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Here is an update! It is in list form, because lo, I am lazy:

* [personal profile] allchildren and I have been watching The Hour the past couple weeks, and ohhhhhh my fuck, that show! It's been described (and I am guilty of this as well) as "British Mad Men, which isn't really accurate except that they both are period pieces dealing with entrenched social mores and an industry undergoing a revolution, but...that's kind of it. The Hour is also part spy thriller, kind of, where Mad Men wants to focus more on emotional turmoil. Four episodes in, The Hour is super super great, and filled with all of the ridiculously intense faces you could ask for, and ughhhhhh, every week after we watch it I am filled with feelings to the rafters and don't go to sleep for many hours past when I should. This essay on tumblr is a better primer than I could manage, though in the interest of full disclosure, "Guppy" is Burn Gorman, who everyone probably knows from Torchwood but I first saw in Bleak House in which that was his character name. And, uh, there are likely more fitting nicknames out there, but I'm hard pressed to think of them right now. Last night's episode was particularly intense and I'm pretty sure I have still not recovered.

* I am 1.5 weeks away from being finished with this internship (though it's likely going to continue at a very small scale into the fall for a bit), and the start of my with-any-luck LAST SEMESTER of grad school! I've begun the harrowing process of job searching, which has of caused caused my old friend anxiety to stop by with such exciting conversational topics as, BUT WHAT IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE PITTSBURGH? WHAT IF NO ONE WILL HIRE YOU? THAT WAS A LOT OF MONEY FOR A DEGREE FOR NO ONE TO HIRE YOU!! Shut up, anxiety, no one wants you here.

* We are like 90% of the way to having set a date and booked venues (plural) for the wedding. The closer we get, the more weirded out people seem to be that we aren't going to have rings, and the more people feel the need to sell us on why they have them. I know! It's okay! I get it! Just not to the extent that I want them myself! It's also far enough along that I've started calling friends to tell them, but I never know if I should leave it in a message or whatever. Probably you don't say that in a voicemail, right? Urgh. Call me back, friends! I don't want to send out a mass email!

* I think that's all. Is it? I went to the new Target around here to get a lamp for my desk at long last, and oh my god it was the fanciest Target ever! They very cleverly made it two levels, with the ground level being the parking lot and the top being the actual store, but you enter at the ground level to a staircase, escalator, an elevator, AND SHOPPING CART ESCALATORS, whaaaaaat. It was ridiculous.

* Oh! I remembered the other thing. I am 6% finished with my 101 in 1001, yes!
tropiavera: a quizzical brontosaurus ([✇] i respect your unique worldview)
As befits a task-oriented individual in her mid-twenties, I did what I've been thinking about for a while and sat down yesterday to create a 101 in 1001. I'm pretty excited about it! I know it's unlikely I will actually complete all 101 (in part because I included a lot of international travel), but since a lot of it is larger tasks I've been putting off, any percentage of it will be progress! Some of these are already (partially) in progress, some of them I have wanted to do for a long time, and some were completely random additions. There were a couple I thought about adding but ultimately didn't (or removed) because they weren't right for me. You can probably expect to hear about this in the future, as I'm working through it!

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