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Ok, so I was way more worried and nervous about MUPC than I had to be (but then, I tend to worry unreasonable amounts about absolutely everything, so that's not surprising). It was totally fine. I actually didn't end up being very nervous when I was there in front of my poster answering questions. The people who came by were all very nice and interested in my topic, and they said it was an interesting question and all that, so it made me feel more... validated, I guess, because sometimes when I think about that project I just think it was kind of pointless or not as developed or interesting as a lot of other people's.

Also, one girl stopped by who was on my floor freshman year and became like best friends with my roommate and she was friendly to me for a few weeks and then she just kind of ignored me for the rest of the year and I kind of thought she hated me or at least didn't like me. But she was super friendly and asking questions and stuff, not just about my project but about what I was doing and stuff, and it was really weird. Like, good, but... I'm so self-conscious and critical that I couldn't help thinking "Why are you talking to me? What do you want? Is this some elaborate scheme to make fun of me? Are you pitying me? What is going on?" even though the worst thing she ever did to me was ignore me, and that's probably more to blame on my lack of social skills than on her. And I found out she's taking Understand/Confront Racism next semester like me, which should be interesting. I had another class with her sophomore year and she continued to ignore my existence, so I'm curious to see if that happens again or if she talks to me this time.

This morning, on the other hand, was kind of awful. Ok, it wasn't that bad. But, well, normally I volunteer with a couple of people at a homeless shelter with children on Saturday mornings, but we didn't do it Saturday this week because I had MUPC going on. And this is our last chance to volunteer this semester all together so we went today instead and then went out to lunch afterwards. Except I'm not used to waking up this early on a Sunday, and I stupidly stayed up really late Saturday night, so even though my alarm woke me up at 8 AM, I decided to lie in bed for just a few more minutes, and then of course I fell asleep again and didn't wake up until 8:40. Which meant I had to rush to get dressed and ready and all, and I basically had like 5 minutes to each breakfast, but everything I had would have taken too much time to make and eat. However, one of my roommates made cupcakes yesterday, so I remembered that and was like "ugh I need something to eat" so for breakfast I had a cupcake. Which might sound awesome, except it's really not enough to get you energized or moving or coherent or anything. So I pretty much just felt awful the entire time I was volunteering. I have coffee now, though, and it's awesome.

There have been some recent reports about a 4th season of Chuck not being totally hopeless and the writers/producers/creators/whoever feeling good about coming back, and I kind of wish there weren't this news only because I feel like it's making me too optimistic about it coming back. I had started accepting that this would be end and coming to terms with that and all, but now my hopes are starting to go up again, and I'm afraid there'll be this build-up and then NBC will cancel it (because NBC fails at life. They're probably freaking renew Heroes over Chuck even though Chuck does better critically and in the ratings and Heroes sucks) and it'll suck so much worse than if I had just accepted it being canceled now. blah. (Although maybe NBC will surprise me? No no, still trying not to get my hopes up.) Anyways, on a more positive Chuck-related note, Chuck comes back for the final 6 episodes on Monday! I'm so excited. We finally get to see Chuck and Sarah try to be spies while being in a relationship! Chuck's dad is coming back! Anna is coming back!!! It's going to be awesome.


I am a huge fan of the Weeping Angels and Moffat, and really not a fan at all of River Song. So my expectations and feelings about this two-parter were... mixed? idk, I was excited but nervous.

lol forever at the Doctor stealing the thing from the museum. Also about Amy being bored and wanting to see a new planet.

oh man River being out in space and the Doctor picking her up in the Tardis was freaking excellent.

(I love how the Doctor calls Amy "Pond" sometimes!)

I think I'm more okay with River Song just due to... having been exposed to her before, I guess. She annoyed me when she was first introduced, but now I guess I... I don't know. I'm just more used to her. But I still don't want a future Doctor/River Song romantic relationship, so they better not be heading in that direction.

(I don't even know exactly how to put into words why I don't like the idea of River. But I saw someone else refer to her as the payoff without the buildup, and I think that's my problem with her. It definitely was in the library episodes. Because we're told that River knows so much about the Doctor and essentially that he thinks she's brilliant and we're supposed to like her without being given any reason to. And she's too smug. I hated her attitude at the very beginning when she was blowing a kiss and expecting the Doctor to rescue her and flying the Tardis and landing it better than the Doctor.)

Amy and the Doctor are kind of adorable here. I love Amy teasing him and him saying "Yes, I am Mr. Grumpy Face today." (Although I'm a little tired of him telling her to wait in the Tardis or not do anything or whatever. Part of that might be due to him meeting her when she was a child and still seeing her that way, though, so I guess I can accept that a little better.)

I was wondering how Moffat would up the creepy factor with the Angels considering we've already seen them before, but Amy watching the Angel in the TV and it coming closer when she looked away and her not being able to turn it off was definitely very, very creepy. In Blink he made me afraid of statues, and here he's making me afraid of TV. Good job, Moffat. (Now stop making me afraid of everyday objects, dammit!)

"River, hug Amy." / "Why?" / "Because I'm busy." awww so cute. I like the relationship Amy and River are having, too.

"You bit me!" / "And you're alive!" ;lkjasf I loved that entire scene. Amy would rather he leave her to die so he can save everyone else and continue on with his life (I loved loved loved her saying "I don't need you to die for me, Doctor - do I look that clingy?"), but the Doctor's not about to leave her.

(Also, I was watching the Confidential, and I love love love so much the part when Karen's like "Hopefully he's not actually going to bite my hand," and then it cuts to Matt and he's like "Of course I'm going to bite her hand!")

And the end omg! Not fair! I'm so excited for next week! I really enjoyed this episode, even if after watching it it feels a little like nothing happened. It was still very cool, though, and I'm excited to see where it goes.

Anyways, yesterday I had plans for doing a bunch or research for my final Mood and Anxiety paper and having it outlined and a thesis and everything so I'd be ready to write as much of it as possible today. And then I did nothing. Well done, self. So instead I'm going to do a bunch of research today and hopefully get... idk, 4 pages done? That might be feasible. If I actually start working and don't just procrastinate all day, which is much more likely.
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