Today at work I was basically told by my department that I'm liked so much by Director and Associate Director because of my age and gender. I do not believe this to be true.

It does, however, make me want to go out and get an MBA...not just to prove them wrong, but also because I'm learning to understand that business is kind of cool, it makes sense to me, and it's interesting.


Assistance, please?

I need to convince my boss, who is extremely old-fashioned, that I need to use my leftover scholarship funds to buy an 8 gig iPod Touch for "educational" reasons.

Main Reason #1: I'm continuing to be a TA for this online class (if Bawb and Brozy roll their eyes, I will understand and still love them) and I need to be able to access it.

Main Reason #2: It's a lot cheaper than buying a laptop.

Can anybody help with other very convincing reasons he should let me do it?


My Life is Unraveling, part II

I believe that at the time of that posting, I had just mapped out all the things I needed to do before May 1st at 5 pm, and that list was not small. I wasn't so sure that my small readership actually wanted to know all the things. :) Plus, I try to stay somewhat anonymous, just in case.

My life is unraveling, basically because I'm graduating, but more because after I have graduated, it will be time to move on to something else for a while. I don't know what that something else will be, and I have a certain fear of the unknown. All of my life, I've been defined by being a student, and by doing music, and that will all of a sudden come crashing to a close. In that case, what do I turn to next?

After I graduate, I'm hoping to find some sort of a full-time job that will provide benefits, and, if I'm lucky, not bore me to death for eight hours a day. I think it will be heavenly ("trouble is, we only get it on Sundays"... just kidding) to have an entire hour (imagine!) every day for lunch. I'm also considering diving back into the sort of activity during which I met Eric and Fran (and I'm so tickled that you found my blog!!!). However, if I choose to do so at the location closest to me, nobody knows who I am. The Franchise and I have thought about moving to a point between Here and Hometown to make the Hometown version more accessible....especially come December......... *wink wink*, but we're not sure what we're doing just yet. Plus, I'm probably forgetting how much time that takes.

I know I'm interested in a lot of things, and I know that things usually work out the way they're supposed to, but I often find myself wishing that I had a crystal ball that let me know where to go. Ya know?

At least at this point, I have one paper to fix and submit, one final project to finish, one jury to play (that thankfully isn't mine), one other final paper to submit, and to finish grading for my other class. Then, I'm done! Hooray!


My Life is Unraveling,

But I suspect it's in one of those really good ways, that means that a chapter is closing and there's exciting stuff ahead.

Good thing, because these next two weeks are going to be . . . intense.