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anthropology conference 

complaining about payroll software 

update on this: taking the semester off from coursework to focus on getting some personal things in my life back in order after a chaotic summer, catching up on reading, and re-evaluating my goals.

oh, but i forgot to tell this morning's class that i'm extremely face-blind and will need them to say hi and remind me who they are at least 50 times before i can semi-reliably recognize them in arbitrary locations on campus, oh well, maybe i'll remember to tell the afternoon classes.

anyway undergrads are precious especially in the first week of the fall semester, yesterday, someone who i gave a tour to as a prospective student in the hazy past just dropped into my office to link up with us again and i was very pleased

but also, take it easy, everyone, it's only the first week of class, don't overcommitt yourselves already!!!

meeting new students 


recommendation letter format question 

honestly right now the only thing i'm feeling is 'well, if i take a class it's one more thing on my transcript that i can show when i'm applying to grad school', but i have so much post-bacc stuff that one more class isn't going to make or break anything, and i don't like putting this kind of pressure on myself anyway, i want this to be at least more for the sake of learning and growing than for buffing any potential application because i don't actually care about paperwork

i've been leaning towards not taking a class in the fall bc it's been a few years since i've taken a break from coursework. towards the end of last semester i was definitely overwhelmed with All Things that pushed me beyond my reasonable self.

i don't really have to make a decision until classes start, since i'm non-degree and can pretty much beg my way onto any roster (once i joined a class during the 2nd week and it still worked out), so i think i'll just give myself space to feel it out.

anyway i wonder if i want to take a class next semester or if i'm enjoying my break too much (it's halfway through summer break and that's like six weeks without homework).

image editor discourse 

we made an offer on a house that we really like and it's been accepted!! shit's moving fast. gonna move in next month if all goes well :)

hvincent boosted


Pass all CLI output through lolcat for rainbow colors?

helping students 

talk prep 

talk prep 

talk prep 

i fan't believe it took me like three months to think of


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