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The Art Of Doing Nothing

I. Am. Done. Done done done. I had my last Hebrew class, turned in both my final papers, played in the gamelan concert. . . I am done. I have a thesis to revise, but, yeah. Done.

I did precisely nothing at all useful today, and I loved every last minute of it. Today also marks the end of Feed Pony week, during which, for one reason or another, various groups of people felt the need to provide many of my meals throughout the week. I did not object to this in the slightest. The School of Music threw a graduation "luncheon" (I've come to the conclusion that the difference between "luncheon" and "lunch" is that more forks are involved in a luncheon), and then the I.N.P.O.D. took the Organology class out to dinner at a nice Lao restaurant.

And I watched a movie. Perhaps I shall watch another one before bed. I love that this kind of thinking can now occupy the front part of my brain.


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May. 6th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
Whoop de doo! I'd say celebrate, but it sounds like you've already got a start on that.

I don't think I've ever had Laotian food. (We're only so cosmopolitan here.)
May. 6th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Exam week is the best for people who don't have exams. That's what I say.

I think I'd had Lao food once before, but it was really terrible Lao food. This was much better. Spicy, with lots of peanut sauce and sticky rice. And mango for dessert.
May. 6th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
yeah!!! Free time!

So what are you going to do all summer?
May. 6th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Haven't decided. I worked two jobs last summer, but I can't work either of them again this summer, because you need student status for them, which I won't have after I graduate. I'll think of something, though.
May. 6th, 2006 10:49 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Pony. You seem to have survived this program still able to enjoy goofing off! I think you need more grad school to kill that.
May. 6th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC)
Well, I will be heading off to The University of Chicago: Where Fun Goes To Die. But that may only make me goof off more intensely. We'll see.
May. 6th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
That's great, FP. If anyone deserves to be Done, you do! Take many, many duvet days for yourself before even thinking about what to do for the summer. Then you can have my job. Bleh. I'm looking forward to graduation :-)
May. 6th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, trust me, I will have plenty of time to perfect the art of hanging out. It's what every grad student longs to do.

I'm looking forward to graduation :-)

Mine? Or are you graduating this spring, too?
May. 6th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh yours, of course! I hope you realise that we'll all be standing on the virtual sidelines, wearing proud smiles. I might even wave a little banner if that wouldn't embarrass you too much.

(After my Masters, I swore I was never studying again. Ever. But, er, good luck to you!)
May. 6th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
I hope you realise that we'll all be standing on the virtual sidelines, wearing proud smiles.

That image is making me blush and smile and hide my face all at the same time.
May. 6th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
Ah! idleness be praised! How I envy you!
When you get tired of doing nothing, then go and do nothing a little longer for the rest of us, will you?
May. 6th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
I think I've earned a little idleness. It's certainly improved my outlook on life, yes it has.
May. 8th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC)
Catching up--hooray for you FP! I wish you an entire summer of idleness and frivolity (that you can look back upon nostalgically when you are slaving over tome after tome while writing your dissertation). Enjoy this summer and do as little work as possible. :-)
May. 8th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
I will have to earn a little money, but I'm going to put that part off for a while yet. Right now, Life Is Play. (And fiction writing.)
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