Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I Want Cookies

It's past 3 am and I'm still up working*. I am bound and determined that I will have my chapters 2 and 3 finished and sent to my supervisor before I go to bed. I'm almost done proofreading chapter 2 and then will proofread chapter 3... which means I probably won't actually go to bed tonight, as I actually do have to get up and go to campus tomorrow morning. And for someone who has spent the majority of the past week wearing her PJs and chained to her computer into the wee hours of the morning, that will actually be a little weird, having somewhere else that I actually have to be. This is the state of my life right now. Two words: gong show.

Earlier this evening I was totally jonesing for some tea and, to my chagrin, I had run out of soymilk. And I just can't abide tea without soymilk. Or at least regular milk. Some kind of proteinaceous milk-like substance, of which I had none. So I made the trek to the grocery store, got my soymilk (which was on sale! Go Safeway!), lugged it all the way home, and by the time I got home, I was too hot for tea and decided to have a diet Pepsi instead. I told you, my life right now = gong show.

However, now it is many hours later and the desire for tea reared its ugly head, but this time I was prepared for it! So now I am sitting here, writing this blog, drinking my tea with soymilk and totally jonesing for some cookies! Did I think to get cookies when I was at the store? No, of course I didn't!

Oh yea, I should probably also let you know that the few times I've found excuses** to leave my dank, mouldy basement apartment during the hours in which the sun is shining over the last few days, I have worn my new shoes! And they are spectacular! I LITERALLY stopped traffic in those shoes. LITERALLY! I was waiting to the cross the street (not at a crosswalk) and a car stopped, right in the middle of the street, the driver gesturing for me to cross the street as if to say "let me stop here so I can take a good look at those spectacular shoes!" And a woman on a patio*** at a restaurant on Broadway that I walked by stared at my shoes -- she actually turned her head to continue looking at my feet as I passed by... it was pretty funny. Oh yes, I think I'm going to enjoy wearing these shoes all summer long!

Update: It's 5:24 am and I just emailed chapters 2 and 3 to my supervisor! Woo hoo!


*OK, so by virtue of the fact that I am writing this posting, I am not, in fact, actually working. But I have been working and will return to working once I finish this post. I just needed to give my brain a wee break and thought that spilling all the random thoughts in my head out into cyberspace might be a good way to do that.

**Excuses like, my printer ran out of ink and I must buy more. Or, I must have a bag of chips RIGHT NOW!!

***Vancouverites are ecstatic that patio weather has finally arrived!

11 comments:

Jorge said...

I'm glad you took care of your Soy Milk shortage. I was ready to fedex you some, but even they are not that fast.

Also...

Patios?

I thought patios are open all year in BC.

Beth said...

Temperature-wise, the patios could probably be opened all year in Vancouver. But with the 30 days of rain in January (and, this year, Feb, March & April too), not so much.

Dave said...

I think it's time to change your profile picture to just a picture of your shoes.

Do these shoes add five inches to you like your superboots do?

Beth said...

The shoes (and the superboots) both give me 4 inches. So I'm almost as tall as a real person. On ebay it said the shoes were only 3", but I measured and they are 4"... best case of false advertising EVER!

I totally need to meet up with Kalev again to get a pic of me in my shoes and I will TOTALLY make that my profile pic.

Beth said...

OK, I just re-read this posting and discovered that sleep-deprived Beth uses the word "actually" waaaay too much.

Courtney-O said...

My new super sexy shoes broke today!! The first day I wore them!! Waaaaaaaaaa-aaaaa!!

:-(

I'm glad yours are good though. (And that you turned in Chapters 2 and 3. Go you!)

Jay said...

So what the title says is true then....thesis writing IS hell? Or just thirsty work?

Beth said...

Courtney - How did your new shoes *break*? That seems like a completely inappropriate thing for a new pair of shoes to do!

Jay - Yes, thesis writing is indeed HELL! I don't recommend you try it at home.

mrsmogul said...

THis sounds like me!! I drink tea with soymilk and sometimes with a cookie! I have an army of soymilks in the cupboard right now.

Jorge said...

Dave - Maybe you need the shoes or superboots to help you with another shortcoming (ironically by 4 inches).

Beth - Rain is nothing! Lobby to Patio ALL THE TIME!

Courtney-O said...

The top of the shoe is black patent leather, and it inexplicably split when I wore them for the first time. Those babies are going back to the store.