You see, those are not 25 days of joy, relaxation, and time with friends. Those are 25 days of hard, nearly nonstop work, punctuated with more work and moments of panic. I have Java homework assignments to program, final exams to study for, a massive paper on gender hybridity in Buffy to write, and a group project in my Software Design class that may or may not ever see the light of day.
I've begun planning my days very carefully. I allow myself one fun thing per weekend, and then spend of the rest of the time working, working out, or sleeping. This weekend's fun thing: a reunion dinner with my hallmates from freshman year. I'm making a caramelized onion, mushroom, and bacon frittata, pan-roasted broccoli, couscous, and my mocha cake. This will allow me to relax...and continue pondering my Buffy paper.
Back to the grindstone. If I'm silent for a few weeks, I'm just working.