But then, the university is conserving its power to they don't heat the offices during weekends, so I figured I would take that as an excuse to not go to campus. Sometimes, I still bring work at home, but I just cannot find my house to be a conducive location of intellectual activity.
The other night, which was New Year's Eve, I was rather jetlagged, without actually flying. Maybe it was holiday-lagged. My good friend and I rented four movies, and we watched three of them way past midnight. I got to bed at around 3AM, and woke up at around 8 AM. We had breakfast, then watched the fourth one, and did some stuff. Obviously, we felt tired during the day, so we decided to take a nap. This was already around 1 PM. However, that nap took longer than expected, and so we woke up around 6 PM. We fixed dinner, and I went home.
Of course, I was wide awake in the evening.
I stalked people online, I read articles in Wikipedia, I read my novel, I even planned a trip to Guatemala. How fascinating the mind is, the imagination goes wild, and one can write tomes and tomes of books describing the human imagination. I have mentioned before that I won't be taking any vacation trips this year due to certain priorities, but just planning a trip without actually taking it is fun as well. I am so happy that the age of the Internet is here. If I were born fifty years earlier, I would not have this luxury.
So yeah, did you know that it is cheaper to fly to Guatemala from where I am than to Honolulu? A flight to Honolulu costs about 200 USD more than a flight to Guatemala City from Buffalo. I would need a visa to go there, but that is just 25 USD. Lonely Planet tells me that I can survive there for about 30 USD a day. And they have amazing Mayan ruins to entertain me. I could easily spend two weeks exploring the country.
Oh well, that's another pipe dream. Maybe in the distant future, perhaps. For now, I should be content in seeing Berkeley, California. That reminds me that I should prepare my slides and I have just about 5 weeks to do it. I actually borrowed the Beamer manual so I can figure out how to make slides without using Microsoft Powerpoint. Instead, I will be using LaTeX, but I haven't tried making one using LaTeX's Beamer package.
Oh, guess what? I have a new photo series. I got sick of my Arlington Cemetery photos. Good thing that was the end of it. Here's a collection of photos taken from George Washington's house in Mount Vernon.