February 17th, 2011



- So I'm damp. It was raining and blowing hard when I left class and had to walk across campus to my car. My umbrella actually turned inside out, and by the time I got to the car I was damp from mid-thigh down. Three hours later the hem of my pants and my socks are still wet, and I have a space heater plugged in near me to hopefully finish drying me out.

- I am taking three classes this semester, one with on campus meetings and the other two online. I've discovered that online is a little tougher for me, only because I don't have the touchstone of a regular meeting to keep me on track. I'm not horribly behind anywhere, and there is an advantage of working in larger chunks of time on my own, instead of in 75 minute class chunks. But without the one class meeting on campus to help me stay aware of where I am in the semester it could be bad.

- J is going to be out of town this weekend. I'll miss him but I'm looking forward to the chance to catch up on things like tv only I watch, some netflix disks, and homework.

- This week's Idol topic feels really broad (cracks). I have an idea I like, I think, now I just need the time to sit and type. I was close to the bottom last week, deservedly so, and it feels like there's extra pressure to be brilliant this week which has me a bit stuck.