[+] Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. (I had midterms.)
[+] I'm trying very hard not to think about the fact that I'm GRADUATING IN FIVE MONTHS AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO HOLY SHIT SNOOZE BUTTON! SNOOZE BUTTON ON LIFE!
I know that I definitely don't want to go back to live in Terabil, because Terabil is the sort of place that eats your soul and makes it impossible to leave. It's like the Sarlacc Pit of employment opportunities-- you can make just enough to make it there, and even live well there since it's relatively cheap as far as cost-of-living goes, but the opportunities for advancement even for a normal non-creative job are few and far between. And I did not just spend four years in art school to be a cubicle monkey.
Not to mention the fact that I would rather chew off my right arm than be forced to live within supervisory distance of my immediate family.
[+] I know that at some point I want to come back for my MFA, but I don't yet know in what. I'm seriously considering coming back to get it in painting instead of sequential art because I'm completely in love with my basic painting class right now.
[+] Iris and I are still dating, but not seriously. She isn't looking for a serious relationship, and while I wouldn't turn one down I don't have the time or energy to work on developing one, but we make time to hang out on weekends and I usually see her on my walk to my art history class. It's sort of a relief not to have to think about OMG Are We A Couple Now sorts of things and just enjoying her company. And, you know, the earlobe nibbling and random kisses and whatnot are a rather nice bonus too. Mmm, earlobes.
[cheesy moment] I was over at her dorm last Saturday after helping out on Hans' senior project film shoot (my role was Anonymous Office Lackey Windexing the Plastic Plants in the Background) and when I had to go walk home we kissed goodnight. About six times. She almost didn't let me leave. Heehee. [/cheese]
[+] Helga dumped Hans the day before his birthday back in December. On Valentine's day, of all days, he officially started a New And Improved relationship with the heretoforth named Heather, whom he has been acquainted with for years and who only recently he started getting to know in earnest because of a shared interest in Japanese monster movies and the fact that she's in my art history class and is also my next-door neighbor, so she hung out around me a lot, and anyone who hangs around me a lot eventually ends up hanging around Hans a lot too.
They are a very well-matched couple, and I'm happy for them both because they're both my friends, but if they don't stop making out in front of me I'm going to start carrying a bucket of cold water around when I'm with them. I am violently allergic to PDA, particularly the kind that produces wet smacking noises. Eurgh.
[+] I (sort of) cleaned my room today. Go me!