In other news - my medical situation has been iffy. PT is rough. I have woken up daily with pain my shoulders - I think a new mattress may be in order but Sunday and Monday it was at its worst. I had gone shopping for a suit on Saturday nothing heavy duty. I woke up Sunday and I was practically crying. The stimulator does not impact my shoulders and I suspect that this pain has something to do with the trial because it is since the trial that I have been having this pain. As for the stimulator - well its too soon to tell.
What I am most pissed about is missing the Dalai Lama. I had been still dealing with my pain issues in the shoulders. As I was walking to the stadium I ran into Sue - a class mate from most of my Anthro classes this semester and two semesters back. I should have given her the ticket. I made it until 2pm. I could not sit in the bleachers and ended up leaving and by the time I got to my car I was crying - not from missing the experience but because of the pain. To the individual(s) who have recused their beliefs to my giving up - kiss my ass. Really kiss my ass.
I have been starting to think about Grad School more and more. I am going to broach the topic with teachers shortly. One of the authors that I have read - a historian on China - teaches at Yale and I would love to learn from him - Jonathan Spence. I also looked at the Anthro end of things and its equally interesting. Dr. Tedlock is pushing San Francisco because of the interest in sexuality but I do not want to study just that. I am still not sure which I want to go into because I have seen the benefits and detriments of both.
I did have an idea for an ethnographic study and in actuality it would almost be considered ethnological if carried out right but I am not sure yet and I do not want to mention it until I talk to the party(ies) that I would like to involve. Cross-culturaly it would be fascinating - especially considering background(s). I will see.
Right now I am in school isolation mode and have taken to turning the machine down so it is not a distraction so if you read this and I do not get back to you - be patient - its a semester that requires a lot of work. And busy work is good. BTW I got the voice recorder and am dying to try it out.