It's almost that time again. I think taking a year off of school has made me appreciate the little things while I'm here...or maybe that's just the nature of grad school? Grad school makes you appreciate the little things by depriving you of joy. In any case, I am ready for some off time. So ready, in fact, that I went home briefly this weekend even though this week is finals week. I don't even care, man. I think it was exactly what I needed. Sometimes you just need a break to get back to working hard, and that's what I intend to do. So, let's go hit those books for just another 3 days. Whoo!