Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Saturday following my final day as an undergraduate is the graduation ceremony but I don't think I'll attend. It's really only a formality, I actually get my diploma in the mail about a month later. I'm not one for added attention, and I don't like events planned around myself. Birthday parties, graduation parties, any other individual specialties that put me at the center are mostly a waste. I don't enjoy being the center of attention. Then again this web-log is a devotion to my own selfcenteredness...

I stay in a lot these days, no more trips to the pub. The cold Wisconsin winter and my own short comings had caused me to be rather careless in the previous months. I'd go to the bar and have a drink, then another, then a couple more and as most drunks do thought it would be ok to drive home. Nothing bad had ever happened but looking back I would kick my own ass for having attempted such a foolish, not to mention careless, feat. There were even times where I would drink alone at home and the drive to t-bell for a midnight drunken treat. I haven't had a drink in about a month now and it feels so good to once again have a clear head on my shoulders.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Biological and cultural consequences

In the past two months I've
  • Consumed more alcohol than I had thought possible
  • Quit drinking
  • Started smoking
  • Quit smoking
  • Abandoned most of my friends in one way or another
  • Missed having pets
  • Consumed massive amounts of coffee
  • Constantly daydreamed of being done with my bachelors degree
  • Daydreamed of July when I make my move to Phoenix
  • Worked full time while trying to go to school full time
  • Realized I'm making about half as much as my coworkers while being praised for doing a better job and asked to show people who make more than I do how to do as well as myself
  • Found out that I have to pay hundreds in federal back-taxes
  • Started donating plasma (donating for about $250/month)
  • Was rejected at the bars before a single word was said
  • Stopped going to to bars
  • Cursed the cold gray days and the weather's inability to make up its mind
  • Discovered Craigslist
  • Ignored blogging