Had a nice time with my parents and a few old friends from home this past weekend. All in all it was just the right balance of excitement and mellowness. I definitely plan to make it more of a point to get out of Madison from time to time going forward. In keeping with that idea, I’ve also booked my very first plane ticket! I’ll be flying out to Washington DC in June to visit my old buddy Aaron at his new Virginian abode after taking in the sights at our nation’s capitol. That should be fun, and lord knows I need a vacation.
Work has been, hard, lately. I wouldn’t characterize myself as feeling depressed, but I’m definitely in need of some kind of respite from the usual ebb and flow of my well worn routine. The days feel like they don’t end and it’s all kind of a grey mishmash of uncertainty and relentless boredom. This is all made very ironic in light of how much I am actually doing and the many nagging deadlines that always seem to come and go. My art has been sucking and my school work has been not happening. I really need to do something about that this weekend if I don’t want to end the semester on a down note. This may sound a little dreary, but it’s worth noting in as much as it is the truth. One positive observation, I have noticed in the past that moments like these don’t last. Here’s hoping my nascent malaise will evaporate before my next birthday. On the whole I’m not too bothered by it all, and there’s plenty of good to balance out the less so.
I’ve started a new book this evening. It’s a Douglas Adams collection on loan from a colleague that I enjoy. The two stories are “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and “The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.” It’s pretty good so far, and I’m looking forward to digging in a little deeper. I’ll let you know how it goes if there’s anything worth mentioning in the coming weeks. Hope you are all well.