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August 5th, 2012

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03:52 pm
Unfortunately, forestcats laptop, six years of age, expired a couple days ago. When I got home from work, last night, we went out and prowled several stores to see what was out there. She's got a good idea what she wants now.

OTOH, she gifted me with more aloha shirts, newly completed off her sewing machine. I wore one last night as we shopped, and I looked spiffy! I'll be wearing another today to work.

I posted another essay for the World Music class. In both classes, I'm getting mediocre grades. Considering that I usually only give an hour or a bit more to writing them, perhaps that's not surprising. Then again, I'm writing what I feel like writing about the topic, and sometimes that isn't really what I've been asked for by the professor. Since I'm not taking these classes for credit, but for my own interest, I don't think I'm going to worry about grades, really. In the comments by the graders, I noted that they did say that I'd brought up some good points, and I'm satisfied with that.

Once home, and once I'd gotten the new essay off to Coursera, we ran some more streaming material, and finished season four of Eureka. Silly show; moderately amusing. Season five isn't available for streaming, but is on disc, so I'll shift around our Netflix list to finish it up. Is there a sixth season?

Now, I've got to get more reading done on Dracula for the F&SF class, and I need to finish my essay on Alice in Wonderland, probably later today. I'm seeing some complaining on the discussion forums about the reading load. Oh, well, that's a literature class for you!

(6 comments | Speak, or forever hold your peace)


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Date:August 5th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
No, darn it. Five was it for Eureka
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Date:August 6th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC)
To the discs, then.
Date:August 6th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
I must admit I got a bit bogged down with *Alice*. I'm not used to reading "nonsense literature", and it bothered me that it didn't really have a through-line. And I came away with the thought: "I'm sure there's some delightful parody in here; too bad I don't know the referents." I think I finally know what I'm going to write about, but this time it's just going to be a matter of getting it done: I don't expect to come up with a great work-product. And I was disappointed in my results last time: I got a 1.5 for content, when I thought I'd explained my point pretty well.
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Date:August 6th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)
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Date:August 6th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Aloha shirts for the win!

Isn't it fun to take a class for fun, and not have to care about the grades? =)

Given how much you read, I figure you would complain there isn't enough reading. ;>

I had great fun reading Alice in Wonderland on my own. Yay for project Gutenberg!
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Date:August 7th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
I've been given a bit of crap by the other students who graded the essay, but what the heck, I'm writing for me, not the damn class. And pondering IS fun.

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco...

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