Lolita is getting weirder by the page

I’m only about a third of the way through, but I certainly see why it was on the list of banned books. It’s so disturbing, and yet I’m plunging a head. I’ll probably finish it this afternoon.

So we randomly ordered Jurassic Park off Amazon because we didn’t have it on DVD. Watching it last night I remember why I loved that movie as a five year old. I also didn’t realize how much I missed because I was five. I understood the dinosaurs were eating things, but I didn’t process the computer issues or the fact that the hacker guy tries to steal the genetic codes. It was very fun to watch again being older.

I also forgot how much I like Sam Neil as an actor. I’ve seen him in stuff since, but that was the first movie I saw with him in it, and I still think he does a great job.

Anyhow, have a great rest of your Thursday!

Let’s play the waiting game…

I feel relieved that the application is sent, and I know it will take them some time to review, but I still wish I could have an answer sooner rather than later. 

I’m waiting for my letters of recommendation to arrive, so that’s another part of the waiting game.

Other than that the only exciting thing (if you can call it exciting) is that my husband (Trey) has decided that getting up before work and going to the gym is a great idea. I was invited to join in on this idea. I don’t quite know how I feel. I hate getting up earlier than I have to, but I also don’t have the energy to work out when I get home. Double-edged sword. I argued that because we’re trying a vegan diet (on the weekdays) that we shouldn’t be too worried about working out, but that didn’t stop him from waking me up to go on a run.

Yes, I signed up for the Color Run, but it’s in the summer. I may be as slow as a limp turtle, but I think I could get myself up into 5K shape in a couple of months. White girl problems, huh?

Anyway, I’ve joined a book club and we’re reading Lolita. I am disturbing intrigued by the novel so far. I’m sure that says something deep and disturbing about my personality. If you’ve ever read it, how did you feel about it? Except no spoilers. We have a few more meetings before we finish. More of just an overall impression.

Have a great rest of your day, dear readers. 

I’m sending my application off…

I can’t decide if I feel proud or terrified. I’m really eager to hear back, but at the same time I really don’t like the fact that they are judging my aptitude for this program based on the couple of pages I can send in. I’d like to think my plans for this program encompass more than the 1 singe spaced page they give me, but I guess they don’t want people rambling on forever.

It won’t literally be the end of the world if I don’t get accepted, but I don’t want to get my hopes up and think I’ll be a shoe-in.

No news must mean good news because nothing is really going on around here. Just hanging out drinking coffee.

Have a good morning, dear readers, and I’ll hopefully talk at you soon 🙂

Final Turn in my Masters application

I have all the pieces, and they’re getting one last edit before it all gets sent off. I’m equally terrified and thrilled. I might cry if I get declined, but I know I’ll cry if I get accepted.

Husband and I are off to a couple’s dinner party.  I don’t know if that officially means we’ve turned into “the old married couple” because the two other couples are still dating. I’m going to say we’ve escaped the stigma for now. 🙂

I found this hilarious post on a website called themillions.com about changing book titles to make them appeal to a larger audience. I found it really funny, but that’s just the nerd in me having a ball.

I’ll leave the link here so that you can have your chuckle for the day.

The Millions: Read Me!

Have a nice evening, dear Readers.

Getting out of my perpetual slump

I have been doing the same thing the past few months without any change. Work->home->fiddle around->bed. I’m a bit fed up with being bored. Even if it’s a little change like taking a new way home at least I’m doing something different. The problem is that I’m one of those people who don’t mind being stuck in a rut. At least, that’s until I notice I’m in one, and then it starts to drive me crazy.

When I got home this afternoon I did about five loads of laundry and reorganized my half of the closet. It seems silly, but I feel better about it. At least I changed up my usual pattern.

I’m just about ready to send my application in for the Masters program. Once that’s done then I’ll just need to wait for the letters to arrive. I confess that I tracked where my transcript was and when it arrived. The school gives you electronic updates when parts of your application are received, and I may or not refresh that page a few times a day.

I think my husband and I are going to grab some pizza just to make this day even more exciting!

Have a great evening!

It’s Super Bowl time!

I am an infrequent watcher of football, but I still have a fondness for the Denver Broncos. Needless to say I’m pretty happy they get a chance to win another Super Bowl. I do find myself in rival territory because the Seattle Sea Hawks are also going to the bowl. So, I’m going to support the blue and orange quietly. When the Sea Hawks won last night there were fireworks outside of our apartment. I like an occasional football game, but that kind of dedication to a game is a little over my head. 

I will still be wearing my Champ Bailey shirt the day of the game if I don’t work. I certainly don’t want to go outside wearing it. People can get very possessive of their football teams…

Statement regarding the Super Bowl aside, I’m having a rather productive morning. That never happens. I never even get a post up on this blog until later in the afternoon and here it is, 8:21am my time, and I’m managing to form somewhat correct sentences. 

I’m almost ready to send of my application. I just have to finish applying for FAFSA. They honestly ask you some seemingly unimportant questions. Trying to fill this out right after getting married and having the name change, reorganizing bank accounts, and moving is creating a bit of a hassle.

Luckily, I still have a while before the actual due date so if I need to postpone my application until I get everything set up with FAFSA it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Assuming I get a loan I’ll be paying it off for years to come, but if it lets me go back to school I’m all for it. Then I’ll be a starving educated writer. An obvious improvement. 🙂

Well, enjoy the rest of your day!

Happy Reading.

 

Almost done with my Masters application (the first draft anyway)

I’ve been working on it for a few hours each night, and for all of the required components I either have a rough draft, or it is being mailed to the University. To me, that seems like pretty decent progress. I still am planning on editing all of the components heavily before mailing it in, but I’m feeling pretty good about where my application stands at this point in time. 

I was thinking about the whole Master’s thing and I think that even if I don’t get accepted it shows that I at least had the stubbornness to apply for the program. I would like to think that I can get accepted, but I don’t want to get my hopes up before I even hear any news.

I would have posted last night, but I caught I cold and fell asleep right after going to work. I will say that I am happy it’s the weekend. For some reason this week was really draining. I’m not sure if it’s because work was just really busy, or because a lot of people are leaving soon and I’m worried that work will not be the same after they leave. I’m happy for the people who are leaving because they found a job that suits them more, but I just worry that we won’t hang out as much now that we aren’t in the same work area.

The only problem I’m having with my application is they require at list of what books you would like to use in your studies during the program. I love being able to tentatively make my own reading list, but I’m just not sure how many books I need to list. It is a two year program, and I have eight really good pieces, but I feel like I should have ten or so. They do say on the application that the list is subject to, and will, change so I probably shouldn’t been too concerned about the number of books so long as each one is substantial.

Anyhow, I’m going to go be sick and read a book.

Happy Friday, dear readers!!

Sorry this is late

I had meetings later into the evening, and I just got home. I didn’t forget! Good news: I am getting all of the requirements done for my Master’s application. Now that the personal statement is out of the way I can focus on the more interesting points of the application. 

I’ll be working well into the night. I’m off to make dinner now, but I’ll try and spend more time on this Thursday’s post.

Have a good evening, dear readers.

I really hate writing personal statements

It’s a big chunk of my application for Master’s, and I’ve spent the morning/afternoon working on it.  I hate talking about myself, let alone writing about myself for 3-6 single spaced pages. Yes, I realize I am talking about myself right now.

“Do I contradict myself?

Very well, then, I contradict myself;

I am large — I contain multitudes.” 

Points to anyone who can tell me where that quote comes from. Half the points if you Google it. Anyhow, I feel like I’m selling myself to this program. Which is fine. I’d fly to Vermont, so that I could crawl into the Director’s office and beg on my hands and knees to allow me into the program. I’d say I’d give him my soul or something like that, but that might just creep him out. I can only show partial desperation. Partial desperation does not get you marked as a crazy person.

I’m also getting to the point where I just want the application and finished and pretty so that I can tend it to them and give me a response. I’m getting my hopes up, and if they gave me a good reason I might accept getting declined, but I really really really want to get in. Really. Bad.

So, here I am teetering on the edge of dying to know about my fate (even though they have no idea who I am yet), and just sending everything in as fast as I can without being super careful, or taking the time and making sure that the application I send in leaves no doubt in their mind that they want me in the program.

I am unjustifiably freaking myself out. I’m not even in the program yet and I’m having a fit over it. 

I hope you all have a great rest of your Sunday afternoon, dear readers!

Marching towards Masters

I have lined up my recommendations, my written piece, and I’m working on my 3-5 single spaced page about myself and my writing. Not sure how I’m going to fill that many singe spaced pages about myself, but I’m sure I could embellish it with something utterly fantastic and make believe. 

Other than that I have been completely boring the past few days. I’m slightly more motivated to aggressively edit my writing, but I can’t say much about anything else.

The kitten did sleep all night last night which was quite astounding. I think this is the first time since we got him that I haven’t been awakened to him chewing on my hair or biting my toes. All good things.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic evening, and an early happy Friday to you all.