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Thesis - done.
Apartment in Ottawa - found.

Now all I need is a job. But hey, I'm smart, I have a bunch of pieces of paper with my name on them, I know how to act in interviews, and I'm a hard worker. It shouldn't be too hard.

Sleeve begins in 2.5 weeks! I'm so excited.
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skater_xi:
hahah, why edible?!? and i'm going to algonquin college. it's a long-ass commute to the west end!
ilyaxous:
You would certainly win the gold star on your "What I Did Last Summer" essay!
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Today, lanks and I ate the first of the garden's vegetables. There wasn't much - okay, there were two pea pods and 3 kale leaves each - but it was easily one of the most satisfying vegetable dishes I've ever eaten.

I created life, and then ate it. Now I know how God feels.
englandaway:
tell that to Al Gore and your va- jay biggrin
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I was accepted to grad school!

Still no job, though tongue
brightredscream:
Congrats!!! And booo tongue
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So my landlord FINALLY brought us our new fridge... and took us out for an amazing dinner, and brought us a crate of free soap and shampoo (he works for Unilever). Then my roommates and I played in the fridge box.

I love my house.

I also wish that my last semester were easier, because I'm in the mentality of being finished school, but...
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malloreigh:
thanks for the book reco, i'll keep it in mind. jamaica kincaid is a great name.
twinkie:
Sorry it took me forevs to respond to your comment about sleeves and formal functions! Actually I didn't really care about whether or not I covered my sleeve, it's just that I was cold smile. I do cover up for meetings with clients, though. In a way I feel that my tattoos are my private business and I don't need my clients from my professional life asking about them! My boss doesn't care tho. She has some too tho they are not visible.
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Ugh.

Sometimes, I just want to go dancing. But instead, I have to do homework and mark papers. Lame.
thistle:
I know exactly how you feel. (about going dancing.)
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skater_xi:
hey, thanks for the birthday wishes!
dannydmc:
I'm reposting this for you from your Lifestyle thread on Grad School:

Ok; having been accepted myself:

GREs: The different score's importance depend on the program you are trying to get into. I also did badly on my Math section (partially as a result of not realizing there was a calculator on the computer, until there was only 20 minutes left on the test ), but scored amazingly well on my Writing and Reading segments. Since I was going for History, this wasn't a huge deal; had I been going into, say, Physics, I expect it would have hurt me.

Letter of Intent: I was just helping someone else on one of these. I'm not going to rewrite my entire thing, but I will give you a few pointers

First of all, the goal of the letter is two-fold; you need tell them why the school is a good match for you, but also, why YOU are a good fit for the school as well.
Because of this it helps to do some research into the school and mention the things about it that would suit your needs as a student (and be specific: If the school has a Historical Society which has an extensive collection dealing with Norwegian immigration, and you are studying immigration, MENTION it! ). If a Professor at the school has published an important work in your field, mention that you'd love to work with him/her. This not only shows them that you can use their facilities, but also that you've done your research and care enough to have looked into the school and what they are good at.
Tell them about your experiences in life; what sets you apart from the rest of the pack and what skills will you be bringing to the table if you get accepted. List the clubs and activities you did in undergrad, but also any professional jobs you've had after graduation, volunteer work, that sort of thing. It makes you look well rounded, gives them an idea of who they are dealing with, and also suggests that you have REAL LIFE experience, as opposed to just academic ones.
Finally, the most obvious part of the essay is where you describe what it is that you want to study. Don't go into excessive detail; many students enter with only a vague idea of what exactly they want to study in the field, and this is expected. Just give a description of where your interests currently lie.

One last thing: length. A good statement of interest should be no more than 2-3 double spaced pages. Remember; the school gets a lot of these and some poor shmuck has to read them all! Trying to go the extra mile and write a dissertation-length essay will not win you any brownie points from the person who has to read the damn thing!

Good luck, and hopefully this was helpful to you!
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I love the Planet Earth series. My parents bought the DVDs, and I've been sitting at home watching them, near tears in awe of how amazing nature is. I recommend this to everyone.

I hope that people who see it are inspired to live their lives in a more environmentally friendly fashion. These ecosystems and their inhabitants are all in danger of disappearing because...
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malloreigh:
AUS... AKL... It's all that side of the world!
brightredscream:
So far the nipple re-pierce has gone fabulously...they're healing great smile
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Alright, grad schools. I'm going to apply to you, and you're going to let me in and throw money at me. Then I will pick which one I want to go to at my leisure. Mmmmmmkay? Superduper!

I'm looking at UBC and Yale right now. Why not? I'm smart. I might as well apply to an Ivy League school... holy fuck...
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perec:
I hear New Haven is very nice though I've never been to Connecticut myself. Best of luck deciding and getting in where you want. When I was at that point in my life, many many years ago it seems, I ended up getting accepted into my top pick (Ringling) only to not get the financial aid I need and couldn't go. I was heartbroken and ended up never going back to school, yet that is. If it looks like you won't get all the money then don't think twice about lowering your standards a little bit, there are plenty of universities out there that offer a great education at a fraction of the cost.

Take care. smile
brightredscream:
I wish you lots of luck with the grad school thing biggrin
Pricey, pricey though isn't it?