Vulcan’s Peak

Junior year, winter term, week one: Check.

January 7, 2005 11:01 pm

And thus we return to Furman with all its joys and ills just in time for everybody’s favorite time of year, winter term, that joyful seven weeks in which we take two nice, intense courses and bash our collective heads against the nice new library walls.

Or at least, that’s the stereotype.

This year, I have cunninly enrolled in Theater Arts 45: Acting II – acting I is fortunately not a prereq or I would have been up a creek, as it isn’t offered this term. Granted, I do have written work for the course, but it doesn’t come close to what I would be doing in, say, an English course. I’m enjoying it so far – including the part where I had no class today because my prof (poor man) had his wisdom teeth out yesterday.

My other class is less frivolous (come on, it’s all about balance!) – it’s what most people refer to as a senior seminar, but there’s nothing that says you HAVE to take it as a senior, and as only one topic is offered per term and they don’t tend to repeat, I decided that there’s no time like the present. The subject is Beowulf, and as I understand it, the class will be lots of discussion, lots of reading, and will culminate in a 15-20 page paper (read: slightly longer than the Extended Essays in IB. Only this time, I only have six weeks.). I’m hoping it’ll be interesting, though.

This year I’m living in an on-campus apartment with Jen and two girls who just got back from foreign study in Spain – nice in that it gives us something to talk about while we get to know each other. They’re both really friendly, and I think we’ll all get along just fine.

Going back to working in the CCLC has been fun, if a little surreal. The library rennovations were finished over the summer, so we’re back in the library basement, only now it’s a NICE basement! I feel very out of practice, but starting to get back into the swing of things.

Today has been a real treat. Jen has recently acquired an old Compaq laptop with the intent of putting Linux on it to test it out. We spent the afternoon with a friend we’ve met through work who was willing to help her install Linux. I got to hang around and watch and the afternoon was quite enjoyable. Somewhere in there, he invited us to come watch a movie at his apartment this evening, so we did. Willow had been discussed, but we ended up watching the first Highlander movie and two episodes of a truly bizarre cartoon called Invader Zim. Much giggling ensued. Good times, folks, good times.

Quote of the day:
“I’m just gonna check your closet for terrorists…”
-Jen, after learning that I’ve already gotten her birthday present

11 Responses to “Junior year, winter term, week one: Check.”

Pug wrote a comment on January 8, 2005

*LAUGHS* Jen’s quote of the day is fantastic!!

Carmen wrote a comment on January 9, 2005

Jen is certainly wise. BUT did she check under the bed, too?

Jen wrote a comment on January 9, 2005

Under the bed is secure, sir! =0) And no presents either. Just a boring clear box containing sheets and other non-birthday present items.

Carmen wrote a comment on January 9, 2005

Well done, soldier! Those terrorists could be hiding *anywhere*.

Odette die Terroristin wrote a comment on January 9, 2005


Pug wrote a comment on January 10, 2005

You have funny!

Crunch wrote a comment on January 12, 2005

Invader Zim!!!!!! Oh my Frickin’ God! I love that cartoon! Isn’t Grr just darling?….
I’m sorry. I over-reacted there. Just a bit of excitement.
How many episodes did you see? If you’d like more, I’ve got some I could send you.

Crunch wrote a comment on January 12, 2005

Oooops. Meant to ask which ONES you saw. Not how many.

Odette wrote a comment on January 12, 2005

*laughs* Did I just hear Crunch say “darling”???!?
Gir is adorable, though.

We saw the first two last weekend, but I know there are more here. Will certainly let you know when/if the supply runs out!

Jen wrote a comment on January 12, 2005

Don’t worry – there should be plenty. We just have to go over to his house to watch them since they’re all on his computer. But I think we can make time to do that this weekend. =0)

Crunch wrote a comment on January 13, 2005

There are only a couple dozen episodes. The show didn’t last very long on Nickelodean. People just didn’t think it was suitable for children. It’s not impossible that this guy has all the episodes.

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