I do actually get sleep
I’ve been drowning in work and university for the past week. I haven’t felt like writing much. Most of the time I get home after work or class and then I just crash or laze around. Do my homework, perhaps, then shower late and sleep. I think I have lost my motivation somewhat. Every morning though – I manage to pull myself out of bed and go for a run in the mornings. Of course, I make my bed as usual, because I just can’t stand leaving my bed unmade.
Monday’s class – Interaction Design – is not bad.
Mind you, I come late to nearly every class. I finish work at 6:00pm, and all my classes start at that time, so when I leave work, I kind of half-walk, half-run, feel so dizzy, feel light-headed… feeling overall crap, I make my way to class. I believe my recent lightheadedness and headaches is a result of weaning off my antidepressants. I gave this a second thought last week, and thought that maybe I should just start taking them every day again… but no. I’m not doing that, that’s just a wussy thing to do. Weaning off medication is hard and I can’t give up just like that. I’m getting withdrawal symptoms, so what? I can do this. I have already shown more strength than other people who have a harder time getting off antidepressants.
With each step of my foot hitting the ground, my head hurts. It seems to only happen at night. When I’ve been sitting for a while at work. Perhaps it’s just my low blood pressure.
About two weeks ago I visited the doctor to check out my blood test results. Not really all that surprising. My cholesterol, as usual, is disgustingly high. This is probably the third time I’ve been warned (to me it sounds more like a threat) by a doctor that I’ll be put on medication to lower my cholesterol if my diet and exercise won’t change it in six weeks. I get scared of this shit, but I also get upset and angry. I don’t want to depend on anything so I try really hard to eat well and live well… in the past that hasn’t happened so well. Noticing I didn’t exercise much, I decided to go for a run every morning. It’s been going okay so far. Oh, who am I kidding. It’s going great. I have a lot of motivation to get up and run. I feel good when I’m done.
I also had very low vitamin D levels. The normal level is from 50 to 200. Mine was 18. Eighteen. Sheesh. My doctor said it was the lowest she had seen anyone have.
I was shocked, to say the least. I love the sun, and I probably don’t get much of it because I’m inside a lot, but I never avoid it. Now that I’ve been running, I get some exposure to the sun, which should help me out a fair bit. And that should help with my calcium levels. My doctor also said that it’ll help my body work to kill some bad cholesterol. Well, I hope so. :(
Anyway, Monday’s class is pretty naff. I know it’s based on human-computer interaction and is interesting, but it seems really dull and boring. I wish it was more practical. It’s very theory-based, and we have to understand a number of principles of interaction design. It’s not hard, but it’s not all that interesting.
I’m also taking a subject called Digital Information and Interaction Design. I thought it would be pretty similar. It’s actually even more boring. The classes are just lectures and really small discussions, going through various apps and programs that are new on the market, seeing how interactive they are and so on. We looked at it in terms of iTV – interactive television or some doozy stuff. When I went to class two days ago, I was fashionably late. I managed to sit through the rest of the class… but don’t get me wrong, I was surfing my iPad most of the time and thinking about the gig I was going to later that night, and getting to see The Griswolds again.
As soon as the class finished, one of my classmates rushed out. I wanted to catch the same elevator as him so I wouldn’t have to wait (waiting for an elevator to come back up 25 levels is shit, I tell you), so I took off after him. We got into the elevator and as soon as the doors shut, he exclaimed, “This class is killing me! It is so boring.” I laughed and agreed, and casually stated that I hated coming to this particular class every week and was just surfing the internet the whole time. Deep down I was actually intensely relieved that I wasn’t the only one feeling that way.
So Friday night was good. I saw The Griswolds yet again, and the main act, Split Seconds, was really quite good considering I hadn’t heard their music at all before. I felt compelled to buy their album, so I did – as well as their EP. They’re lovely – their music is a wonderful combination of pop and rock – a little more on the rock-ballad side of things.
I’m a bit too tired to write about them, and I’m usually short of words other than “amazing” to describe the artists I see, so I’ll skip the live review for now. :P XD