Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Still haven't seen anyone, and the ceiling is still dripping (and water comes streaming through the knife whole when the guy upstairs runs the shower). I called the office, and they said "we'll call you back when the maintenance guys get back from lunch" - still no phone call. *sighs* Using the toilet is something like dancing with a bucket (and trying not to get dirt and grime all over me)
Oh well - in any case, I dont think my ceiling is going to collapse.
Amusing thought of the day, from The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction by John Guy: on Henry VIII: His character was fascinating, threatening, and sometimes morbid. His egoism, self-righteousness, and capacity to brood sprang from the fusion of an able but second-rate mind with what looks suspiciously like an inferiority complex.
So I woke up this morning, went into the bathroom, and stepped in a puddle. This should've been clue #1 that today would be not so fun. Said puddle had no obvious cause - I think I got dripped on once, but it wasn't an active drip. So I took a shower and went to class. Class proceeded as normal, with the addition of a splitting headache about noon. Choir was, as usual, both fun and frustrating.
Get back for lunch, go back to class, go to Tai Chi... apparently i get to learn how to walk again. My knees/ankles are acting up, particularly the one that got rebuilt. And my teacher was watching today and apparently I have all kinds of borked alignment issues. So I'm re-learning how to walk. This means that my right knee and ankle, along with my calf muscles and the arch of my foot are in a constant state of dull throbbish pain right now. They are angry - they like my gimpy walk with one foot turned half sideways. ((you'd think after 4 years of Shotokan I'd have gotten over that))
So anyway, I go home, eat an apple and some cheese (aka dinner), and sit down to study. Not going into the WoW thing tonight, because it will just make me more mad about it, but needless to say I didn't do much playing tonight, even though I don't really need to do any studying today. Got up to go to the bathroom...
And noticed that the ceiling is leaking. In two places. And that the sheetrock is slightly discoloured and bulging over my toilet and tub. I cannot pee without being dripped on. So I call the maintenance people (woman at the answering service was RUDE!!!) and we'll see what happens. I really don't need people digging up my bathroom right now.
Two good things though:
1- this means they might actually fix my shower drain (which currently drains so well that after my normal 8 minute shower I'm standing in 6'' of water)
2- the Air Conditioner is so loud I can't hear the water dripping into the tupperware.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Musical Theater is going to be an... interesting class. Very free form, lots of listening and individual presentation. There are only 7 of us in the class, and it's a team taught class; lots of professor attention (and VERY conspicuous absence - even though I dont really skip class). Should be fun though.
Tai Chi will be a great way to end the day though. It was good to see Ruby again - he was totally flabbergasted to see me. Somehow he'd thought I'd graduated with the rest of them last May. I'm glad I get to finally take his class. I've taken dance from him for 4 years and always promised to take the tai chi class, but it never fit into my schedule. I have to find my Gi pants though, as they'll be perfect for the "dress requirement" of loose fitting, non constricting clothing.
Spent last night at Lady Prudence's working on SCA name stuff. She has the Ansteorran heraldic library at her house, so I went book diving. Sadly, all the stuff they have starts at the late 12th century, and I want an 11th century name (preferrably with the Old English spelling). She suggested that I find one I like, and then just use a feature byname - like " Brown Eyed" or something. I actually kind of like the idea, as it'd be translated into Old English by a Herald-Who-Knows-More-About-Such-Things (tm). The name I've found that I like best so far is Aelfswyþe. It's a 10th-11th century name, English spelling. Nicknames to Ellie (the nickname that I've used for my SCA persona) easily. Only problem is it's an A-name (as opposed to a name that starts with R), and there are TONS of A-names. So I'll dig through the online sources some more and see what I can find.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Schedule is Tuesday-Thursday only:
- 8-9:30: Music History 1800-WWI
- 9:30-11: Tudor/Stuart England
- 11-12:30: Women's Choir
- 2-3:30: American Musical Theatre
- 4-5:15: Tai-Chi
So far my classes seem to be fine - music history will be a blast, and Dr Francis (Tudor/Stuart England and/or Britain depending) is a riot. I totally expected your standard, older/middle-aged white dude to be Dr. Francis. Instead he's a young man from the West Indies with a heavy accent and too much energy for his own good. So that was fun.
Hauling my ass across campus for choir was less than fun, but the choir sounds GOOD - like WOW good. And we're split 11/13/12/12 part wise (S1/S2/A1/A2) so I get to keep singing Alto 1.
Anyway - will update again after the rest of class - I dont feel like studying, so today was a mid-day update day (: Have a good chunk of reading to do for thursday though - tomorrow will be busy!
Sunday, August 20, 2006
This change will take place over a few days (I'll leave the other site up with a "going away" notice for now - in about a week, I'll take it down and just leave up a message there with where it went)
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
of course, i just moved myself back to waco and have no internet (long post back on my computer... but no way to get it here to the SUB where I'm currently bumming around because I don't want to unpack anything else)
So anywho - any ideas for some new layoutness? I may try to learn typepad or something. Also going to try to put things up on the main site... maybe. dunno - can't decide!
Moving In (7:30pm, Thursday, August 17, 2006)
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
On Blogger since - December 2001.
Wow. that was a LONG time ago. Makes me feel kind of bad for not posting much recently, either here or at my other webpage. Funny how, when you know people read something, you stop posting.
so anyway - i'm also found at http://amarprestar.livejournal.com/ since LJ friends are awesome (: