25 August 2007

Tabula Rasa

I am ready for the new semester.

I purged my computer of files from the old semester, saving them in the CD-RW that contains all my graduate work. I have created new folders for the new semester. And my new books for the new semester has arrived and is already sitting at my office.

I seem to have noticed the faces of the new graduate students. They seem to be very optimistic and fresh, full of energy and vibe. It's like they are screaming "Bring it on!" and they will take the task away. The other graduate students on the other hand are simply tired, seem to lack sleep, and is in need of a massage. I don't know where I fall. I definitely am not full of energy, but I still believe that this is what I want. Buffalo may not be the city of choice for me to live, but it is a mind-over-matter affair. I am here to study, and that is what I will do. After I get my degree, I will be out of here.

Anyway, enough of the rant. This afternoon, I am helping a friend of mine move. His stuff is stored in my apartment, and we will take it off to the his new apartment. A number of other friends are coming over to help. It will be fun.

Thus, there will be two vacant rooms in our apartment. One of the vacant rooms is being used as an ironing room. The other, hopefully, will be a meditation room.

I finished reading Cell yesterday. It was amazing. It was apocalyptic, but it was a great read. Good thing I was able to finish it yesterday, because the book was rather thick, and it weighs a lot in my bag. Now I am starting on this other novel called Cassada. I picked it up a couple of weeks earlier in the library. We'll see how this goes.

Anyway, that's it for today. I have to go. Enjoy another photo of my Ecuadorian Flora Series. I know, there's tons of these, but we'll get to the end in due time.

1 comment:

  1. I like your discipline. You always prepare for things. Enjoy the sem.