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August 28, 2008 | 09:17pm
Mood: tense

I'm so tired. So very, very tired. What a long week.

This morning I took the Russian placement exam. Dr. J graded it in about an hour and got it back to me after Russian Drama. That's actually extremely impressive, considering how she still hasn't gotten me back my final paper from Soviet Cinema... which I took three semesters ago. Or was it four? Christ, I don't know anymore.

Okay, so basically, Dr. J said she wanted me in the second semester of third year Russian. Which, well, isn't possible. We went through some possible scenarios (third year this year + next year in Russia; fourth year this year + failing miserably; etc) and this is what we decided on - now pay attention, it's kind of complicated:

1) I drop third year Russian and pick up fourth year.
2) I drop Portuguese, because I'm going to be spending a shitload of time studying for fourth year, and I was just taking it for fun anyways.
3) I keep attending the third year classes, but I won't have to do any of the work - I just go for the grammar lessons. That's okay with me.

If need be, I can switch back down to third year within the next month. The only problem? I can't sell back my goddamn Portuguese books. Lame!

So basically... I'm in fourth year Russian, I'm taking 12 credits this semester, and I'm going to graduate in May. Sup bitches? (PLUS: my summer class credits + grade will transfer in. Hello good GPA!)

The power went out briefly this evening, but hey, at least I got some studying done. No Russian, considering how I don't have the book and all. At least Stats is fairly simple.

On a completely unrelated topic: I'll be heading off to Kansas this weekend with some friends. Yeah, I know, Kansas - but it should be pretty fun. Of my circle of friends, Red Amanda and Kara will be spending the year studying in Germany, Hannah got a Fulbright and is off in Russia, and Stephanie is going... somewhere... with the Peace Corps. That leaves me, Erin, Christopher, Curly Amanda, and Jeff. Kind of depressing. Sigh. LONG LIVE THE THIRD SECTOR!

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☆ Jennay Pants Meridius MacLeod ☆

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from: lillongdogwuvr
date: August 29, 2008 05:28am (UTC)
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I was wondering how long you think you have before you consider yourself and/or are considered fluent in russian?

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: August 29, 2008 12:59pm (UTC)
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Odds are I'll never consider myself fully fluent in russian, haha... and I'd (probably) be considered fluent when I speak, write, read, etcat the same level as a native speaker - which, according to one of my professors, happens when you have lived in the country for 3+ years. Any which way, I have a while to go before I'm fluent :P

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☆ Jennay Pants Meridius MacLeod ☆

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from: lillongdogwuvr
date: August 30, 2008 03:06am (UTC)
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wow, it's still impressive, though! Do you want to teach it?

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 2, 2008 04:06am (UTC)
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sorry it's taken me so long to reply, I haven't had internet access until today...

I don't really know what I want to do with Russian... the current plan is to get fluent and figure things out from there. Although I am currently considering law school...

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Amanda

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from: amandas2006
date: September 2, 2008 04:55am (UTC)
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Stephanie isn't doing the Peace Corps anymore. She's moving to North (or South) Carolina. And then doing something there, but she doesn't know yet. Yeah, so she told me that she wasn't feeling totally into the Peace Corps so she decided that she shouldn't commit to it.

Please please please find amazing replacements for you guys in Russian Club!!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 2, 2008 07:04am (UTC)
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Really? Oh well, shows how out of touch I am with people over the summer. Hopefully things'll work out for her.

We'll try to find replacements for us (and you!) this year... no guarantees that we'll actually be able to find anyone. Our current plan is to meet on Wednesdays from 5-7. Hopefully it'll work out.

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