Some things never change. I don't mean this in a philosophical way, just that there are little routines and constants that pop up every now and then, and it takes me by surprise that I have even noticed them.
Like when I leave work on a Saturday and I key my code into the alarm and Goodbye Annelise flashes up on the tiny little screen, I always say Buh-bye. Every week.
Or whenever I take a USB stick out of the computer, every time without fail, I say Yoink!
Or when I hand in an essay, just before I let go of it to let it fall through the slot, I say in my head God speed, little buddy. I don't even know what that means. I'm not religious and none of those damn essays are my friends. Also, I handed in my Social Inquiry essay as I was talking to someone and completely forgot my essay farewell and because I'm superstitious when it suits me, I fear this will result in a poor grade.
I handed the last essay in on Friday so apart from an exam next week, I'm done with this whore of a semester. Hallelujah. (Also, it makes me inordinately happy any time I type out Hallelujah and that annoying red squiggle doesn't appear under it. Smartarse.)
And now I'm on holidays until 30 July. Cue lots of sitting on one's arse.