Well, I was going to post something here… I guess I’ll put it back on my other journal after all. I’ve posted the link on the left of this page.
Yesterday I got to my 2nd-year linguistics class and was reminded that something was due… one of the three papers for the term, along with a short presentation on our papers. I’d forgotten all about it; I thought it was due on Thursday. I sat through the half-Hong-Kongese girl’s very questionable claims in her presentation on Singaporean Chinglish, then ran to the library and rigged up a passable PowerPoint show; but right as I came back the class was dismissing. I tried to finish up the paper that day (well, start it up and then finish it; I’d just been sort of researching it till then), but couldn’t quite manage it.
I finally finished it and e-mailed it in today. I think I did well enough on it.
Yesterday was a devotional; a man named Greg Mortenson came, an author and school-builder in Afghanistan. I’d checked out his website on Monday; he had an interesting cause, but there were a few kind of fakely posed pictures that made me wonder if he was slimy. Instead, I found him very forthright at the devotional. He repeated a lot of things from his website, but added several engaging tidbits.
I wonder if I’ll ever get to Afghanistan… It doesn’t seem likely yet.
There’s a test for that same class tomorrow morning. I haven’t had hardly any time to study for it, and expect that it won’t be my absolute best performance ever.
Tomorrow, I’ll register for next semester’s classes. I intend to try to jimmy my way into more audited language classes.
I do have a topic I’ve been saving up to eventually post here…