The past few days I've been running around like crazy, and when I combine this with a severe lack of a laptop, the computer access has been short (but sweet). I've been going to and holding auditions for a number of different things, attending recruiting events (anyone want to hire me to do something interesting?), planning for the opera, and doing homework. And my very best friend in the world left for England on Monday, prompting me into a flurry of activity and enterprise to prevent myself thinking about and missing someone who has been such an important part of my life for the past few years.
One hopes that something useful will come out of all this activity. Certainly Greenpass has taken a hit in terms of posting frequency. But if I manage to exit this year with a job, an opera well-directed, four years of serious music-making and a degree in statistics, I think I will consider my job here well done. We'll see how that goes.
In other news, my gov class had an (anonymous) survey at the beginning of the last class, in which only 64.5% of students said they were voting for Kerry - all others went Bush, not a SINGLE person for Nader. And how many said they intended to vote? 100%. Two conclusions: 1) it's too bad that in a "likely voter" poll, the whole room would have automatically been excluded because of a lack of voting history, and 2) we can take that whole "liberal university" thing and bury it deep in a dank dark hole. There are a lot of very, very, VERY conservative people here, and unlike the liberals they're well funded and well connected.