Wednesday, September 08, 2004

portrait of the scholar as a shadow


Thus, the Great Grad School Adventure is begun. So far so good, aside from a few minor hitches--the phone company lost the work order for my landline; I had a bit of an incident with the bathroom in my apartment (apparently I *am* a claustrophobe! who knew?) and a pesky sore throat. Living alone is hard with no outside accoutrements like telephones and emails, and I remain hopeful that some of these will reappear by the weekend at the absolute latest.

I am so frigging homesick and lonely it's not funny.

I am current in the basement of the library, chattering away on a nice computer that is nestled among the government publications. The library here is a thing of tremendous beauty...I adore it already. They also will photocopy stuff for free for the grad students, which I dig. A lot. I have a mailbox and an office...and no doubt, more to report tomorrow. :)

I miss you guys like crazy.

8 comments:

Caitie said...

i miss you, and have decided that you should phone me as soon as you can!! north bay misses you too

Anonymous said...

Well....I miss you too. But I haven't seen you or talked to you in about a year. Not since Winter Classic..? Anyway. I wish I could rewind life back a year. I miss the comfortable bubble I had made for myself in North Bay. Teaching sucks. Who woulda thunk?

starlite said...

Hey you!!! woot! your own office :) Isn't it a fabulous feeling??? ;) (having just gotten my own this summer i can understand your joy!!) Hang in there girlie.. the first little bit will be the hardest... soon you'll be happily busy and the days will fly by! Hugs ...*

The Writer said...

I miss you, too! In fact, I miss all of you! Working for the rest of my days is looking like more and more of a dreadful task! Blah. And Bah!

I have a plan! I am going to make it rich (how, we're not yet sure). And then buy an island. And steal things from mainlands. Then begin my own society. And there will be no money. Bartering and trading! WOOT! And the Artsy crowds will be treating like ROYALTY! ROYALTY WITH REVOLUTION I SAY! Bwah ha ha!!!

Nice on the office and what not. I know the feeling about living alone. Which is why I am considering purchasing a kitty! Teehee!!!

Caitie said...

wilson is gone!! i just thought that was one thing you might want to know. simone is now president???
its all weird
should i run anyways?

The Writer said...

Yes. Though I haven't the faintest idea what you're running for. RUN!! RUN I SAY!! lol

Straittohell said...

Miss you too. Don't forget to call us or email your number. Can't conspire worth a damn if we don't have le communications....

Cry Me A River said...

you should be careful !!! about the information you put on the website! you should be a little more abstract.
only for your safety my dear.
jasper