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wintergoddess
Right now I am faced with picking a grad school. I know that if the stipends I were receiving from UIUC and UT-Austin were equal, I would pick UIUC....however, UT-Austin has offered me a substantially better financial aid package. UIUC has also offered me financial aid, but nothing nearly as nice...I think is is mostly because they just don't have the funds, rather than because they don't want to give me the funds. I think that UIUC is stronger in my areas of interest (second language acquisition and psycholinguistics) which is why I am so drawn to them. There is more than one psycholinguist in their French Dept. and I would be able to get a certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching...UT-Austin has one person interested in Second Language Acquisition on their Faculty, and no program for SLA. However, one of the profs from UIUC that I want to work with did his PhD at UT, so it must be a decent enough program for our interests.

Going to be visiting UT next week. Maybe that will help.
 
 
wintergoddess
01 December 2009 @ 09:29 pm
Sometimes I imagine having conversations with other people. Later, I wish I could tell them about the conversation and see if I was right about their responses, but I think that would be too awkward. Or, sometimes I half-forget that it was an imagined conversation. It’s the same with dreams. My dreams and imagined conversations become part of the image of that person that I carry within my head, whether they are true representations or not. You can get yourself into trouble that way, creating characters out of the people in your life.
 
 
Current Location: EL
Current Mood: stressedstressed
 
 
wintergoddess
10 November 2009 @ 11:12 pm
(11:09:50 PM) crawlingvines god, fangirling tokio hotel so hardcore this week, like whoa
(11:09:59 PM) drkredflame lol
(11:10:14 PM) crawlingvines i haven't fangirled this much since i was introduced to david as the doctor
(11:11:25 PM) drkredflame i think fangirling responds to stress
(11:11:49 PM) crawlingvines that would be an interesting study

only moments before IMing this, I was struck with nostalgia about writing fanfic with original characters. that is how i knew the fangirling was getting hardcore.
 
 
Current Location: EL
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Automatisch - Tokio Hotel
 
 
wintergoddess
04 June 2009 @ 10:53 pm
okay. whenever I write my personal statement for psycholinguistics, it sounds like I should be applying to a French program and whenever I write my personal statement for French, it sounds like I should be applying to psycholinguistics.

side note: I have stress fractures in both legs....that would explain why they have been hurting for the last *year*. My doctor said I could get a cane if I wanted and I told my dad I want a cane with flames like House. He said if I got a cane, he'd call me "Mouse" for "mini-house". I'm okay with that.
 
 
wintergoddess
12 April 2009 @ 10:19 pm
i think i'm going to need more gluten free graham crackers.
 
 
 
wintergoddess
07 April 2009 @ 06:46 am
::head desk:: why do i wake up at 6 in the morning, when my body was sotired last night, that I could barely walk home?....it feels like wednesday or thursday and helas it is only tuesday. this week sucks.
 
 
wintergoddess
05 November 2008 @ 01:12 pm
As if it isn't enough to have had my world be invaded by the false-idol that is Obama and all of his worshipers.

Michael Crichton died of cancer today.


Today you cry in celebration and today I cry in mourning.
 
 
wintergoddess
29 October 2008 @ 12:13 am
I have known how to read and write for as long as I can remember. But I find it amazing how I still find myself learning how to improve on both.
 
 
wintergoddess
07 September 2008 @ 11:12 am
My fish gave birth! and none of the fishes have eaten the newborn yet! I'm so happy!
 
 
wintergoddess
15 August 2008 @ 10:20 am
http://www.cracked.com/article_16508_6-terrifying-things-they-dont-tell-you-about-childbirth.html

This are just a few of the reasons I don't want children. The second reason they list one has to be the worst.