I'm trying to write a paper about childhood-onset bipolar disorder. As I sit here reading about the various characteristics of euphoria (part of the "manic" stage of "manic-depressive"), I realize I'm actually experiencing enough of the component symptoms to have a positive diagnosis: decreased sleep, racing thoughts, distractibility...oh, crap. What's going on??
And then I remember.
Somebody called me girlfriend yesterday. :)
(It wasn't by mistake, either. Ha, ha.)
Yup. There's this boy and he's amazing and he makes me smile and I feel like an idiot but I also kind of feel like a princess and I think I'm totally pissing my roommate off with my incessant happiness but you know what it's okay. And that, friends, is all you really need to know about that. :)
The end of the semester is a week and a half away (not counting finals), and I'm only half-ready. Being gone half the year made this semester seem really short. This paper/presentation (which I am having one heck of a time concentrating on) is my last such thing, and then I have two tests and two finals and it's over. (So few tests. I feel like a bum. How do I not have more things to do?? Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'm sure I'll find plenty of things to do.) And then on to summer, which I'm very, very excited for. Most of the people I care about are going to be here in the Lou with me for another hot, sticky, wonderful summer, and I am so ready for three months of cooking and reading and not having homework. What up.
I have some new plans for the future, and some other minor life changes. But I'm honestly having a hard time focusing on those now too. If I had known this whole relationship business was going to destroy my concentration so much...no, let's not lie, I totally would have done it anyway. So since I don't have the attention span to think about those, I'm going to distract you with this video my father sent me.
Now let me tell you about the text conversation that followed.
Me: WOW that's the coolest thing I've ever seen!! [My mind was literally blown.]
Dad: I've come across several of those out in the woods over the years [my dad is a forester], but never thought to video it and put on youtbue.
Me: Wait really?? They just exist randomly in our woods??
Dad: Different songs, but yeah...
I can't even tell you how excited I was. New plan for time at home: go FIND those things.
2 hours later, he calls me: April Fools!
Me: Um, a) it's not April Fools, and b) what are you talking about?
Dad: Well, it's April. And I've never actually seen one of those music things, obviously.
Ha. Thanks, Dad. Most pointless and disappointing April Fools ever. But at the same time he's kind of awesome.