So the past couple days have been a slight mixed bag. The other day i was randomly visited by an old college friend i haven't seen in a couple years. He was driving by and just stopped in at my work. It was great; we talked for over an hour.
Also, i was auditing a class this semester (Modern Japanese Literature). I figured it would be a great oppertunity to read things i might not have read otherwise (since my primary interest is classic lit). I knew more culture/history than the prof, but he knew a good amount, and knew more on literture in general. It was a good class. Anyway, i did the weekly 'issue cards' assignments (which were mostly class participation things) but didn't take the final or do the final paper. well, apparantly, the registrars office wanted a grade even though i was auditing. Since i was one of the most active people in the class, even though i didn't take the final exam or do the final paper, he gave me a B. this amuses me.
Anyway, so last night i had voluntered to drive a couple students down to the airport. I made a mix of Christmas and Asian music (since the students were Korean and Chinese) and they seemed to appreciate hearing a bit of music in their own langauge. On the way back, I stopped back in Saratoga and hit the mall--finished up my xmas shopping for the most part. The line at JC Penny's was god-awful, but managed to get in and out in about an hour.
Then, i went down to the comic store. Back in June/July, Full Moon o Sagashite vol 2 came out, but my comic store didn't have it, so i asked them to pick it up for me, and the next time i came in, they still didn't have it, and so on. Vol 3 came in. Vol 4 came in. But still no vol 2. So after the Adam got worked up over the fact that he couldn't understand why it didn't come in and how sucky Diamond is and so on, he finally agreed that if i found the book elsewhere, he'd understand. Actually, he first said he'd try ording it again and then mail it to me (no charge for the mailing). Then, when i mentioned that i had seen the book at the Borders across the street, he told me to run over there and get it. I did. They had it. So then I came back with vol 2 in hand, bought the next 2 volumes, with the rest of my stack.
By this point, it was already later than i really wanted to be, but i had already made arrangements to go have a late dinner with Ali, so i drove out to her place and she made us Quesadas while we watched a little Who's Line and chatted.
It was nearly 11 before i got back on the road. I knew my normal bedtime of 11:30-12 wasn't going to happen, which sucked because i had to get up this morning to open the library at 7:30, plus i needed to give Genji his meds, which isn't a quick process. So i went a little fast. I just wanted to get home.
So, i'm sure you can all tell where this is going, i get pulled over for speeding. Well fuck. 66 in a 45. For most of the road, it was 55, but i was coming up to a town center so the speed limit had dropped. i figured at nearly midnight, what difference did it make? Clearly the cop felt differently.
Further in the suckiness, it's not a regular ticket. If it was like 'you owe 100$' i'd be like, ok, yeah, i was speeding i'll pay and be done. instead, it's this ticket with a court date on it. Which is naturally december 28. Like i'm going to be in the state then. So i'm going to have to do something, since there isn't any way i can get in that day.
Finally i got home, and had to immediately torture my cat. To get him to take his meds, i have to wrap him in a towel and sit on him. Literally. His cold is prety bad, so there is nothing to be done but just keep forcing the meds in him.
By the time i finally crawled into bed it was just about 1. 6:30 came all too quickly.
I had warned my coworkers that i would quite possibly be late this morning, and that it would be good if someone else could come in at 7:30 just to be safe. Two of them volunteered. Despite my difficulty in waking up and needing a few minutes to get Genji to take his meds, i managed to get to work just about the time i wanted to, just a few mintues late. i arrived just before one of the coworkers who said he'd open. The other slept more miserably than i, so she didn't arrive until after 8. Ah well, it all worked out.
Still, i'm definately looking forward to getting home and reading all my new manga. i mean napping. (Bah, who needs sleep when there is new manga to read?)
Today feels like it should be friday. I wish it was friday. I could use a day off now.