Monday, April 5, 2010

Life update!

I figured it was time for a life update. It’s been a while since I did that. So here goes. Mom and dad came in to Leeds in March to visit. We visited the Royal Armouries, the art museum and a couple of other nice, but unremarkable Leeds landmarks. After their stint here, we headed up to Edinburgh for the weekend and met up with Chrissy and Jamie, which was a lot of fun. Sadly, school beckoned so it was back to Leeds for me whilst they continued on for another day or two. It was great having them here and I was sad to have to leave.

After getting back to Leeds, there was another week of school and then classes were done. For. Ever. It’s a bit weird, and it’s flown by, but essays and exams call, so there’s not too much time to think about it yet. I’m currently writing my last assigned paper right now, though I can’t say it’s going swimmingly (yet). We have to make recommendations to the government, which, given my propensity for dispensing advice, should be an easy assignment. But somehow, having to cite everything makes it far less compelling.

I’m still not sure what summer plans will be, other than writing my dissertation. Perhaps an internship? And speaking of internships, for the next two weeks, I’m going to be interning at a company in Manchester, doing some internal communications work for an environmental campaign. I have to say, I’m slightly nervous after being away from the working world for 8 months, in a different field no less. Luckily, I’m working with another colleague who I already know, so it helps alleviate some of the dread. So, up at 6 tomorrow to catch a 6:30 train. It’s going to be a long day.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Der Humpink!

Saw this a week ago, but it's gotten better with time.