“It took about a month to write everything. We broke it down on the white board, and we already knew which songs we were going to use. And knowing the end of Act One was going to be Billy, interrupted by Hammer… I remembered the first meeting thinking, let’s kill Penny!”—Joss Whedon, from the Dr. Horrible book (via randy-giles)
First, I love your blog. (That was my attempt to make this less creepy, which it is gonna be anyway, but...)
Second, your post about being sick/alone was the first thing on my dash, and I just wanted to say that your followers care! And would hang out with you, and make sure you eat (because, and I might be the only one who has done this, I have definitely skipped dinner if there's no one to sit with me in the dining hall... too reminiscent of high-school-cafeteria-at-lunch-time for me)! And hope you are feeling better, if not now, then soon.
THE POINT: your posts are awesome, and I hope you feel better. ^_^
Aww, thank you so much. This cheered me up quite a bit. c: I am beginning to feel better, mercifully, although it being ridiculously cold isn’t helping matters too much.
And yeah, if there’s no one to eat with me, typically I just make ramen or something in my dorm, because who wants to eat alone at dinner? Although my bigger problem is just… forgetting to eat, especially when sick. Typically it’s okay as I either eat with my boyfriend or some of my friends on the hall, but I completely forgot to ask when they were going to dinner last night… because I just plain forgot to eat. (M’brain isn’t all there when illified.)
Things that suck: being sick and having no one come to hang out with you. Or just being alone and sick, I guess. I hate it. But I don’t have a roommate more often than not, and my friends are busy (or just don’t want to come visit the sickbed, idk).
It’s like when you feel crappy, you just want someone to come by and show they’re concerned for you, or just offer to take care of you or see if they can get you anything (and to be fair, two of my friends did offer that, which was appreciated- surprisingly one of them was the oft-absent roommate, who is a lot sweeter than I typically give her credit for because it’s just so fun to talk about how she’s never there, and Zach brought me soup which was very much needed as I never ate anything last night because like hell I wanted to go to the dining hall alone and I completely forgot to eat, anyway.).
I don’t know. It’s just when you’re alone and sick you tend to overthink things… or maybe think about them just enough, I don’t know. (I’m still sick, after all, so my mind is still in that haze.)
I just wish I hadn’t spent all last night alone, because that was depressing.
Meh. I guess I’ll do work now, although I seriously don’t want to.
Didn’t go to any of my classes today, which is okay, because none of them really take attendance, and I NEEDED the sleep because I got hit by seasonal asthmatic bronchitis for the first time in a year and a half. Mercifully a mild case and I know how to handle it by this point in time, but still, it’s difficult to function when you’re coughing like a seal and your head wants to secede from your body. I feel kind of bad about not doing ANYTHING last night or today, though, so I’m going to head to the library at 5 and just… work. Forever.
I should also probably eat something. I hate being sick. At least I’m beginning to feel better.
Oh my gah I don’t even know what IP stands for but can I please go straight for your professor or at least hang out with him?
I realized most people wouldn’t know what IP was so I edited the post. It’s my International Politics course and it is the BEST. Smith is a hilarious, amusing guy, and we all want to be his best friend. xD
The sheer rage I feel when I see the Living Wage Coalition people is staggering.
I cannot abide them.
I cannot deal with them.
I cannot take what they’re trying to without feeling like it’s an insult to my parents.
The wage they want for janitors and cafeteria workers is higher than my parents EVER got paid as college graduates in the fields of social work and photolithography, respectfully.
To pay for what they want to to, it would either mean tuition increases, fewer custodial staff (as in, people getting FIRED), and either fewer professors or a decrease in professor salary, meaning probably a decrease in the quality of professors.
They just infuriate me. I know they’re trying to be activists, to ‘make a difference’, but the cause they have chosen is just… there’s no reason for it, and there’s no good way to realize it.
Seriously. The wage they’re making right now? Is a really good wage for custodial staff. Like, it’s one of the highest ones in the country.
Speaking as someone who, in all honesty, is living under the poverty line, they should really just be damn thankful they have a job (especially a job that lets them talk on the phone for 2+ hours while they should be working, as the janitor in my dorm tends to do).
I’m open to people trying to argue this case, but… I’ve read all the propaganda they’ve posted, I’ve listened to them, and I still don’t think the wage they want is even remotely reasonable. Furthermore, if things really are that bad for the workers, do you know how many welfare programs they qualify for? I’m not saying people should live off the system, but I am saying there is help for people in that situation, and that, really, if they’re dissatisfied with the wage they’re being paid for the work they are doing, the employees should be doing something, or they should be trying to find a better job- which they won’t, because this school pays them well for unskilled labor, which is a pretty good deal.