Is It Any Wonder?

TAURUS:
Tuesday, August 17

The next 72 hours are slated to be one for the books, and opportunities that present themselves – and decisions that are made – could set the tone for some time to come. So rather than shrugging your shoulders, saying (or thinking) “wrong guy, nothing ever happens to me,” and zoning, you may want to pull up a chair.

And it just so happens that I have three days before the draft of my dissertation is due. I’ve been getting some stealthy support and well-placed words from my supervisors regarding options of continuing on for a PhD. They all know I’m leaving for a while, and seem to be genuinely supportive of a triumphant return a bit later down the road. It’s the first time that I unequivocally feel that my work is legitimate, and the people I’ve been working with are acknowledging it and are showing interest.

There’s been lots of writing going on lately, complete with words and full sentences. I have three days off after Friday and then a little over two weeks to revise and print and bind. My interest and desire to catch-up here in this journal is great, but I sadly must put it off for a little while longer. Stay tuned for good things, though.

I’ve booked my flight home for 12 October, which is about seven weeks away. That’s seven weeks until I see everyone again, and get lost in the fog, and have a burrito the size of my fucking head…and seven weeks until this:

TorgsScratch

23 Responses to “Is It Any Wonder?”

  1. mxhaunted Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 12:54 am

    7 weeks?! Bwaaaaahhh!!! 🙁

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 18th, 2004 at 2:42 am

    Bwaaaahhhhh!

  3. lunesse Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 12:55 am

    I can't believe it's been a year. But it has!

  4. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 18th, 2004 at 2:42 am

    Gettin' older by the second…
    And I can feel every one of 'em.
    🙂

  5. thistlelurid Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 1:51 am

    oh kitty!

  6. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 18th, 2004 at 2:43 am

    *mrow!*

  7. dougygyro Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 2:07 am

    I could get all sentimental, and look forward to seeing you in those seven weeks, but that would be silly.
    I'll see you in a few hours. Now get back to writing!!! 😉

  8. kittynitro Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 2:32 am

    . . .and only seven weeks until this.
    Write hard! we miss you!

  9. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 18th, 2004 at 2:43 am

    *scribblescribble*
    Is that supposed to be an incentive?
    🙂

  10. seolta Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 3:27 am

    Gorgeous boy!!!
    ;(

  11. seolta Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 3:28 am

    And despite promises, i won't be here when you leave :(:(:(

  12. dangerine Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 6:11 am

    T O R G I ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! !
    OMG. Missing Torgi so much. Are you returning to SR or SF?

  13. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 18th, 2004 at 2:44 am

    Re: T O R G I ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! !
    SF all the way. I'll still be wandering around across the bridge quite often. Not ready to excise it like a boil just yet.
    🙂
    You enjoying your tenure there?

  14. dangerine Says:
    August 18th, 2004 at 3:11 am

    Re: T O R G I ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! !
    Indeed. I love it up here. We've already started discovering our favorite restaurants:
    Confucius – Chinese on 4th before the liquor store
    Sushi…neon sign down right past the MacDonalds before United in San Anselmo
    The Bollywood place down near A on 4th – Indian
    Bryce is going to the music school two blocks from the flat.
    I'm trying to figure out my next career move that might involve moving away for school for a bit.

  15. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 23rd, 2004 at 10:54 am

    Re: T O R G I ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! !
    Oooooohhhhh…the Indian place rocks my socks – that would be Lotus, I believe.
    Which music school is that? Wouldn't be Miracle Music, woud it?

  16. dangerine Says:
    August 23rd, 2004 at 4:56 pm

    Re: T O R G I ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! !
    Bombay Palace or somesuch and Ali Akbar School of music.

  17. evilfb Says:
    August 17th, 2004 at 9:10 am

    DARREN ! ! ! !
    7 weeks wow
    Cant wait to see you my friend, I know I should have been in better contact with you, but know I love ya. Sigh…and Torgi he will be so happy too.

  18. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 18th, 2004 at 2:46 am

    Re: DARREN ! ! ! !
    Thanks, Bobbeh. I can't wait to see you, too.
    First I'll give you a tongue-lashing about your lack of contact, and then I'll give you a spanking to make it all better.
    Excited, or what?
    🙂

  19. Anonymous Says:
    August 18th, 2004 at 2:20 pm

    7 weeks!!!
    We can't wait!!! and trust me, he still looks that CUTE…
    Hugs and Head-butts,
    C and T
    :o) :o) :o) :o)

  20. seolta Says:
    August 20th, 2004 at 1:34 am

    Re: 7 weeks!!!
    Hey C
    Will reply to your email soon i promise (mad moving desks and pc's at work)but in the meantime….
    Get an LJ account NOW!!!!!!!!
    We need you here.
    S
    x

  21. spiffington Says:
    August 19th, 2004 at 7:27 am

    You know what I'm going to say….
    So all I'll do is this
    *sniffle*
    *schnuuuuuuck*

  22. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 23rd, 2004 at 10:50 am

    *hands you a tissue*
    *steps back slowly*

  23. angledge Says:
    December 27th, 2005 at 12:21 pm

    Typical government employee.
    I just spend 15 minutes scrolling through your LJ to find this photo. KITTY!

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