Thursday, April 30, 2009


Apparently the swine flu has broken out in Seattle (with 3 people) and I've already seen someone wearing one of those face mask dealies on campus. I love how people are freaking out and the article in the Seattle Times keeps saying to make sure to wash your hands. I know that this is actually good advice, but it seems like such an insignificant way to prevent plague.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Le Francais

Somehow, when I came up with the brilliant idea to squeak a French minor into my schedule, I managed to miss the fact that in order to do so I'd have to get 15 credits (a quarter's worth) studying abroad. Hmph. Sadly, I know this won't be possible, so I've been revising my plans for the next two years. We'll see what happens.

Teh Interwebs

We're learning some internet related vocab in French, which somehow lead to us having to explain to Professeur GG what icanhascheezburger is. The idea of cat pictures with funny captions is really bizarre to those unfamiliar to it. Hilarity of course ensued.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Yee-haw! Pt 2

I finally heard back from the Writing Center and I have an interview on Friday! I was really getting worried about that...


Well, it's become a gorgeous sunny day and I just rocked two tests. The French one was super easy as usual and I finished it in half an hour. I was one of the last two writing during my philosophy test, but I knew what I was talking about and had a lot to say, so that's not a bad thing! The poor guy sitting next to me though seemed pretty panicked. Oh well.

Now, unfortunately, I'm going to try to get a tetanus shot because I keep get threatening emails about it. No fun.


Today I have two tests, one worth 25% of my grade (philosophy) and I have absolutely no motivation to get out of bed. It's too gray to go outside. Blurgh.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Poetry

Because I'm still in a Medieval poetry mood, I give you Caedmon's hymn:

Nu sculon herigean heofonrices weard,
meotodes meahte and his modgeþanc,
weorc wuldorfæder, swa he wundra gehwæs,
ece drihten, or onstealde.

He ærest sceop eorðan bearnum
heofon to hrofe, halig scyppend;
þa middangeard moncynnes weard,
ece drihten, æfter teode
firum foldan, frea ælmihtig.


Back from the Medieval poetry reading. It was awesome! It was a bunch of SU professors reading in Old Norse, Medieval Czech, Polish, Welsh, Latin, Catalan and of course Old and Middle English (swoon). A couple of students read as well, so maybe I'll get to next year or the year after.

Now I really want to read Beowulf again...


One of the greatest things about going to Seattle U is that they quite frequently offer really cheap tickets to go do things around Seattle. So, for 60 bucks, Eddy and I are getting two tickets for front row seats to see The Marriage of Figaro at the Seattle Opera - tickets that normally cost between $115-$150 each. I am so stoked.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Today is finally a beautiful day that I can actually enjoy! I only have one class today at noon and I don't have to work, so earlier this morning I decided to go Cal Anderson Park.

I walk through this park every time I go to Eddy's apartment because it's much prettier than walking down Broadway. I brought my French homework this morning and just sat and studied a while in the sunshine. Glorious!

I'm back inside now, sadly, but I'll be back this afternoon!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Tonight I'm going (for free and through SU!) to see Laser Queen at the Seattle Laser Dome. I know you all are jealous.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


The only beautiful day this week is of course the day I have to work both shifts at Arrupe. No fair!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

School Stuff

So, I went and talked to Dr. Koppelman today (my favorite prof and one of the Medievalists in the English department) to ask her some questions about the Medieval Studies minor and what kind of things would be helpful for grad school. At her recommendation, I have officially decided that I'm going to minor in French as well as Medieval Studies. I was kind of on the fence before about the French - I like French, but it's not my favorite subject in the world - but since both of my French professors have told me that I should definitely continue with it and now Dr. K is saying that it will be good for grad school, I'm going to go for it. I'll have to overload for all of next year, but I really don't think it will be that bad.

So for the Medieval Studies minor I'm going to take:
Arthurian Romances (Lit 5 credits)
Chaucer (Lit 5 credits)
Medieval Sexualities (Lit 5 credits)
Medieval Philosophy (Phil 5 credits)
Some sort of Medieval History (Hist 5 credits)
Latin I,II,III (Lang 10 credits. For some reason Latin I doesn't count. Who knows why)
That's 35 credits and I think my Intro to British Lit I class counts, so really that'll be 40 credits. I only need 30, so there's some leeway here. All the lit classes will count towards my major too.

For French I'll just need to take French IV,V,VI and a culture class, so 20 credits.

I'm excited!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


2001: A Space Odyssey is a truly bizarre film. Seriously, giant space fetus the size of a planet? I don't understand at all. According to Eddy the book is a little more comprehensible, but the movie is officially too strange for me. And that's saying a lot.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


For some reason, the Saturday before last I randomly decided that I wanted to learn to play the guitar. I've dabbled with bass some, but it never really went anywhere; sometimes I think that I just don't have the patience for musical instruments. But for some reason I decided what I really wanted to do was to play American folk music and weird old country songs on the guitar. Who knows why.

So I picked up Dad's guitar on Saturday and Eddy's guitar today and now I can kinda-sorta painfully bang out all three chords of "This Land is Your Land" (D, G, A7). The tips of my fingers feel like they're about to fall off, but it feels good.