Thursday, January 06, 2005

room assignment

It's actually happening! The fact that I'm moving away to a different college has been reconfirmed several times over the past few days, first by my purchase of a plastic basket to hold my shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, and other shower stuff...and then again tonight, when I checked my e-mail and had a note from the campus life office. I have a room assignment! And a roommate!


Anonymous said...

do you have a name? *poised with notebook*
I'll check them out online and run a CORI and find out their credit rating!
-Sar H-
ps - love the new blog 'do!

Michael said...

Hey Dä.... (it looks like you don't want your name on this blog so I won't say), but I just wanted to say hi. And happy New Year. And to see what you have been up to in the ummmmm, two years since I've talked to you last. In case you're wondering, I'm Mike from the RI. I'm just cramming to get a paper done, procrastinating at the moment, in Princeton, NJ . . . And looking forward to going home soon. Anyway, take care, and have fun at your new college. =)

Anonymous said...

When do you move in?


djm said...

Hey Mike! Long time no see; thanks for stopping in! What are you going to do after NJ?

djm said...

Oh, and VK2, I move in within this next week...just as I'm getting to be non-contagious. heh.

Michael said...

Well, after the PhD, can't keep going to school except to teach. That's the plan. But for now, just getting comfortable here and settling down for a while.

And you? You're at a new school . . . you mentioned you were a . . . history major, former music major . . . what's in store for _ä_i_a? Heh.

Did your recent success in astronomy convince you to join Nasa?

djm said...

Yes, I'm a history education major. I would love to teach, but there are some days where I can't imagine doing anything other than just going to school and being taught by someone else for the rest of my life. I can't imagine not going to school...I've been in school for 17 years now. :P

I'm sorry, Mike, but what is your degree in?

Michael said...

Which one . . .

My B.A. is in History and Business Admin, my M.A. is in Religion and Politics, and right now I'm in a PhD program in politics.

Well, school's neat especially when they pay you to go and give you a nice cheque every month for studying. But . . . it gets to be a little much after a while. It'll be nice when I'm the one teaching instead of learning. Not much longer, I guess.

History education sounds really cool . . . what kind of history are you specialising in? What classes are you taking?

I sound like the Grand Inquisitor. Sorry! ;-)

djm said...

Good grief, Michael, that's a lot of schooling. I want to go on and get my masters, but right now I'm just happy to be as close to my bachelors as I am. :)

I adore European history -- I'm so sick of American history right now. :P The whole transferring thinng was a little last-minute, so the only history class I could get into was a Native American history course...which should be interesting, as I don't know that much about their history. So, I'm taking that, a psychology course, a health and wellness course, and a communications course. It's just at the full-time mark, which is okay, because I've been told that mono will make me really tired for quite a while, so it's good that my plate isn't too full. This way, I have breaks for naps and stuff. hehe. :)

Michael said...

Too much school? Tell me about it. Actually it's not so bad but when they make you go over Christmas holidays . . . I'm escaping back home for a week after this paper is done . . . it becomes too much.

You might appreciate this, it's sort of European history, Ancient African actually . . . I'm writing a paper on Augustinian dualism right now . . . describing how his personal pilgrimage in the Confessions mirrors the Church's pilgrimage in the City of God, like Plato's visible world mirrors the intelligible world.

I liked American and European history just the same. I wrote my thesis on a revolutionary figure in America, but I also took a lot of course on Western intellectual history, but not enough to prevent me from looking dumb in some of my classes with people here who know EVERYTHING.

Anyway, hope you're feeling better soon from the mono. Come to think of it, I could use a little sleep about now too.