December 26th, 2006
|10:31 pm - Look, Ma, I Didn't Die!|
Well! It's been a while, eh? Five months since an update, and although I've still been reading my friendslist, I've been shamefully negligent in commenting. Plus, I think a bunch of new people friended me and I ignored them. Sorry, y'all. Have a cupcake on me.
There isn't too much brand new or dramatic in my life right now, which means my hiatus was probably just born of apathy exacerbated by stubbornness. I moved, and now live in a lovely little superterranean apartment with two friends, old roommate Ana and new roommate Emily. We had a Christmas party earlier in the month, with turkey and decorations and a gift exchange and mashed sugared yams that we ended up donating to the homeless. I'm home now in Burlington for the holidays with my mom, dad, and brother (my sister elected to go straight from her teaching job in Martinique to surfing with friends in Mexico instead of seeing her family. But I'm not bitter. All the more kidneys and bone marrow for me, eh?). The animals are doing fine and little feral Annie is ever-so-slightly calmer, but poor little Zebediah Mabel is beginning to show her age (18.5 years). She had conjunctivitis this fall, but that's cleared up now.
On the school front, I'm halfway through my one-year master's degree, provided I don't screw up too spectacularly. I'm taking courses in Old Egyptian texts and religious and funerary texts, and finished a half-course in Egyptian archaeology. Yep, I had to switch from Assyriology, since they weren't offering enough courses in it. Shame, that - I always wanted to learn Akkadian, but hieroglyphics is pretty damn cool and a lot prettier to look at. To fulfill my teaching prerequisites, I'm also taking two undergraduate anthropology courses so I can have a chance at being accepted to teachers' college this fall. Applications went in at the beginning of December, and I'm fairly confident I'll be accepted, but won't find out til April.
I continue to bemoan my single state, but have had three very enjoyable outings with a really pretty tattoo artist who owns naked mole rats. Haven't heard back from her in a little while, though. There's a bit more to go over re: me in general, but that can wait for another entry.
*waves at everyone*
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Aw, no Akkadian? That one was on my list of languages to take if I ever had any more interest in languages.
Good to see you're posting again!
No, no Akkadian for me, which means I kind of took Hebrew for nothing, since it was my prerequisite Semitic, and I don't remember anything I learned anyway. Although Frayne was responsible for a few good memories, and it was nice to hang out with you!
OMG YOURE ALIVE
I've been wondering about that!
Maybe I should have kept quiet a little longer, gotten to see my own internet!wake and all that. You would have made it cool, right?
Hey, when's your reading week this year?
Thankee! It's weird - she looks good, but she barely looks like Xena at all anymore. I liked the "XENA MADE ME GAY" comment in there too. Speaking of which, this February (can't remember an exact date) is my 10-Year Lesbianniversary - how gauche would it be to throw myself a party?
Not gauche at all! I have a friend who is bi and when she swore off dudes for a while two summers ago, she threw herself a party. So if she can do it, why not you?
If you have it during Reading Week and I can even probably put in an appearance!
|Date:||March 22nd, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)|| |
Hello, nice to be here!
|Date:||April 11th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)|| |
Just saying "hi" from the Gold Coast, Australia - Looking Forward To Getting Involved.
Thanks...this looks really interesting. I am looking forward to having my say!