Starting Over

 

Woke up late again today.  This is not a good thing. I mean, yes, it's nice to sleep in, but not this much! 
Ha.  I remember when waking up at 11 was way too early.  What's sad is that it was less than three months ago that this was the case. It's crazy how quickly things can change! 

Anyway, woke up late, like I said.  Had open-faced egg mcmuffins for breakfast - delicious!  Did pretty much shit-all between breakfast and lunch... read some Firefly fanfiction.  Firefly seems to have become my latest mini-obsession.  There is some really good fiction out there, and there are some very talented writers.  I don't know if I like the tendancy to focus on River, though.  I suppose she is the most interesting character in the fandom in that she is the most bizarre, but I find her boring.  She's too predictable.  I can't relate to her.

Also, "River" is a dumb name. Sorry. It's right up there with "Apple".

You may recall a few days ago, when I mentioned that I've been re-reading The Bell Jar.  I am nearly finished with chapter eleven, and I'm a little disturbed by how much I can relate to this novel.  I don't particularly want to go into details now, but you can expect a post about this later on, when I've finished the book again. 

Played some DDR this afternoon... I thought it would make me feel like shit, but besides being perhaps a bit more difficult than I would have preferred, I feel pretty good.  I actually had fun!  I'll probably have another go at it tomorrow, I don't want to overdo things and turn myself off of the only tolerable form of exercise I have available when it's this bloody cold outside. 

I really need to lose some weight.

I feel so much better now that I know the Prednisone dose is coming down. I know it's entirely psychological, but I can tolerate the side effects much more easily now that I know they will be going away soon. 

I can't wait to feel NORMAL again.

 
 

I finished reading The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Laroux this morning while I was eating breakfast.  I've had the novel in my possession for over a year now, and finally decided to crack it open the other day.  I had been putting it off because someone (I can't remember who at this point) told me it was a difficult read, and I have been feeling more like "light and fluffy" material lately. 

I would like to make it known that The Phantom of the Opera  is not a difficult read at all.  It is, in fact, one of the easier novels I have read in the past two months.  Its competition consisted of Jane Eyre and Northanger Abbey, and it will be followed by Language in Society (a textbook that I didn't get the chance to use).

I'm not sure what I'll read after I finish the textbook - by then, the textbook for my ASL course should have arrived in the mail, so I'll probably take a look at that.  I need to start practicing my French and German again, and I do have copies of the Lord of the Rings in French, so maybe I will give that another try.  I have a philosophy book entitled Die Sprache der Moral that I've been eager to look at, but my level of German comprehension is nowhere near high enough to be able to apprecite it fully.  I need to get my hands on some young-adult books in German!