End of the Long Weekend


"Oh, I am fortune's fool!" --From Romeo and Juliet (III, i, 141) It's extremely difficult to shake that feeling at times. Sometimes I want to shake my fists at God when I have one of those days where everything goes wrong. Romeo utters that famous line after realizing that he's just killed Tybalt after the Prince had outlawed any more fighting between the Montague's and Capulet's. That instantaneous moment of realization, followed by the above utterance, must be a universal feeling. Homer, of Simpsons fame, put it in a less eloquent way, "D'oh!" I experienced a rather acute attack of this feeling when I lost the keys to my U-Lock, and actually, when my hard drive died with all of my flash drives. Luckily, the drive was warrantied, and somebody turned the keys into main Lister today. Sometimes when your world is falling apart, it is hard to see that you are only shaking a bit, not falling off a mountain. It is hard to see the whole picture when you're in the midst of it. I pretty much wasted most of my four day weekend. I had a good time, but I didn't accomplish very much of my agenda. I finished a few things, which is better than nothing, I suppose, but I am not all that impressed with myself. I have a French test tomorrow morning that I really hope I am ready for. Likewise, I have quite a few projects due at the end of the week, so I suppose if I can give up the computer for a while, I can actually get my paper typed and my French project finished. Still hoping my ticket voucher gets to Minneapolis in Canada Post's stated time. If it doesn't, no Boston for me.