October 1st, 2004

hermione by oatmilk

"under the night, forever falling"

From Acamedia:
Monday, October 4
"Myths, Folktale, and the Construction of the Child's Identity." Jean Perrot, professor emeritus, comparitive literature, University of Paris, and founder, Institut Internationale Charles Perrault, one of Europe's top centers for research in children's literature. Sponsors: education and child study; comparitive literature; Lecture Committee. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 207
I read this and think "What do i have Monday night?" b/c i know i have evening commitments Sun.-Thurs. Oh yeah, Self-Defense class; the one really unmissable evening commitment (esp. since i will be missing one night to go to a mandatory lecture for Bible class).

Edit: Planning ahead for Family Weekend, i learned that the Eric Carle Museum is gonna have a Chris Van Allsburg exhibit Nov. 20-March 13. *is excited*

Spot attendance check at my UMass class on Thursday and i wasn't on the roster print-out. That evening i checked Banner and it said i was registered as of September 15. I e-mailed the prof and he said "Well, there's no reason to believe the university's computers these days. I'd believe Smith's in a blink."

UMass doesn't do Fall Break, so the day i would be returning from Boston i have a 1pm class. Do i skip? There's not likely to be a spot attendance check (and we're allowed two free misses anyway), and i don't exactly learn much during lecture. Though i feel bad 'cause i'll be missing at least one more discussion section for Bible class.

hedy was absolutely right that summer internship reports were due 8/31, and yet today i got an e-mail: "The request for your final Praxis stipend was processed today and will be delivered to the Controller's Office. You should receive your second check in about two weeks. If you are currently active direct deposit for payroll, effective May 1, accounts payable payments, including your Praxis stipend, will also be direct deposited to that same account." Woot.

Have successfully registered to take the GRE the Saturday of Fall Break at 8:30 in the morning right near South Station. (Thank you so much for the working link, happymartian.) Really need to get in gear re: definitively selecting programs so i can obtain the appropriate application materials and all.
you think you know...

Here There Be Dragons

This whole sabbatical from politics is good for my sanity, but i like discussing with people. However, i started poking around LJ (beyond my friendslist) re: the debate and yeah, reasons i avoid political debate. Well basically, two reasons combined into one -- people who disagree with me and the fact that said people don’t share my commitment to dispassioned debate. (Not that debate should be entirely clinical, but when it feels insult-y and personal attack-y, badness ensues.) I was actually enjoying reading bloggers on the debate (because really, it’s not like i have academics or anything) because i was learning things and even though they definitely have their opinions as to who and what they do and do not like, and no they does not always mesh with mine, i didn’t get the feeling that i was scum if i disagreed. (That feeling drives me up a wall regardless of which side it is coming from.)