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First day of classes, ahoy ahoy!

Classes started today. Here's my schedule.

French 390 (Baudelaire and Modernité) - T/Th 11:00am-12:15pm
French 480 (French senior seminar) - T 3:30pm-4:45pm
Math 352 (Complex Variables) - M/W/F 12:00pm-1:00pm
Math 490 (Independent Study) - T 1:00pm-2:00pm
English 200 (Intro to Nonfiction) - M/W 1:00pm-2:15pm
Phys Ed 121 (Yoga) - M/W 4:00pm-5:15pm

This is where I have the look of shock and horror on my face because this is my last semester and my schedule looks like that? Okay, I could drop complex, except it's the only math class I haven't taken there and I want to, and the book is so shiny. (It really is, too.)

I also have only one class on Thursday and Friday, meaning I have more time to work on my senior seminar and my research project. Whoohoo!

I had Baudelaire first. Caitlin, you'd love it. We're reading Les Fleurs du Mal in really great detail. I think I'm going to like the class. We need a smaller classroom, though; it feels weird having such a big classroom for a class of six people. Also, there is a first-year in this class. Yes, in a 300-level class. I knew her before this class, and she's really nice, but still.

Then came my 490 meeting with my advisor. I think I'm making him go gray. I know he wasn't that gray when I got to Agnes. However, we did have a full meeting, despite neither of our thinking much about the project over winter break and both of us pulling stuff out of nowhere, and we talked about a lot of good stuff.

After that I saw Amanda, who was selling some of her books to Rose. They were going to meet in the dining hall. I had some time to kill before senior seminar, so I went along.

During senior seminar we just talked about the class, read from the syllabus (which still wasn't finished), and read from this packet on literary theory. And to think that I still don't have one topic for my senior seminar paper yet. Um.

I returned to my room after that and checked on the status on my Teach for America application. I never mentioned this, but I did apply; I figured if they cared enough to contact me first, I might as well. So I threw something together before the most recent deadline and hoped for the best.

And I was invited to the final interview, which is a daylong affair. This is fairly big, considering there's usually a phone interview in between submitting the application and the final interview, but they let me skip that step. I'm not complaining, considering how much I despise talking on the phone.

Then there was dinner, some cleaning, some showering, some nail-painting (they're sparkly now), some hall-meeting (consideration hours, what?), and some LJing.

I also got my issues with my independent study not showing up on my schedule straightened out. Hooray.

OH! I got my birthday package from Andrew: a handheld Sudoku game, a 20Q game (we tried to make it guess 'math' last night; it guessed happiness, love, and joke instead),Theory of Nothing that we can read together, a book about the math (particularly the algebra) in physics, a book on Lie groups and Lie algebra (EPIC FLAIL *SQUEE*), and a book on Unix because I told him I wanted to learn CS stuff. And that's just Phase One.

Coming up tomorrow: complex variables, nonfiction, and yoga!

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sushimustwrite
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
I had the first class today (in which she gave the spiel), and I think I'm going to like it.

Also, your name got called out in nonfiction today.
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sushimustwrite
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
It was more like she called out the names on the waitlist too since said waitlist is huge, but hey, that works too.
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poisonedwriter
Jan. 14th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Yoga is a blast. The instructor's really casual and cool.

I'm immensely jealous over the Baudelaire course. Hopefully it won't be insane.
sushimustwrite
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I don't think it will be, but looks can be deceiving. We have only one text for the course and, as of now, have two exams, a presentation, and an oral exam. I have no idea what exactly that will consist of. Given the instructor, this is all subject to change.
poisonedwriter
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Given the instructor, this is all subject to change.

Exactly.
moonglade_swan
Jan. 14th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
Mmmm.... Baudelaire. *drools* I'm jealous. My class schedule is in a sort of limbo at the moment. In fact, my entire college career seems to be continuing down a path of tragic disarray. Sad.

I hope you have a great semester. I miss you!
sushimustwrite
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Baudelaire is going to be awesome. I can feel it in my bones.

But what's up with your scheduling limbo?

I miss you too!
bluefate
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Lol, math= love/happiness/jokes. That's what the creator of xkcd must have been looking at.
sushimustwrite
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Of course! We have the following equations:

math=love
math=happiness
math=joke

Since equality is transitive, we have

happiness=math=love and
happiness=math=joke and
love=math=joke.

So, among other things, we can conclude that happiness and love are both jokes, so why are we even bothering?

:P
bluefate
Jan. 16th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
A: Because we love a good joke.

...and a Parade.
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