Then I was putting off my astronomy paper a few days ago, and I started fiddling with the cord on my headphones. Suddenly the music started to get louder. To be more accurate, I could hear music coming through both ears. That was it! I put "Yellow Submarine" on to test my hypothesis. It worked. Score.
So it looks like I'm overdue for some new headphones. I'll take care of that when I get back.
Oh, that French paper? I'm down to five inches. I need two to three pages. I can do this. I even have a topic now, and that was the hard part.