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September 12, 2006 | 05:08pm
Mood: in pain
Music: Of Montreal - She's A Rejector

Life Events:

- my very, very intense Russian professor was returning the vocab lists today & was commenting on everyone's handwriting. "And some of us," she said, handing me my paper, "have perfect handwriting."

- I totally bombed my Phonetics quiz today. I have two quizzes tomorrow (Russian spelling rules & Algebra), a Russian vocab quiz on Thursday, part two of the Russian vocab quiz on Friday, and the Russian chapter one test on Monday. And then we start the cycle over again.

- I have to somehow fit in time to study for those quizzes and watch a French movie/write a paper by Thursday, read various chapters of various textbooks, and, uh, study some more.

- My grandfather (мой дедушка) turns 94 tomorrow. He eats everything with salt and/or butter, he loves sweets, and he still has all of his hair. How's that for good genes?

- It was raining as I was trying to go from Barnett to my dorm yesterday, I pulled a back muscle yesterday morning (pre-rain), and I'm still in a godawful mood. Obviously the world is out to get me.

- By the end of the semester I'm going to be a quivering mess. Well, that's only if I manage to make it out alive, which is looking more and more unlikely as every day goes by.

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leslie

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from: loveofdaisies
date: September 12, 2006 11:12pm (UTC)
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Ah phonetics bites!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 12, 2006 11:57pm (UTC)
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I actually find Phonetics really interesting... my only issue with my quiz today is that the quiz didn't cover a SINGLE THING from the chapter we just spent a week covering. Baaaaaaaah!

Just because I'm curious, are there any guys in your ComDis classes? My Phonetics class has 52 people & 3 of they are guys; my Intro CMDS class has 35 people & 3 guys (2 of whom are also in Phonetics). I'm pretty sure us 4 are the only male CMDS majors at my school...

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leslie

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from: loveofdaisies
date: September 13, 2006 03:09am (UTC)
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We have...one COMD guy that's with me in pretty much all my classes, and another COMD guy that's just in our phonetics class. So yeah, we're like 98% females.

Phonetics is okay once you get the hang of it, which I'm still working on. Have you started transcription yet?

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 13, 2006 03:25am (UTC)
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Jeez. I wonder why this field is so gender-skewed?

We began transcription today (just the front vowels so far). I actually learnedIPA last semester, when I was taking Intro Linguistics... so this class shouldn't be too awful. :)

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leslie

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from: loveofdaisies
date: September 13, 2006 03:27am (UTC)
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I wonder too...I guess maybe because it falls under education which tends to be more of a girls' major? I don't know.

Oh, you're lucky that you have some background on IPA! It's all foreign to me, so learning it is quite the chore.

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Mary

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from: crash634
date: September 12, 2006 11:19pm (UTC)
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My great grandma is 101. She broke her hip last month and is now up and walking again.

She fucking rawks.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 12, 2006 11:58pm (UTC)
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haha, that's freaking amazing. Now, make sure to break your hip at 111 and be up and walking within a week, just to outdo your great grandmother. :P

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from: blacktop_poet
date: September 13, 2006 02:19am (UTC)
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94? oh my god

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