Thursday, July 14, 2011

July is here.

Let's see.
Classes: Second Summer Session is in full swing, and while last session was easy and carefree, this one is a bit more work and stressful. Currently taking Human Development with a great teacher. She is super funny. And I'm taking an online course, Introduction to Special Education.  Apparently, most of the people in that department are a bit on the high-strung side, all I know is, this teacher seems to follow suit from the syllabus and emails sent out.  Had our first test tonight, super easy, got 100%! Hooray!

Knitting: I have almost finished my Fang Garden Shawl, and I have started my Descent into Ashes Shawl.
I have decided that I really, really, really want to make a felted bag. So I am gathering ideas for that eventual project.

Books: As of late, I have been reading in the evenings to wind down.  Since the beginning of the first summer session, I have read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  I really enjoyed it. But I really like old photographs that are sprinkled throughout the book.  I've also finished Why is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Jared Diamond.  I really like this author. He brings light to things I had never really thought about before, like why is human female ovulation 'invisible' and make it so interesting that I get really excited about evolutionary biology. Again.
Right now I am making my way through The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum.

Since my last entry I moved into the dorms and my roommate, Julie, was wonderful. We hit it off right off the bat. We are so similar about somethings and we can talk for ages. I say was because, well, she's not my roommie anymore. No, she's getting married this Saturday. So she's going to be her hubby's roommie, apparently that's how marriage work. ( I wrote that last sentence, and then I thought about some people I know, not so much. But for the majority that's how it works, so I'm leaving it. )