Life Update

Life Update: 4/11 – 4/17

As previously anticipated, crunch time has come. I turned in my first paper (Intro to Modern Lit), but ended up skipping Farmville’s biggest event of the year, Picnic Day, to study for my upcoming Genetics midterm.

SCHOOL RECAP:

♦ Intro to Modern Lit: Wrapped up poetry with Muriel Rukeyser’s “The Book of the Dead” and moved on to short stories.

♦ Genetics: got harder with linkage and mapping. Chromosome variation a little better.

♦ Chinese History: Buddhism, Sui, and Tang Dynasty.

♦ Advanced Fiction Workshop: everyone signed up to read their favorite page of prose, so I shared the first page of Lolita. We had some pretty nifty exercises: first we had to write 26 lines with the first word of each in consecutive alphabet order, then a 2-page dialogue exercise in which one character is keeping a secret from the other. We also read CEREMONY by Leslie Marmon Silko and passed out the first round of workshop stories!

BOOKS/MOVIES/MUSIC RECAP:

No books or movies to report, what with crunch time, but I did listen to Julia Halter (fun fact: my brother sat in front of her at a Joanna Newsom concert!) and Pearl Charles’ new single, “Phases”.

WRITING PROGRESS: 

I wanted desperately to finish recalibrating! Ultimately, though, I decided to focus on midterm prep. So my manuscript wasn’t touched this week.

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