elirrina: (kaylee)
I go swing dancing on Friday nights with the university club, and it's fantastic. Consequently I usually end up staying up past my bedtime, given that my summer schedule means that I have to work Saturday mornings. But those members of the club who stay 'til the end of the night (around 11pm) usually go out to get something to eat after dancing. This week it was frozen yogurt.

While we were sitting around talking, N told us that she had inherited a frozen turkey from our friend S when he moved to Chicago. Setting aside the bogglement that S had bought a large frozen turkey, presumably a year in advance, N explained that she didn't really have space to keep it, and would we be interested in having a Thanksgiving dinner, preferably tomorrow or Sunday, since she was thawing the turkey? The response was a resounding, if moderately flabbergasted, yes.

So a bunch of people I know from various activities (as well as people I hadn't yet met) showed up at N's house with Thanksgiving-y side dishes last night, and it was delicious. After that we watched "Strictly Ballroom," since the swing dancers had been discussing dance movies earlier. Then of course, we all felt like dancing, but it was late, so that will just have wait.
elirrina: (illumination)
The exciting news is that today I found out that I've been accepted as a panelist on the "Travel in Early Middle English Texts" session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo! As such, I will be presenting a paper based on part of my thesis there next May, and then I'll get to witness all the zaniness that I hear about first hand! And I'll get to see the professor who directed my thesis! It's all going to be terribly thrilling.

But first I need to survive this week.
elirrina: (read!)
I just dropped off my last paper and project, so I am completely done with school for the year!
Except for distilling a conference paper proposal out of my thesis. But that doesn't count.

My family is coming to see me graduate this Friday, and then we're going to the beach for a few days! (proving that there are benefits to going to school in the south).

I have a summer job lined up doing data entry type work that begins after my family leaves and runs til mid-July. Happily we will be allowed to bring music to listen to while entering the data.

SO, I am suddenly faced with the prospect of free time, which leads to this question:

WHAT SHOULD I READ THIS SUMMER?

any suggestions?
elirrina: (robin)
After many installations, instructions on using Unicode, and researching Unicode symbols, my computer system is super-duper-up-to-date AND I CAN TYPE IN ANGLO-SAXON!!!!

HAHAHAA!

Which means I can now type up my palaeography homework AND MORE IMPORTANTLY I WILL NOT HAVE TO DRAW IN ALL THE EXTRA LETTERS FOR THE MIDDLE ENGLISH PORTIONS OF MY THESIS.

And now, if I want to accomplish anything during spring break, I should probably start editing.

~~~ Þþ ~~~ Ðð ~~~ Ƿƿ ~~~ Ȝȝ ~~~

mood: Photobucket dancing a really, really pleased anti-Norman, Anglo-Saxon revolutionary dance

break!

Mar. 7th, 2009 07:59 pm
elirrina: (Default)
Yay, the conference is done, there were lots of interesting papers, and I'm told that mine was good. Now I can have spring break! I already know what non-scholastic activities I want to do! (Go to the beach, if the weather stays nice!)

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