Ok, I have made plans. They are not the plans I planned to make (whose fault is that, U of C?), but they are second best-case scenario plans, I think. Hopefully. These are the plans through September:
1. Study Greek: I think I've looked up every possible Greek class available in DC this summer, and my job conflicts with all of them. So it looks like I will have to re-establish what minimal grasp I ever had of Greek by reviewing my college textbook on my own. Previous efforts at language self-study have collapsed into smoldering heaps of EPIC FAIL, so maybe this effort is doomed as well. But I went through chapters 1-3 yesterday, and it was alright. Of course, the O-declension was easy the first time around too--a gentle illusion to lure the unwitting into the torture of endless permutations of the Greek verb.
2. Study German: You'd think this would be easier to come by than Greek, but actually, no. The only class I can squeeze in is a beginning course at USDA that promises to cover the genitive and dative cases, which, despite my long abandonment of German, I actually do still remember. That's ok, Greek is more important than German right now. Besides, it looks like the USDA has a Saturday morning Russian class that miraculously doesn't conflict with my work schedule. This will not be academically useful in any way, but maybe it will help me to conjugate and decline correctly so that my parents stop mocking me.
3. Write another article.
4. Read Aristotle's Politics and Ethics again. Really only because I think re-reading all the Greek political texts would be useful, but I dread Aristotle less than Plato.
5. Get an apartment in Boston. Move in August. Cry about leaving behind the most comfortable life I've ever lived.