Just checking in. Still working on paper for school and copyediting for book. Did manage to go out last night and see Star Wars--The Lovely Emily has permanently moved back to the Ham (yay!) and Brett the Vet is in town for a few days, so we went to Salvatore's and got pizza. Sad to say, I think this is the first time I've actually been out to do anything fun since... the last time Em was back in town. And I'm not even sure when that was. I haven't been reading my friends list at all for about six weeks now (due to the crush of trying to finish the book), so I was completely unaware that Em got a job at Cooking Light and the Vet is moving to North Carolina after having now spent like three weeks in EUROPE (ACK JEALOUSY HATE). Brought back some gorgeous pictures, though. I fell in love with travel, or what little I had experienced of it, after I spent a week in Havana for my senior interim in undergrad. And since then I have gone... nowhere. Well, Dauphin Island shortly after that, but that was just an awesome hanging-out-at-the-beach thing, and then that weekend in New Orleans y'all may remember from late last summer. And now I'm over here in the present day being like, "Please let me go to the grocery store with you. I MUST SEE THE FACES OF OTHER PEOPLE." Yeah. Class has been over for a few weeks now, and... I'm in more social withdrawal than I expected. Really, I know I was always sort of 1) shy and 2) a homebody, but I did actually used to have friends in town. Since they all moved away for grad school, though, it's been easy for me to make tons of new acquaintance-friends... just really hard to turn them into going-out-friends. And thus, I molder away in the house. Well, fortunately Em's back home, so maybe that'll get a little better.