Haven't posted for two weeks now. Meanwhile much has happened. I have earned two good grades, both are final, because I didn't want to risk the lower one; 94 in Cinematic Expression and 71 in English Editing. I expect a passable grade on History, but if it's border-line I won't redo it. Last year's taught me this lesson. Sciences will have to be redone though. It was such a hellish experience. I sat in the class, head aching, not able to concentrate and feeling the whole of my body shaking. A psychology graduate has once explained to me that there are almost no real cases of catatonia found among modern populace, but nevertheless it felt near that. I couldn't remember how to use the formulas and though felt pretty confidant when practicing with the tutor, didn't know if what I was writing made sense or not. Such is the fate of a dyslexic who chooses to study a math-oriented course. It will serve as yet another lesson.
The date for changes in courses schedule is approaching and we (me and Maya, the mentor) did some revision of my study program. At first I opposed to the changes she suggested but now I understand she was right. After all, I constantly complain about having to spend another year and a half in completing my BA. I want to join the labor market, to get experienced, to move out of the house...I won't be twenty-five forever! So today I got in touch with Moran, our department coordinator, and she told me I have to file a request for the education committee to confirm my level 1 courses to be considered as advanced level. I also have to write that I want the art courses to be considered part of the general courses cluster, and she said that once I get to her office, she'll xerox for me the requirements from the appropriate yearbook. Next semester I might take a video filming workshop. For that I need to check if our digital camera has an option to control the aperture and shutter. Thrilled, because the final project is filming a video clip.
I went to visit cousin a couple of weeks ago, with Achbartul. The atmosphere was lukewarm, though I did all I could to make both of them to feel comfortable with each other. I guess I can't take it all on me. Had fun with cousin, though. We should meet more. Invited him to join us in our trips.
We will ramble more. Me and Achbartul went for a walk around Old Aqqo about two weeks ago. Managed to take some great pics, maybe will upload them. Never get tired of Aqqo, it's one of the most beautiful cities in Israel. We wanted to visit Caesaria this weekend, but he has a job interview on today, so he had to prepare. We talk a lot about where we want to go when we'll have time and money. Achbartul has never mounted the Mezadah Fortress, so I promised him we'll go there. I want to walk Zikhron-Yaakov and do the Safari in Ramat-Gan, in general I'm interested in everything that's connected with wildlife. Museums might be fun too, but they are pretty tiresome, after a while. Achbartul is more into hiking, he likes sports.
On a health roll now. Constantly remind myself not to eat too much sweets (today I relapsed, chocolate roll). Switched from cereals to crackers with white-low-fat cheese. Don't have time to work out, though. Hope Spring and Summer will be less intense than last year's, so I will manage to get in shape, while keeping up with school.
Set an appointment for the ear nose & throat specialist tomorrow noon, because my left ear feels stuffy for something like a month and half now (!). I really hate it. My mom tried to clear it with peroxide solution, but without any results.
Will go tomorrow with mom to the national security office and "bang on their table". Those bastards sent me a letter saying I owe them 4,000 NIS for all the time I didn't pay. We call them every year to ask if we should pay something for me being an unemployed student, and they say because I'm suing the army I don't have to pay at all. Hate bureaucracy. Hate it. Have to go, though, because getting their certificates is the only actual way for me to get into reasonable-cost therapy. Plus, my welfare coordinator at the university has already spoke about me with the Dean of Students. If I won't go she'll look bad, and it will affect the other students in the program.
Went out yesterday with Paula. She saw a week and half ago an a swing concert ad, and thought the singer (Vanessa Rubin) was an actress she saw in some movie. She wasn't but we went anyway. To our surprise we met Gaya who studies with us in the same department in Uni. The concert was great, and Vanessa even did a Peggy Lee song (I Got the World on a String). She talked to the audience, and that kind of stuff always makes me happy. I like hearing English without traces of Israeli accent, and her music really helped me relax. In the course of the concert I even wrote down lyrics which I liked, so I can find the songs on Youtube later (luckily I took my tiny notebook with me, but I had to scribble in the dark). One of them which she wrote herself was really good. To tell the truth, I was a bit worried that I'll be stuck in the middle of Haifa Bay at night, cause the Haifa buses can be really problematic sometimes. We indeed missed the bus we wanted to take, but luckily another bus who went to the same central station came a few minutes later. It was a close one. Paula's hunch was good, she made me leave a few minutes before the concert has ended. I now the proud owner of three Music CDs (it was a three for 100 NIS sale): Peggy Lee, Nina Simone and Connie Francis, all of them collections. I bought them with mixed feelings, knowing that I owe some money to the bank. I REALLY HAVE TO FIND A JOB.
On Thursday and Friday nights I was with Achbartul. Thursday night I was too exhausted to keep good company, and Friday we went out with his friends. A couple of them had given birth to their first child about a month ago, and they invited us to his Brit Milah (circumcision celebration) I need to buy something nice to wear, and Paula wants to go to Honigman outlet with me, to help me choose. She confessed to me yesterday that she's an undiagnosed shopaholic, and that Alex is giving her grief about it. I guess I'm something of a shopaholic as well, though I try to save money....without success... What will become of my Sam Spiegel tuition???
All in all I feel pretty upbeat, though have to study for like three exams in a row now, plus I have the seminar paper distressing me.
I hadn't had time to answer WB's letter like I promised and I'm bummed about that, because I was putting it off for about three weeks now. Have to post a poll for the community, because I was supposed to do it yesterday. Barala's on kinda low profile, wonder if she's okay.
Well, I sure blabber a lot. Next time will be sooner, I hope. Thanks for stopping by!