As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve gone a while in between postings here. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks here chez Marillenbaum: we’ve been getting this term’s issue of Polemics ready for print (and I wrote an article!), plus I participated in a conference at the UN (which was, to put it diplomatically, a “valuable learning experience”), and of course, watching indecent amounts of television maintaining my working knowledge of popular culture.
For now, thankfully, things have quieted down. The conference is over, the magazine is at the printer’s, and I’m on season 3 of Justified, which may just be my new favorite TV show. It’s time to start ramping up for end-of-term exams and papers. This is not helped by the fact that it is absolutely gorgeous outside, meaning that I look out my window and realize how much more fun the rest of the world seems to be having. Naturally, I convince myself that I can study just as well outside, which works until I actually leave the building and realize that I don’t have a desk outside, but since we’re here maybe we should just go buy an ice cream cone?
However, I have powerful incentives to be disciplined. Not failing, for one. That’s big. Plus, my mother is coming to visit at the end of the month, which means that my paper on organ trafficking needs to be done before she arrives. Then, I can enjoy her visit—and this nifty new “sunshine” thing we’ve got going on here—with a clear conscience.