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Um. Hi.  I don't even know where to start.  There have been a lot of things I've wanted to post about in the past... uh... couple months.  But I never seem to actually post, and I've been thinking about this.  Historically, I tend to post less when I'm in a relationship, but I don't think that's it.  I mean it's part of it -- I've been word-vomiting at Jarod, instead of doing it here, and then I just feel like I'm rehashing things I've already dealt with if I put it up here -- but it's hardly all.  Honestly, the other thing has been my stress level, which I didn't realize was so high until it dropped.

I had my thesis defense last Tuesday (i.e. a week ago), and I seem to have been somewhat stressed about it.  Which is really part of it, frankly.  I've been on the edge for a while now, and by 'on the edge' I mean 'on the edge of crying or screaming hysterically'.  So... writing on LJ has just felt like one more thing that I couldn't deal with, alongside teaching a class that I love and taking a class that requires about an hour a week of homework AND has produced some poetry I've been extraordinarily happy with.  So... yeah.  Not really feeling all that on top of it.

But the thesis defense went well.  And I'm largely happy with the document.  And I graduate in two and a half weeks.  And even if I'm still scared shitless that I'm not going to find a good job I enjoy, much less a workaday job that lets me pay my bills, at least my optimistic days outnumber my pessimistic ones.

And I've got a weeklong vacation coming up; one of Jarod's college friends is getting married in Laguna Beach, and his family took the opportunity to schedule a family vacation at a timeshare in San Diego (which, yes, I realize is not exactly next door to Laguna Beach -- there's going to be a totally insane turnaround on the last day, which also happens to be day of the wedding, the day on which we drive back from the late afternoon wedding in time to catch a 10PM redeye, hahahahakillmenow).  So, since I will have graduated, and won't have a job (though, God willing, I'll be getting some interview setup calls) I plan on just letting go of EVERYTHING.  And reading, and drinking cold wine in a seaside breeze, and getting to have some downtime with the man I love (who has, himself, been probably more busy than I have, and deserves a fucking break).

But that's not here yet, so here some important scheduling stuff:

First, Epilog.  It's a celebratory, valedictory, gala reading where we 3rd-years read the work that has, theoretically, been the whole product of our time here.  Plus, if you come, you'll get to see me in the three-piece suit my parents got me as a graduation/go-out-and-get-a-job-dammit gift.  It's pretty, y'all.  And you can see it at 7pm, Friday, June 5th, in the Roy Bowen Theatre of the Drake Union.  Admission is free, though we will be selling commemorative chapbooks for 7$ (or 8$?  there's been a little unclarity).  Feel free to wear your finest gladtogs.  And it would mean a lot to see you there.

Second, Columbus Gay Men's Chorus presents We Love the 80s, June 26 & 27, 8pm, Capitol Theatre at the Riffe Center downtown.  Tickets are 27/29$ (Mezzanine vs. Main Floor), but if you order through me you get a 2$ discount.  It's going to be pretty awesome, actually.  We had our first choreography rehearsal yesterday, and I felt relaxed and in control.  That's good.  That's good!  So I hope you'll be able to make it.

Anyway.  I'm sorry for being away.  I've been absent at best.  I'm going to try to be back, because this is important to me -- my friends are important to me.

Date: 2009-05-26 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whisperwheel.livejournal.com
all is well dear, take a deep (well deserved) breath!

Date: 2009-05-26 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yrmencyn.livejournal.com
Thank you.

(BTW, do we have rehearsal/meeting tonight?)

Date: 2009-05-26 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whisperwheel.livejournal.com
Not that I'm aware of. I have a rehearsal and so does Brian. We'll get together soon though!

Date: 2009-05-26 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yrmencyn.livejournal.com
OK, good. Just thinking.

Date: 2009-05-26 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lessmess.livejournal.com
Aw, it's good to hear that you are feeling less stressed, and man, I'd love to read your thesis if you are interested (if not, that's ok too).

I wish I could be at epilog!

Date: 2009-05-26 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
(reposted to fix rampant italics)

First of all, you passed your defence! That is awesome news, and massive, massive congratulations!!

Take a break. Take as much time as you want. Seriously. That is what everybody and their mother has been saying is the best thing to do after you finish a dissertation. Just sit around and do whatever the hell you want -- watching trashy TV, reading tabloids, drinking margaritas, whatever. Beaches definitely a plus.

Wish I could make it to the reading, but sadly I will be flailing about here trying to finish my dissertation so I can submit it by the end of June. But Justin and I are going to try to make it to Columbus at some point over the next 6-10 months and we'd love to see you.

Date: 2009-05-28 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-andromeda.livejournal.com
Congrats on graduating, you gonna go fora PhD?

BTW I am Mrs Nold now :)

Glad you are still with Jarod.

Unfortunately i will be on my way to to California at that time taking Athena out to see her mom.

Date: 2009-05-28 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cc-wolff.livejournal.com
Enjoy your cold wine, your warm wind, and your hot love.

Date: 2009-05-28 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yrmencyn.livejournal.com
Parallelism for the win!

Date: 2009-05-28 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosamund.livejournal.com
Congratulations! ::sends virtual champagne::

Also welcome back. It's good to see you.

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