anotherlongshot (anotherlongshot) wrote,
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anotherlongshot

This comment on my LSE Library check-in, with the accompanying status update that read "Omg I'm so sick of studying", made me laugh to myself when I read it on the bus:


W* Z* I think I saw you outside the library just now but I am not sure...as the one I saw was with angry face...


I am frequently told that I look fierce when I don't smile. This means that my default expression is pretty much an angry one - which rather fits with my personality, if you ask me. What can I do about that though? I'm not gonna go around with a smile on my face 24/7 like a lunatic; not to mention, if this means that more weirdoes are deterred from being weird, then even better. It's not as if there aren't enough weirdoes in London to begin with.

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I had an utterly unproductive weekend and Monday. Fuck, I am beginning to lose focus again. This is not good. I was gonna finish this Palestinian terrorism article that I started reading in the library which I stopped reading one-thirds in because I was hungry and wanted to have dinner, but now I'm too tired. What did I do the whole night then? I don't even fucking know. I had dinner and watched the latest episode of Person of Interest (which MADE ME CRY OMG - Reese and Finch!!!! <3 <3 <3), then I replied to some messages on Facebook, then I washed some bras and did the dishes, and then I spent some time typing this long email to the LLM Committee president containing my grievances regarding my LSE experience so far...oh, and then I read this superb piece on the New Yorker about this woman that shot her Ph.D. colleagues when her request for tenure was rejected. I don't usually read articles that are so long because it takes up so much time, but this one was so absorbing that I had to finish it. I feel so sorry for the parents, more than the woman herself. I can't imagine being in their shoes and going through the tragedy of the son's death (shot by the woman 26 years ago - parents claimed that it was an accident and case was closed as such, but recently re-opened for what appeared to be politically-motivated reasons) and then, 26 years later, the tragedy of the daughter's murders. No one deserves such a fate.

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I'm yawning my face off. This is a sign that I have to go to bed.
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