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Yet Another Quarter Has Begun

In true University of Chicago fashion, the first day of the spring quarter was completely and utterly gorgeous, and my first class was in the Reg seminar room, which has no windows and fluorescent lights. But I did take a nice leisurely walk to the public library and then to school, so I did get to enjoy some of the lovely day.

I had Ethnographic Methods today, and it looks like it'll be exactly the class I want it to be. It's with advisor-to-be, freshly back from a lecture tour in Merrie Olde Englande. He has given us our most difficult assignment yet: We have to write two papers that are each about four pages long. The horror! How can one write only four pages?

In other news, I read an entire book, cover to cover, in Hebrew! Admittedly, the book in question was Laila tov, Yareach!, which is Goodnight Moon, but it's a start. Next, I will start on a story about a lion who liked to eat strawberries, because my Hebrew teacher recommended that one.

While working on my paper about Christian music in Java, I had a friendly e-mail chat with a music professor from the University of York who wrote a mass for chorus and gamelan, called Missa Gongso, and he said he'd send me a CD of the mass. The package arrived today, with "Royal Mail" stickers all over it. Unfortunately, the Chicago mail had actually managed to snap the CD straight through, from inner ring to the edge, so it's completely unplayable. Does anyone know if this can be fixed?


Mar. 28th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Oh, too bad about the CD. I doubt it's fixable, but maybe someone else will prove me wrong.
Mar. 28th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
I checked with a couple of knowledgeable people today, and the consensus is that I'm completely SOL with the CD. The crack affects every single track, the disk will shatter if it's placed in a CD player, and there is no way to pull the data off of it without it shattering. Sigh.

I spent some time in the computer lab today teaching myself a little bit about Photoshop, and I made a couple of new icons. This one nicely expresses my current feelings about the Postal Service. Whaddaya think?
Mar. 30th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
I think you show remarkable restraint.

Actually, the U.S.P.S. is a puzzlement. Sometimes they flub the simplist of tasks; other times they perform near miracles.
Mar. 30th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
Perhaps this was more the sort of icon you'd have had in mind?
Mar. 31st, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
ha ha

That'd do it.


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