Well, one presentation down for the week (which sucked, but honestly I'm beyond caring), one to go...specifically, tomorrow afternoon I have to give my presentation on modern appropriations of Beowulf. I was hoping to hear back on whether I'd have a DVD cart tomorrow by 5 today, but I didn't...hopefully they'll let me know early tomorrow whether I will or won't, so that I know whether I need to try to hunt up something else or just forgo visual/audio aids altogether (though I sincerely feel that at the very least I HAVE to play part of one of the musical songs, and ideally I'd like to show a snippet of Grendel, Grendel, Grendel
's pastel-colored crack as well).
Also, I just remembered that I should probably do our regular translation for tomorrow as well, eheheheh...fortunately it's not too long (only 70 lines) so it shouldn't kill me time-wise.
In other news, the scheduling for my and my brother's European vacation is now up in the air. We were originally looking at sometime in June or July, after my three-week summer class, but my brother (who's been applying to new jobs so that he can move back to Kansas City) was just informed by one of the places he applied to that they want to hire him, and would want him to start within four weeks or so of their offer. Even the earliest date we were looking at, in June, would still put him at six weeks before he could start work with them. Now if they wait a couple of weeks to make their official offer, we'll be fine as things stand; however, if they don't, we'd probably need to go earlier than that.
So he asked me what the absolute earliest date I could do was, and I poked around on ISIS and double-enrolled in another, more normally scheduled summer class (specifically, Kathleen Diffley's doctoral workshop). I'm double-enrolled now - obviously I'll drop whichever class I end up not taking - but that means I could have those three post-finals weeks in May free. My brother said that would work great, but the only London-to-Rome tour that would fit into that schedule would take place May 17th through 27th.
So I find myself on the horns of a dilemma. It looks like this may be the only way my brother and I can do our trip, and as a bonus it would not only be cheaper - as May is still off-season, I guess - but it makes me ecstatic to think of being in Europe in less than a month, and this final crunch period of the semester would be much easier to bear with that in mind. On the other hand, I just RSVPed a couple of days ago for the wedding of my friend and former W.C. coworker Janie, which is scheduled for May 26th, and I want to go so that I can see her and my other W.C. peeps (especially since Janie was the only one I didn't get to see when I was home over Spring Break).
I hope they take a couple of weeks to make the offer and so we can go with our original plan of early June, and that way I can both go to Europe and go to Janie's wedding. Otherwise, I will HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE AUGH WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYLet's Positive Linking!
- It's sad that this is happening in 2007
. I mean, it's great that they finally integrated the prom (though why is there still a need for a "white prom," then?) but it's only like 50 years overdue.
- Final Fantasy XIII no longer PS3-exclusive
. (This is old news, I guess, but I hadn't heard.)
- My Little PH-tan
. This manages to be both ridiculously awesome and mildly creepy. Much like Robbie the Rabbit. XD
- Wow, this is one of the gayest music videos ever
. (From naruto_nerd
.) It's an oldie from 1979, but it nevertheless manages almost to outgay the Village People.
- What the fuck
? Honestly, why in the hell would this teacher get fired? It sounds like he didn't really do anything at all objectionable, except physically acting out how someone with a gun could have stopped things earlier (which might be slightly tasteless, and I disagree with him that that is the solution to the problem, but whatever). It's especially bad since it sounds like he didn't even really get much of an explanation as to why he was fired.
...man, I'm finishing up the Christopher Lambert Beowulf
right now, and it is so bad it awes me. It's actually a lot like the Mortal Kombat
movie, only with worse writing (if such a thing is possible). It's like suck squared, then squared again. SUCK TO THE INFINITE POWER