For as long as I can remember I have imagined the calendar year as a giant gold ring. There's a tiny seam between August and September and another between December and January. Let me tell you, that stretch between the Aug/Sept seam and the Dec/Jan have been the busiest days of my life. But, I made it! And, as I continue to brag to anyone who will listen, I got a straight 100 in one of my 3 classes. (This is not my typical style, btw.)
I do not recommend working full time while being a full time graduate student. Is it possible? Sure. Can you watch all the TV that you need in order to be sane? No way. This is why I am shedding work much like Jewel shed that weird cocoon costume in the You Were Meant for Me music video. So long, S.!
I also have always imagined heaven as a golden ring floating in space with no beginning and no end. No seams in sight. This kept me awake at night crying as a kid. Who taught me this image? You caused me a lot of fear of boredom in the Afterlife, thank you.
All of that is to say that I am looking forward to 2010. Still don't know how long it will take me to be bold enough to write " '10" though...