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Lamest excuse for missing class EVER

But at least you know it has to be true. Because if I was just going to ditch, I’d make up something like, “My great aunt Gertrude got in a sky diving accident and I had to go to her funeral in Finnland,” not, “I couldn’t find a place to park.” I don’t get it.… Continue reading Lamest excuse for missing class EVER

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Review

I had my thesis review yesterday, so I've got to turn in the final edits by tomorrow. The frustrating thing? Out of the four teachers and two TAs in the review, only two of them had bothered to read my thesis. In Alice's case, only one teacher bothered to read it. We spend so much… Continue reading Review

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Buh.

Yeah, that's kind of how I'm feeling right now, as I sit in the school library intent on working and not really accomplishing much except checking my email and Facebook seventy billion times for no reason and looking up sock patterns in my Ravelry queue. Dublin was fantastic and relaxing. Can I go back now?… Continue reading Buh.

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Calm Before the Storm

I finished editing Life is a Zoo last week, but I still feel that the book is unfinished. I like the flow, but I have two problem points: the exposition at the end of the book is too tell-all confession; there isn't enough peeling back plot layers to discover what has happened. Second, I don't… Continue reading Calm Before the Storm

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Short Attention Span

I know that just about everyone has been talking about the earthquake in Haiti, but I thought I should mention it since I just sent in my little donation. If you would like to help out, and especially if you were following the Peace Project last year, then I hope you pop on over the… Continue reading Short Attention Span

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Who am I and what have I done with the old me?

I'm back in Florence. I got here on Sunday afternoon, and started classes on Monday. So far, every day that I've been here I've worked out, cleaned, made my bed...it's kind of scary. Classes are going well, or as well as first-day-of-term classes can go, when it's all review and figuring out what you're going… Continue reading Who am I and what have I done with the old me?

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Funny Stuff

So. I just got out of my exam for On Site conservation, which is all about frescos. The first question on the exam was to name the layers of a fresco and what they are made of: Rinsaffo, Aricho, and Intonico. Only when I was sitting there at my desk, I had a brain fart.… Continue reading Funny Stuff

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Semester Stats

Days until finals: 2 Number of hours spent studying: 0 Number of thesis pages written (10 due): 2.5 Outlines completed: 1 of 1 Exams taken: 1 Grade received: "A/A-" (What does that mean, anyway? It's one or the other.) Days left in the semester: 5 Novels finished: 2 Novels started: 2 Books read: 18 Cities… Continue reading Semester Stats

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Loose Ends

I'm trying to get everything done today. Took my last exam this morning, which is a huge relief, so now I'm trying to do research for my thesis. Went back and reserved a book from the local library back home and put in a vacation hold so that it will be waiting for me in… Continue reading Loose Ends

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Browsing

I was updating my book list, and realized that when I finished Where there's a Witch the other day I hit my 52 book goal. It seems a little like cheating though, since the last book was one that I read earlier in the year, so I'm not going to count is as officially finished… Continue reading Browsing