January 15th, 2007


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I dreamed that I ran over a unicorn. T___T That doesn't sound like a good sign for my first day of classes!!

...But then I also dreamed of owning the most beautiful blue-eyed black kitten... I also think there was something about aliens and a tree full of lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards....

I think therefore I am female


Copy-and-pasted from Prof. Griffin's blog (he teaches Anthropology):

Last semester, my teenage son introduced me to anime, particularly the show Great Teacher Onizuka. Not only is Onizuka Sensei an amazingly committed teacher interested in his students' well-being, the show itself is an amazing commentary on modern Japanese society. I do not know if the cultural critique was intended by the creators, but the 42 episodes in the anime adaptation of the original manga are simply great. There is also a live action series of 12 episodes that are quite good, though rather different than the anime.

I never thought much of popular culture as a window to understanding contemporary society, but J-Pop's GTO has my attention. So much so now that I think I'll start class by calling myself: Great Teacher Griffin!

This is the same guy who has a Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya quote on his Facebook and who borrowed Kino no Tabi from me. I have his class in an hour. Can't wait. XD

Classes so far

Biology Lab: Bleh. At least it's only once a week.

Second-Year Writing Seminar: You know, I thought this would be a class just like First-Year Writing Seminar, but it turns out that it has a subtitle- "Gender in Jamestown." YES! Omg I am so unexpectedly excited for this class now!! :D The material sounds so interesting! And the professor has a sense of humor! *HAPPY*

Food and Culture: Whee, Dr. Griffin! The research project actually sounds fun this time! Apparently we're going to have to make a log of everything we eat for a couple of weeks too. Sounds good!

The Mythic Imagination: I'm actually pretty meh about Greek mythology, but the professor seems pretty cool, so it shouldn't be too bad. The extra credit opportunities certainly sound interesting.

So all I have left is my Religions of the East class tomorrow....that's right, I only have one class on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. And four classes on Mondays. D: *continues checking to see if anyone drops out from History*
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