Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cute Cats + Appalling Grammar = Hilarity

I'm sure some of you have come across the site LOL Cats before, but I hadn't. It has recently changed its name to I Can Has Cheezburger? and I found myself laughing in an empty house when I was in need of something to smile about. Here are the two that made me giggle the most.



I think I could make something up with YT's picture... she's clumsy and often does strange things Jody and I catch on film.

Friday, September 07, 2007

September? Already?

This morning finds me waiting for the delivery of my new desk. I decided I needed to carve out some space for myself in the living room, rather than sharing Jody's art table. I am going to need some serious study space this year, with 4 classes per term and who knows how many essays to write. Two of my courses have online discussion, which is unusual for English.

I am also waiting to talk to my folks via Skype, which should be in about 20 minutes. They seem to be enjoying Italy, minus the smoking and the heat, and I hope to be able to actually speak to them this morning. On Tuesday I could hear and see them via webcam, but my microphone wasn't properly configured so I typed my replies.

Tonight Sarah, Michelle and I are hanging out because we haven't picked a new study book yet. If anyone has a recommendation for a somewhat liberal, un-cheesy girls' Bible study book please let me know!

It is amazing how much I enjoyed summer classes. Yes, I know I haven't blogged in a month, but it was worth it. I got an A- in my second Shakespeare class of the summer. That'll give my poor GPA a boost! The two B's from July won't hurt either.

I can't believe this is it. It's September of 2007, and I can finally see the end of my degree. It actually felt good to go to school yesterday. I was sick of being in third year, again. I know I'll have to work hard, but I hope to enjoy it, since none of the classes I have left are obligatory--I got those out of the way in the summer. Now, if only I can get into Romantic Poetry, I can drop Elizabethan Drama... oh please oh please oh please. I don't want to read Marlowe, Kyd and yet more Shakespeare.

In my time off I read a lot (surprised? don't be). Tracy Chevalier's The Virgin Blue and Girl with a Pearl Earring were both excellent. I had some fun with Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner, and Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I'm stalled mid-sequel, though; Eldest is not nearly as engaging, and Eragon was not amazing to begin with. Oh, I also read Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong, one of my fav authors. My other fav, Robin McKinley, is coming out with a new one later this month, Dragonhaven. I read some Silhouette Bombshells for romance about girls who kick serious butt and manage to get a guy that's into them because--not despite--their strength and unusual career. What else? Oh, Stardust by Neil Gaiman, after I saw the movie. If you liked the movie you'll like the book. They're different, but both good in their own way.

Well, I'm off to chat with Mom & Dad.

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