Every summer, or really, every inter-semester break, I spent a few weeks at the beginning just relishing the lack of pressure, deadlines, and responsibility. It’s nice, though of course it can get boring, but it means that I accomplish very little. This time around it wasn’t as pronounced usual since I began my first ever internship working on lobbying and social activism with a non-profit. As it deals with political issues it could be controversial so I won’t go into detail, but it’s exactly the sort of thing that fascinates me as a student of politics.
Having to do that has made me less lazy than I would otherwise be, but it also eats up time and energy, which has contributed to my neglect of this site for the past few weeks. I’ve been wanting to work on it for a few days now, and I’m trying to reverse the tide. I added an Extended Bio to the Personal page, which makes it look a bit fuller. (Making the top-level pages look less barebones has been an ongoing project for me and it’s now more or less completed.) I’ve also added some new material to the Humour page and further reorganized things there a bit.
I had an idea for a fairly ambitious project for the Humour page back before finals, and I’d like to work on it now. I am, however, going to North Carolina to attend a wedding next week, so it might be some time before that project is completed (or started :P). It’s a parody/rewrite of Tolkien’s unfinished sequel to The Lord of the Rings with the working re-title The Purist Shadow. If you’ve ever read the original you might be able to guess where this is going, but that’s all I’m going to say for now.
In the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying summer (or winter if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case I envy you when the humidity level passes 60%).