Thursday, January 13, 2011

Are you ready?

School started today. I have the following courses:

Spanish 211: the final semester!

Egyptian History: I'm most excited about this course. First class tomorrow-I'm looking forward to getting the syllabus. Yes, I'm a nerd.

20th Century European History: Recently took the survey course. This class I'm taking because it falls in the correct time slot. I think it'll be interesting, however.

Teaching History: Online, and something I'm interested in. I think it's gonna be great-the teacher sent out an email today that basically said he'll get us more info about the course on Monday. I love my history department. All of the courses have been awesome, but organization has not always been a strong point.

So are you ready? Four months of being immersed in this stuff, I'm gonna want to share all my newfound knowledge. I restrained myself last semester-only a couple papers/thoughts were shared. That was in part because we were overstressed and overworked. Our schedule is less stressful this semester. /gleeful chuckle.

Another note on education: I picked up a book entitled Our Lincoln edited by Eric Foner (ISBN 9780393337051). Lots of essays by prominent historians covering many of the issues that surround Lincoln. I've already started highlighting stuff. With the 150th anniversary just around the corner, lots of stuff concerning the Civil War is getting published. I recommend this book. Not too light but not a tome, either.

This is something I did for my grandparents.

I took a sheet from my celtic designs coloring kit, used illuminating paint to do the gold and blue, bought the compass stamp, and crafted the "G" that's in the middle. The frame is gold-can't really tell from the picture, but it really compliments the gold paint. Not sure if you could call this art-other than the calligraphy-because I used stuff that already existed. I like to call it my "altered art".

I feel really productive now, since I've told you guys what I'm reading (not a fiction book!) and shown my latest artistic endeavor. Rest assured, many moments in my day are also spent reading fluffy books and watching t.v. During the break, at least. During the semesters I'm actually very productive, and I'm not ashamed to say it.

And I've had my 1/4 C. of wine (yes, I measure), I've done a bit of reading, no homework yet, no energy for another art project. I think my day is done. Later all.

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