Monday, August 25, 2003

What Am I Doing?

Well, today I've been spending a lot of time on-line, though not for blogging. I'm working on my Fulbright application stuff, which has a lot of little annoying threads to pull together, like contacts in the region and everything. I have gotten advisor feedback on one of my draft essays, and my Arabic improvement remains steady, so the major albatrosses are under control.

In other news, I just finished reading Terry McGarry's Illumination, a stand-alone epic fantasy novel about a woman whose magelight is ailing seeking a renegade wordsmith. (That makes sense if you read the book.) The prose was good, the plot ok but a bit "convenient" in places if you know what I mean, and overall the author seemed to be adding a lot of philosophical depth I wasn't expecting, but that didn't interfere with the story.

Now that my grandmother's permanently living in a home, we've been working on selling her house to avoid property taxes and everything. I've also noticed some of my grandfather's old classical cassettes are now in our den, and one of them, some Bedrich Smetana pieces, has really caught my fancy. Given I'm also a big fan of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, I seem to like Slavic composers. Or maybe its a period thing...who knows.

I guess that's all for now. Friday is moving day again, though I have the recently settled Jordan and Aisha to inspire me to whip an apartment into shape. Until I blog again!


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