S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

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I didn't finish all my Latin in time for class, but, having gotten sidetracked by gerundives, we never made it to the end of the passage anyways, somewhat to my relief. I feel so uncomfortable about the prospect of being called on for partially prepared material. I don't have the excuse of sight-reading, nor the confidence of having finished preparing. Knowing the vocabulary is rarely sufficient.

My orientation to ITER was today. I learned yesterday that ITER can not only be the name of the Medieval and Renaissance bibliography database I'm actually working for, but also it's the name of a fusion reaction project due to be built in Japan, Canada, or Europe. A professor and I had sixty seconds of crossed wires yesterday, culminating in him asking whether my fellowship was federally funded, or perhaps from the U.S.? If I was being funded by the fusion reactor project, I'd probably be getting a great deal more money out of the arrangement than I am. Please note I am not complaining about my funding here. I'm just saying there's more money in fusion reactors, generally speaking, than in bibliographic databases. At least to begin with, and possibly all year, I'll be working on cataloging Journal title histories and numbering deviants: here's an example of the sort of thing which comes out of this work.

I came home early (after saying goodbye to Zag) to watch the Slayers TRY dvds I rented yesterday. Just doing my UTARPA homework.

Tonight C. and I have having dinner at Cat's. Very kind of her to invite us.

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