October 30th, 2015

Prufrock/The Waste Land - Day 2


I can't say that the last Friday in October is a barrel of laughs either.  Pleasingly, I have managed to gut out 880 words out of a capping limit of 1,500 - not so pleasingly, it is all notes, no fixed quotes as yet and not a fixed reference in sight.  If it is a plan at 800 + words, I will have to write, then pare straight back.  yes, I am complaining that I might RUN OUT OF ROOM!!!  At least the planning is done.  Thing is, I am overwhelmingly tired.  I was up at 7:45, out to see a friend til 10 came home and was so tired, I went to bed and woke up at 14:45!!! Yet, here am I 4.5 hours later and I am STILL knackered!!!.  I might have to reconsider France too - I am up for more medical tests in December as my condition isn't getting any better.  I have ironed out the worst culprit, but it doesn't stop the fact that I still have problematical symptoms. So not doing the MA English & Culture may just prove to be a good thing.  Travelling takes its toll.

Tomorrow, it's onward with the full essay mode, try and get most of it done by Monday afternoon, even if it means digging around JSTOR.

Answer for question 4540.

Do you enjoy winter, or do you prefer other times of the year more? What outdoor winter activities (skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, etc) have you tried -- did you enjoy them, or did you come away from them thinking "never again"? Has your opinion of winter changed from when you were a kid?
We don't get a lot of snow where I live (far south west UK), so it's a bit of a novelty. As I am pretty accident prone, I don't actively seek to enjoy ice sports, I will make snowmen and throw snowballs - that's about the extent of it. That and take photos.

After a while, it can get a bit old. It goes from 'This is convenient' to 'This is tedious' after a few days.