I saw Amber today! Oh jeez, it was exciting. I hadn't seen her since she came back to the states (Amber studied in Bali last semester). And then, as I was leaving Nabo, which is a coffee shop in Gateway Center, I saw her coming down the stairs. I wasn't quite sure that it was her at first, but when I realized it was, I ran absolutely screaming to her. I then, of course, realized that I was screaming and probably blushed a little. We chatted while I walked to work and she walked to class. I missed Amber!
Guess what else I did today? I started my SCLE, which stands for Student Created Learning Experience. As some of my readers know, last semester, I drafted a proposal to study gender-representation in Kabuki, which is a traditional form of Japanese theater. It official title is "Gender Representation in the Kabuki Theater: The Onnagata." Onnagata are men who play women's roles. Anyway, at 3:30, I booked it to the library where I picked up my waiting book (I had it ordered from a "partner" school, since Augsburg didn't have it--one of the many benefits of attending Augsburg). I then nearly ran to my room, mostly because it was snowing furiously, and began to read my first "textbook," which is really just a compilation of essays on the history/performance aspects of Kabuki. It's called A Kabuki Reader, and as I realized about a paragraph in, it's very dry. It's the type of book that was obviously written by a scholar who feels the need to be very flamboyant and pompous with his language. It's incredibly interesting, though. And thankfully, the authorship jumps around (being a compilation of essays and all), so who knows? maybe the next author won't speak like he's trying to sound way more intelligent than his audience.
10:20 A.M.-12:20 P.M.: Work at the Communication Studies desk
3:40 P.M.-5:10 P.M.: Gender Representation in the Kabuki Theater: The Onnagata
5:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.: Tutor in the Speakers Lab
So Mondays aren't bad at all. In fact, I have a pretty enjoyable, somewhat laid-back schedule on Mondays. Which is good, considering the ugliness that is my Tuesdays:
8:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.: Science, Technology, and Citizenship Lab
11:50 A.M.-1:20 P.M.: Science, Technology, and Citizenship (the regular class)
1:30 P.M.-3:00 P.M.: The Modern Non-Western World
6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.: International Economics