Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Back to School

I just typed up this long-ass post (and I mean long) and hit the wrong key and deleted it all. Don't you just love when that happens?

*Sigh* I have such a headache right now but will try to rewrite it all while I let the ibuprofen kick in.

Today was my first day of school. I only had three of my classes, but they seem good so far. First I had a "writing seminar" that is required of honors students. They have recently revamped the honors program, doing away with the section of it that I happen to be a part of. This class is required for the six of us who are in that section, and that is how many students are in the class - six. It's not the first time I've been in a class of this size, it happens in the HC (honors college) all the time. We are all still in the HC, but now incoming freshmen don't have the option of being in that section anymore. Whatever, it's complicated.

Professor G is teaching it, and although it's a "writing seminar," he has constructed it like an American literature course. We're reading everything from Truman Capote to Philip Roth. Should be a lot of fun but definitely more work than I expected. After that class, I had Modern English Poetry, also taught by Professor G. We'll be reading T.S. Eliot (I'm one of those people who drools over "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"), W.B. Yeats ("Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold..." *Sigh*), Dylan Thomas, etc. as well as many other lesser known poets. Exciting stuff, man, and lighter reading than the novels of the other course.

Ended the day with Italian. I have Professor M, whom I have had for Women's Studies but never for Italian. He's the best.

I'm being recruited for a sorority. (Stop laughing.) Well, they're trying. It's not working. Three members I know in the HC have approached me about it, and they have been e-mailing me to ask if I will go to any of their rush events. I said that I would think about it, but it is unlikely because:

a) I'm not the sorority type, by any means, regardless of how atypical they claim this one is,
b) I'm too cheap to shell out the money for dues, and
c) We have decided to start putting out our feminist magazine twice a year instead of once, which is really exciting but means less time in my schedule.


A. Estella Sassypants said...

If you join a sorority I will lose ALL faith in humanity. There might as well be sulphur and massive locusts fallin' from the sky.

I had my first day today. My ass is draggin'.

sojourness said...


How was it?? I will have to hop over to your blog and find out :)

A. Estella Sassypants said...

I just posted how it was. The grad classes: wonderful; the class I taught: hell on earth.


Are teachers still allowed to beat students with rulers or was that outlawed? That'd be th' sellin' pernt fer me to further consider becomin' a teachin' fellow...