I've been on hiatus, haven't I? Sorry about that. I should get on with cramming for all those finals, but I have a few things I absolutely have to share with you.
For one, the lab has absolutely been wearing me out. Paired with the umpteen essays I have to write in the next two weeks, it's absolutely terrifying. I've been trying to keep my hands off of my blisters(which I got from my hiking escapes; there are too many hiking trails in Austin, I should think. Which is both a good and bad thing.) and my fingernails away from my teeth in the midst of all this work. My fingernails didn't quite make it, though. They're still frayed.
The work seems never-ending, but I've been hanging summer in front of me as a bait. The season's up in three weeks, and during those three months, I'll be flying over to Lake Tahoe, staying near a wonderful ski resort and driving around, snapping some great pictures of majestic mountains and flowing waterfalls. I'll also be working on a couple of independent research projects, independent being the key word, finishing up a long term writing project, furthering my Tetris scores (now at an all-time high of roughly 350,000 at level 15), and reading, reading, reading. I've never been skiing before, so the lurking possibility has kept my work ethic in check.
And finally, this. It's what I've been waiting to show you. Yesterday, I made a quick trip to the grocery store in the evening and saw this in the parking lot.
First, I smiled, because I'd never seen such creativity in a while. Then I laughed for hours on end and couldn't stop. No, it wasn't a commercial car. No, it wasn't a taxi. I took a close look myself; it was simply a car, decked in the most ridiculous plaid possible. It'd be fitting for a notebook's cover.
Yes, I nearly dropped the grocery bags while snapping the photo.
What about you? What have you been laughing at, and what are you doing this summer?