I am currently very torn on several issues:
1) Do I want to listen to Belle & Sebastian's Fold Your Hands, Child, You Walk Like a Peasant for the umpteenth time today, or do I want to switch to Bowie?
2) Will my linguistics professor grade this paper summary harder because I'm a native English speaker? Should I keep things simple and be marked down for apparent slacking, or should I take pride in my prowess and risk looking like a complete showoff/asshole? We're studying legal language right now, and originally I had typed that the shift from oral language to written language in the legal profession marked a "new trend in law," but then I went back and changed it to "nascent legal paradigm," but paradigm is probably the most tool word in the English language, but maybe not to Middle Aged Swedes who lived, studied, and taught in the UK for 15 years. I am straddling the barbed wire fence of being the idiot American and the pompous American.
3) Do I ever want to go back to the States? This six-hour time difference is enabling my poor study habits and it is so glorious. I keep procrastinating, and the blogs keep updating!
4) Another cup of tea: good idea? bad idea?
Edit: I just reached a level of caffeination (caffeinatedness?) where using the passive voice in a sentence about the passive voice is genuinely enjoyable.