Downside: no matter how carefully I prepare, I will probably not do very much work on vacation.
Upside: I'll be in Whistler, so who the fuck cares?
Seriously, I probably will get at least some reading done. Mostly there will be a lot of sleeping and watching of nerdy television, and possibly some hurling of ourselves partway down a mountain on a steel cable. (Ziplining really is as fun as it looks, for the record.)
Also: went with roomie artemisiabrisol to buy her new computer today, courtesy of the Alberta government. I may have enjoyed it more than she did, as I went along as Tech-Savvy Friend #1, and I do believe the CSR was disappointed at being unable to sell us even one piece of superfluous software, since we are both students and have it all already. I am now jealous of her shiny new 8GB RAM, 2.5 GHz, 1TB HDD (YES, THAT SAYS ONE TERABYTE, WTF) quad-core desktop PC with 22-inch widescreen monitor. Not that I don't love my desktop - Poddy has always served me well - it's just. ONE. TERABYTE.
And I bought an agenda (realised I actually could not wait another week for the free LSU ones to get in) and a copy of Sabriel.
So, uh. Yes. Leaving tomorrow evening after my last class (at which point I will doubtless have another seventeen assignments to add to my kickass new agenda). Back on Sunday? There's supposed to be internet there, but you never can tell.