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8th-Feb-2006 03:25 pm
sleepy, ellie, annoyed
The rest of the weekend after Saturday was house-cleaning and homework. We went out to the library Sunday, so I could get some homework done and so we could work on a website that we're putting together, but the wireless at the library was being less-than-cooperative. There was some BSG and Next Gen watching somewhere in there too.

Monday was the class-work-workout drill. Weehaw. I'm going to strangle my SOC300 students. It's not rocket science, folks.

Islamic Law, on the other hand, may actually be more complicated than rocket science.

We didn't go out on my birthday proper, but were going to go out on Saturday instead, after my test, to celebrate my test being done and my birthday. Except when I got out of my test I was completely toasted, and I'd failed to make reservations for dinner, so all they had was after 8pm. We often eat after 8 at home, but didn't want to be sitting down in a restuarant at that time. I have class until late tonight, so we decided to go out and do the belated birthday dinner last night. There's a local restuarant, The Irregardless Cafe, that will send you a certificate for a free bottle of house wine for your birthday or anniversary. So we went, and drank, and ate (a warm goat cheese salad and seafood chowder for me, caesar salad and black bean soup for him, very very good all around) and it was a very nice evening and treat (we've been going out for real sit-down food somewhere around once every four months, if that.)

Today, I'm tired (but not as tired as Monday, where I was falling asleep anywhere I sat still for more than 5 minutes). I have 2 seven-day books out from the library that are due back today and are nowhere near done. Whoops. However, the library is having "fine free Feburary" so I'm going to abuse that just a little. I should be able to have them done this weekend. I need to start this month's bookclub book, too. (And weirdly enough, the library's website just let me renew it, even though there's 17 requests on it. Weird. I'm not arguing, though.)

Before I do anything else, though, I need to go read many many pages of Indian epic for class tonight. Wheee.
8th-Feb-2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday!
8th-Feb-2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you.

Hey, did you get my email the other day, or did it fall into the bit bucket?
8th-Feb-2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
No wonder you're tired; you're a very busy girl.

I went to the library to check out Middlesex, and there's already 2 holds on both copies. :/ I'll have to start putting holds on books earlier.
9th-Feb-2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
Well, put it on hold, and read it when you can. I've a feeling that this discussion is going to stretch on for a bit, since it is a longer book.

I hope some of us like this one; we've had a couple books lately that we all pretty much uniformly disliked.
9th-Feb-2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Which Indian epic?
9th-Feb-2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
The Mahabharata. :) It's beautiful, but not something that I can read in large chunks yet.
9th-Feb-2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
You could always just watch the TV show. :) Apparently it was so popular when it aired in India that stores would close while it was on.
9th-Feb-2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Actually, we watched the Peter Brook production for PBS in class, and it was very very good. :) But not, of course, as good as the text.
9th-Feb-2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
Cool. Yesterday was our last day on Hinduism and we watched the most boring PBS special I've ever seen. Well, some people watched. I slept. :)
9th-Feb-2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
Of course, now I find myself wanting the translation we've been reading excerpts from, which is the English translation of the critical edition, instead of the wimpy edition that we read for class. However, it's up to something like 7 volumes and counting, and even used, they're $25 apiece. That bit of wanty is going to get shelved for awhile. :)
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