10:44 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2011:

Perhaps this will turn into more "Of the Various Ways Gracie is an Idiot" type of thing. Chief amongst the things on the list for this evening is certainly failing to study for this exam. But running a very close second is that I only now came to realize that only half of my heating vents were open. The other half were shut. Which means I have been depriving myself of precious heat for months!

so. once again. I learn that I am an idiot. This is like that time I stopped using the lights in my kitchen for two weeks because I thought I had blown a fuse. Alas, it's a two-way switch. And the second switch was in the off position.

08:28 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2011:

oh my god grace. start studying for your damn exam.


07:55 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2011:

I think I need a magnum opus, a life's work that is wildly interdisciplinary and attracts the attention and contribution and participation of similarly not-quite-sane people (eventually, the leaders) in their respective fields, one that will completely revolutionize some "everything" and that I can start, definitively, tomorrow. Or the day after. That sounds meaningful and exciting and satisfying. Of course, I may be writing it currently. After spending an afternoon of revelations with Seb, and pouring over my oldest entries from my mid-to-late teens, I have found that I am

A) insane
B) unchanging
C) hilariously open about my life's adventures

I derived such joy from reading about my day-to-day life as a teen, I have decided to reinstate the practice. The timing is perfect. As I have an exam tomorrow in Organic Synthesis. Oh, now I'm in grad school! I left off this blogging life as a sophomore in college, yet to declare a major. Now I am in graduate school getting my Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Hilarious, isn't it? The best part is, I haven't really changed that much. I still laugh at the same things, like the same music, and procrastinate like NO OTHER when it comes to studying for exams. So here we go. Time to start anew. And remind myself that I DO have a live, and adventures, and thoughts. And that these things deserve to be remembered and archived!

so here we go.

p.s. today I bought a kindle! And a pretty yellow case. Because the normal black leather cases make me think of death.