Oh life. It has been a roller coaster week. It started out very, very bad...but has ended up to be pretty ok. On Monday, as you can tell from my last post, it was Ocha's birthday. I still am very sad about Ocha, but he was a wonderful son. Also on Monday, I found out that my pup, Shadow, who has been a part of our family for over 14 years, passed away.
So, that all made for a harsh Monday. But, I am lucky to have such wonderful friends who offer me the love and support that I need.
Other that that this week, I have been doing a lot of stuff for school. I went to the Bill Gibb exhibit at the Fashion&Textile Museum, as well as the Late at Tate event that I had posted about before.
The Bill Gibb exhibition was interesting. I went with classmates Geraldine and Susana, and we all had a lot to talk about. The exhibit was for a designer from the 70s, so was very over-the-top. As far as the curation of the exhibit, I don't think that I enjoyed it because there was almost too much there. Anyway, I am not writing my critique on that exhibit!
Late at Tate was really fun. I met up with my classmate Geraldine, and I went to a talk on Frame Conservation, which was fascinating. The more and more I think about it, the more interesting I find conservation...but I don't have the interest in science that is needed to really pursue it... As I was walking home from the station on Friday night, I was almost home, and I saw Kirsli, Scott, and Fran walking towards me. So, they recruited me and we went to our fave pub, The Burly George (real name is The Barley Mow). It's a really nice place, with decent prices, and a really friendly staff.
Other than that, I am also really excited about having some ideas for my final dissertation. I have a meeting with Amy tomorrow, so I think I am going to ask her and see what she thinks about it before I get too deep into it. But, I was telling my friend, My, about it, and he was excited and we were thinking about doing a collaboration on it. More on that later as details occur.
I am also getting excited about Christmas. Well, not so much Christmas. I am going to be in London on Christmas day, which sucks. I am really sad to not be home with family this year. I know my mom is sad about that too, but unfortunately I don't have the thousands of dollars to do it. So, instead, I am having a visitor and we are taking a mini-vacation to Rome. I am really excited about that.
Oh! I also spoke to my flat-mate, Masumi, and we are going to do a language exchange. English-Japanese. We both need practice, so it will be good for both of us. She is really sweet, too. I like her a lot. I don't remember if I told this story in my blog or not...but a few weeks ago,Masumi was sick. I ran into her in the hall, and she said she wasn't feeling well, so I made her a cup of hot chocolate. Then, a few days later, I saw her again, and she gave me a thank-you present of some chocolate biscuits (cookies). ^_^ I miss the kindness of the Japanese people.
Anyway, I think this is enough of a blabber! More later, I'm sure.