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11 May 2008 @ 05:25 pm
Stick a fork in me...  
cause I am DONE, baby!! Yeah. I finished my last ever undergrad paper early this afternoon, and it felt damn good. And a relief. 10 minutes after I merrily sent my paper off to my prof I gathered all 26 of my library books - those were from my thesis and my two other final papers - and proceeded to get them out of my sight by dropping them off at the various campus libraries. I am very happy to report that they no longer are blighting my floor. It's a relief. A big fucking relief.  

Tomorrow I'll be going in to work for the first time in a month. Last time I was there I had just returned from my awesome business trip to Tampa. I'm sure I'll have tons of catching up to do. Packing up all my shit is also on the to do list. Tonight after I have dinner with my dad, he'll drop off some boxes to me, so I can jump on it. 

Gus should also be buying our roadtrip car this week, which means this weekend I need to start practicing my driving again. I used to drive in high school and early college, but quickly got of the habit since I really don't need to in NYC. It's been about 3 years since I've been behind the wheel. This should be interesting... but I think it will be fine. I was a fine driver before and totally PWNED! parallel parking. Gus will also have to do the day-by-day itinerary break down, so that I can begin to make reservations for camp grounds in state parks. I can't tell you how excited I am about this trip though. A whole month of America. It seems sort of grand and wonderful!

Now that I no longer have my academic yolk keeping me down, I'll try to do some work on fanfiction. My first priority is finishing up my In Dreams fanged four drabbles, and then after that is anyone's guess. I have all sorts of things I could work on, it's just a matter of what bites me. only_passenger, I'm totally writing a far future post-nfa Spawn fic in the line of what we discussed sequel-wise for Truth Discovered. Get the bib ready. I want you to drool. Also Spectator won at S&B because of your delicious challenge, so thank you, love.

Also, when I wasn't looking, I snagged some awards at this round of Spark and Burn Awards and forbiddenawards. A Spectator Sport, Tea for Two, and In the Details all pulled in some pretties. I'm honestly surprised about how much award attention Tea has received. It's very satisfying since I love it, but who would have thought Spike/Tara, you know? Many, many gropings and snogs to my wonderfully talented flist, who all received awards for their fantastic efforts.


Forbidden Awards Review: For the quote alone - “Give me a cock report. On a scale of 1 to explode, how close are you?” – this is one hot little ficlet!!! Spawn is a pair I’m not too familiar with but after reading this, I think I’d be tempted to read some more of it. Not only that, it’s super-hot-sexy!! A must read.

Forbidden Awards Review: A lovely exchange of comfort between Spike and Tara, as they share a quiet moment alone while caring for Dawn. Very well done!

Shapinglightshapinglight on May 11th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the end of exams etc. Good luck with your future.
ClawofCatclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
"Good luck with your future" sounds so ominous. Like it's this vast horizon that I'll be marching toward and parting ways with everyone and everything that came before. Don't scare me like that, Deb! Eeeee... future. *hides*
Shapinglightshapinglight on May 19th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oops! Sorry. I didn't mean to scare you.
mere ubu: dawn eeeeeemere_ubu on May 11th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Woo-fuckin-hooooo! \0/\0/\0/\0/!!!

Congratulations, girlie! Hope you're proud of all your hard work. Have wonderful time decompressing and planning your trip. *huge hugs*
ClawofCat: buffy smileclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
Yippee! I've been "decompressing" the last 5 days by going to work, packing up my room, and shopping for dresses for graduation. It's not exactly "fun" stuff, and it leaves me just as tired as school, but it's not stressful. A nice change of pace, for sure. I'm just worried that commencement is going to get rained out on Tues/Wed.
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ClawofCat: crapclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Yay! *dances with tibi* My room is even looking, dare I say, Spartan at the moment. I've been doing so much moving. And *gasp*, it appears that my Season 3, Disk 2 of Buffy has gone missing in the move. I am grieved. That's the disk with "Lover's Walk" and "Revelations" on it! Nooooo! I'm hoping my friend can get another copy for me =/
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on May 12th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Oh! I'm so glad you've finished! Ubercongrats on that!

Also, congrats for the pretties - very well deserved, hon!

ClawofCat: hugsclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you. *gathers the congrats in a little basket* Congrats to you, too. I've barely been on LJ the last 5 days, but I know you won stuff, so yay you! I also have to go back to the flist backlog and take a lookie at all the stuff you've written the last 2-3 weeks. *whimpers* So much fic...

Oh, and I think we're going to hit Dallas, Austin, and Amarillo on the roadtrip. Are you anywhere near there or along the way?
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on May 17th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm ~1 hour away from Dallas. If you lemme know where you're gonna be and when, I might see if I can meet you somewhere.

Ah, and I do not envy you the catching up. As for myself, there's not *that* much stuff to see. I did write you a Giles/Jenny drabble, and a few other things I think you might be interested in: A Gen Dawn, Spike piece thats all horror/angst and a couple of new installments of the Chosen series. Oh, and I wrote a crack Buffy/Angel piece. Don't miss that one, if only to laugh at my insanity.
Sotiassddgr on May 12th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Congrats on being done, YAYYYYY you!!!
And congrats on the pretties too! Well deserved!!!
ClawofCat: faithsmileclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's good to be done. Now all I need to get through is commencement and then it's a whole lot of "wtf?" to look forward to. The future, she is daunting.
Herself_nycherself_nyc on May 12th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
ClawofCat: boredclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! I fear it's going to rain on Tues/Wed though. Barnard and CU's commencement is on the South Lawn of campus, so we are so going to get wet and muddy. Also... can you believe it? Fucking Bloomberg is our class day speaker. How lame is that? At least we don't have Joel Klein like Columbia.
Herself_nycherself_nyc on May 17th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
My commencement speaker was George Steiner. *Yawn*
At least Bloomberg is the mayor.