Monday, October 04, 2004

peace and war

sunday was one of those peaceful days. the weather was indecisive, committing neither to sunshine nor dank misery. i did chores in a slow but purposeful way, and i didn't mind at all. i ran 5 miles while listening to joni mitchell, of all things, and i didn't do any (school-related) work.

i even cleaned my bathroom.

all was right with the world.

then i watched fahrenheit 9/11, and it was scary. i didn't even finish it, because i could tell a bomb was about to go off and i didn't want it to be the last image i saw before going to sleep. my question is: are there people who have seen this movie and still want bush in charge? i do not love michael moore, and i felt that the claims and scenes were at times scattered, but there is footage in the film that is just undeniable. overall, it made me feel hopeless and afraid (which is why i didn't really want to watch it in the first place), but there is hope, i guess, at least until november. all i can do is cast my pennsylvania absentee ballot.

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in other news, we have a lot of ants in our house. i can't imagine what made them all pop up out of nowhere, but it is disgusting. fortunately, we have patrick, the best exterminator ever. i have great faith that he will make them go away. whether his chemicals will eventually cause my organs to grow florid cases of various cancers is not yet known, but i can't live with the ants. so it doesn't matter.

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back to lab on monday! i'm half done with the rotation, can you believe it? the verdict (so far): i feel like i could be happy doing a phD there, but i need to experience at least one more lab before i know for sure. this means that i won't know what i'll be doing with the rest of my youth (if there's any left at this point) until february or march. i will try to be patient.