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Hail, The Conquering Hero Comes!

Sound the trumpets, beat the drums!

I have finished one history paper (about music), one ethnomusicology paper (about technology), and one take-home Hebrew final (about the religious crazies who run around in Jerusalem). I have been wined and dined by the Music Department. My very first quarter ever is history. I. Am. Done.

Now, I can look forward to crepes with chestnut cream for breakfast tomorrow morning, and KAM Isaiah's sing-along Judas Maccabeus on the 17th.

Life is good.


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Dec. 5th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
Oh, so you're on the quarter system now? I never experienced that so not sure if I would have liked it or not.

Your life does sound good right now, especially the part with crepes. mmmm
Dec. 5th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)
The quarter system does function differently from the semester system, but it looks like I can handle it. You work reallyreally hard, but the classes end before they get boring.
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Dec. 5th, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I am especially proud that I finished the Hebrew test. I literally learned a new piece of grammar and a couple of vocabulary words from that test, which proves just how big my learning gap is in that class.
Dec. 5th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC)
Congrats, Pony. It's a good feeling to have accomplished stuff and now have free time, assuming you remember what that is and how to make good use of it.
Dec. 5th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
Free time. . . that's the bit where you don't have any papers or readings due, right? And you can read novels and stuff?

I plan to do a lot of novel-reading, children's-books-in-Hebrew reading, and a certain amount of working at my paying job, then go home and visit with my family.
Dec. 5th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
Mazel tov! I'm so proud of you!

What a great quarter! May it just continue to get better and better--and may it always stay fun!!!!

Dec. 5th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I have a feeling that the next quarter will run much more smoothly, now that I know what to expect from it. It will be a blast, assuming I get my schedule straightened out for it.
Dec. 5th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
Vacation? already? When did you start your quarter? These three months passed quite fast to me... Congratulations, FP, enjoy your well deserved free time! When does the next quarter begin?
Dec. 5th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
The quarters are ten weeks long, so I get thirty weeks of school altogether. With semesters, one is fourteen weeks, and the other is sixteen weeks, so it works out to the same amount. But, yes, the quarters do just fly past! Next quarter begins on the third of January.
Dec. 5th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
Mmm, crepeses.
Dec. 5th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
The crepeses turned out pretty well. The chestnut cream on them was awesome.
Dec. 6th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)

(Also, congratulations on surviving the quarter, and I hope the next one goes as well. Preferably with just as much oral and aural deliciousness at the end.)
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Next quarter is the one that contains Suicide Prevention Day. There are no official breaks in the winter quarter, so the U of C picks the coldest, grayest, grottiest Monday in February and cancels classes. And my Hebrew teacher said that even though Hebrew class doesn't meet on Mondays, she'd give us the Tuesday after Suicide Prevention Day off. It'll be an interesting quarter. More chestnut crepes may be required.
Dec. 6th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
Sounds like...fun.
Dec. 6th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
Well, this is the University of Chicago -- Where Fun Comes To Die. . .

(Not really. But we like saying so.)
Dec. 7th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
FYI, Chanukah candles are on sale at the Co-op for 79 cents.
Dec. 7th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll pick some up on Friday when I go down to school for CRAPS.
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