Vulcan’s Peak

I live!!

January 19, 2004 8:37 am

Having not posted in over a month, I thought I might come back to this after all. Christmas was wonderful, Return of the King was awesome, and I’ve been back at school for two weeks now. Getting back was a story or three in itself – first my flight out of Fort Walton was cancelled and rebooked for one that arrived in Greenville at midnight. Then I had a short layover in Memphis…I made it to the plane, but my suitcases did not. I had to wait another 24 hours for the stupid airline to get its act together and get them to me. I am not a fan of Northwest Airlines right now.

One thing that was amusing – I was talking to a Northwest agent about my suitcases before I left the airport that night, and he was commenting on the airport code for FWB. “I’ve never understood how they get VPS from Fort Walton Beach,” he said. I explained that the VPS comes from Valpraiso, which is closer to the airport than Fort Walton is. Ahh, the satisfaction of solving a lifelong mystery…

I think this term is going to go all right. If nothing else, it will go quickly – our short winter term is less than two months. It’s billed as being 8 weeks, but if you actually closer to seven, and that’s counting exams. We only take two classes, but they’re longer than usual, and it’s pretty intense. I have a math class (finite mathematics) which is proving to be incredibly easy. We had a test last Friday. I’m not worried. My other is an English course in satire, which is pretty interesting. We started with a couple of plays from ancient Greece by Aristophanes, did a little Roman stuff, and quickly jumped to Restoration England. We’re spending lots of time on Jonathan Swift just now, which I have mixed feelings about…he’s not so fun to read.

I’ve also gotten involved in Pauper Players again, which is a completely student-run drama group. This year the show is Fiddler on the Roof. I don’t have a big part, just one of the random villagers (basically, I got cast as a Jewish mother), but I’m excited.

To make sure we have no sad pandas or sad pugs running around, please note the new address of this site ( and pat J.C. on the back for setting this up for me.

7 Responses to “I live!!”

Pug wrote a comment on January 19, 2004

I’m not a sad panda. 🙂

Crunch wrote a comment on January 19, 2004

I’m the sad panda!

Odette wrote a comment on January 19, 2004

Sillies. I know who the sad panda is! J.C. was the sad pug. Only he isn’t. Sad, that is. Which is good!

Pug wrote a comment on January 19, 2004

Oh, well. I am a Pug, yes I’m only a Pug, and I’m sitting here, nosin’ up slugs.

And Katie’s some sort of Mexican Jew Lizard* mother. Coolness, huh? 🙂 Hurray for Katie!

* MJL: See

Tae wrote a comment on January 20, 2004

Why would either of you want to be a big furry ominvorous anyways?
And that is a very strange comic strip.

Odette wrote a comment on January 20, 2004

Strange is a good word for it, yeah…

Stephanie wrote a comment on January 22, 2004

yay for finite math!!

I decided to take that this semester as well….I’ll say this. I could probably sleep through the class and still get an A.

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