Monday, 24 October 2011


So going for a run about an hour and a half before sunrise might not have been the best idea given recent circumstances, but I refuse to rearrange my life on account of paranoia. And anyway, I wasn't tackled by any random proxies, so I suppose that's a plus.

Taking that into account, as well as the lack of fruit from my hyper-awareness, I don't think I'm being watched. It's a relief, I suppose.

I don't know. On the one hand, I'm glad I don't have to constantly worry about my safety, but on the other, how will I ever find out what happened to my mother?

I said, at the time, that I didn't want her to be gone for such a trivial reason as a blood clot, but I'm not sure I agree with that anymore. I just want to know what happened. Is that too much to ask?

On the more domestic side of things, I'm back at work now, my Dad's joined one of the church's house groups, and college has me as busy as ever. We've started studying Cuckoo's Nest in earnst (it was broken up a little by essay deadlines and tests) and if I get the time I might tell you what I (and maybe some of my assosciates) thought of it. Apparently after Christmas we'll be studying Romeo and Juliet. I don't know much about the plot, but I do know that they die at the end (despite what the garden gnomes may tell you).


  1. Glad to hear things are returning to a semblance of normal.

    I never did have to read Romeo and Juliet-- my freshman english teacher acted more like a college professor, and when he realized my class had zero enthusiasm for the play, found us a different play to read. It was Ibsen instead of Shakespeare, which I was personally thankful for. XD

  2. Yeah, it's getting better. Even the weather seems to be returning to normal (it's been so hot the past few days!).

    I've never had any exposure to Ibsen (apart from Greig's music, and that doesn't count), but I looked him up and his work looks amazing.

    I quite like Shakespeare. I think his use of language (even though it's hard to read at times), themes, plot devices, ... really everything that went into his writing was brilliant. I don't like the more crude jokes though, it seems to me like he was playing down to attract a bigger audience.

    I studied Macbeth last year under a tutor. It's very different being in a large class. I'm tempted just to keep quiet throughout and ask at the end if I've understood everything right.

    And there's also "group work" at times. And whenever that happens the lecturer always splits people so they're not with their friends. It was very traumatic the first few times. But then again, it meant I'd already talked to C before he joined our group, so I guess there's an upside to everything.

    Anyway, I'm getting seriously off track here. I think I'm going to stop now before I carry on till midnight (again).

  3. I really enjoy Ibsen's work-- it's delightfully ironic and inflaming, haha.

    I'm lukewarm towards Shakespeare. I just finished a huge unit on Macbeth in class, myself! While I do agree that his writing wad brilliant, I also agree that he was guilty of writing to the lowest form of entertainment sometimes...and other times, like the existence of the Witches and Banquo in Macbeth, he was just kissing the king's ass!