Okay, these bears are harder to deafeat than I anticipated...


Back Again...
                                        ...While I've been gone my President remained my President, I had the highest GPAs in both my department and my major last school year, Star Wars was sold to Disney, I developed an obsession with roller coasters, and I am totally looking forward to Christmas for once.

      So, tomorrow is my hatching/spawning/birth day. I'll be...older. This Thursday my husband is taking me to the Twilight movie marathon which ends with the midnight release of Breaking Dawn pt.2. Friday I am heading to Washington DC with my cuddle-bunny and some friends. This is only my second trip to DC. The first was a couple of weeks ago and involved a trip to the State Department for a multi-national conference. This time, though, it's all for fun!
      I've been tutoring at ECSU for two weeks now and I absolutely love it. I've been offered loads of post-grad opportunities this semester. I have registered for my next (spring) and final semester at ECSU. As it turns out, I need three credits to graduate, but I'll be taking a full 18hour load instead. As such, I expect to be quite happily busy since I will also still be working at in the library at COA and at ECSU as a tutor again. I've decided I'll be applying to ECU and ODU for fall grad school. ECU really seems like the better fit, and I'm crazy excited about it. I've decided to pursue British Literatures as Cultural Studies. It cover all things British Isles including the Brit founded colonies of Australia, India, Canada, and America. Never a dull moment there, eh?
      As for my bizarrely happy longing for Christmas, I'm going to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA on the 1st of December. It won't be the only time this time though. Jackson and I will have extra company and have opted to pay for Santa's Fireside Feast. Last year my biggest complaints all stemmed from hunger (not a happy hungry bloke at all!) but this time I'll be well fed going in to things. On top of that, we'll be going to Colonial Williamsburg for the actual Holiday again. I've made quite certain that the hotel we are staying at has a fridge and microwave in the room, and that it has an attached restaurant which will be open. We will also be attending at least one tavern feast on Christmas day. I also planned absolutely nothing to occupy our time there this year, so no dashing about or complaints about dashing about from the hubby this year.
      Anyway, I've got a paper to write, so0 tootles!

Spring Schedule at ECSU:

Research Methods in Literature
English Literature of the 18th Century
Creative Writting Poetry
Technical Writting
French 201
Hindi 101

I am also learning to type without looking at the keyboard.

Yay 2012!


The planet made it through another year. Not a bad year for me (though some certainly attempted to make it unpleasant) and hopefully not a bad one for you either. This new year is off to an excellent start, which gives me the highest of hopes that it may trump all my other years by the time it ends. I've just begun a new semester at ECSU, I have very little in my life that is truely irritating, I am eating healthier and enjoying doing so, I am actually learning oodles of nifty bits about life, the universe, and everything, and I have lots of opportunities to go super-cool places where I can absorb centuries of awesomness.

I started my new semester at ECSU today. I am taking six classes (they wouldn't let me take more because they can't charge you for anything exceeding 18 credit hours); 3.5 of which I had today, including Advanced Grammar, French I, Literary Criticism, and Creative Writing: The Short Story--that was the half a class that only qualifies as a .5 because it's online. Amusingly, I have a feeling Literary Criticism will become my favorite of the semester. If I ever get around to writing about any of the books I'm reading here, you'll understand why.

I have made three new years resolutions for 2012:
  •  Make/eat a bento box lunch 4 days a week
  • Write something/anything for at least 30mins a day 5 days a week
  • Read at least 1 non-academic book a month