Friday, December 05, 2003

All right, all right
I'm coming around to the library science thing. I just had some introductory jitters, that's all.
A friend told me, "It's really smart to get a graduate degree in a field where you have work experience," and my internal Peggy Hill nodded and said, "Um hum. That's right."
I've made a doctor's appointment for the obligatory physical exam, gotten my immunization records from my parents, and contacted my advisor.
Geez - it's just grad school, not a trip to the Congo.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Mixed Emotions
I've been accepted to graduate school in library science.
My reaction when I found out was "Yeah. Great." I had none of the excitement I had when I found out I'd been accepted into the post-baccalaureate program in classics.
Friends keep telling me it's the right thing to do, and hopefully I'll come around, but right now I keep thinking about how a year ago I was happy because I thought I was going to grad. school in classical studies.
The acceptance letter included a health form I have to have a doctor fill out, and I have to get a record of my immunizations from the family clinic back home.
So, let me get this straight. You expect me to put effort into something I never wanted to do to begin with?
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Well, I guess it will keep me off the streets.

Monday, December 01, 2003

I'm feeling a bit stunned. Being back here at work.
I spent the past four days on a whirlwind tour of the western Piedmont. I spent a night in Newton, a night in Taylorsville, and a night in Charlotte.
Yesterday I had a real nice drive up through the Uwharries.