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FRIENDING POLICY

Since I've recently noticed an uptick in people reading this, I thought I'd put up my friending policy:

Feel free to add me at will. This blog is here for everyone to read/enjoy/comment on. If it's unlocked and you stumble across it? Feel free to comment! Add your two cents in. Who knows where it might go?

However, and here's the big thing:

I might not add you back. Not because I don't want to be friends. Not because I don't find you interesting. But because I'm a lazy, lazy bint. Yep, I admit to being horribly lazy. Even when it comes to handling things like this blog.

I like getting random, non-spam comments from people. I think they're awesome. I've made some good friends that way. I hope to keep making new ones.

Things you're going to find in this blog can be found here.

I'm going to add that you probably won't find any fiction not written for prompts on this blog.

Any questions? Feel free to ask.
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2017-10-03 12:35 pm

College planning

Some of the courses dropped for Spring. Here I go, making my schedule.

Classes )
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2017-09-24 06:43 pm

I.... am not doing well

So, beyond being buried in homework, I've had some medical things come up that need to be taken care of. One of them, actually, is being taken care of tonight.

I'm going in for a sleep study between eight and nine tonight. I stay there until tomorrow morning, and then hear the results at some point. I'm just scared that I won't be able to sleep.

Beyond that, there are hours of homework to be done, and a ton of reading to do. But, really, I'm buried and not pulling myself out anytime soon.

Remember me as I was.
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2017-09-09 09:55 pm

*is buried*

Got buried under homework. Doubt I'll see the light much before December. Also still working as a pharmacy tech. Expecting to self-implode there soon. (Not planning to, but my track record says something is going to happen there, soon.)

I'm in two English classes, French 102, Classics: Roman Spectacle, and Geology.

And it's not going well. Not at all.

I just... am falling apart physically and mentally I'm not doing well either.

I still haven't had my sleep study done, and it's been months. And I've noticed that I'm still falling asleep in class, even though my first class doesn't start until 10.05am.

I just want something to go right....
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2017-08-25 08:32 pm

NEW TO ME CAR!

I got a new to me car! My money finally came in!

It's 2008 Kia Rondo. I love it already.

Pics to come on Instagram soon.
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2017-08-20 04:22 pm

Graduate School Req's

So, I'm looking at Graduate school. I've pretty much decided on one of two, if I can get in: College of Charleston and University of South Carolina.

So, let's look at the requirements:

College of Charleston )

That's actually a lot. I understand GRE scores are necessary. Need to talk to someone about when I should take it.

University of South Carolina )

Things I need to work on over Christmas:

- GRE studying
- Letters of Rec
- Statement of purpose

I also need to look into my writing and see about writing something for the submission.

Everyone wants literary, but I don't do literary.

Anyone have any advice? I know there's a couple on here who have taken the GRE/gone to grad school.
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2017-03-31 12:21 pm

Class listing

Okay, Classes I need to finish my degree:

under here )
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2017-03-28 08:58 pm

Changing it up

Tuesday:

10.05-11: French 102: Elementary French IRV 002
11.40-1pm: Classics 210S: Roman Spectacle KRG 207 - Steven Tuck
1:15-2:35: English 337: African American Writing 1878-1945 BAC 256 - Cheryl Johnson
2.50-4.10: English 420: Advanced Creative Writing BAC 254 - Joe Squance
4.25-5.45: Geology 121: Environmental Geology SHD 152 - Trende Garrison

Wednesday:

10.05-11: French 102: Elementary French

Thursday:

10.05-11: French 102: Elementary French
11.40-1pm: Classics 210S: Roman Spectacle
1:15-2:35: English 337: African American Writing 1878-1945
2.50-4.10: English 420: Advanced Creative Writing
4.25-5.45: Geology: Environmental Geology

Friday:

10.05-11: French 102: Elementary French

CRN )
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2017-03-16 06:41 pm

Alright...

So, it's spring break next week. You'd think, I'd have the week off. But AHAHAHAHAHA No.

I have Shit To Do:

- French political project
- English papers
- Women's Studies Paper
- Email English prof
- Living room
- kitchen
- dining room
- my room
- laundry
- dishes

That's just the stuff around the house:

- SSI
- Housing
- Psych
- Doc/bloodwork

I think that's it? There might be more. Time to get started.
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2017-03-06 09:30 pm

FALL SCHEDULE:

Tuesday:

8.30-9.50: Geology 121: Environmental Geology SHD 001
10.05-11: French 102: Elementary French IRV 124
11.40-1pm: Classics 210S: Roman Spectacle KRG 207
1:15-2:35: English 337: African American Writing 1878-1945 BAC 256
2.50-4.10: English 420: Advanced Creative Writing BAC 254

Wednesday:

10.05-11: French 102: Elementary French

Thursday:

8.30-9.50: Geology 121: Environmental Geology
10.05-11: French 102: Elementary French
11.40-1pm: Classics 210S: Roman Spectacle
1:15-2:35: English 337: African American Writing 1878-1945
2.50-4.10: English 420: Advanced Creative Writing

Friday:

10.05-11: French 102: Elementary French
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2017-02-14 01:25 pm

Update type thing...

So, I'm still in college, taking five classes, and slowly going crazy. Then, there's bloodwork results to get for one of the kids, and I hate they won't give them over the phone.

I'm working as a pharmacy tech right now. Have I mentioned that? I work at a local pharmacy, that has hours that work better for me than the old job.

It was a pay cut, though. Unfortunate, but it means that I'm closer to home, and with better hours.

Uh, what else?

I'm not even sure what to put any more. I'm kinda zoned right now, because I am so hungry. I forgot to make my lunch today, and don't have any money/credit cards because I'm saving all those for going to England this summer.

I have a French presentation to do with a partner and my partner is the quietest person in class. Like, quieter than me. Which is saying something. Hopefully she responds to my email. I sent her one, but... I'm not holding out hope, really. But if she doesn't respond soon, I'll start doing it myself, I guess.

What else am I supposed to do? On Monday/Wednesday when I can talk after class, she's out of there fast. Tuesday/Thursday? I have to leave quick, if I want to eat before English.

Tuesday is uber long. I'm on campus from 7am until 6pm.

Back to how hungry I am. People are eating in front of me and I'm starving and won't be able to eat until 630. That's when I get home. And there's only beans for dinner. I don't want it.

Anyway, that's what's going on here. How y'all doin'?
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2017-01-29 02:35 pm

Mrr. Money blatherings

Money sucks )

Sure, that leaves me a bit short, but it's worth it, because every penny that goes into savings is for the trip to England. For transportation or staying, or whatever. I'm trying to save everything I have to go.

Right now, I have $2200, and that will cover plane fare there.

But I need train fare to DC, and hotel fare for a while, and stuff.

Sigh. If we end up not being able to go because of money, I'm going to be pissed. But if I can save every penny possible, then, we should be able to go.
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2017-01-26 05:27 pm

Class listing again

These are classes I have to take to finish off the Miami Plan, and my major:

English Lit:

230J - Jewish American Literature from 1945
237 - GLBTQ Literature
246 - Native American Literature
339 - Writers: Early Romantic Period
342 - Writers: Later Romantic Period
368 - Feminist Lit Theory and Practice
440 - Major English and American Writers
460 - Capstone: Issues in Creative Writing
468 - Gender and Genre
495 - English Literature Capstone

Creative Writing:

226
231

281 - The English Novel
311 - Contemporary Fiction
320 - Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
420 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop

French:

101 - Elementary French
102 - Elementary French II
201 - Intermediate French
202 - Critical Analysis of French Culture

Experiential Learning:

ENG: 321, 413, 414, 415, 460, 480

Quantitative Literacy:

ENG 222

Thematic Sequence:

CLS: 210L, 210S, 222, 235, 310I, 321
AND
CLS210U, 216, 310E, 310J, 332, 333
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2016-11-07 02:00 pm

Class posting: Classes I *want* to take

English Lit:

230J - Jewish American Literature from 1945
237 - GLBTQ Literature
246 - Native American Literature
339 - Writers: Early Romantic Period
342 - Writers: Later Romantic Period
368 - Feminist Lit Theory and Practice
440 - Major English and American Writers
460 - Capstone: Issues in Creative Writing
468 - Gender and Genre
495 - English Literature Capstone

Creative Writing:

226
231

281 - The English Novel
311 - Contemporary Fiction
320 - Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
420 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop

French:

101 - Elementary French
102 - Elementary French II
201 - Intermediate French
202 - Critical Analysis of French Culture
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2016-10-31 09:41 am

New Schedule!

After speaking with an advisor today, I've decided to drop continuing with Greek and instead switch to French. Since I need four semesters of a language, it doesn't matter which language I do.

So, that means next semester looks like this:

Monday:

8.30-9.50: Intro to Women's Studies: WGS 201 - Upham 258
11.30-12.25: French 101: FRE 101 - Irvin 120

Tuesday:

8.30-9.50: Geography 121: GEO 121 - Shideler 032
10-11.20: Classical Mythology: CLS 121 - Kreger 221
11.30-12.25: French 101: FRE 101 - Irvin 120
2.30-3.50: Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction: ENG 320 - Bachelor 256
4-5.50: Geography Lab: GEO 121 - Shideler 134

Wednesday:

8.30-9.50: Intro to Women's Studies: WGS 201 - Upham 258
11.30-12.25 French 101: FRE 101 - Irvin 120

Thursday:

8.30-9.50: Geography 121: GEO 121 - Shideler 032
10-11.20: Classical Mythology: CLS 121 - Kreger 221
11.30-12.25: French 101: FRE 101 - Irvin 120
2.30-3.50: Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction: ENG 320 - Bachelor 256

So that's my Spring schedule. Luckily, I still have Fridays off again. Which is awesome.

Numbers I need:

24212
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2016-09-26 03:39 pm

Spring Semester

Monday:

8.30-9.50 Intro to Women's Studies - Upham Hall 258
11.30-12.45 Greek 102 - Irvin Hall 100

Tuesday:

8.30-9.50 Geography 121 - Shideler Hall 032
10-11.20 Intro to Classic Mythology - Kreiger Hall 221
2.30-3.50 Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction - PeabodyBachelor Hall 256
6-7.50 Geography LAB - Shideler Hall 134

Wednesday:

8.30-9.50 Intro to Women's Studies - Upham Hall 258
11.30-12.45 Greek 102 - Irvin Hall 100

Thursday:

8.30-9.50 Geography 121 - Shideler Hall 032
10-11.20 Intro to Classic Mythology - Kreiger Hall 221
2.30-3.50 Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction - PeabodyBachelor Hall 256

Friday:

11.30-12.45 Greek 102 - Irvin Hall

... If nothing changes, this is going to suck
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2016-09-14 09:27 am

Spring planning

I'm posting this here and then crossposting to Plurk, because I need to know what classes I should take.

Greek 102 Irvin MWF 11.30-12.45
WGS 201: Intro to Women's Studies UPH MW 8.30-9.50am
GEO 121: Geology: Earth's Physical Environments SHD TR 8.30-9.50am; LAB T 6-7.50pm
ENG 281 OR 311: The English Novel OR Contemporary Fiction
ENG 320: Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction PBD TR 2.30-3.50

That covers all my requirements for my major, and starts in on requirements for my minor. It doesn't, however, start my thematic sequence crap that I have to have.

Found my Thematic Sequence:

CLS 121: Intro to Classic Mythology TR 10-11.20
CLS 336: Ancient Sexualities
CLS 332: Classic Mythology and the Arts
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2016-08-30 07:16 pm

Sooooo. Hi.

Not sure how long of an update this will be. Let's start with things that are good:

- I graduated with my Associate's degree. I am officially a Cincinnati State graduate. I finished up a couple weeks ago.

- I was accepted into Miami of Ohio's English Lit program. I'm currently a sophomore, but hopefully will be counted as a Junior, when my final transcript goes through.

- I started at Miami on Monday.

- I have a car now! (Have I written about my car here? I can't remember) this makes getting back and forth from college infinitely easier.

- I'm taking Ancient Greek. I'm very amused.

- Got my nose pierced, too.

Now things that are not so good:

- I have ten minutes between all my classes. This makes getting back and forth around campus a pain in the feet, because I have to walk all those places.

- I got denied for SSI again. I don't know what to do now.

- I have to pay car insurance.

Anyway, I'm taking four classes at Miami:

Greek 101 - Ancient Greek
English 298 - Cultural Studies
English 226 - Intro to short fiction and poetry
History 245 - Europe between 1450-1750

So far things seem to be going well? The Ancient Greek is interesting, and certainly worth it. I wrote today in English 226. It's the first original piece I've done in... forever?

Anyway.... here, have a read:

Personal Demons )
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2015-11-15 03:38 pm

More College....

It appears that I have my Summer schedule worked out, as long as they offer the courses when I need them to.

Summer looks like this:

Comm 110: Public Speaking
EVS 120: Environmental Geology
Sociology 105: Intro to Sociology
Lit 285: Women Writers

As long as all four of them are offered this summer, that's what I'm doing. And then? I graduate. After that, I go to Miami. I'll be in their English Lit program and we'll see about it from there.

That means at least two face to face courses, and two online courses. If I have a car, this is possible. If I don't? I'll figure something out.

I should have a car, though. I plan on paying about $1500-1800 for one, and then paying a year's worth of insurance, depending on how much that costs, so it may only be six months, worth. But that'll be worth it. Having a car will eliminate a lot of the trouble I'll have this summer, having two face to face classes.

Because AJ still has his camp thing, and that's just not going to be possible on the bus, with timing and everything. Even with Peter's help. But school has to come first. I'll speak to the coordinators about it, if it becomes an issue.

If worst comes to it, AJ will not be able to go, and we'll figure something else out for the summer so both Peter and I can go to school. But, yes, car soon.

At least I hope so.

If it comes to it, again, I can put $1000 down on a car and keep the rest of the money for monthly payments, then pay for six months of insurance. At least, in theory. A lot of this is all theory talking. Which... I hate doing, but there's nothing I can do about it.

I need a car to fix all this, though.

But yeah. Hopefully, this works out.