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Welcome to my blog. Here I share my successes and failures along my journey to becoming an anthropologist. My most prominent interest anthropologically are the new approaches to handing food security/healthy eating in the US, particularly in urban "food deserts". I enjoy the Anthropology of Tourism as well; combining food and tourism has scholarly promise. My other interests which have converted into anthropological hobbies of sorts include converts to Islam, diaspora of Muslims, and MENA in general. I also have some interest in historical archaeology.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

school begins soon

I am on call today. I get paid a nominal wage for doing my own thing. If I do get called in, I get paid the nominal wage and the full day pay. Cool. Well, so far, I am at home and I have all this time on my hands. I don't have alot of money on my hands or I would go used furniture store shopping. I need a wooden coffee table. I would not mind refurnishing on either.
I ordered my books for school so that is behind me. I am waiting for them in the mail. I need to buy a parking pass. I wonder how expensive they will be this year. I think I will buy the one semester one. I am broke! :) I need school supplies which includes a refill of the ink I need for my favorite pen that is so smooth even 4 hours of note taking means nothing in terms of fatigue for my poor hands. I must admit-this semester is going to be challenging. I did drop one class. I am taking 13 hours (that includes 4 hours of arabic). I think that is enough. I am feel insecure about school this time. I do not know why.



Chiara said...

Okay I'll bite. LOL :)
Your discussion with your academic counsellor knocked the wind out of your sails; and the number of hours of homework per hour of Arabic language instruction is daunting! How am I doing so far? LOL :)

Anthrogeek10 said...

Your on the right path. I am ok with it all. Just want this done faster.

Chiara said...

LOL--here is some inspiration. I read an interesting article on polygyny--2 main concepts: "sneaking" ie neglected wives consorting with unmarried men; and paternal investment in children they believe to be/ not be their own.

Lay write up here:

Alexandra Alvergne, the principal investigator, is a 3rd year doctoral student in Montpellier France.