allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (cirkels)
Sooo you guys know of that bit where I theoretically have an entire semester free, right, and how I would quite like to do something with digital/internet culture and fandom if at all possible?


Since I apparently have no self control at all, Media Studies is looking more and more like something I'd want to take. Except for how I'm already theoretically double-majoring in Linguistics and Anthropology.

Uh, help?

allangtegek: footsteps on the beach (voetstappen)

I have a job again! Well, to be fair, I'm starting the 22nd so I don't necessarily have it at this very moment, but you know, I have a job. At the post office. Starting 10 hours a week, but I want to work 12-15 hours a week during semesters and ideally some more over the summer. I already know I'm not going on vacation this year, so there's that. (And I need the Ministry of Justice to declare me Safe to Handle Mail *g* good thing the thing that was unhappened was unhappened, eh? Also, it costs €30.05 to request one of those things. What good's that 5 cents? Lol.)

I shall have money again. Yay! I have decided to celebrate by getting a haircut. I might get it dyed, but then again I also might not. I kinda wanna tell them to do what they think will look nice. Else it'll just be the chop again.

Also, I have an appointment with the study advisor person in two weeks, finally. That only took me half a year; much like actually going after the whole work thing took me months even if we're being generous. I was thinking about trying TNT in like January 2009. *sigh*

(PS I just tried to use Studielink again and, guess what? I don't remember my password. I hate that site so much. Grrr.)

allangtegek: a tomato (the symbol for the dutch socialist party, in place of the rose) trying to look innocent of any wrongdoing (*innocent*)
Job interview went... well, it went. The woman conducting it isn't sure if it's the type of job for me, because, well, I like to hear myself talk too much. *g* This is pretty unavoidably true, so for now I'll attend a training day this Saturday, to see if the job suits me and I suit it, and if not, no harm done and I'll have to look elsewhere.

Since it was only 15.12 at that point, I decided to crash the master's presentation party anyway, and I'm glad I did. A lot of things are much clearer now, and I know what I will and won't have to worry about. I still wonder about the letters of recommendation, though, since I got my highest grades in Phonetics and Phonology but I probably won't be doing anything with that. (And by that I mean I need a teacher who doesn't think I'm just some lazy chick who never does anything. Or alternatively, who know I'm just some lazy chick who never does anything but who would nevertheless recommend me.) Lastly, I'm almost surprised how unsurprised I was at the other people who'll be pursuing the research master's...

Though I did forget to ask about that Comp. Ling. grade, because it had slipped my mind again. Whoopsie... I NEED TO KNOW IF I'M FUCKING SCREWED OR IF THIS GUY IS JUST SLOW! GET ME THAT DAMN GRADE!!
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (loesje: studeren)
So I have, apart from my thesis, four courses that will be finished/primarily graded with a final paper. Yes, I know, that pretty much sounds like my perfect nightmare. Well, two of those have set topics (if you were wondering, one is a conversational analysis of one of your own conversations, the other is a report on some stupid phonological experiment), so that leaves two plus my thesis to worry about, right?

Not so much! :D

My bachelor thesis will be on the apparent attitudes with regard to language policy and minority languages behind the dialogue between the Dutch government(s) and the Committees of Experts and Ministers regarding the implimentation of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Lanugages (no prepositions were harmed in making this sentence! I swear!), which sounds more complicated than it is because the less-complicated-sounding version is quite a bit longer. And it's a mouthful already!

For the History of Political Thinking About Gender, I want to do a comparison between the suffrage movements in the USA and the Netherlands (who were they, what kinds of arguments did they use, in which ways were they successful...). Something like that, anyway. I mentioned that in the second week of the semester and the teacher seemed enthusiastic!

And for Experiencing Difference I was thinking of more or less getting a grade out of my little identity crisis back there (look, I can mock myself). This is actually the slightly more disjointed and much more emotional version of something I'd already written for that class. So that would be on how third and fourth generation Indo kids construct their indenties, which is (to say the least!), something that currently fascinates me. No I didn't just call myself a kid you imagined that.

This I-know-what-I'll-write-about feeling is strange but not entirely unpleasant, hehe.

(I'm getting a bit worried, because I still don't have the final grade for that Computational Linguistics class. :X It's almost mid-March, dude! I'll talk to some of the others next week, see if he just fails in general or if something happened to my essay. Although you'd think I'd've gotten an email asking just what the hell had happened...?)
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (loesje: studeren)
Okay, now with less drama and more information: I just handed in the first (oh so rough) draft of my thesis proposal. I guess I'll hear how useful it is or isn't tomorrow, but as usual I hadn't really looked at anything until slightly after ten. I really need to stop doing that, I think.

As it stands (for ten more hours at least) is that I'll write about the dialogue between the Dutch government(s) and the Committee of Experts' evaluation of our implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the Committee of Ministers recommendations regarding that same long phrase, and possibly on the way it's informed by the underlying attitudes with regard to language policy.

If that sounds like something I would never do, that's because I originally wanted to write about the attitudes of individual Europeans w.r.t. language policy. That got vetoed though, because apparently there's not a lot of clear communication between governments and citizens about it or language rights.

In other news, I just heard the Linguistics master's programme talk thingy is at the same time as my job interview. The scheduling conflicts are following me outside of uni! (I really need some information about the enrollment requirements because the deadline is the first of April and there are some documents you need to get to the administration people before then. Except, hah, I don't know exactly how and what...)