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Have you ever started laughing so hard in a dream that you've actually woken yourself up? If not, then I highly recommend it.

The last few weeks have been a blur. A general pattern emerged: work hard during the week, relax during the weekend, and spend most evenings curled up in bed with a good book. Believe it or not, I've devoured nine books already, several of which were more than a thousand pages long. I bought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows around one o'clock in the afternoon, and finished it just after midnight. Which isn't even counting the time I took off from reading to eat, or the two hours I spent talking to my mom on the phone that evening. It feels like being back in high school again...

But that's not to say that I haven't been working around here. I've been pulling some long, long hours in the lab, especially in the last week or so. I've even had to come in and work on the weekends, and on Saturday I wasn't able to drag myself away from the lab until nine-thirty at night.

Though it is kind of cool to come in on the weekends. The labs are completely deserted, and I'm literally the only one around. There's a dining area on the top floor, and the windows overlook the entire city. During my longest days, I would take breaks every three or four hours and spend them up there. The silence and the view make for a really stunning combination.

So...I'll be home on Monday. It's a bit strange to think that the summer has passed by so quickly. Though it'll be a relief to be back to using my own computer, and not having to come to the college library whenever I want to check my email or type something up. Which is generally why I haven't been posting here much.

Which reminds me that I've missed a ton of birthdays since the last time I posted. So happy super-belated birthday to Becky, Megan, Phil, and Richard! Here's to the ripe old age of "Twenty-Something". May we all be "Twenty-Something" forever.

I need a sound off from those of you in Florida; who's still going to be around when I get back? I'll assume that if you see this bit and actually comment, then you're not opposed to the idea of seeing me at some point. I might even travel a bit; there are people to see all over Florida, after all. I'm definitely going to be visiting USF; I still have a year-long pass to Busch Gardens waiting to be utilized.

Oh, Busch Gardens...I can feel your sweet siren's song plucking my heartstrings from here...

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Date: 2007-08-15 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] futurelessons.livejournal.com
"I've been pulling some long, long hours in the lab, especially in the last week or so. I've even had to come in and work on the weekends, and on Saturday I wasn't able to drag myself away from the lab until nine-thirty at night." - That bodes well for a future in academia. Work turning into a hobby is excellent - you get marks for doing what you love, and you can live by having (some) fun! :D Are you doing anything academic at the USF?

"A general pattern emerged: work hard during the week, relax during the weekend, and spend most evenings curled up in bed with a good book. Believe it or not, I've devoured nine books already, several of which were more than a thousand pages long. I bought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows around one o'clock in the afternoon, and finished it just after midnight. " - I'm really amazed at your celerity. I can't even manage books with three hundred pages in three months! I was thinking about this when I was out in town: I realized that there is so much I want to learn about, so much I want to enjoy that I must put more of an effort into devouring books. Oh well. I think becoming friends with my school librarian years ago (and so finding myself exempt from book fines) was the root of my inkhorn laziness. Yes, I blame my childhood! :P Bring on the Eternal Vampires' Library

BTW that reminds me: you very kindly offered to lend me a book about Cicero some weeks ago. (Thanks!) I just wanted to say that you're bound to be busy as a Mad Hatter right now, so *please* don't inconvenience yourself in getting it to my 'pidge'! If you'd like, I happen to walk past Cowley Place on the High every evening on my way from work, so I can easily pop over if you're in college in the evenings/weekends and say Hi/Goodbye before you depart for the colonies! :D

Do you remember what you were laughing over in your dream? Oh, and take care on your journey to the States!

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Date: 2007-08-16 01:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sangre-fria.livejournal.com
Heh, nothing more academic than riding rollercoasters, really. Though everyone else at USF will already have started their fall term. I'll have to try not to be too distracting.

To be honest, the only reason why I read so many books is because I had no computer to entertain myself with in my room. So whenever I was at home, it was reading or sleeping.

I was actually planning to pop Cicero into your pidge today, actually. But if you want past Cowley Place every day, we might as well meet up. How's Friday evening for you?

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Date: 2007-08-16 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] futurelessons.livejournal.com
Riding rollercoasters is super! As I've grown older, I've actually started to appreciate rollercoasters more. And had more fun, which is how it should be with fun things. They get better with age. Plus, there's lots of scientific thinking you can do on rollercoasters if you're so inclined. Goo juice in ears, G-forces, momentum with which you'd hit the ground if the seatbelt snaps, wondering if your hat will fall off, all good stuff. :)

Even if the choice was just reading or sleeping, it's still impressive. Wave your book-reading bastion with pride! BTW, Friday evening is great: I'll drop you an SMS in the early evening when I'm in the neighborhood, then.

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Date: 2007-08-15 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovely-destiny.livejournal.com
I'm glad your research is going well! Have a safe trip across the pond and hopefully we can meet up some time while you're back :-)

I'll be in Brevard until Aug. 30th... when I ship up to Boston.

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Date: 2007-08-16 01:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sangre-fria.livejournal.com
We should definitely meet up! : )

I'm sure you'll have a long list of things to do before you leave, but let me know what days you're free.

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Date: 2007-08-16 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexanderditto.livejournal.com
Oh bloody hell, I'm going to miss you. But you already knew that... and I already miss you, you're not even home yet.

Dream laughter? No, never. Crying, yes, but laughter... that's so cool. I didn't know it was possible.

Oh lab work! You'll have to tell me all about it sometime. That's so cool, isn't it wonderful when there's no one around and you have the whole place to yourself? I love when that happens on a floor of the library.

Have a safe trip home, mind the gap, cross the pond, and all that.

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Date: 2007-08-16 01:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sangre-fria.livejournal.com
I wish I could visit you in Miami; that would be awesome. If only I weren't so utterly carless...

But, if worse comes to worst, I'll be home again in December. It's something to look forward to, at least.

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Date: 2007-08-16 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] don-cristobal.livejournal.com
You're coming to USF?! You should have told me sooner so we can plan something...

I have never woken up laughing, but I did fall asleep laughing once. It followed an immense period of not having sleep culminating in a state of elation where everything was hilarious for one reason or another before drifting off into exhaustion.

I have a feeling that one day the entirety of summer will be condensed into a feeling of one singular afternoon. What scares me is how fast the next year will go if the summer is any judge of time.

It is a bit strange to experience the silence in labs on the weekends. At USF it is completely deserted and I feel like I'm in a zombie movie like the beginning of 28 Days Later. It is a good thing I don't work in any of the medical labs or I'd start to fear cadavers coming to life.

Hooray for finally finishing Book 7! I hope you managed to escape the spoiler-prone internet. Nine books is a great accomplishment. I only managed to finish five this summer, which is less than what I normally do. I just finished Saturnalia (loved it!) so I hope you have some others in the Falco Saga so I can possibly barter them from you.

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Date: 2007-08-16 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] don-cristobal.livejournal.com
Oh yes, and if I don't talk to you before you leave, Buon Viajo! May the Airship Spirits of the Highwinds guide you safely back home. I'll be getting back to Orlando International Monday around 9:30 PM. I'm not sure what time your flight is, but if it's around then let me know.

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Date: 2007-08-16 01:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sangre-fria.livejournal.com
Thank you; hopefully my trip will be very uneventful.

I have to chat with my mom this weekend, but if I have any minutes left over, I'll give you a ring.

My itinerary is on my laptop, which is still back in Florida, so I don't currently know when I'll be arriving in Orlando. But I'll ask my mom to send me the schedule, and I'll definitely let you know the details.

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Date: 2007-08-17 05:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sangre-fria.livejournal.com
I'm scheduled to arrive in Orlando at 9:31pm, which is quite convenient. My mom is coming to pick me up anyway, and she said that she'd love to drive you and Alex home too if you'd happen to need a ride.

Let me know!

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Date: 2007-08-16 01:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sangre-fria.livejournal.com
Har har...Soon our evil plans will come to fruition...

I've done that as well. Everything is a riot when your neurons start miss-firing.

It's not hard to escape the Internet when you don't have a computer. So luckily I was spoiler-free. I'm really glad to hear that you liked Saturnalia. I don't have any more of the books, myself; but our library has a ton of them, so I'll nab a couple before I leave.

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Date: 2007-08-16 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iammeinuk.livejournal.com
I leave to go back to FSU on Friday the 24th! Lemme know if you want to get together Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday or whatnot. :)

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Date: 2007-08-16 01:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sangre-fria.livejournal.com
I'll beat back my jet-lag as quickly as possible, which shouldn't be as hard to do coming back as it is going.

Anyway, I'll let you know as soon as I feel human again. : )

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Date: 2007-08-16 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sccye.livejournal.com
Farewell from the fair shores of our little island. See you in a month or so, lass. Are you have the use of MSN?
x

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Date: 2007-08-16 02:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sangre-fria.livejournal.com
Shall I expect to see you at the OULES audition, then? I'm already getting excited about this year's panto.

I can be MSN'd via "Cassiopia1412@hotmail.co.uk", and I'll try to be online regularly during reasonable British hours. ; P

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