August 2nd, 2013

hopelessly deadlocked

This has been kind of a week

It mainly featured proctoring the bar exam downtown all day Tuesday and Wednesday, from 7am until 5:30pm. I didn't think it would be much worse than proctoring SATs, which i do at school a couple times a year, but man, it was brutal. I can't imagine what it's like to take it, I'm sure it's a hundred times worse, but at the end of day 1 I was ready to crawl into a hole and die. The test is in 3-hour chunks, all the takers in one giant warehouse room, and all you can do as a proctor is shuffle around silently and watch people take the worst test in the world and it goes sooooo sloooooowly oh my goooooooood.

After a while I was doing things like trying to come up with stuff for every letter of the alphabet (fruits, movie titles, zoo animals). One of my teacher friends who was there said he was mentally spending 50 million dollars, but I have trouble occupying myself that way because honestly I don't even know that I would buy a new car immediately. In fantasy land I guess I'd buy a house, but in reality i doubt the wisdom of that since I would just fill it with yarn and guinea pigs until I was an A&E Hoarders special edition.

Then I babysat last night, where nephew hilariously wrote a Curious George story all on his own (he's four), and it sounded exactly like a real Curious George story about him getting in trouble at the music store, except at the end George went to jail "FOR EVER." There was a blank page worth of dramatic pause too, it was priceless. Then he was covering me with his dozens of stuffed monkeys and for some reason announced that he would be Iron Man during this game. I was like "I don't think this is a game that Tony Stark and Pepper play" and his vehement response was, "Yes they do!! And Rhody plays too!!"

My nephew the 4-year-old OT3 fanfiction writer, ladies and gentlemen.

Last night I stayed up until 6am finishing Gone, which is that YA book where all the adults suddenly disappear from a town, leaving the kids to fend for themselves. Some of them turn out to have powers after a while, so it's part x-men and part Lord of the Flies. It was okay? I found bits of it a little disturbing and I didn't get all the answers I wanted, but I don't think I plan to read the next one. I've been making a stack of books to get rid of again, which is really satisfying since the YA I get from the scholastic sales are such fast reads.

I caught up as far as Netflix has Supernatural, so I think I'm only one season behind now. I could download it, I guess, but maybe what's the rush. I restarted Fringe, since i'm behind on that too, and at the current moment I'm trying Walking Dead one more time because everybody at school watches it, but honestly I don't find the people sympathetic and I don't like the way the writing wanders from tragedy to tragedy. Maybe I'll rewatch some West Wing just to cleanse my palette with amazing dialogue.

and I think that's all of my incredibly boring news lol. How is it August already?

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