thescarletwoman: (HP // Lucius :: Pophecy)
I have a massively long thank-you post that is forthcoming. But right now I just want to say thank you to you guys. This past week and a few days have been so very, very rough -- and I just want to thank you all for your support. I'm doing better and the memorial service was lovelyl

I'm still in mourning for him and I know I will be for a while. I just want to thank all of you for your support this past week. It absolutely means the world to me.

For those of you new to my journal -- no, it really isn't that depressing, I promise! In fact -- here's a bit of fun and friendly competition!

Support Team Phoenix!


Go Team Phoenix! So much better than Team Iguana Dragon. Really... a lizard?
thescarletwoman: (Movies // RENT :: Broken Promises)
Off to Cleveland for the memorial service for Dr. H.

This is not going to be easy.

Especially when watching 'Dead Irish Writers' last night during the marathon West Wing watching we do. Sam's professor was on and said it was so important that this get done now because he has Non-Hodgkin's.

I absolutely lost it.

*sigh* It's going to be a long, long day.

oh god

Jan. 20th, 2008 11:48 am
thescarletwoman: (Movies // RENT :: Broken Promises)
I just got an email from a good friend of mine from school with horrible news.

My thesis advisor passed away yesterday.

I had planned on going to Cleveland this week to see him one last time.

Yes, in the end we had our differences and I know I was ticked at him -- but still. I spent over a year in his office nearly every day. He, over the course of my thesis, was like a second father to me. When he retired, he pulled me into his office and started giving me box after box of books. Because I needed to start my collection off correctly for grad school (which obviously never happened).

I still remember all of our thesis meetings at the Book & Bean when we got tired of sitting in his office. Me with a mocha whatever and he with his Italian Sodas.

I just can't stop crying.
thescarletwoman: (House // pwned! // everlyn)
Fair warning, I will not be around much the next few days because I am the most brilliant person in the world. Helping my mother at the costume shop, I managed to cut through the tip of my finger while cutting out vinyl. When the scissors say they're razor sharp... they mean they're razor sharp.

I swear, Tonks has nothing on me as far as klutziness goes.

Worst thing? It's my ring finger on my left hand. The hand I need to play the violin. Yeah, not going to be doing a lot of playing for the next week. Finger is still sore and it hurts like a bitch to type on, so until it feels better, I may not be around so much for IMing. Mostly because I need my finger to heal well so I don't have any problems later on down the line.

However, for the good news?

I AM DONE WITH MY THESIS!!!!!!!

Or, rather, Baldwin-Wallace has gotten off their dead asses and finally given me a grade. I'm getting a C on it, and frankly, I don't care. Eleven months after I graduate, I'll finally have my degrees.

Couldn't have come... oh... a month earlier when I would have needed it for grad school and so that I wouldn't have been rejected, but c'est la vie, eh?

All that matters is that it's done and I couldn't be happier.

[livejournal.com profile] starshine_rain6, we'll really have to celebrate when you come up, eh? XD

EEEE!

Nov. 18th, 2006 02:11 pm
thescarletwoman: (Ralph Fiennes // Bouncyicon // Lisabel)
And it's official. I have JUST sent off the final draft of my thesis along with the note:

"Hi, this is my best work. Not studying music history in grad school, so grade it now, bitch"

Or, maybe something worded a BIT nicer than that. But in any case, it's done and sent and life is good.

My teaching time is getting increased again (yay! money!) so my mornings are nicely busy. Strange, but I'm really enjoying teaching. I have a couple of the inner city schools and one that's in the more upper class area. Amazing the differences in the two classes and how they behave. But -- I'm finding that I'm totally able to handle the kids -- even without an education degree.

Definitely looking forward to this week. Three days only so huzzah for a short week!

(*cough* and I'm still taking requests for cards! I don't mind sending a bunch out. So don't be shy and speak up!)
thescarletwoman: (National Thesis Month // llhinkle)
Bloody fecking hell -- I never thought this day would come.

The thesis. Is. Finished. well, almost. I have two tables to insert, but comparatively? It's done.

Done... at 18,000 words and 71 pages later. All I have to do now is send it to Dr H, wait to see if he has any last minute corrections, then defend the bloody thing.

I cannot TELL you how good it feels to have this entire thing done and behind me.

Kerwhump

Jun. 26th, 2006 10:15 am
thescarletwoman: (Tommy // See Me Feel Me)
Well -- as of yesterday, Fiddler has officially closed. I'm still hanging around the theatre as one of the women in the cast is letting me shadow her so I can learn to assistant direct (with grad school not going as I had hoped, I figure my best bet is to learn as MANY different aspects of theatre as humanly possible).

All I can say is that it's been a very hellish two weeks. I'm sorry to see the show close, but I'm also very VERY happy to leave a lot of the stress behind. It wasn't the show that was bad, it was the internal drama and stuff that's, actually, rather unusual but was absolutely horrible. It almost puts fandom drama to shame.

I guess that's what you get with thespians.

There IS a bit of good news -- especially surrounding the Thesis That Will Not Die. I have permission from the head of the department to cut out two chapters and jump right to the conclusion. This... is absolutely amazing news. Talk about relieving stress.

*HUGS* I just want to thank everyone for their support and just everything as I've been struggling to get through these past couple of weeks. I couldn't do it without you. ♥
thescarletwoman: (Fiddler // Tradition // inuvampy)
Yes, I owe a bunch of comments, but this is just a quick pop in before I pop back out.

Fiddler on the Roof officially owns my soul. Doing pit work isn't that bad. Occasionally I'm exhausted after a show, but it's usually not so bad. HOWEVER. Being in a show is so completely draining it's not even funny.

The production runs for another two weeks (this weekend and next) then I get a bit of a rest, then it's off to NYC for a day. Huzzah and goodtimes there.

Off to work on the thesis that will NEVER END. I swear... if I ever have to look at this thing again? I'll cry. Revisions, revisions, revisions. Maybe not getting into grad school for Music History really WAS a blessing in disguise.

I'm inclined to think it WAS right about now.
thescarletwoman: (National Thesis Month // llhinkle)
Well, fuck.

I finally found a coffee house back home with free wireless that I could go to in order to finish the fecking thesis that would NEVER end. Yes, it's written -- that says nothing about being REVISED.

So I open up my computer (after being told I'll have to MOVE in an hour because there's ONE table large enough to spread out all my shit but I'll have to move because 'large groups come in at 11:30 for a couple hours for lunch.) and realise I had moved all my thesis files to my external harddrive.

ALL of them.

All I have with me are hard copies, all of which I don't know what revision they were.

Blast, Damn and Hell.

ETA: nope. got to move at 11. And my computer doesn't fit on the tables. Grrr...
thescarletwoman: (National Thesis Month // llhinkle)
Well -- good news. In essence, the thesis is finished. I have one more chapter to write (and a whoooole lot of revising to do) but in essence, it's done.

Currently sitting at about 70 pages and just under 20,000 words. This was SUPPOSED to be 30 pages.

I'm soooo glad to have it done. And being able to do stuff again. I like having my life back.

Now all that's left is to get done the mamssive amount of work that has to be finished before May 7th. 28 days until graduation -- and still SO much to do!
thescarletwoman: (National Thesis Month // llhinkle)
Happy Friday everyone!

One more day to the recital and I'm hitting the pumped stage. Just had my dress rehearsal and it went brilliantly. For once I'm not freaking out over my playing and am just ready to have a good time. All is prepared and it's going to rock.

In the work front -- I've discovered the most amazing place to do work. We have a coffee shop down the way that offers free wireless and they have the most AMAZING coffee. (And it's not Starbucks either). Went there yesterday with the laptop and got about a chapter and a half re-written. I was THRILLED.

I think I know where I'll be spending my time before they close the next few days.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!! ♥

*SIGH*

Feb. 7th, 2006 11:06 am
thescarletwoman: (Ralph Fiennes // Hands // Lisabel)
Well, I've had the first migraine coming off the topamax. Yey.



Though, I suppose I should be happy this was the first considering I've been coming down off the drug for 2 weeks now. Prolly shouldn't look the gift horse in a mouth and all that rot. But it's amazing how much better one feels after seeping for roughly 12 hours. *shifty* It's down to a dull headache which I can deal with -- or heavily medicate.

*takes motrin*

In other, happier news? Thesis is going well. 2 chapters through the revision stage (and still being revised); 2 more turned in. Dr H is happy with me.

Now -- if I could have a nice writing jag for [livejournal.com profile] hp_springsmut; I'd be ALL set.
thescarletwoman: (National Thesis Month // llhinkle)
I think this entire semester is going to be national write my goddamned thesis month.

It's actually going well. I'm just an over-achiever. Remind me AGAIN why I chose to do this on THREE Sondheim shows?

The current layout:

I- Introduction
II- History of B'way & Sondheim Biography
III & IV - Chapters on Company
V & VI - Chapters on Sweeney Todd
VII & VIII - Chapters on Sunday in the Park with George
IX - Conclusion
X - Appendix

I'm insane. [livejournal.com profile] starshine_rain6 -- I think I'm doing more than even Mr Alex. *headdesk* I win. Maybe. Ask me in two months.

Current completion list:
3 chapters; just about to start the 4th.

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