We are far too sensible for that kind of irresponsibility; and irresponsible is another thing that we are most emphatically not!
And no, I am also not still awake because I just got out of the shower. You all know I'm a shower-in-the-morning kind of person. Logic always prevails.
I've been conversing with Matthew a lot lately and it's very charming. I felt almost euphoric tonight. It's ridiculous what a good friend can do with your mood. Let alone a good friend who you happen to... um, wot? Yeah, miss like grandma's apple pies. Why can't he be on the closer side of South Dakota, so it's not a 9 hour drive? He told me he'd try to take some time off for a visit, and I hope that can be arranged at some point. I wish his ride hadn't bailed on him last week, goddamnit. Maybe I can go visit him for spring break, I hope so.
I've been getting a lot of positive feedback on my story, which really makes me feel awesome. Maybe there's hope for me after all. I don't know what to do with the stories of my classmates though for workshopping. I really want to just rip them apart, because I'm a condescending asshole with the backbone of a heartless copy-editor. However, not even I am that cruel. I just don't know what I can say. For one, the premise of one story is totally awkward and unlikely, and the other is so unbelievably lame I want to say that it doesn't even exist. Not to mention that they totally don't follow the assignment guidelines at all... and I think that's what my "constructive criticism" will focus on. Otherwise, with a story about two girls that have no character developement at all, who go to one girl's Aunt's house for a visit and find out the stable hand is stealing horses... only to have the story end in a tiny paragraph in which the Aunt is simply inconsolable. For christ's sake "they scampered down to the stable" to inspect suspicious activity. Um... excuse me, but what the fuck? No. Just, no. Yes, I'm an opinionated bitch, but no. And with that, I'm off to read my history for tomorrow so that I don't fail the quiz.