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March 3rd, 2006


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02:26 pm - Studying and kickin' GSP ass
I've been working like crazy on this Study Program stuff. Gettin' stuff done, kickin' ass.

But, while I've been citing sources as I've gone through, I haven't compiled my actual bibliography yet.

The primary reason for this is because of the way my desk currently looks:



I'm terrified of making that bibliography. Add to that the number of things I've printed out from the 'net, and we're talking a lot of sources. A whole lot.

(Because someone is going to ask, I've kept an enlarged picture where you can read most of the titles. I know that there's book-lust on my f-list, and far be it from me not to try my best to satisfy wanting friends.)

But today, I look at the GSP, and I say, "Damn, I'm well over half-done!" I hope to tackle and destroy the Bardic portion next. I think I'm finally old enough, but we'll see. For those who are local to Columbus (and particularly the Olentangy River) and are going through the DP's nature awareness requirement, you might find the information on Nature Awareness, req. 4 pertinent to your work.

Btw, if anyone happens to have borrowed my copy of Hutton's Triumph of the Moon, I could use it back. It's driving me crazy being unable to find it, and I can't finish History of Neopaganism and Druidism without it.

Oh, and does anyone local have a copy of Comparative Mythology that I can borrow? Off to check the library for that one!

My only plans for the weekend are to possibly see a movie with tesinth and to definitely see mmefrufru's play. . . But neither of those is set in terms of date/time for me. I'm afraid of breaking momentum on the GSP stuff.

If you'd have asked me three weeks ago when I would finish, I'd have told you I'd decided not to bother with the GSP.

Edit: This morning, when I came into my office, I was going to entitle my entry differently. It was going to be titled, "Today, I am day-dreaming of the Battle of Hoth". Instead, I ended up with this. Which is probably more apt.


Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Son of a Son of a Sailor", -JB

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From:ardgruntler
Date:March 3rd, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
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"I think I'm finally old enough, but we'll see."


Better check with 'herself' to find out. (Oh yeah, that's right - she pissed off a while back.)

Guess you're old enough after all! (BTW - I wrote one this morning. I hope I'm old enough:>)

Congrats! I'm about to finally sign up myself;>)
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
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I could send her an email! "Pardon me, but I'm not sure: have I reached the age of consentual poetry yet?"

I'm just glad I don't have to do the old, crappy Bardic course requirements. "What's our guild like? How does it work? Why aren't you Irish? Whaaa!" That is, of course, a rough paraphrase of the questions that were asked before the GSP revision. . .

Sign up! Do it! Looks like about a week's worth of work. . .
From:sans_mal
Date:March 3rd, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Puhvel's - Comparitive Mythology - Gods he can be a dfficult read. If you cannot find one local I think Shawnya and I could loan you ours and ship it out to you.We are only in Pa so I doubt it would cost more then a few dollars to send it. You would just need to pay to ship it back.
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From:tlachtga
Date:March 3rd, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Really? I actually really enjoyed Puhvel. I thought it was pretty easy.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
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I imagine that, like Mallory, different strokes for different folks, for sure. Some people, apparently, really got into In Search of the IEs, and I can't stand it. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
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I did find one in the library. Looking forward to using it thoroughly.

I wonder how the reading will go?
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From:tanrinia
Date:March 3rd, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
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can i just copy your Requirement 4 as long as it is appropriately cited? :D
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
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You could, but quotes don't count toward your word count :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but. . . I got that desk four days ago. . .
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
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I have the problem right now of not knowing how I know a lot of stuff, and trying to cite a lecture that may or may not have taken place five years ago is equally daunting.

Fun stuff!
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Nothing.

"You're taun-taun will freeze before you reach the second marker!"

"Then I'll see you in hell!"

Nothin' like a hero riding off into the fading light to save his friend on a giant, two-legged cow-like beast.
From:ceolnamara
Date:March 3rd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
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I didn't bring my computer down. So I have none of my work-type plans. Oh well.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
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No plans? Noooooo!
From:ceolnamara
Date:March 3rd, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
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*shrug*

I can always work on my SP when angry rather than send horrid emails ...
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From:hekatatia
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
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I think I'm finally old enough,

Oooh, I nearly spit tea over my monitor!
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Terribly sorry.

I'll try to be funnier next time. . . Nearly is never good enough for me. Why not excellence?
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From:hekatatia
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
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That's the spirit! You'll have to try doubly harder since I'm forewarned.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
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I am *totally* committed to trying harder. Now, off to form a battle plan.

Wow. I almost wrote "off to form a ballet plan."

Which might have been more rewarding :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 3rd, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
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*nods* It very well may. The copy the library has isn't due back until may, so if I can't find out where mine is, well, I'll have to work something out.
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From:erienc
Date:March 5th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Nice desk, I know how you feel BTW because mine looks worse on Wednesdays and Thursdays :)
psst. That is the best photo of me ever ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 6th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
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I disagree. . . I like this one.

Actually, there are a large number that I really like of you.
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From:erienc
Date:March 10th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
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That is a good one, but I do think it was the company and good time that made it so nice
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From:druid_medb
Date:March 7th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
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I have used this thing called the "QuickLink-Pen Elite" to scan lines that I am quoting and the relevent information for situations and then transfer them to my computer. It works like a highlighter and is roughly the same size. Then I use "endnotes" software to organize it all. This method has been very helpful while I've been working on my thesis and I plan to use it on the GSP too.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 8th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
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You know, I've seriously looked at those things, but never found anyone who had actually used one. I think I'll have to look harder at those, and maybe set aside some cash for one.

Thanks for the tip!

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