Not a whole lot happening around this blog, but a few things are happening in my life outside of academia. The first is that Tiana and I are getting booted from our flat here in Nottingham, effective 18 August. It’s nothing we did to cause this; apparently there are some tensions between our landlady and the letting agency. Everybody in our building has been asked to leave. In fact, our neighbors above us have to leave about a month sooner than we do. So, we are currently on the hunt for flats or small rentable houses. I’m not sure if there is a proper word for the latter, but we would prefer that.
LOST season 5 completed a couple months ago now, but in the meantime, we have been watching Freaks and Geeks (only on episode 8) as well as In Treatment (only on episode 10 of season 1). We both really enjoy these thus far. We attempted to get into Mad Men, but after roughly 8 episodes, we’re not really feeling it. After finishing the entirety of The Wire towards the end of last year, our standards have gotten a bit higher, I suppose.
Meanwhile, one of Tiana’s friends and ex- coworkers was in town this past week visiting. It seems like they had a good time. She left yesterday, and they rented a car which Tiana turned in today, but as we were about to get into the car this morning to drive it back to the rental agency, we discovered that one of the small windows in the back had been busted out and there was glass everywhere. And we didn’t take out the extra 10 quid a day for insurance, so we have to pay a large portion of the deductable. Pretty infuriating, but what can you do?
If we can get our stuff together (and quickly!), we are hoping to visit our friends Rusty and Lauren in Scotland later this month before they leave to go back to the States.
I’ve been reading a lot of fun stuff lately, but all for my studies, which I will save for another post at some point in the future.