In case you were wondering.
Instead of rambling on about my life and the real litany of excuses I have for not having done absolutely anything recently, because I'm still not all that convinced that you guys care about the dullness of my empty existence, I'll ramble on about seemingly-unrelated things instead. Y/N?
First off, to the many, many, many lovely people to whom I owe comments/messages: HAVE NO FEAR. I will be getting around to that! I promise! ... I am feeling incredibly guilty about this. Incredibly. Incredibly. I hope no one feels ignored; if you do, let me know and I'll make it up to you by faxing you cookies. (You know, because then we both get copies. And I like cookies, too.)
Secondly, IT SNOWED HERE. Apparently, nature retaliated against our having a very mild autumn by suddenly dropping us to -20 degrees.
Why, Canada, I missed you. But then the weather improved. :D Should I take pictures? It's quite lovely outside now that I don't have to go out with four coats on.
Okay, I can't think of a decent segue. It's the ADHD.
So my mom and I were watching BBC's Sherlock the other evening. Literally, this show makes me buzz with excitement constantly. I'm not sure how many times I've seen it; assuredly, it's enough times that I can pretty much recite the whole series off by heart. But anyway, I've been pushing my mom about it for months and months, and we finally watched it together. :D
After finishing the first episode...
Me: So? What did you think?
Mom: He reminds me of you.
Me: What? Who does?
... If anyone who's seen this series can explain this to me, I'll be much obliged. I'm hoping she's perhaps referring to my outrageously high IQ and massive vocabulary -- hahahahahaaa... -- and not to, er... self-diagnosis of sociopathy as a cover for autism, obsessive compulsion, constant belittling of others, tendency to fixate, hoarding, little to no understanding of social norms, tendency to stare at people to the extent that they become distinctly uncomfortable, collecting of and experimentation with corrosive materials then left unattended...
Or maybe she intended it to be entirely physical, as we're both tall with high cheekbones and curly hair.
I'm afraid to ask what she really meant.
Therefore, I turn to you guys
who really don't know me all that well. xD
Last thing: So I asked a prof for a reference letter recently (about two weeks ago), but he never replied, even just to say that he wouldn't do it. How long would you guys wait before sending an email to someone just to verify that they received your other one? (I'm pretty sure he'd have given me a letter, so I'm wondering if the email was lost to hyperspace somehow.) I don't want to sound pushy, like, "Hey! Hey! I asked you a question! Hey!"
I lied: If I did a 12 Days of Christmas fic-exchange thing, would anyone actually ask me for anything? ... Anyone? Anyone?
In case you were wondering.