The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
How are you all? I'm alright, enjoying a bit of rest on this mid February Saturday.
I left you all, I was still in Rome for Christmas break.
Well, six weeks have gone by and life has been treating me good here in London. I always fear the months between Christmas and Easter a big deal. I don't know, I guess winter is just really not my season. But March is around the corner now and I feel like I can breathe easier once again.
Time has passed weirdly. I have been working a lot which kind of stretches the week endlessly and makes it pass faster at the same time. I say this a lot, I know. "I have been working a lot". But every time it gets to a whole new level of a lot. I think I'm close to the maximum level of "a lot" but you never know. I guess it can always be "more".
Surprisingly it's not that bad at all. It gets to you more often than not, it tires you out, it's spirit and time and body consuming but I feel like if I don't give 100% in my PhD years, than when? With my lab we are trying to publish this paper by the end of March. It's demanding. The boss keeps saying "push it, push it". I'm pushing. I hope it will all be worth it at the end. Ask me again in 2016.
it's not all work though.
I'm swimming and working out a lot. I use every single second i can get. Literally. Like, the machine says "the analysis will end in 34 minutes". Okay, cool, let's go spend them on the treadmill. It helps me decompress I guess. And after Christmas my body was asking for a better sprint. I'm hopefully getting there.
Social life is also really good.
I'm super grateful in this department. As you know my best friends are in Rome. I have never been alone in London, not even when I first moved here but it was different. Shallow relationships, going out just for the sake of it and not because you're really enjoying yourself. But not it has been one and a half year. I have met a lot of people and I have reached the point when I can actively choose who I want to hang out with, when and how long for. I have a nice group of friends and we go to dinners, clubs and parties (tonight, costume party. Theme = the 90's. I'm going as Geri from the Spice Girls. LOL). I'm glad. It reminds me that I'm living here and not just getting a degree.
This is all I need to tell you about my life now so let me spend a few words on the cuteness that are JARED&JENSEN.
I fucking love those new gifs we got recently and I think that they came out at exactly the right moment, considering the direction Supernatural is taking at the moment. The boys are adorable and even if they are obviously acting as instructed for the camera in those gifs, I think it's just completely, utterly them on there, it hurts. *___*
Also, Supernatural. How good were the last three episodes?
Finally!! I have been waiting like three seasons for this, maybe more. It felt a bit sudden and weird they way they went from super tension and anger and betrayal between the brothers to "I'm gonna die for you. No, I will. No, you won't" But how can I complain when we are finally back to what we all love dearly. Fuck this is what Supernatural is all about. The brothers, the family business and Sam and Dean epic bromance.
Now, let's my silly Wincesty self have the floor.
DEAN AND SAM HAVE THEIR OWN
And those speeches at the end of last ep. Awww maybe they won't die at the end of SPN, maybe Sam will carry Dean with himself to the light at the end of tunnel and they'll live happily ever after. :)))))))
Also, glasses! *porn is in the air*
Also, ratings up and up. Isn't clear enough the the world population doesn't give a thing about the angels, Amelia and vampire buddies, writers? Get it straight!!!!
In other news, I'm going back home March 27th for my birthday (March 29th) and Easter. Should be good. Even if once there I have to make time to apply for a new passport and italian ID since they broke into my office and stole my whole bag with the documents inside a few weeks ago. But don't wanna go into details of nasty events. It's in the past now.
Have a nice weekend you all. ;)