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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

End of the Semester Senioritis

So...I only have one class left and 3 more assignments then I'm done with my first semester of grad school!  The last two months have flown by and I can't believe it's the middle of December already- well, mostly because it's still green here...
I can not concentrate on my last full paper...I'm much more fond of contemporary social theory than the old dead white guys and I find their original readings to be somewhat passé, although important, they've also been used so many times that it gets difficult to care....I also have sooo much to do in the next five days that I think my brain has shut down in self preservation :)  It's gonna be nice to have a 3 week vacation with optional reading and plenty of old friends and alcohol! and bacon....oh god, bacon....
So, I'm still not jaded (which is great bc it's only been 4 months) and I still like Cairo.  It's nice to start knowing areas and seeing familiar landmarks- makes it feel more like home.
I found an apartment (insha'allah) and will move in when I get back.  It's in an Egyptian area, as opposed to an expat area and it makes me nervous...but in a grow-some-ovaries kinda way.  I'm an adult, time to act like one and get out there, plus, as an anthropologist I need to experience "real" Cairo. I'm excited!
Maybe I'm in the writing mood, time to try one more look at Weber for something interesting to say in 10 pages.....

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