HOLY FOOD PORN!
Ok the broccoflower thingy ... a bit creepy... I mean. really kinda creepy.
Otherwise LOOKS NUMMERS!!!
Hi Owly! :) Hope you are doing well... I bet it's getting cold up there cuz its effin cold down here... When do you leave again?
I have been stressing and not sleeping too--it is going around... everyone's complaining of the same thing. Kinda nice to know you're not a lone but it still doesn't help with the fact that you're so damned tired! :)
<3 Missed you this week, you haven't been around much!
YAY!!! good show!
I'm leaving on October 5, so it isn't long now! It's been miserably cold here for weeks. Well, to be honest, the whole summer was awful for weather, but fall rolled in at the end of August, and we've been dropping below freezing at night. I am looking forward to five weeks of warm!
I haven't been around as much because of some of the same stuff that's making me stressed. I'm one of the main planners for a fairly large rally and march this week, so I am spending a lot of time on that, plus I've been working too much because we're short staffed in my department. I had a 12-hour day yesterday with multiple presentations and an 80km round trip drive in there. I'll be glad when I get on that plane! However, being this busy is also making it harder to prep, and to add to it all I have piles of reading to get through for school.
I'm complaining, but other things are really good. My partner is supportive and has a million cuddles for me whenever I need them, and I have some great friends who are so caring. I'm also in grad school, which means that I am getting to pursue one of my major life dreams, so I am accepting that I may have some extra load from that. It will be easier once I am done working at this job in December. I'm looking for something part time while I do my thesis work--I am not really sure I am ready to just quit working altogether before I start my PhD.
Oh, and the broccoflower is creepy looking, but it is really tasty! It's the best of the flavour of broccoli and cauliflower all in one. Also, chopped up it looks more like little pine trees. It would be fun to make a brassica forest with broccoflower, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts (for shrubs). Okay, maybe it's just me that thinks it would be cool. I'm nerdy like that.
The forest would rock
sorry bout the stress but at least your partner is so kind. considerate. and understanding! :)
after this week it sounds like you will be able to take a deep breath which is good
october 5th is fast approaching
I don't mind your complaining-It makes me feel better about being whiney...
PhD... i gotta get to my MA before that! :) Youre awesome!
Heh, have to survive this MA first. But yeah, I'm looking forward to being Dr. Owly. I'm thinking about public health (sociocultural specialization). I'm interested in community-driven approaches to health, particularly primary violence prevention.
I'm going to stop now before I geek all over you.
I LOVE GEEKING!!!
I am considering one of 3 (or 12) MA programs... to start
Linguistics, Culture/Anthropology, Political Science (I LOVE interpreting government crap)
English (It might be my first language but the better I understand it the better I can interpret)... and many more... there are MA programs specifically designed for interpreting but they are all either online or places I don't really want to live... so yeah that kinda sucks.
I am considering applying now so i can get my frickin stu loans back in deferment just to get some more time under my belt, but I don't want to run from the monster forever if you know what I mean...
PhD status-WHO KNOWS but when I was 8 I made a promise to myself that I would be Dr. Amanda Leisten one day... and that I shall. I am nothing if not determined.
Thanks for geeking all over me-I kinda liked it :)
I'm doing my MA in Intercultural and International Communication. Sounds like we have some common academic interests!
Okay, I am sleepy. I am going to do the responsible thing and turn off the blue-light-emitting notebook. Time for a bath with good stinky stuff and then bed.
Oh, and thanks 216! Glad to have you stop by.
So I was driving to minneapolis this weekend and thought of you and realized I missed you...
Hope your trip is going smashingly!