I originally intended for this post to have a video of our dearly departed Heath Ledger as the Joker performing the aforementioned pencil trick in The Dark Knight. Unfortunately, all videos of it have been removed from YouTube because of Warner Bros. Wee.
Anyway, the point was to illustrate the stress I'm in (and also to point out what I wanted to do to certain people that are making me going, no pun intended, batshit insane). Seriously. All I've been doing this past week is working on my proposal and going to teaching assistant seminar/workshops. That and dealing with the problematic professor. Nothing is ever good enough for this person and I'm at the point of saying, "You know what? My thesis is going to be about how la Llorona is really the Oscar Meyer weiner. So back the fuck up." Such are the levels of rage I'm under.
So you're wondering what in the world I'm doing making a post? Just wanted to notify you folks that I'm alive. Sure, I'm more down the side of absolutely loony, but I'm still here. I've got three more corrections to go and I'm (hopefully) done with my proposal. I need a rest before my brain explodes. My back hurts from being hunched over so much because I've been using the desktop. Tsuki, my laptop, is out of commission because yet another power supply has bitten the dust. What the shiz, Apple? Seriously, making better plugs before I go find you and beat you with them.
As you can see, I'm a bit hostile. I hope that everything will be solved by Monday. In the meantime, everyone take care. And stay out of grad school.
Edit: Yay! Damian found me the pencil trick video! Here it is, for your viewing pleasure. :)