Saturday, April 22, 2006

School update

Hi everyone,

it's taking me forever to figure out what my schedule is now that I'm not doing pre-lims. Except that I'm supposed to orally defend them, and anything else my committee wants to ask, but even though it should be next week, isn't for three more weeks. Just enough time to forget everything. Right now, I'm working on a syllabus. I'll post it for feedback when I'm through with it. It's hard to come up with something different to teach.

Anyway, the department let Sean turn in his pre-lims a day late. He seems to think that it'll all be fine in the end. I'm not sure about that, but, who knows. I keep telling myself that it doesn't matter because I'll still hit the job market before him and I will interview better than he will. My business was done, done right and that's all I should worry about. Can't bother with his crap. Although, it does bother me. But, I just need to get over it.

Today, I went to lunch with some women I used to work with and we periodically get together. They got me gifts for getting married. Now isn't that just the sweetest thing ever. I really don't expect anyone to get us anything. They know I love to cook, so they got me a recipe box and they each contributed a couple of recipes and they got me a gift card. It was just so nice to see them all again. And, they got me something that was personal and useful. Why do I say it that way? Well, Andrea sent us a vase. It's beautiful, but that's really a gift you would expect from someone who doesn't know you that well. Like your husband's boss, who also bought us a larger beautiful vase. I guess he'll just have to get me flowers a lot!

I guess that's about it. I need to clean and do laundry. I'm going to start selling my stuff, and that makes me a little sad. Especially the thought of selling my couch and loveseat. But, I'll write about that later. Now, I want to read. For fun!!!


Beth said...

Gifts that are personal and show that the person was really thinking about you are by far the best.

That is kinda lame that they let your friend hand in his pre-lims a day late... what is that teaching him?

Queen of Ass said...

For fun?? SLACKER!