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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:47 pm
by dks
Malia wrote:Perfect way to start networking yourself up the ladder of professional scholarship! It's always *who* you know, isn't it? And it's always easier to get to know people from the inside.


Yes, we shall see, I guess.

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 11:46 am
by Saturn
Credo Buffa wrote:Saturn, you use the word dagnabbit too (I clearly spell it differently, but that's beside the point)?! Yay! :D

Other than that little discovery, I have no news at all :?


I knew there should have been a second b there.

I was just spelling it phonetically - it can't really be a 'proper' word, can it?

Happy news....?

Not much but I got an e-mail from my friend Karen who's taking a year out of work to do the whole travel the globe thing.
She left on 2nd May and is now in Rio De Janeiro with two friends having a ball :D :shock:

*And I'm not even jealous or anything :evil: *

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 10:37 pm
by Saturn
Just had an online 'chat' on googlemail with my friend Karen who's now in Argentina.

My Dad is walking and driving again after inflamming the ligaments in his ankle :D

*He's been driving himself nuts sitting in the house all week*

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 2:31 am
by Malia
Great news about your dad, Saturn! May he continue to heal :)

My most recent good news came yesterday in the form of a letter "par avion" from an old friend of mine. She and I were both foreign students in England at Durham University 10-odd years ago! She was a student from France. Her name is Fabienne and I haven't heard from her in *years*. Not only was her letter welcome, it also brought a great laugh in the form of a reoccuring dream she's been having lately--one that had me at its center. I've got to share it because it's hillarious. Here it is (in her words):

"PLEASE don't ask me why, I had this recurrent dream (or I should say nightmare!) about Richard Simmons *in a leopard skin suit!* hahahahaha!!! This time, in my dream, you were directing a movie in which he was supposed to act (if I may use this term). Scary, isn't it? But the scariest part was that, at one point in the movie, he had to kiss a beautiful blonde. You became quite upset with him 'cause he did not know how to kiss her properly and you had to shoot the scene over and over again which, eventually, made the poor woman cry and, as a result, she had a nervous breakdown and had to leave. Meanwhile, Richard Simmons took this "opportunity" to ask you if he could kiss a guy instead (yerk!) That's it. Fortunately, I woke up before he started kissing a man!"

I had the best laugh reading that! And it's great to be in touch with an old friend once again :)

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 5:15 am
by dks
:lol: :lol: Too funny, Miss Malia!!

Yes, Saturn--great news about your dad.

I have finals coming up this week--Tues. and Thurs.--so, no--I have no great news...these two tests are going to be uber-hard. Give me some "good vibrations" guys... :( :shock: :wink:

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:19 pm
by Saturn
Malia wrote:And it's great to be in touch with an old friend once again :)


Ther'es no greater feeling than hearing from an old friend.

Just when you give up hope of ever hearing from someone from your past. There are so many people you wish you could see just once again to see how life is treating them.

Here's a little doggerel I wrote about that idea about 5 years ago:


Life as a book.
Oh that life were simple as a book,
Displaying contents at a sidelong look.
That we could merely turn a page or two,
Over-read of prior acquaintances anew,
Take a sneaky look at the unwritten end;
Retrieve from the index a former friend.
_______

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:06 pm
by dks
I LOVE that last line, Saturn...clever, indeed.

I love that feeling of hearing from an old friend, too...it's like a mini-Christmas morning... :wink:

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 11:03 pm
by Saturn
There's an old *friend* I only hear from on Christmas now - it's strange when you send greeting to someone you once knew so well - it's like now you don't have the RIGHT to intrude in their lives anymore. :? :cry:

I only sent her a wee text message and got a short reply. We haven't met for nearly two years - I'm wondering if it woule be prudent to send my best wishes again this year?

You never know if someone still thinks of you at all. I know I never forget a friend, even ones long gone and would love to hear form many people - perhaps its it just me that thinks so much about the past and wonders if people still remember me?

PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 5:17 am
by dks
Actually, I'll bet there are more of your past friends who think of you than you realize, Saturn... :wink:

PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 11:47 pm
by Credo Buffa
Well, I had a pretty crap week last week (lost another supposedly "good" chance at a permanent job, realized I possibly sent an outdated transcript with my grad school app and no one is responding to my e-mails about it, getting in lots of arguments, getting fed up living at home, bad weather, etc.), so any good news is pretty exciting right now. Turns out that I'm being put on the next project, so I'll be employed until mid July, which should hopefully allow me enough time to both look for more gainful employment and save up so that I can hopefully move out of the house and get an apartment with my friend (if no one else moves in with her first! :shock: )! What's more, the grade I was on ended up finishing very early, so they're out of work from this morning through the whole week until the next project starts next Monday, whereas the grade I was moved to is behind everyone else and won't be finishing until Friday, so I'm getting paid for almost a whole week's worth of work. Yay! :D In other words, I got very lucky.

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:20 am
by Saturn
Lucky you - keep the faith - it'll all turn out right I know it :D

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:09 am
by Credo Buffa
I GOT IN TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK MA ETHNOMUSICOLOGY PROGRAM!!!

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:23 am
by Saturn
Credo Buffa wrote:I GOT IN TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK MA ETHNOMUSICOLOGY PROGRAM!!!


There's a Limerick in Massachustes??

Or do you mean MA as in Master Of Arts?

I'm confused...


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:



:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was going to study Ethnomusicology at University too once-upon-a-time.

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:53 am
by Credo Buffa
Saturn wrote:
Credo Buffa wrote:I GOT IN TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK MA ETHNOMUSICOLOGY PROGRAM!!!


There's a Limerick in Massachustes??

Or do you mean MA as in Master Of Arts?

I'm confused...

What would be MA as in Master of Arts. . . and Limerick as in Ireland :P :lol:

And *smacks Saturn upside the head* as in *smacks Saturn upside the head* :P

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:05 am
by Malia
Oh my gosh! Congrats, Credo :) It's quite an achievement to get into an MA program just out of undergrad! YEA!
Are they offering you scholarships? Living expenses, etc? When do you leave? Is it a 2-year program? Do you plan on being a professor after you've achieved your degree? Have I asked enough questions yet? :lol: