Wednesday, 4th February '04
Darkness Falls Across the Land...
Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood to terrorize your neighbourhood. And whosoever shall be found without the soul for getting down. Must stand and face the hounds of hell. And rot inside a corpse's shell. The foulest stench is in the air, the funk of forty thousand years. And grisley ghouls from every tomb are closing in to seal your doom And though you fight to stay alive, your body starts to shiver. For no mortal can resist the evil of the Thriller.
Listening to this song just after midnight the ceiling fan whirring above my head and rattling the blinds as I sit alone in the hall room can be mildly inducive of my hair standing. Urgh, I miss Micheal Jackson's better days. Now we are left with his little sister's boob-baring antics.
Anyways, today was a pretty good day, all things considered. The realisation that I have 12 hours more free time than I expected this week did wonders for my energy and general spirit. For the first time since preparation for 'Three' started last semester I actually had some time for my friends outside of TFYE, and it felt pretty good.
I delight in small pleasures, and I'm really thankful I have the ability to do so. The public holiday yesterday I spent glued to the gogglebox and I haven't had such a luxury in ages. I'd almost forgotten the simple joy of lounging about my parents' room, getting in their way, stealing Dad's blanket and being an all-round nuisance. And then of course we watched, let's see, Mail to the Chief, Survivor All Starts, FRIENDS, and The Practice. I was in HEAVEN. Just call me couch potato.
Today I arrived back in KR early and had a nice little MSN chat with Dage. Poor guy has a million tests this week and essays and whatnot too. Oh well, the drudgery one goes through before attaining a UMich engineering degree, I suppose.
Lessons were rather unremarkable, I suppose, it being an all Criminal Day today. A/P Stanley Yeo must be the kindest ever lecturer around, but I won't bore you with the details of his Intoxication notes.
We had another Repro screening today and idiots Weitan and Lionel wouldn't let me out of the room to hide from my awful moaning. And the whole Repro gang, as usual, had our usual lame fun laughing at Reynard's "Sure!", and Lynette and Ross (especially Ross) as TMOCBTCITCP. Which, for the uninformed, stands for "The Making-Out Couple By The Car In The Carpark". Incidentally the takings today were pretty good, 90 dollars in total. Yayy.
Even had time for dinner with the KR lawyers, and I'm quite pleased about that. It's great being involved in Secrets, but I don't know if the rest find that TFYE tends to put a large strain on my outside friendships. Hanging out with the Law people is a lot of fun, and all these late rehearsals have taken me away from them so much. So the dinner was a welcome treat. Well, the first part with the trash-talking Jon, Winston and Wenguang I could have done without. Asses. Jon is worse than Wenguang now, if that's even possible. Like I said, ASSES. But kinda nice ones.
And then I actually got some Contract reading done! Go me. And downloaded a bunch of new music and old music (hence me listening to Thriller at this time). Everytime I hear that song I feel old and remember that time I first heard it. I was 9 and was so freaked out I think I cried. *sigh* am growing up, I see.
Ah well, it's late now. Should be off to bed. It's time to beat it.. beat it... beat it...
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]