Friday Five (4/26/2013)

1. I have been on an internet hiatus for the past week - and not doing a very good job of it, I might add - but I thought I would come back on this lovely Friday to give my brain a break from all the studying. If you are somehow not aware (although I don't know how you could miss it, considering all the college kids posting about their brains turning to goo) finals are coming up. I am not at all prepared. It's going to be a rough week this semester. Wish me luck, and I can't wait to return to Twitter and Facebook. Albeit distracting, you guys keep me sane. 

2. There has been official confirmation that I will be at BEA! Come find me at the Flux booth on June 1st. I don't know the exact time yet, but I do know what I will be wearing. (Green dress. How fun is that?) Can't wait to meet some of you!

3. The transition from winter to spring is always difficult. For one, the weather messes with your head. It makes you think that winter is definitely behind you, but then... "Haha! Fooled you! Let it snow." Like, one day it was forty and beautiful, and later that night I opened the door to my apartment and blinked. My car had been buried in a blizzard without my realizing. Spring? Yeah, right. We're never going to see that season again. Also, this is the time when everyone gets sick. And I mean everyone. I was down and out for an entire week. In class, the lecture is drowned out by all the coughing and sneezing and sniffling. Spring, please. Just come.

4. If you've followed this blog for a while, you know that I've preached about making time for writing, if it is so important to you. Well, I've taken my own advice. In the midst of a time when I'm drowning in textbooks and to-do lists, I have found a not-so-ideal time to get that writing done. (And I really, really hope my professors don't read this.) Yes, sometimes I write during class. Kids, do as I say, not as I do. Maybe this is why I am having so much trouble retaining information. Hmmm, you think, Kelsey? Sigh. The perils of trying to do this college and writing thing at the same time.

5. Books and TV. I always read a few pages or watch a few minutes between the cramming and essay-composing. Can we talk about how creepy and awesome Hannibal is?  Or how much reading I'm going to do this summer, when all these 2013 debuts are released? (Oh, right, one of those will be mine...)