Where in the Hell is Dawn???

Friday, September 22, 2006

I suppose that's what you may be thinking..Did she trip over the gnomes and knock herself unconcious while drinking cheap wine?

While that is, in many ways, an excellent guess ( and one I may attempt late on tonight) the sad truth is

Homework.

I'm swamped.

Take a look:







And this ain't exactly light reading. The stuff that gives me the most trouble? Curriculum Ideologies! The IRONY!

If I have to read the word pedagogy one more time, I might actually die. Of Hypothetico-deductive or Phenomonological. Then I have to write papers on this - critical analysis. With intelligent questions. The best one I have come up with is "What the fuck is this talking about?"

ACK.

Now, I am a smart, smart woman. But this stuff puts me to sleep. I now remember why I napped so much in college, it was the fucking, cocksucking reading.



Help me.

32 Baleful Regards:

Mitzi Green said...

just looking at the pictures gives me a fucking headache.

and now i remember why i've been wavering on the decision to go back to school for my JD.

thank god you posted this before i wrote the check for the application fee.

Mom101 said...

It also reminds me why we drank so hard on weekends.

Good luck. For real. mom

E. said...

Yeah, this is bringing back flashbacks from grad school. The jargon, the theory, the alcohol... At least I was in an English department so I got to read lots of novels, too. But plenty o' theory as well.

Feral Mom said...

English, Sniglish. Sorry E, in the Social Sciences (using both loosly--the whores) it's different. Literature review doesn't mean the Norton Anthology...fuck!!! If only it did. It means Boring Ass Shit.
hang in there, dude.

Feral Mom said...

Not that the Norton wasn't boring.

Marcie said...

Ugh. I do not envy you.

the other mrs b said...

I think my eyeballs rolled to the back of my head when I tried to read "Metaphorical Roots of Cirriculum Design". Wake me when it is over.

Dawn said...

Here, Here Feral. They don't tell you this shit BEFORE they lure you in. Lit "review" my ass - it makes it sound as if you are perusing breezy articles about nail polish.

HAHAHA.

And Yes, I am beginning to recall why I binge drank every Thursday through Sunday...

Anonymous said...

HOLY CRAP! I am having a flash back!!! I actually managed the JD - prespouse and with LOTS of alcohol to make it possible. I am getting all shaking just looking at the text books. I guess that is why I didn't go get the "higher" degree I kept contemplating. Is there anything out there doesn't involve mind-numbing forays into fucking text books!
Peace.

Anonymous said...

See, it made me incoherent.
Shaky not shaking, and "Is there anything out there THAT doesn't involve... okay?
I never claimed to be a good typist.

Her Bad Mother said...

Been there. Hear ya. Loud.

(And? I hope that phenomenological is one of WonderBaby's first words. That, or hermeneutics.)

Jaelithe said...

Actually, that's exactly where I thought you were.

This is why I think if I ever go to grad school, I'm afraid won't continue in Comparative Literature (the illustrious subject I studied in undergrad). I'll either get an MFA in writing, or an MBA with a focus in non-profit management.

Because as much as I actually love reading, I am sick, sick, sick of conducting analyses of meta-analyses of analyses.

(Sick, sick, I say!)

ayasud said...

Oh, quit yer bitchin! You can totally wing that shit!

Bwahahahahaahahaha!

Hey, you wanted the PhD! There's a reason why you can't get it out of a cereal box!

Susanne said...

You're only out of practice. In a few semesters science speak will come natural to you. I remember re-reading a text in grd school that I had as an assignment in my very first semester. In first semester I had to translate every single sentence. With a friend. In grad school I just breezed though it.

And I hope you can fend off depression and find a good therapist soon.

Susanne said...

Um, sorry "grad school" not "grd school". I really should re-read my comments too.

kim said...

I'm such a geek 'cause I'm going cool, I want to go back to school. Then I remember the three kids and that I'm maxed out with just that.

I'll be here like a groupie waiting for you to surface from time to time.

TB said...

I remember this well. Just do what I did. Skim the material then wait for someone else to start a discussion that you can jump in on and dominate thus changing the subject from the required reading.

Hang in there chica.

sweatpantsmom said...

Phenomonological.

Is that latin for 'cocksuckers?'

Good luck with the homework and the reading. I admire you to no end.

wordgirl said...

You had me at "pedgagogy".

-Wordgirl
B.S. in Education, Curriculum & Instruction. (minors in English and History).

Fraulein N said...

Hot holy damn. Here, have some virtual wine. You deserve it.

Vicki said...

I can feel the horro from here....as I'm waiting to burn a very similar pile of papers from my thesis. I JUST can't read that shit ANY. MORE.

Vicki said...

Horror. That would be horror.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dawn:

Let's face you have always loved a challenge. You disdane ignorance...

I told you that you need at least 3 weeks to understand this new language of the new class..give yourself time to be a new learner. After a few weeks, of this new class you will understand said language..

Just promise us that in the future you will not communicate at this presumptious level, even if you understand it, cause the rest of us will be left in the dark....

Love MOM

JayMonster said...

Two Words

CLiff Notes

(Yeah, yeah, I know... but I figured the last thing you need is long comments ;)

Mignon said...

How about this for the most unhelpful comment ever: I'm so jealous! I never got to do actual reading of written material in college, unless it was instructions on how to do a thermodynamics lab. My professors were constantly dinging me for writing my lab reports in "inappropriate prose style." Fuck em.

I would gladly share a glass (couple bottles) of wine with you and listen to you complain, but I would secretly be seeting with jealousy.

Nancy said...

(singing)

Just a bottle full of wine helps the literature go down... in the most delightful way.

Hey, if you've gotta read about The Metaphor of Production you need a little mental lubrication, if you know what I'm saying.h

Anonymous said...

Urghhhhh...I did not enjoy the heavy reading portion of my higher education experience.

But you're Dawn! You can do it!

xo

Izzy said...

Ummm..that was me. I didn't mean to check "anonymous"

madge said...

If they had made cliff notes for reading like this, maybe I wouldn't have been drinking EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK in college. That's right, ladies. Your weekend-only bingeing screams, "AMATEURS!" or rather, "GENIUSES!"

You can do it, Dawn. Just remember a beer funnel, or four, never helped anyone!

Gurukarm said...

You look tired babe! Wine will do that to you on top of all those 4 dollar words :-)

Keep up, you can do it, your cheerleading section is right behind you!

Mommy off the Record said...

OMG, this post completely stressed me out. I'm so glad I'm done with school. Good luck with the studies! It'll be worth it in the end for the PhD. Dr. Dawn. That has a kinda ring to it!

Cynthia said...

ARGH! Damn it, now I'm scared to go back to school. That is - of course - if they accept me. Kinda hard to do when you haven't yet applied, huh? Does anyone have an extra 60K? Pretty please? Wih sugar on top? I guess I'll have to take another year to think about it and raise some more dough (though those pesky lil university people with the "a Masters is not enough, you have to have a Doctorate to teach here"... I hate them!).

Keep at it Dawn! You can do it! (And fuck, I never knew you were so damn witty! I guess I'll have to bookmark ya!)

 
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