Se(mess)ter two is upon us. I went to Ikea with Caitlin and Sophie and got a new plant. It’s an aloe vera plant which I have named Poe. Poe the Aloe. Everyone, please say Aloe to Poe.
Quickly, I’m taking three courses again this semester: Archaeological Theory, Archaeological Illustration, and The Crusades and Medieval Society.
I had a seminar for Archaeological Illustration today and I’m really excited. The course teaches you how create both digital and hand drawn section drawings, artefact drawings, or more artistic renderings, etc. There are two major projects so I’m pretty keen to get out my art supplies and ~be creative.~ I’ve also been doing some reading for the course already and there are some really interesting points about archaeological representation and how the past is shaped by how we view/study it in the present which I’m pretty ~inspired~ by.
Tomorrow I’ve got a seminar for Crusades and Medieval Society which will be looking at how the views of the Crusades have changed over time. Again looking at the ideas of how people viewed them then and how we as historians view them today. Out of all the history courses I have taken up to date, I’ve got to say that I’ve been the most excited for this one.
Wednesday and Thursday are EUMC related activities (avalanche and safety talk on Wednesday and Pub Climbing on Thursday). Friday morning I’ve got a bright and early 9am a la Theoretical Archaeology which I have been dutifully in attendance and participating in all year long
(mother and father are you proud of me yet?? pls. it’s been 84 years)
Then this weekend, it’s off to Cairngorms for some snow and mountains! I’ll post pictures, don’t fret Jean.
But anyway, things I have been doing lately include cleaning my room and then being reburied in the mess, reading some books, and swapping the placement of my wardrobe and dresser all myself by crying, pushing it along the carpet, and employing the furniture wobble dance… you know the one. I’ve actually kept up to date on my daily calendar and I’ve found that three different alarm clocks placed in various locations around my room is the perfect solution to my habit of oversleeping.
I’ve also purchased myself a sleeping bag with arms and legs and a hot water bottle. However, as a mere mortal, I, Kennedy Younger Dold, gave myself too much power over my own comfort. To right this wrong, and instead of hiring a mercenary, the universe came for me directly. One night, I naively (and snuggly) fell asleep in my sleeping bag with arms and legs with my hot water bottle and amongst my two duvets and seven pillows. Around three o’clock in the morning, I was awoken by the terrible feeling of being boiled alive. I struggled, in the dark, to free myself from the clutches of my own vanity. But, I, being a stupid girl, forgot that my hands were still inside the mittens attached to my sleeping bag with arms and legs. So there I flailed until my eyes adjusted and I was freed from the inferno. Other than that near death experience, I would rate this product 5 stars on amazon.co.uk.