Friday, March 06, 2009

Non-Knitting Friday

There's not even an opportunity to frog it or finish it around my house, because there's been zero knitting done this week.
I might have worked on some this evening, but DN1 came into my room at 7:20 and said, "Do you want to go to the Festival of Ten with me?"
This is a student show where they perform ten ten-minute plays.
It started at 7:30, so I had to make a quick decision.
I made the right choice - it was an excellent show, and I should really make the effort to go to some of these performances since it's just a few blocks down the street.
Me x Laziness = Too Much Effort.
Good news on the MA program front: I sent an email to one of my favorite professors earlier this week outlining an independent study I'd like to do under her tutelage.
Today she wrote me back and said....Yes!
I am psyched - we'll be studying YA Fantasy.
One of her suggestions is to read one of the Twilight books, because I had mentioned Ursula LeGuin in my email to her. She said the Twilight books set back feminist YA fantasy 20 years.
Interesting theory.
So once this class is done, three classes and a thesis until I'm finished.
Woo hoo!
Happy weekend everyone!

1 comment:

Caroline said...

OMG Julie! I had no idea that you were so close to being finished. You haven't whined about all of the work you've had to do like I did:)

Mmmmm. Interesting thought from your professor. Paige loves Twilight. I haven't read them, so I shouldn't comment much. It's funny though, for some reason, her comment makes me think of something I read in a wonderful book I just bought, The Gentle Art of Domesticity. Jane Brocket, the author was bemoaning the fact that when she was in school during the 70s that handcrafts were largely ignored. I'm not sure why I'm connecting these ideas other than feminists sometimes have gone overboard with worrying about equalizing or neutering everything. It won't turn all of the girls into Betty Crocker if they read some books with boys as strong characters, and there's nothing wrong even with being Betty Crocker as long as it's a choice.

Wow! I guess I mut have an opinion about this. I expect you to share your reading list. Congratulations on being so close to the end!!