September 20, 2010
Crossing over to the dark side by drinking diet soda in order to keep my ass awake tonight. Utterly exhausted, as ever, without a nap today, and feeling rather yucky, to tell the truth. Could seriously use a full night's sleep. Tests to grade, papers to file, cleaning to do, lessons to plan, correspondence to catch up on, and piles and piles of writing are all resting on my shoulders--each so gently, buzzing with its own rhythm; but together, a cacophony of noise, a weighing pressure that sinks me down into my chair until my own ass starts hurting.