Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Whoa. Has it been a week already?

If I haven't blogged for the past seven days, it's because of a confluence of events. In no particular order:

First, I've been busy with the first week of school. After the delay announced by the CHED two weeks previous, and despite the rising cases of A(H1N1), classes have finally started. With ten units for the Computer Science Division -- two lab-and-lecture classes -- I have had my hands full. And after classes, I just feel tired.

Mercifully, they took one class away from me; otherwise, that would have been 15 units.

Second, I've been feeling inexplicably down. Last week, it was a persistent dry cough. Towards the weekend, a strange tiredness. Early this week, a bum stomach. I've just had enough energy to attend to my classes, then head back home to sleep. Just sleep. Again, I don't know why I'm feeling this way. Does it have something to do with my biorhythms?

At least it's not swine flu.

Third, broadband access from home is as slow as molasses. Nothing kills the blogging vibe more than slow net access. Yeah, I'm just kvetching, I know. But there you go.

Fourth, I've been spending my down time reading. When you think about it, it's not such a bad thing. After the disaster with Philip Jose Farmer, I really needed something to get me back in the groove. That came by way of "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde and "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman. Two novels in the span of a week, but they came at the expense of blogging. Not a bad trade, in my opinion. Reviews to follow soon.

Fifth, I've been babysitting. Jerry's been with us for the past two weeks, owing to his parents' vacation. While the yayas can take care of him in the mornings, in the evenings he's our responsibility. That means playing with him from 8PM till 9PM, followed by a nappy change before bedtime. All fine, really, unless he soaks his diapers in the middle of the night; and then it's a four-alarm alert until we get him changed again.

Heh. But you know what? I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.

And that, my friends, is why I haven't blogged for a week.

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