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Randomly, from the Internet

As I frequently ask myself--why don't I live in England? Kingston University is now offering a Masters program in knitwear design. *Sigh.* If only I didn't have to earn a living. There are about four Master's programs that I would love to enroll in right now (not all of them knitwear related). I also spied… Continue reading Randomly, from the Internet

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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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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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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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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


Acheivment Cat Purrs Again

Exactly ten weeks after I started, I finished my second novel in the Cassie Tanner series at just under 65,000 words. I have a possible beta reader on deck, but I'd like to have at least three so that I can get different opinions. If anyone is interested, please let me know. I need someone… Continue reading Acheivment Cat Purrs Again

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Listing Things.

1. I haven't been updating because life has been a big bag of "suck" and "fail" for the last few weeks. Basically, all semester, and I haven't been wanting to broadcast my bad mood onto the internet. 2. It's been so bad that I haven't been knitting. Seriously. Haven't touched the pointy sticks since I… Continue reading Listing Things.

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(Spring) Break?

Okay, I've been meaning to update for a couple of weeks now. First off, the show went up the first week of March, and while I won't call it a hit, it was something of a success. There was a small turn out for the reception (we still have two tupperware containers of mini muffins… Continue reading (Spring) Break?