Tomorrow is my brother’s birthday, and all I can think about it how many calories is going to be in a slice of birthday cake and how scared I am for my first exam in Microbiology. As I sit here before bed, I am both excited for this weekend and stressed that it has to be filled with studying.

I have never enjoyed studying. When I sit down and try to study, I find myself drifting off or worse – wandering off. I will clean my entire apartment before I will sit down to start studying. Often times while doing this, I will find myself looking for other things to do, usually convincing myself that I need something at the store and then going out to get it. Sometimes I blog now.

I really have no reason who be blogging right now. I don’t have much to write about. My boss said to me today that she changed me to a trainer in the computer, making the work I have been doing for the past 4 years more official I guess. She also told me I would get a raise, though I didn’t ask how much it was as I didn’t want to seem like all I cared about was money – I am just happy that she recognized my efforts and proactively decided to do something about it, I could care less how much money it amounts to. I will find out on my next pay check I suppose, but I am not going to push the issue before that.

As for other stuff going on in my life, there isn’t much. I am currently reading *The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm *by Christie Golden. I am about halfway through the book and it is pretty good. I really enjoy reading World of Warcraft books, as they combine my love for science fiction, and World of Warcraft while managing to provide some much needed back story. (I am an avid World of Warcraft player, not sure if this has ever been said in blog.) My favorite part about these books is the feeling of excitement and anticipation they give me. I often find myself bored, but reading these is exciting. (I can see this book being a detriment to my studying this weekend.)

We will let that last paragraph be a little teaser for Monday’s “Things I Love” post. Stay tuned for that. I think I am going to start writing these posts ahead of time, so that I can stay ahead of the weather. Photographing a thing that I love is going to get more difficult when Winter starts to roll around here in Washington. The days are getting darker and gloomier, and photographing anything is difficult inside, but I think that if I can start planning ahead and photographing a few weeks of things on one day I might be ok. Let’s hope for lots of weekends with at least a little bit of sunshine – or even bright overcast…instead of dark scary overcast. (I realize that the last few sentences will never ever happen, but a man can dream – can’t he?)