I don’t have much to say at the moment, nor really the time to say it.  I’m in the midst of editing my honors thesis for a grad school writing sample, and I REALLY don’t want to do it.  Soooo boring!  Plus, I’ve pretty much been working nonstop all week on these apps and they’re starting to meld together.

I’m applying for the MA program in English at U of Minnesota and U of Washington and the MA “programme” in Medieval Studies abroad at Durham (UK), York (UK), and St Andrews (Scotland).  If everything were to fall into place, I’d get an MA at Durham in Medieval Studies, then an MA in Ancient Epic from the classics department, and then get a PhD there or in the States.  I feel that after that, I would be really valuable as a professorial candidate in early Western literature.

Things have gotten better with the roomie.  I was venting to my mom over the phone about money and the location of the apartment (close to his work, not at all to the U, my work).  He heard and we hashed things out.  My parents aren’t helping me out financially as much as I’d expected, so it’s really difficult.  I had to choose tonight between an excellent copy of Dante’s Inferno with the best notes I’ve ever seen (http://www.amazon.com/Divine-Comedy-Dante-Alighieri-Inferno/dp/0195087445/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260953079&sr=1-8) and Christmas presents for my parents plus a GRE book.  Ahhh… the real, adult lifestyle.  It sucks, basically.

Anyway, I should get back to it.  I am grateful for my parents’ support and for all my friends.  Even when I’m frustrated, I know they’re the most valuable things I have.

Christmas Pinyon

Until later, happy winter!