So I had to drop my second summer semester class, and now I have my first free summer in three years. I am not sure what to do with myself. Here is a partial list of my projects:
- Get ready to move in September. The roommates and I have been displaced from our apartment - our landlord wants to move into it. I have already started the hateful process known as "packing." I started with the worst part: the basement, where I have been throwing all sorts of junk for the past two and a half years. I cleaned out a lot of trash, put a lot of books up on half.com, and am going through all my CDs to prepare to sell them at Tunes. I brought about a sixth of the total in over the weekend, and netted $250. Sweet!
- Starting an Endnote database. Going through all of my readings for my first education class, and logging them into this program. This is nice because I am starting at the very beginning of my program, so hopefully it will be useful all the way through. So far, after my first education class, I feel qualified to say that the social sciences are a whole different scholarly ballgame than the humanities I am used to. I don't dislike the discipline, it is just taking some getting used to. In many ways, it is easier.
- Reading a long list of Education books in preparation for the fall. Related to the previous. Hopefully to give me a little more background.
- Web design and photography for my roommate's movie. More on this at a later date.
Clearly I don't know how to take a break. Mike is in North Carolina this week with his family, so I was able to get started on most of these projects already, and my class ended just last week!