( Sep. 7th, 2007 10:18 pm)
So not only has my linguistics professor said that I don't need any additional classes and I'll be one of the first to graduate from the newly formed Interdisciplinary Linguistics program, and I only need one more honours level class in Anthropology and my GPA in Anthro is now hight enough to actually qualify for honours and I'm registered for my class and I only need to not flunk it (but of course I'll be brilliant in it), and had a conversation with a professor that actually offered some interesting ideas about what I can do in the future...

I'm very nearly done all of the paperwork for my Duke of Edinburgh award.

Seriously, I'm accomplished. I'll have certificates and awards saying that I've actually done stuff.

...how did this happen?
( Sep. 6th, 2006 12:10 pm)
As expected, English 1A will be annoying and a little bit awesome. I have to think up an anecdotal narrative, in order to be memorable to the rest of the class, and present it sometime within the next 12 weeks or so. So... I may invent a Decemberists-themed narrative, a la Mariner's Rvenge Song or Legionnaire's Lament.

These Middle English books are staring at me threateningly. I'd better get started.
( Aug. 28th, 2006 07:12 pm)
Well, I talked to The Professor, and he said that the paperwork for my class went through, so now I just have to register for it. YAYE.

I go through this at least twice a year, but since this is my last term (hopefully) it's crunch time: do I want to get an honours in anthropology, or not? If I'm happy with the 4 year, I only have to take three more hours in anthro, and that would be the awesome second year Intro Forensics. If I want to do the honours, it would mean six more hours at the 3000 or 4000 level, probably either in Algonquian Ethnography and Global Processes (assuming they're not full by now.)

The thing is... I'm at a point right now where I'm not sure if I want to go on to grad school in either linguistics or anthropology. There's a strong part of me that wants to say "Fuck it," and go into social work (even if that will probably be way too emotionally taxing on me.)

Local flist, don't be surprised if you get strange phonecalls from me tonight asking for advice. I tried talking it over with mom, and she said point blank that she has no idea what I'm trying to do, and that she's the wrong person to be asking.

In other news, still wishing that he were gone. Seriously, I don't know if I've ever been this annoyed and angry with one person for such an extended period of time.

ETA: And [livejournal.com profile] ananasananas gave me more to think about with the suggestion that if I did my double honours, I could take my Linguistics courses this term, and take one Anthro course in the winter term while working at a job.

Maybe (if it's not filled up then) I could also manage an intro stats class or something. Hrm.
( Aug. 16th, 2006 02:46 pm)

So, I met with The Professor and we discussed if I could and what I should be studying in a special topics class. Last year we were thinking of doing an historical and etymological examination of the concept of "home," but now after doing Old English and The History of the English Language, he thinks I'll be challenged by Middle English.

So for the first few weeks I'll be writing up a guide to different ME dialects, and then I'll be working with one text, a poem from "The Infancy of Christ" and I'll be examining it phonologically, morphologically, syntactically, lexically...at this point he looked up and said "am I forgetting anything?" and I piped up "Graphologically?" and he got this gleam in his eyes and went "Oh! Paleography!" and wrote that down too.

I'm 85% "OMGYAYE!" and 15% "What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

( Jan. 4th, 2006 10:07 am)
Revamped the journal a bit; [livejournal.com profile] prairiedaun Pretty!

School is already sucking my will to live, little by little.

Things to remember: registration fees will be abuout 25$, textbook is 56$, tuiton will be around 1000$ and I need to drop in to Academic advising. Bleh.
( Aug. 18th, 2005 02:37 pm)
The conference is awesome, but sleepiness is kicking my ass. One workshop on planning an oral history project, one workshop on using video and digital in projects. Examples of projects are coming up, and then a workshop/roundtable tonight on the Honekwe project (related to my project) tonight (from 7-8:30, omg).

I am. Exhausted.
( Aug. 12th, 2005 01:20 pm)
I laugh at waiting for over an hour to register, and then taking five minutes, max.

It's not so much the stupid people in line that bother me- it's their stupid parents. Aargh.

Registered for History of the English Language, Contemporary Linguistic Theory, and Chaucer. Once teachers get back to town, I'll then register for my Anthro reading course, my Textual Analysis (not sure of what yet) and a Special Topics (likely on Cross Cultural Linguistics, but I'd much rather do something on Etymology or Philology).
( Aug. 11th, 2005 12:27 pm)
Stitch and bitch was a success last night. [livejournal.com profile] ananasananas, [livejournal.com profile] numensule, [livejournal.com profile] coleman_genie, [livejournal.com profile] _jibberish_, [livejournal.com profile] rosie_riviter, and [livejournal.com profile] thegiantkiller, two pizzas, 4 pots of tea, and forty timbits.

[livejournal.com profile] numensule ended up sleeping over, instead of trying to make her way to West St. James from St. Vital at 1 in the morning. Was fun- woke her up at 6:30, hung out until 7:45, saw her off, puttered around for an hour, then fell asleep for nearly 4 hours.

Oh and- you know the email I got up to check during the stitching? I got it this morning. Hopefully my teacher and I will get this course thing figured out over email and an unknown distance.

My scarf is started, and I'm excited. Yaye.
( Jul. 11th, 2005 08:13 am)
I'm really tempted to not go in to meet with the head of the English department for advising.

Whatever goes on is still going to have to go through whatever Malcolm comes up with when she gets back. And like [livejournal.com profile] pyroclasticgrub said, it's not like my classes are going to be uber popular with non-linguists and fill up before the fall ("Oooh, Contemporary Linguistic Theory, I want to take that...").

Watch this come back to bite me in the ass. Ugh. I've got so much transcribign to catch up on, and I'm exhausted. Brilliant plan, reading up on zombies before I go to sleep, when I know I'm fucking terrified of them.

By the way, does anyone happen to have some awesome post-apocalyptic fic recs? I have a love for those (or bleak Harry Potter post-war fic. Has there been any Age of Sail post-apocalyptic fic? I think there should be some.)
( Jul. 8th, 2005 12:11 pm)
Met with Izydorzcyk to discuss the requirements for the double honours. Basicall, I'm fucked. I need 24 hours at the honours level in English, and I have nine.


So I'm meeting with the head of the department to see if that can be lowered at all, since there are only about 18 honours hours in linguistics to begin with (I pulled that number out of my ass, BTW, but it's close. It's bad.)

So next year it looks like I'll be doing Contemporary Linguistic theory (3), Textual analysis (3), Chaucer (6), and a special topics (3).

I'm just hoping tha when I talk to Malcolm, she lets me do something non-textual or phasal analysis related, like philology or etymology. This would probably have to be done with Izydorzyk though.

I think if I do any more analysis next year (than what I already have to do) I may slit my wrists. I kid you not, yo.
( Jun. 10th, 2005 10:31 am)
1) What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of me?
2) Go to http://images.google.com/ and search for that word.
3) Reply to this post with one of the pictures on the first page of results (don't tell me the word).
4) Put this in your own blog so that I can do the same.

I forgot that I was supposed to go golfing tonight, so I may be late for [livejournal.com profile] _jibberish_'s party (I'm a horrible friend). I'm going to have to phone andfind out when and where, and if I can borrow someone's golf clubs.

I'm also heading down to the university to try and get my cross-listed courses changed. I should probably phone the professor first to see what the requirements for the double honours in linguistics are- I might not have to change them. Well, I'll have to see if I can get the Anthro one changed, since it's dragging down the Anthro GPA but won't hurt the English GPA by much.
( Jun. 9th, 2005 08:08 pm)
New icon, which I love dearly. Fichtner!

I really need to get up off of my ass and set up more interviews for when I go back up North next week, as well as making arrangements with professors to set up the double honours thing, since I'm supposed to be registering the day after I get back from Thompson.

For the double honours Anthro requirement, I need 3 more hours at the 4000 level, and 6 hours at either 3 or 4000 level. Because I need to take at least 2 more classes to bring my GPA up (I need at least a B+ and an A-), I assume I'll do a 3 hour reading course at the 4000 level, and another 3 hour course at the 3000 level.

The calender doesn't sa what the double honours requirements are for linguistics, but my GPA is good enough there that I'm only concerned about getting the right courses, and that should be easy enough to do. I just need to phone the professor to find out how many hours I actually need.

So. Need to get approval to take Anthro honours courses and set up a reading course (preferably dealing with oral history), and officially into the linguistics honours program, and decide on a textual analysis topic (probably something to do with oral storytelling).

I need to phone Stella Neff, Flora Beardy, Elsie Clemons and some other elders to set up interviews, as well as contacting others to find out when I can go up north and what I need to bring with me to the camp (tent, sleeping bag, clothes, tape recorder... do I need to bring food?) I also have to look for gifts, as well as buy tobacco and make pouches for the offerings for the elders.

And since I got home on Monday I have done nothing. *facepalm* But at leasst I have a spiffy new icon. :)
( Jun. 8th, 2005 12:11 pm)
I was thinking, assuming I graduate next year, I should take a year off and work abroad somewhere. Travelling does me good.

And then I realized that I'm getting ahead of myself, and I haven't even gotten everything straightened out in order to register yet, dammit.

Do you ever get the feeling that you're spinning your wheels and sinking deeper into the muck? Yeah.

ETA: On a completely different track, I'm intrigued by Dr. Who, but have absolutely no idea where to start with canon. Any suggestions?
( May. 6th, 2005 01:38 pm)

I wasn't able to get my course switched over today. And I'm supposed to meet with Richling about doing the double honours. And I still don't know what the requirements for the English double honours is yet. And what if I can't switch my courses? I'm fucked. Arrgh.


The weather has decided to be summer today. I'm not displeased, but not entirely pleased with this, either. I fear this has turned into a misery journal. Happy thoughts! Fuffy kittens! Nikolaj!


Read more... )

( May. 1st, 2005 10:43 am)
So, I think that if I take 2 anthro courses next year (the directed readings, giving me the 6 hours I need at the upper level and peoples of the arctic (maybe), that I don't need for hours, but hopefully for the grade) and get at least an A- in each, I should be ok for the double honours.

...erk. Am I nuts? What do my schoolmates think?

So. That would be:

-anthro directed readings (maybe on oral history
-peoples of the arctic
-history of the english language
-contemporary linguistic theory
-discouse analysis
-textual analysis

And who knows how the double honours will affect the requirements for the linguistics component. If it lowers it by ninesix hours needed in the upper level courses, I'm good and don't need to ask Izydorczyk for a special topics. Or I could even not take discourse analysis, since it's not "required", even if almost everyone needs to take it anyway to get the amount of hours.

Hmm. I must also make sure I can get my Interdisciplinary Linguistics course changed from Anthro to English, so the hours and GPA works (I need the English hours, and I got a low mark in it (damn Dawes and her competitive grading), so it hurts my already fragile Anthro GPA). And get my academic writing courses (Rhetorical Criticism and Orality and Literacy) switched to English as well.

I don't think I'll be taking any fun history courses this year. Sorry, girls. :( No Viking History for me.
( Apr. 7th, 2004 09:11 pm)
I wish there was some way to swing this, but I would just absolutely love to watch Sharpes Waterloo with [livejournal.com profile] graycastle. [livejournal.com profile] ella_minnow and a whole bunch of other fangirls (not one particular fandom, but just fangirls).

There would be much squeeage. And yes, I realize that there's hardly any content in this post. I'm procrastinating, and LJ is an enabler.Oh1 A bit more content: I found out at snopes.com that the car commercial that had me so upset was in fact computer-generated. I'm still upset, and that fact doesn't make it okay, in my opinion.
( Apr. 7th, 2004 07:07 pm)
This is the ring-tailed lemur the anthro club "adopted". Her name is Dorius, and that's her child Molon.

It was so funny when we got the picture and the package. We all felt like proud parents.

Sharpe squeeage )

Understanding the Maiden will help humans understand themselves. -Maiden, Mother, Crone, by D.J. Conway

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
( Apr. 6th, 2004 10:58 pm)
I can't get over just how bad The Crone: Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power is. It's just...she's so bitter. It seems like anything related to Christianity, men or being unfeminine is bad bad bad!


This bloodthirsty Son-killing or self-killing Father, who was one but also three; who professed to want good, but created evil; who pretended to love his mortal children while preparing for them a hell sadistic beyond belief; who ordained all things in advance, yet held humans entirely responsible for the errors he knew they would makel who talked of love and ruled by fear- this deity was hardly a product of rational minds.

Wtf, mate? Two paragraphs later:

Nonetheless, the women's spirituality movement has much to learn from close study of this God, created in the image of man, for he tells more about men than men can tell about themselves. This God and other violent gods created by men demonstrate the power of love cannot control men's lust to destroy their own species. It seems the only emotion that controls men effectively is fear.

Holy crap. *backs away slowly*
( Apr. 5th, 2004 06:39 pm)
Fuck. I got my pirate words essay back, and man. It sucked. Arrg.

I'm gonna go out for a Slurpee to make myself fel better, I think. And then finish this essay here. When it is finished, could somebody read it over to make sure it doesn't suck donkey balls like the other one did?
( Apr. 1st, 2004 06:18 am)
I've come to a decision. Screw this linguistics crap. I'm going to drop out of school and find myself a sugar daddy. I'll stay at home and watch soaps all day, and cook and clean and make sure I perform all of my wifely duties well.

Then one night I'll poison hubby's scotch, and run off with Eduardo, the cabana boy. We'll run away to New York, Paris or Morocco. We'll make sweet sweet love while we live off of hubby's life insurance. Before the money runs out I'll leave him and jet away to some other fabulous city and take up with some artist types. We'll stay up late, discussing art and politics, smoking French cigarettes and drinking wine. I'll dazzle them all with my intellect, while slowly draining the last of my money.

And then, just as the money runs out, I'll return to Winnipeg, and finish up my anthropology/linguistics degree(s), and marry the boy I had a crush on in high school. We'll be very happy, and have a large and loving family. When my grandchildren are old enough, I'll entertain them with shocking stories of my misspent youth.

That sounds like a plan.

afraid of feeling nothing, no bees or butterflies
my head is full of voices and my house is full of lies




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