No Longer Classy

November 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Well, that’s it.  I have officially completed my certificate in Museum Studies through Northwestern University!  I won’t be getting the actual certificate in the mail for a few weeks yet and since there’s no ceremony or parade to honor this momentous occasion, a delivery from the mailperson will have to do.

Yay Me!

Not going to lie, I’m a tad bit proud of myself.  Going back to school (even for a continuing studies certificate program) is something I’ve wanted to do pretty much since I graduated undergrad and while it wasn’t always easy or financially responsible, I totally made it happen.  These courses led to my docent position at the Field and introduced me to a great new friend that I’m glad to have.  I learned quite a bit about things I’d never even thought to think about before and I’m really glad I did it.  Now, what will I do with my free time on Tuesday evenings?  Well, I’d like to say I’ll take that time to relax and take it easy but in reality I’ll probably find something else to occupy myself.  In fact, I’m “supposed” to be joining a gym with the boyfriend.  Though to be honest the thought of having an entire night to come home after work, veg out on the couch and crash early is awfully appealing.  I feel as though I haven’t been paying enough attention to my poor couch and it’s about time to rectify that.  Not tonight (food pantry) or tomorrow (visit with a friend after work then house cleaning for my upcoming guests) or this weekend (Mom and Sissy will be in town!) or Monday (Christmas shopping) but maybe…Tuesday?  Hey look at that, it might happen after all!

Anyway, my final class and final presentation went well, despite the fact that I have a cold and was a walking, sniveling, snotty, coughing mess too doped up on cold medicine to really care if I spoke in coherent sentences or not.  By saying it went well, what I really mean is I finished it without falling over and people half-hardheartedly clapped at the end.  Whatever, I’ll take what I can get, especially since it means I’m officially finished!

Your invite to my graduation party is in the mail but feel free to preemptively send a congratulatory check.

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School’s Out for Summer!

June 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Yes, that’s right.  Last night I had my last class for 15 weeks.  15 weeks!  We all presented our final projects and the friend of mine in my group and I did pretty well, if I do say so myself.  They weren’t hugely difficult and laborious projects and we were told from the beginning of the course that each person should only speak for about 5 minutes.  Which is why it was more than a little frustrating when the first girl got up there and yakked away for 25 minutes.  Sure, her presentation was interesting and all but it caused the rest of us to have to rush through our own projects and some of us were cut off before the end.  Not my group, of course, because we were awesome.  But some of the less-awesome groups suffered.

Preach on, Alice

So whatever shall I do on Tuesday nights?  I’m sure I’ll think of something.  There are other museums I want to check out that have free days Tuesdays, if I want to continue indulging my somewhat nerdy side.  Or I could take advantage of the warmer weather and ample happy hour opportunities by indulging my somewhat lush side.  I could even start working out if I wanted to indulge my…wait, I have no side of me that wants to work out.  Forget that idea.

I’m not sure how I’ll feel once I’m completely finished with this program later in the year.  I’ve enjoyed being back in school, even part-time, and I like going to class.  Luckily there are many other types of courses I can take – since I’ve already ruled out exercise, there’s always language, cooking (yeah right) or even self-defense classes I could participate in.  I like the idea of learning to kick even more ass than I already do, so perhaps I’ll go that route.  Then I can be a bookish, museum-loving fighting machine, able to ward off dinosaur bones and mummies in a single bound.

I think Alice Cooper would approve.

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