I cannot believe that school is starting again and that I'm ostensibly writing my Official Thesis Draft or whatever. Really, neither of those things is happening in this ris' house because it is Monday. I had to work this morning, but I did not have any classes today, and I'm really trying to ease myself back in slowly. Thus the zero amount of work I have done on my thesis and the pajama clad self at 4:30pm. Pftt, it is freaking cold outside. Yesterday on the drive back from Kalamazoo it snowed. Snow. In (almost) April. I cannot deal! Need a break! Yes, I am just getting back from spring break but really, all I did was work and research. Not a real break is all I'm saying. I was looking longingly at my passport today and realized that I have not been out of the country since 2006. Three years is entirely too long, in my opinion, to not have traveled anywhere cool. I know that the economy is in the ditch and I have no money anyway (hellooo getting rejected from jobs I didn't even want and could not start for three more months) but I want to go somewhere. I want to get away. Would it be too foolish to buy a ticket somewhere awesome as a birthday/graduation present to myself? Today I was looking at tickets to Paris for $550, and I have a place to stay. I'm thisclose to throwing caution to the wind and actually going.