novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] wesley the gunslinger)
Today we discussed models of masculinity and femininity in American Beauty. Apart from (and possibly partly due to) the fact that I pretty much disagreed with a lot of what my peers said, I enjoyed it.

A few polls for those who have seen the film and remember it - please indulge me! )


But the actual good news is: the lecturer did not set the upper limit of words for the paper we're supposed to write for her proseminar. And this one time I plan to be ruthless, because this pretty much sets it - I will write about Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.

SQUEE!
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] wesley the gunslinger)
Today we discussed models of masculinity and femininity in American Beauty. Apart from (and possibly partly due to) the fact that I pretty much disagreed with a lot of what my peers said, I enjoyed it.

A few polls for those who have seen the film and remember it - please indulge me! )


But the actual good news is: the lecturer did not set the upper limit of words for the paper we're supposed to write for her proseminar. And this one time I plan to be ruthless, because this pretty much sets it - I will write about Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.

SQUEE!
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([bones] otp)
Five elements of reality I love.

1. My friendslist. You. ♥

2. Stephen Colbert's ears. So asymetrical!

3. Paatos song "Gasoline".

4. My "B+ - oh wait, I'll just give you an A" grade from mock conversations exam, gained thanks to watching The Colbert Report. Because they sort of give extra points for being up to date with current political affairs.

5. Cheap red grapes. I could live on them, honestly.


If you feel like it, do share your five items.


Today's American Culture class featured this exchange, by the way.

AmCul Lecturer: Does anyone have any books we could use to support the projector? I see you have some, Random Student 1!

Random Student 1: I have American Literature Anthology. Do you want me to sacrifice it?

AmCul Lecturer: What? Oh! No! Never! Not at all!!!! [pause] Does anyone have British Literature Anthology by any chance?
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([bones] otp)
Five elements of reality I love.

1. My friendslist. You. ♥

2. Stephen Colbert's ears. So asymetrical!

3. Paatos song "Gasoline".

4. My "B+ - oh wait, I'll just give you an A" grade from mock conversations exam, gained thanks to watching The Colbert Report. Because they sort of give extra points for being up to date with current political affairs.

5. Cheap red grapes. I could live on them, honestly.


If you feel like it, do share your five items.


Today's American Culture class featured this exchange, by the way.

AmCul Lecturer: Does anyone have any books we could use to support the projector? I see you have some, Random Student 1!

Random Student 1: I have American Literature Anthology. Do you want me to sacrifice it?

AmCul Lecturer: What? Oh! No! Never! Not at all!!!! [pause] Does anyone have British Literature Anthology by any chance?
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] illyria)
Due to Polish ficathon starting tonight, coupled with my impressive workload, I shall be mostly unavailable on-line for the better part of the next week and a half.

See you on the other side.
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] illyria)
Due to Polish ficathon starting tonight, coupled with my impressive workload, I shall be mostly unavailable on-line for the better part of the next week and a half.

See you on the other side.

Poll!Time

Feb. 21st, 2008 05:52 pm
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] magic dance)
[Poll #1142022]

That said, my new American literature professor is from Boston, a poet, and expects enthusiasm about literature. And doesn't like Henry James.

Poll!Time

Feb. 21st, 2008 05:52 pm
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] magic dance)
[Poll #1142022]

That said, my new American literature professor is from Boston, a poet, and expects enthusiasm about literature. And doesn't like Henry James.

Win!

Feb. 18th, 2008 01:04 pm
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] NFA destruction)
I might be sad about leaving my friends at Crack!City behind and my new plan may be terrible, but good stuff is also happening. Here, see!

1. I signed up for both of the proseminars I wanted. I'm going to study postcolonial literature and masculinity as a cultural concept. \o/

2. I renewed my membership at British Council and borrowed books. Marabou Stork Nightmares, some short stories and essays collections.

3. There's a lecture about New British Women Writers being given by my very favourite professor at British Council next week.

4. My new room is quite large, has a sink, my roommate seems nice and basically, I'm very happy with it. Oh, and it's yet again within ten minutes' walking distance to Uni.

5. I've discussed some issues related to MOST at Uni and there might be ways to deal with them.

6. Tomorrow is a free day! (Yes. READING!)

7. I'm going home on Friday. And I shall acquire socks then. (I might have made holes in almost all the pairs I own, but I'm not admitting to anything.)

Win!

Feb. 18th, 2008 01:04 pm
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] NFA destruction)
I might be sad about leaving my friends at Crack!City behind and my new plan may be terrible, but good stuff is also happening. Here, see!

1. I signed up for both of the proseminars I wanted. I'm going to study postcolonial literature and masculinity as a cultural concept. \o/

2. I renewed my membership at British Council and borrowed books. Marabou Stork Nightmares, some short stories and essays collections.

3. There's a lecture about New British Women Writers being given by my very favourite professor at British Council next week.

4. My new room is quite large, has a sink, my roommate seems nice and basically, I'm very happy with it. Oh, and it's yet again within ten minutes' walking distance to Uni.

5. I've discussed some issues related to MOST at Uni and there might be ways to deal with them.

6. Tomorrow is a free day! (Yes. READING!)

7. I'm going home on Friday. And I shall acquire socks then. (I might have made holes in almost all the pairs I own, but I'm not admitting to anything.)
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] NFA destruction)
[Poll #1136991]


Real Life:

1) Academia - Mrs Busy and Important who was supposed to help me with the red tape is made of fail and I'm going to have to walk on hands to arrange things in time. Cool. But I passed all exams quite well.

2) Social life - never better. New friends, old friends, imaginary friends.

3) Family - average, I'd say.

4) How are you doing?
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] NFA destruction)
[Poll #1136991]


Real Life:

1) Academia - Mrs Busy and Important who was supposed to help me with the red tape is made of fail and I'm going to have to walk on hands to arrange things in time. Cool. But I passed all exams quite well.

2) Social life - never better. New friends, old friends, imaginary friends.

3) Family - average, I'd say.

4) How are you doing?
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([buffy] spike morning paper)
So this is a paper I really need to turn in on Monday. I'd be extremely grateful for any and all corrections. It's a formal letter to a travel agency. And it's 1/10 of my final grade, apparently.

N still doesn't speak good German. And yeah, it's a euphemism. )
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([buffy] spike morning paper)
So this is a paper I really need to turn in on Monday. I'd be extremely grateful for any and all corrections. It's a formal letter to a travel agency. And it's 1/10 of my final grade, apparently.

N still doesn't speak good German. And yeah, it's a euphemism. )

Leaving...

Dec. 21st, 2007 12:25 am
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([buffy] leaving sunnydale)
I'm leaving on-line for the next couple of days. Expect me back on Wednesday, probably, although if things get complicated it might be later. On the other hand, if I'm lucky I just might have some limited Net access during the holidays. One can always hope.

My plans for the break:

- learn some Historical Grammar,
- and some Actual English Grammar too,
- read the Moby Dick excerpts,
- and Possession ♥,
- buy a new winter coat,
- sleep in as much as possible,
- get healthy.


I will miss you all during my offline time. Have great, great Holidays.

Leaving...

Dec. 21st, 2007 12:25 am
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([buffy] leaving sunnydale)
I'm leaving on-line for the next couple of days. Expect me back on Wednesday, probably, although if things get complicated it might be later. On the other hand, if I'm lucky I just might have some limited Net access during the holidays. One can always hope.

My plans for the break:

- learn some Historical Grammar,
- and some Actual English Grammar too,
- read the Moby Dick excerpts,
- and Possession ♥,
- buy a new winter coat,
- sleep in as much as possible,
- get healthy.


I will miss you all during my offline time. Have great, great Holidays.
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] lindsey angry)
1) So I know, living on ten square meters with two other people can be difficult and unpleasant. But...


Dear Roommate 1,

When I told you I want you not to leave the window open for the night, I meant DON'T FUCKING LEAVE IT OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE NIGHT. Let in fresh air before you go to sleep. Ask me to open it before I leave to class that I start half a night before you. But please, stop trying to give me pneumonia. There's bloody snow outside, in case you haven't noticed.

Sincerely,
Novinha

Dear Roommate 2,

I get it - you're a night person. But please, consider that I start at 8 thrice a week, and you making tea at 2AM, loudly, is not conducive to my effort to get to class alive. Or in timely fashion. The fact that you always sleep in and miss your morning classes, and ask us, other roommates, to wake you up in the morning 'cause your alarm clock doesn't always manage the task could, like GIVE YOU A CLUE.

Sincerely,
Novinha
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice ([angel] lindsey angry)
1) So I know, living on ten square meters with two other people can be difficult and unpleasant. But...


Dear Roommate 1,

When I told you I want you not to leave the window open for the night, I meant DON'T FUCKING LEAVE IT OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE NIGHT. Let in fresh air before you go to sleep. Ask me to open it before I leave to class that I start half a night before you. But please, stop trying to give me pneumonia. There's bloody snow outside, in case you haven't noticed.

Sincerely,
Novinha

Dear Roommate 2,

I get it - you're a night person. But please, consider that I start at 8 thrice a week, and you making tea at 2AM, loudly, is not conducive to my effort to get to class alive. Or in timely fashion. The fact that you always sleep in and miss your morning classes, and ask us, other roommates, to wake you up in the morning 'cause your alarm clock doesn't always manage the task could, like GIVE YOU A CLUE.

Sincerely,
Novinha
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice (Default)
Where in the world is Autumn? Yesterday, as I came back to Cracow, not only did I find I have a new roommate, but I also saw snow. Not just falling snow, mind you, but a thick layer covering the sidewalks.

I met a namesake for the first time in my life.

And today I don't have the time to remember my own name, because I found a tutoring job. Or so I hope. Wish me luck :)

Off to a German class. Hope I won't fall asleep halfway through...
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice (Default)
Where in the world is Autumn? Yesterday, as I came back to Cracow, not only did I find I have a new roommate, but I also saw snow. Not just falling snow, mind you, but a thick layer covering the sidewalks.

I met a namesake for the first time in my life.

And today I don't have the time to remember my own name, because I found a tutoring job. Or so I hope. Wish me luck :)

Off to a German class. Hope I won't fall asleep halfway through...

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