Wednesday, May 07, 2008

What's Jenn Been Doing?

On May 1st, I had the grand plan of writing here everyday. I still feel like it's pretty important.

Then I forgot to post--it was a busy day!--and have since been absorbed in finals. I had a take home final due Monday along with a project write up, and tomorrow I have a 15-25 page paper due for 18th century novel.

Let me tell you, though, this paper I'm writing is so much fun. I have no clue how good it is, but I'm really enjoying it, so perhaps that'll shine through. I'm looking at narrative strategy in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments (1001 Nights in other translations). I get into a long discussion about how there are two different audiences--and embedded audience, then an audience of the text--and I use my favorite essay ever, Tolkien's "On Fairy-Stories" to further examine what the text does and why it's so powerful as a story. I'm really loving it right now. Oh, and I use The Princess Bride in my introduction. Neat!

What else have I been up to? I got to hang out with an awesome pal for a month (yay!). I ran into a former friend and, treated with complete coldness by someone who once I considered a good friend, decided to let that relationship go (I have since deleted that individual from my e-life). I've been procrastinating a lot. I've also been watching 30 Rock because that show is hilarious. (I like it so much that I want to take it behind the middle school...)

Anyway, my paper is due tomorrow, then I'll be free (sort of) for the summer! I already have a list of books I'm going to attempt to read...

2 comments:

bockstark.knits said...

Oooh, Princess Bride in the intro? Sounds awesome! And I love 30 Rock too - I have to clear my thoughtsicles.

Kerry said...

Sounds like an awesome paper. Miss you guys! You two are the most hospitable people in the world. I miss the camaraderie. And I support the removal of dwelling on unhappiness. Some things -- and friendships -- are simply not meant to be, through no fault of our own. Peace is better. :)