And she's SO sweet and chill and friendly, I love her to pieces already. And we're taking care of her at our place, so it'll be a trial run for dog-having!!! I want a dog SO MUCH I can barely stand it anymore. So it's probably a good idea to actually have to deal with walking one in the rain and picking up poop and all that fun stuff. Like changing diapers if you're feeling too broody. (What? That's not a thing for everyone??)
Here's what I have to do this weekend:
- Finish typing up and submit admissions notes on my current batch of program applicants, because I'm way behind. Making decisions about other peoples' futures is hard!
- Finish microfinance assignment calculating flat vs. declining balance interest rates.
- Pick a topic and write humanitarian crisis analysis paper. (Mali?) (Hey, guess what really bums me out: reading about humanitarian crises! Why did I take this class!!! Oh right, because it fit my schedule.)
- Microfinance: policy memo, fffffuck.
- Microfinance: get started on group presentation.
- Crises: email project group.
- Technology class: innovation project outline (and meeting with prof?).
- Labor: Blackboard post on Syrian migrant workers in Lebanon.
- Pick up boots from shoe guy. (Guys, the salt in the snow in Boston last weekend totally ate away at the leather on my fav pair of boots, even though I wiped it off as soon as I got inside every time. Faceclaw.)
- (FINALLY) finish essay questions for Dream Fellowship and submit application.
- Finish cover letter for another job.
- Prep for my orals study group: briefing on relationship between civilian NGOs and military forces in post-conflict environments. (Ugh, wtf do I know about this, I'm an econ person.)
- Call J back.
- Catch up on LJ comments! Ugh, I'm the worst.
- Crazy drunk afternoon brunch at Belgian restaurant with all my friends, because I agreed to it months ago. But of course now I'm stressing out about work and not wanting to end up hungover and worrying about how expensive it is (and also how I can manage not to sit next to my friend's jackass boyfriend). When I want to just go and relax and have a good time! These days when we're all here are so fleeting, yadda yadda, life is short! Why do I have to be such a stick-in-the-mud??
Valentine's Day was nice. Andrew left work early and we went to see the Ai Wei Wei exhibit at the Hirshhorn and then got an early dinner at a place that does a grilled cheese happy hour with combos that'll make your eyes roll back in your head. And crazy delicious microbrews you've never heard of. (Bonus: instead of paying $$$ for their Valentine's prix fixe, the sandwiches were like $7. Because we were willing to eat at like 5:30. Haha. Frugality!) We also had some kind of chocolate praline parfait that I'm still thinking about (and which they comped!). Then halfway through dinner the Secret Service walked in with Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security. Oh, DC! (I also got stopped by Biden's motorcade last week on the way to the SOTU. Last year the same thing happened with Obama's. Guys, stop showing off for me.) Also the bartender gave us a free drink. And did I mention the amazing fancy cheeses?!? Oh, and we were home before 9, hahaha, which was completely perfect because we are old and lame and happy.
I keep telling myself it will be spring soon. That's a thing that happens, right? Not something I imagined?