Archive for November, 2005

It’s true… (17 Nov 2005)

Friday, November 18th, 2005



It’s true… (17 Nov 2005), originally uploaded by J Y.

I was sufficiently amused by these posters for the pre-pep rally stein club that I took one of them for my room.

7 hours to New Haven, CT

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Where’d the week go?  It’s the weekend again, at least for me, and it’s the big Harvard-Yale weekend.  I bought a ticket to see The Game, but I don’t have very high hopes for the event given that it will be chilly, I won’t (want to) understand American football, and I hear our team is a little lacklustre this season.  So basically everything is going to hinge on the quality of the tailgate and the afterparties.  Oh well.  The Dins are singing a joint concert with a Yale group, so that should be fun, sort of.


In any case, I went to the pep rally, apparently the first one they’ve held since the mid-90s.  It was fairly fun, and made for some good photography.



So.much.work.  Again.  In anticipation of Monday, of course, except this time I have a Very Important Paper due on Tuesday (when am I going to write this??), and my French paper (11 days overdue and counting) is completely stagnant at half done even though I know more or less the rest of what I want to write.


Time to head to bed.


PS: It’s been a pretty good week, just in case that wasn’t immediately apparent 🙂

A Bliss of Peonies (12 Nov 2005)

Monday, November 14th, 2005



A Bliss of Peonies (12 Nov 2005), originally uploaded by J Y.

I think this may be the most extravagant bouquet I ever bought myself. Technically I bought it for Woj, but then I decided to take a nap instead of going to see his show. Oh well. They smell almost more intoxicating than they look.

Overall I made fairly good progress with my weekend roster of things to work on… And now I head to the gym to try and finish reading for French.

Oh, what a night

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

So I decided to take a nap last night at about 7.30pm…  which turned into a refusal to get out of bed until about 5am this morning when I got up, fully dressed, to start doing work, of which I have quite a lot for the weekend.


On the to-do list:


– read seminar articles and write response (3hrs)
– finish editing CA article for RH (2hrs)
– read French sourcebook articles, watch assigned film and write response (5hrs)
– read Gov articles and write response (3hrs)
– read “The Things” and finish French paper (6hrs)
– finish Rawls (1hr)


Et cetera.


So I guess I’ll be ok if I can scrape together ten hours today and tomorrow to work.  Hmmn.

We want pre-nup! We want pre-nup!

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Guilty (12 Nov 2005)

That was *such* a good party.  And only my second experience with a Boston club (I love that you don’t leave smelling like an ashtray).  I had oodles and oodles of fun.  But it’s too late right now to talk about the people I saw and the songs I danced to and the things we laughed at.  Maybe tomorrow, after I somehow make it to my early meeting with Prof M.


Goodnight!

First Snow (29 Oct 2005)

Monday, November 7th, 2005


First Snow (29 Oct 2005), originally uploaded by J Y.
Taken out of my window on the first big (freakish) snow storm we’ve had this year. It had been about 70F the day before and was 70F the day after. Notice the *green leaves* still on all the trees! The red brick building is DeWolfe – Doug’s room is the one below the bay windows that’re hidden by the trees. The tower in the background is Leverett ‘G’ tower

If you think that time will change your ways…

Monday, November 7th, 2005

The concert’s over, it went fairly well – the audience reports have been fairly positive, and I’m happy with how I sounded (though I’m sure I’ll revise my opinion when I hear the live recording).


All that’s left to do is to pick up the pieces: send my tails to be cleaned, collect all the ticket IOUs, tidy my disaster-area room, drop a couple of those late-night-rehearsal-with-junk-food pounds and play catch-up with my class assignments and required reading.


Starting now.



And just round the corner: Harvard-Yale weekend at Yale, a couple of days in New York (if the contract pans out) and off to Thanksgiving in Maine with Ryan,  I just can’t wait.

Almost there

Friday, November 4th, 2005



Dins top view portrait Oct 17 2005 small, originally uploaded by J Y.

From left: me, Colby, Rowan, Jon C., Chrix, Steve, Adam, Jon W. Jhosh, Sam, Jeff, Alan, Ricardo

Just two days to the Fall Jam… I’m thankful and almost surprised that despite not really trying I’ve sold a goodly number of tickets. As long as I’m somewhere in the middle of the group I’ll be satisfied.

And I’ll still have to write that seminar essay and French paper. It never stops, does it?

A first time for everything

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Whee!!!  My complexion is teetering on the edge, my sleep cycles are nowhere near stable and for dinner tonight I ate mozerrella sticks, buffalo wings, buffalo strips, nachos, fried calamari and french fries.  Plus I had a chocolate brownie a la mode for dessert.  And this was at 10.30pm.


But who cares, because I got a solo to sing at the Dins concert!  My first one!  Yay!  And I’m extra glad that it’s a short, musically simple song that’s more or less in the best part of my range.  Plus it has a great Din pedigree too.  Perfect.


Ah, contentment.  If I could just also manage the very important Ec midterm on Thurday, the Justice response paper on Kant also due Thursday, the seminar essay due Sunday and my big French paper due next Monday (*fear*).  Eep.



In other news, my OFA application was accepted.  More happiness – who can object to free money?  And I got my first official research assistant job, my first true foray into academia.  Very exciting.  Also, over the past two days I cut about three or four inches of my hair off the front and sides, but noone seems to have noticed 🙂