Friday, August 04, 2006

Sheeeeeeee's BACK!

The summer after graduation is a strange time for someone who's been an undergrad for five years. I found I've defined myself by my majors (I particularly love telling people I'm just a "stupid English major." Whenever you say something even remotely smart and/or science-y, they're all shocked and impressed! It sort of beats telling them you're a Classics major and being faced with their blank stares or their questions about Shakespeare.) for so long that when I stop to think about how I should define myself now, I'm at a loss. I suppose in a couple months, I can just say I'm a Classics grad student.

But for now, what am I? Well, as Dr. Franklin says on Babylon 5, I'm alive. But I'm also still a student--I suppose I always will be--and I now hold three BAs: Classics, English, and history. I'll be off to England for grad school in Classics this fall. But aside from English literature and ancient stuff, I'm also interested in musicals, the American Revolutionary era, science fiction, MBTI, and a myriad of other tangentially related things.

Heh, I guess that doesn't really help if I were faced with a Vorlon or their Inquisitor and asked, "Who are you?" Then again, I'm not sure most of us could answer that question satisfactorily within the confines of language.

Of course, this does remind me that I should probably change my bio on this blog.

Anyway, that was my long-winded of saying that I'm back. Expect a review of The Helmet of Horror by Victor Pelevin soon.

And if anyone's in Chicago at the moment or soon, I do suggest a visit to the Field Museum of Natural History. I missed the King Tut exhibit (I guess you have to call ahead), but they have a wonderful ancient Egypt exhibit that doesn't cost any extra also. And if you're in the D.C. area, Homo Edax tells us rather enthusiastically that the National Gallery of Art has a lovely exhibit of Bellini, Titian, and Giorgione.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Sean M. said...

Glad to hear from you again, Glaukopidos. Congratulations on getting into a foreign university (didn't somebody mention Cambridge?)

As a side note, I think you might enjoy David Freer's and Eric Flint's [i]Pyramid Scheme[/i]. It is very amusing SF comedy set in the worlds of Greek and Egyptian myth, and has a sympathetic Medea.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Ohhh, I'm definitely looking for that one!!

And yeah, it's Cambridge. Thsnks!!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you got three BAs, or one BA in three subjects?

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But what I mean to say is Congratulations on all your hard work.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Oh, they actually gave me three separate diplomas, so it's three BAs. I have an assload of credits. ;-) I've been around for five years!

And thanks!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Nathan B. said...

I'm glad you're back, Glaukopidos. I hope you will keep updating from Cambridge. Congratulations on that!

Best wishes,

Another stupid English major (or, almost)

8:53 AM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Nathan--thanks much!!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Chris Weimer said...

Now that you're back, you can fulfill your blog meme obligations.

Chris

9:22 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

lol! Yay! I shall do that immediately!

10:28 PM  

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