academic spring

Pierre Auguste Cot (1837-1883)
“Le Printemps” (“Spring”) (1873)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, United States

Gaga at the Super Bowl - Actual footage of me dropping into that conversation.

When a librarian answers an e-mail with a Gif about what happened when she overheard one patron telling another that they better have all their books checked in by spring break because they’re not allow to use the library during spring break

Originally posted by littleartpopistmonster

Spring Classes!

So I’ve finally been to all of my classes and I have to say, I’m really excited. I’m just taking 16 credits this semester (mainly because track takes up so much of my time!) but I’m so happy about all of my classes. They are:

  • ENG 135: Creative Nonfiction: Writing About Sports
  • FRN 251: French Media and Culture
  • FMS 237: The Documentary Impulse
  • AST 102: Sky and Time

I got really lucky in my scheduling because none of these classes meet on Thursday or Friday so I’ve got a four day weekend! That does mean that I have class all day on Monday and Wednesday, but I really shouldn’t complain. 

One thing that I’m very bad with (and I improved on a bit last semester!) is procrastination. As long as I know that I have time to do something, it won’t get done until it absolutely has to be. So I’m taking my Thursdays and Fridays to force myself to study while my friends are all in class. For instance, here’s what I’m up to right now:

I find that I work best on reading when I’m sitting on the floor so I’ve been working my way through French and Film books this afternoon. 

I’ll do a writeup of all of my classes soon (I’m so excited about all of them!) but for now here’s a little update as to my first real week.  

Prehistoric 'eco-house' 1,300 years older than Stonehenge discovered

Archaeologists have discovered the oldest prehistoric building ever found in the Stonehenge landscape  – but fear a new road tunnel could severely damage the site.

Dating from around 6,300 years ago – at least 1,300 years before Stonehenge – it was built immediately adjacent to a sacred Stone Age spring.

Academics have dubbed it an “eco” house because the base of a fallen tree was used as one of the walls.

The building is important as it appears to have been constructed by indigenous Mesolithic hunter-gatherers at the time when the very first semi-agricultural European-originating Neolithic settlers were arriving in the area.

The tools found in the building are Mesolithic (ie, pre-Neolithic) – but the period they date from is the dawn of the early Neolithic. Read more.