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So... so many things.

1. Saw War Horse last night. Mostly it was awesome. Mostly I cried a lot. The begining was a little hokey and the end was a little Gone with the Wind, but the middle was, I thought, a really neat (if a bit heavyhanded) look at the transition from cavalry-war to artilery war. WWI was absolutely horrifying. Brought back all my nightmares from All Quiet on the Western Front.

2. Read The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. I loved the moodiness. It did come off more as a... I dunno... like it was more about the atmosphere than the individuals. Put it this way, I was bemused at the end, but if there was a major character death, I wasn't crying. The imagery was lovely. The Circus was a little cliche, but also lovely. Overall, a good genre read.

3. I knew, when I was saying all last week that 44 degrees and muddy was creepy for January, I would regret it. Today is bloody cold. And the new, energy star windows in the house are surprisingly drafty--I mean, like there's a cutting wind blowing through my room kind of draft.

4. I took off work early, because no more appointments were scheduled and since I just agreed to add a shitload more on-call in the spring (covering a colleague having a baby) I figured, what the hell. The extra emergency work means I'm going to be stressed out and kind of a beast for a few months but I'll be making more money and, if by some miracle, I get a residency spot, it'll be nice to save up some extra now.

5. So all I really want to do this afternoon is ski a little and curl up under the covers with some hot chocolate, a good book, and my dog. However, what I'm supposed to do this afternoon is drive to Ithaca for another interview tomorrow. If this one goes badly, I may just bag the third one next weekend, and look for another new job for the summer. These residency interviews are a lot of time and a whole lot of driving, and not worth it if I don't have a chance to begin with.

I'm being cynical. But also realistic, given the current market.
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