although, i guess i am dead in a couple of ways:
1) dead to the world every time my head hits the pillow
2) dead tired whenever i'm not in bed
3) so dead if i don't stop blogging and finish a fairy tale paper
4) scared to death that the monster spiders in my basement will kill me as i sleep
5) dead in the water if i don't think of a healthy version of caffeine at some point this semester
and last, but definitely not least,
6) dead meat if i don't clean up the mess i've created in our basement living room. let me describe it for you: we have a couch and a love seat down here (both christmas plaid, as i think i've mentioned), and i have taken over the couch. i'm not just talking about me being physically on the couch, but right now i am sitting on the couch surrounded by a couple packages of books i bought on amazon.com, a bag of tortilla chips, tupperware, a pink binder filled with rhetorical theory, two folders, one graded paper, and about 8 books for various classes. oh, and keys and my ipod and jacket. my roommates are nice people to put up with my explosive mess in the living room.
but, let me look on the bright side: at least i'm still alive despite being dead in various ways! i'm a walking paradox!