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Today Prince Charles and Camilla open the Welsh Quilt Centre here in Lampeter. Ten past one, to be exact. If you're interested. There are barricades and bobbies and many older couples that I am convinced are in town only for the Prince. I am already developing a sense for who lives here and who doesn't. I may be the youngest person who is obviously hanging around for a glimpse. My friend's mum owns the quilt centre and afterward Camilla is going to mum's house for a private shop of extra-special Welsh quilts. Amusing.

Also, for those of you new-ish to my LJ, I thought I'd post links to my rants on the whole Twilight thing from a couple of years ago: My first write up of the first film, More thoughts on why I feel so strongly, and after I'd read the book. The discussion in the comments ended up being great. But do enter at your own caution.

What else? It's delightfully grey here today. The Fourth of July is this weekend, so the annual homecoming to Juneau is beginning. I feel the usual homesickness and sadness that is typical of this time of year for me. I am beginning to miss a bit more excitement in my life. I think this indicates that I'm settled in, but also might be indicative of summer and a need for more energy, outings and excitement in general. I also wonder if I might have missed my calling and I'm in the wrong phd program. Maybe feminist media studies would have been better? Dunno.

Not that you asked for my opinion, but...

Date: 2010-07-01 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
it's not too late to shift or expand your studies if you're not finding quite what you were looking for or need. It might be really interesting to combine theology and feminist media studies! The Institute for Liberal Arts at Emory is all about PhD projects like that. You've said you're not interested in social science, but the practical theology program at Emory might also be something to look at to see some other ways of doing theology. The structure of your program, from what I can tell, gives you so much freedom that it would be a shame not to take advantage of it.

Re: Not that you asked for my opinion, but...

Date: 2010-07-01 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, then I'd have to move to Atlanta? And there's no way that's ever happening. I don't think I'm serious, but I need a good outlet for my gender stuff. Beyond this arcane theology stuff.

Re: Not that you asked for my opinion, but...

Date: 2010-07-01 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, no, not for you to go to that program, just to see how other people are combining stuff that traditional programs might not think of. If you're moving to a new university anyway, you may as well see what kinds of unconventional things you can do there. :)

Date: 2010-07-01 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
'delightfully grey' - that's an oxymoron for me!

Are there any festivals or anything nearby that you could go to for the 'outings/excitement' factor you're missing?

Date: 2010-07-01 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Getting anywhere here is a challenge, what with no car and a toddler. I was in London for the Urdd Eisteddfod. I'll find things for sure when Adam is gone.


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