Since interesting things aren’t really happening at the moment, I’m forgoing the list and rambling. Which will actually probably make for a shorter, more easily read post. Go figure.
No one who knows me will be surprised that I am, on balance, pleased with how the election turned out. I have a feeling that Obama will be a very different second term president than he was a first term one, about which I am cautiously hopeful. The balance is more or less maintained in Congress, and the rightwing rape apologists got their wrists slapped. State-wide, the proposals were a mixed bag. I would have been happy if two, three, and four had gone differently, but the fact that one, five, and six lost pleases me immensely.
I am all registered for classes, financial aid accepted, and go to an orientation day on December 7. So far, I see no books assigned, which means most reaings will likly go through blacboard, I think. Or they’ll get the book lists to the bookstore eventually. So, it’s really real. Which is a little terrifying, but there you have it. I am a grad student. Or I will be, anyway.
Theoretically, we are going to Iowa for Thanksgiving. I still need to make some arrangements around that, but it is largely settled. It will be the first time I’ve traveled for Thanksgiving in… a while? I want to say several years, but I think we went down to Indiana for a holiday recently, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was. I know last year we had it in our apartment, which was rather nice. But, Iowa promises to be yummy, and it will be good to see the folks there. And also the folks in Illinois on the way back. I should probably warn them about that.
I’ve been playing Skyrim, again, recently. Someday I may actually finish the main questline of the game. Someday. Right now I’m wandering around trying to get Falkreath to sell me land so I can build a house. I rather like RPG problems. There’s always a solution, and in the meantime you can go do other things, like be attacked by bears. This happens to me a lot. Not as much as it did in Oblivion (this game’s predecessor, for those who have other things to to do with their days off,) but still rather more than you’d expect. This world has some very aggressive bears.