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And gratefully, I have a bit of time to do it in.

For once, I've actually managed to read my friends' page, thanks to [ profile] bluecanarykit leaving hers up and my dear one not getting off work until about 8-8:30 tonight. In so doing, I managed to leave a few snark-filled comments on [ profile] scans_daily, see some fun cats on [ profile] bentolunch, and read stuff what made me think on a couple of journals, the extents of which are to be detailed here.

First, [ profile] prettywendylady posted an.. interesting.. meme. I'm going to use it for fodder on the geek blog, since that's where all my feminism training goes.

EDIT: My first post is here [scroll down, it's about the third item]. This whole deal has spawned another post, this one much more analytical than the first, which will be published as soon as I get permission from [ profile] prettywendylady to quote her. If she doesn't want to be quoted, I'll go from there.

Secondly, [ profile] hillarygayle posted a letter to the editor from the Jonesboro Sun, which I find particularly entertaining and, well, instructive, if you want to find out the kind of place I grew up with. Apparently, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, global warming is a joke.

Also, I should clue all you, my friends and readers, into the change that has knocked my balance around somewhat. The faculty at Unnamed University where I'm getting my M.A. has decided that they are "not confident I would finish a dissertation", and therefore have declined to recommend me for the Ph.D.

I found this out a week ago, and was... disappointed, hurt, and my pride was a bit wounded.

I've not been deterred from doing a Ph.D. somewhere else, however. What this means is that I wouldn't fit into their program, which is a feeling I've been getting for some time now (two years or so), when I am willing to admit it to myself. The short version: There's not a faculty adviser who could help me study what I want to study, and there's not enough variety/flexibility in the program itself to allow me to do so in the first place.

I'm not willing to spend my time trying to manipulate the education I want from a university that can't give it too me. No blood from a stone, so to speak.

So the next little while will be spent in contemplation, deciding what I want to do, and where I need to go to get that done. My dearest one is supporting me 100%, and willing to follow, if moving is necessary to my fulfillment.

More on that situation as it arises.

Finally, I ran into something fun:

Haiku2 for jocelyncee
break i'd had my break
already though serious
work stopped friday
Created by Grahame

Enjoy, all. It's good to be back.

Date: 2007-04-26 09:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] now that I've followed you across Internet creation and read your various blogs (OK...2 of them), the only thing I can comment on is this Ph.D. thing.
1) What makes them "not confident you would finish a dissertation? Is there a time limit?
2) I fully support your decision to look elsewhere to continue your education. That little piddly school (yes, I know it's a not an actual piddly little school) shouldn't think for one minute that they can deter you from pursuing your goals. Punks.

That's why I <3 s you, Kort.

Date: 2007-05-03 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I understand their reasons, but I don't understand their reasoning. Oh well. I've had numerous people ask me if I could appeal the decision, and when I honestly thought about it, this program isn't worth it to me.

That's pretty much Cloo #1 that I should go looking for another program anyway. This would be a German degree, not Medieval Studies like I want. Plain and simple.

And thanks for calling them punks. That really made my day. ^^

Date: 2007-05-04 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Jo-chan, I certainly think you are right in your decision. Sometimes this best thing and only thing to do is to sit back and contemplate. The answer and thing that you need will come to you when it's ready to come to you. :) (Something learned from my own personal journey lately).

And no I've not fallen off the face of the earth..promise..but life is getting better a bit finally.

Hugs chica,

Date: 2007-05-04 01:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Been thinking about you, chica. Have I got your phone number? Email it to me when you get a chance.



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