I've been feeling a lot of solidarity with you professors lately. At least, with respect to the part about staying up late to do your work. Most nights this week, I've been working till 11 (except for Thursday, when I was working till after 1 a.m.). I don't expect things to slow down till next month, unfortunately. The good news is that my deficit of billables should be reduced to zero by the end of October. Oh, and I like the work, too.
The bad news, obviously, is that I really don't have as much time to read your blogs. And I certainly don't have time to post on my own. So those of you still reading, thanks. I think this has been my biggest hiatus since I moved my blog to blogspot.
Thursday night/Friday morning, when I finished my draft and crawled into bed, I was exhausted, but my mind was still racing. So I decided to lull it to sleep by focusing on one of my favorite guilty pleasures: TV. I thought about shows with ensemble casts, and then tried to think of which character I was most like. It's a game I've played with NSAH many times before. And, unlike certain quizzes
, the answers are never arbitrary or nonsensical. There's a lot of analysis behind them. So this is what I came up with while lying in bed:ER
: This is the easiest. I am rather passive. I have poor communication skills (yeah, I know I'm a lawyer--what I mean is I don't like to talk with others about what I'm feeling. Like, ever.). It's very easy for me to become closed off. Despite the fact that I often think very highly of myself, I also can be very insecure about my work, and if I receive criticism about it I can cycle through defensiveness and self-doubt. I have a somewhat warped sense of humor. There are other traits we share as well, but I think it's pretty clear: the character I have the most in common with is Abby
.Homicide: Life on the Street
: Unlike with the previous show, this is more of a "cross off the people I'm least like and see who's left" endeavor. I always thought I was most like Lewis
. Lewis was an easy-going guy. He went with the flow. There was really nothing that outstanding about him. He was good at his job, and was a good guy, though not sqeaky clean. For example, when Kellerman shot and killed the very badass Luther Mahoney, Lewis was torn about whether to cover for his friend or not. So the other night, I decided I was Lewis. NSAH told me yesterday, however, that he thinks I'm more like G
, in that I do very well with the things within my control, but I get frustrated by things that are out of my control. And that makes sense to me. Also, I have learned that some people find me intimidating (which I find hilarious, given my small stature, but whatever). So now I'm going with G.Law & Order
: Claire Kincaid
. And not just because I used to have a girlcrush on Jill Hennessey. Claire was serious about her job. She got frustrated when things didn't go her way. She was an idealist, but still pragmatic. I was so sad when she went into a coma and died.M*A*S*H
: I am BJ Honeycutt
. BJ had a good sense of humor, and enjoyed goofing off. Though he wasn't perfect, he tried his best to retain his moral compass during the war.
So there's a little insight into my TV-addled mind. I'll try to post again tomorrow.