ONLY portrayed as flipping back and forth from snotty, disrespectful, sexually permissive little shits and then sweet kids who are suddenly interested in doing what they're told. It's not just the sexual permissiveness. A lot of girls work things out about that in their own way. It's that tied with. Gaaahhh. I don't know. Maybe that is how some teen girls are; I wasn't. I was still a whole, conflicted person, not a snotty charicature. I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's just the actress. And I haven't raised a teen. It just makes me feel she may as well have DID herself. There's a scene between the daughter and one of the alternate personalities where the daughter just borders on abusive. Of course, then everyone apologizes to the kid when the mom flips. Oh, well. It's only a show. If you watch it, tell me what you think.

4. I have been sleeping entirely too much and have not exercised in three weeks. I'm hoping it doesn't mean anemia or infection again.

5. I'm stressing about getting all the information needed to try to get into a program that will allow me to see an ENT for free or reduced price. I'm hoping they don't count the extra financial aid money against me. It all went to the move =/

6. Hoping y'all are doing alright!