French 273, History A-12 and History 1856 all make me happy in a geeky, intellectual-growth kind of way. They’re all so very different, and elicit such different responses from me (A-12 often makes me angry; 273 sometimes makes me exultantly hopeful, other times it leaves me farily gloomy; 1856 gives me a sense of discovery and rediscovery that’s exquisite). There’s more I wanted to say, but there’s really no time.
As I’ve told various people, these three weeks to Spring Break (and into the foreseeable future till the end of the semester) are busy to the point of physical impossibility. I’ll have to detail my weekend schedule from Saturday and especially Sunday. I guess I might as well do it quick.
Summary: Busy-ness level: 4/5 (5 is maximum), Excitement level: 4.5/5,
10am: Wakes up in a panic, 7 hours after going to bed, because I managed to sabotage my alarm clocks which had been set for 7am (none of them went off).
11am: Prints out recommendation letters for summer abroad program, delivers them to Prof Conley’s house on bike, race to Coop to buy book required for Monday class.
11.30am: In church, Park Street.
12.30pm: There’s some kind of international fiesta type thing happening, so I walk around and find Asian food – bak kut teh, hokkien mee and fried bee hoon at the Singapore table and nasi lemak at the Malaysia (or was it Indonesia?) table.
1pm: At Dins gig at Hampshire House on the Common (this is where the original Cheers bar is).
2pm: At Johnston Gate waiting for Limo.
3pm: At Logan Airport waiting to meet/sing for Sharon Stone. Yo Yo Ma appears, having just flown back from Puerto Rico (he lives in Cambridge, and he has two kids at Harvard). We shake hands.
4pm: Finished singing for Sharon Stone. I hand her a large bouquet of long-stemmed roses. She kisses me.
4.30pm: At the recording studio at Emerson College for first day of work on the Dins’ next CD.
5.30pm: At Filene’s Basement. I buy organic strawberry jam for personal use at Brain Break.
6.30pm: My recording session begins. I require many re-takes.
10pm: I’m done at the studio and head back to Harvard.
10.30pm: I start work at HUCEP.
2am: HUCEP shift ends. I’ve formulated a plan for post-college success based on what I call the MoMA effect.
3am: I’ve written emails to three TFs and my academic advisor, and read some 20 pages for French. Collapse in bed.
9am: I’m awake and starting another very packed day.
Today: busy-ness: 4.2/5, excitement level: 3/5