It’s been about a week since my last post and while, I’d admit nothing of spectacular note has happened, I’d figure I’d update you about my meager life existence.
Things have been busy here (duh). I’m hurtling quickly down the path to Essay City. Deadlines are coming up fast on the 1, 6, and 7. After that it’s pretty consistent until I finish in early December. No exams, just a dense compaction of shit.
Last week was the EUMC ceilidh (for my lovely American readers, a traditional Scottish event that is part line dancing, square dancing, and cage fight) and I somehow managed to come out of the ceilidh relatively unscathed. Minor bruising and a few scraps but everyone made it back safe and sound with 40 chicken McNuggets in tow.
On Tuesday, my conflict archaeology course took a trip to Edinburgh Castle to look the military history of the castle. I’m really enjoying the class and getting some ideas for my dissertation. I hadn’t been to the castle since visiting it with my family back in 2015, so it was pretty cool to go back and see new things… obviously not new because the castle is hecka old but new to me because I’VE LEARNED THINGS! A fantastinating concept that is… when you read and learn new things about history (or the world) your views, opinions, and knowledge become more refined. Truly fascinating.
I’ve been working on an assignment for my Archaeology course as well as a short response to a piece about intersectional feminism for my History in Theory course. I’ve got to get started on my field trip report about Edinburgh Castle as well as another short response for History in Theory.
There’s been strange but actually pretty interesting lectures this week. I just came from one about ‘Animals in History’ and how/can we actually write histories of animals? The lecturer was a medievalist and kept talking about medieval heraldry and bestiaries so that was a worth getting up at 7.45 on a Thursday for. He also showed up photos of his dog. Another lecture, had back on Tuesday went from Poststructuralism to 16c demonic possession real fast so that was funky fresh. I’m just along for the ride tbh.
Um… what else? I’ve been playing a lot of Skyrim in the evenings to disassociate myself from the impending stress that I know November will bring. You’re reading the work of the new Arch Mage of the College of Winterhold.
I’m just trying to life my best life, pls.