i dreamed about sailing a boat from eagle creek resevoir to that fancy pants place my brother paints houses at in castleton. i didn't get very far. instead of one sail, there were like two half-sails on either side of the mast. i held on to strings attached to the lower corner of each. the sails were all twisted around the mast at first. as i tried to untangle them, my brother kept telling me i was "doing it all wrong." he also yelled "port! port!" every now and again, but the strings on the sails didn't allow me to reach the rudder. it wouldn't have mattered anyway, i had port and starboard reversed. when i got the sails straightened out, the wind caught them and the boat flipped over it's nose. then my brother, dressed in all black motorcycle gear (much like that one silly picture of the dude on that stupid playground springy toy), jumped his motorcycle into the lake and landed on the bottom of the boat. god only knows what happened after that...
i'm back into study mode. god, what a bore. i've had my nose in this stupid geology book for two days now. i've still got to write a couple of papers or biographies for my lecture class too. needless to say, i'm not nearly as motivated as i was at the beginning of the semester and that paper on the hubbert peak is almost certainly never going to come into existence. no doubt, i will scribble some trash about james hutton: the father of modern geolgy instead. whatever.
in other school-related news, my dad rescinded his statement that "after this semester" i would be on my own and clarified himself to mean "after this school year" instead. this was a pleasant turn of events, as i could in no way afford to take more than one class in the spring semester without my parents' help because i received no financial aid this year and i really don't want to take out another loan already.
that said, since my savings are no longer allotted for that one class, i can now lavish my friends and family with spectacular giftmastm presents! i am so very excited about this. of course, i did a little looking around today and realized that i have no idea what to get for anybody. that part is a little less exciting.
oh yeah. i am actually looking for and applying to jobs, but the jobfront is spectacularly uneventful at this time. that's ok. i'm enjoying my time off. ;)