I’ve been having a good week. I picked up my diploma and we celebrated last night with dinner at Terroni (great recommendation restauranter--you’re right, the funghi assoluti is fucking awesome) followed by drinks on the patio at Joy. My mom’s in town for a few days and we’re taking advantage.
I had my first graduate class today. I must say, for the first time in a long time I was quite nervous about something. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I knew I was the only one in the class new to the program (the rest of them are finishing up and they all know each other). It went well though. I spoke up more than my share. What I lack in experience I make up for in age (I was going to say maturity but that’s not necessarily the right word) and balls. Plus an acute awareness of the huge portion of the grade for participation. Anyway, I think I managed not to say anything stupid and I’m going to like the class.
I did get a big boost at school today. I picked up my final undergrad term paper. When I handed it in I was a little concerned. The paper was for my Romantics class and the prof I loved. He told us quite emphatically not to write any boring papers. So I decided to write a paper about why I found Byron funny, in the spirit of Byron: rebellious and unconventional. I dropped the f-bomb and quoted such sources as MetroDad and Monty Python. Needless to say, I was anxious to see what he thought of it, and guess what! A+. Damn that feels good. (If anyone’s interested, I’ve posted it here. Please forgive the look of the site, it's my test site.)
I made it home in time for SYTYCD. I’m finally caught up on all the episodes. I’m having a hard time choosing favourites this season, there are several I like: Hok, Sara, Dominic, Shauna, Kameron. I also like Jesse and Pasha a lot and I felt terrible for them tonight. I’m loving Wade Robson. His routine was the best tonight, and the vagabond number two weeks ago was a showstopper. What a great show. Who are your faves?