Day’s Verse:
The curves of your hips are like jewels, the work of the hands of an artist.
Your navel is like a round goblet which never lacks mixed wine;
Your belly is like a heap of wheat fenced about with lilies.
Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
Your neck is like a tower of ivory…

Song of Solomon 7:1-3

Engagement LightMy MQP content is finished, according to John Trimbur, my advisor. He told me he doesn’t want to see the project again until it’s the final copy – which is due October 13th. Now I have to edit, edit, and edit. My standard editors (mom! dad!) are too busy to commit to looking at it – which I understand, considering the thing is a rather monstrous 130 pages. I’ve written longer documents, but never had to edit them with a fine-toothed comb like I will for this one. But I feel motivated enough that it should finish well enough. I’ll be so glad to finish the whole project!

What I’m actually getting increasingly nervous about is a talk I agreed to do for the Board of Advisors of WPI about my trip to London and my MQP. Not only do I have to write the speech, but I have to memorize it: no notecards allowed. And, although this may seem small and unimportant to all you normal people out there, I need to find a dress suit! Something very formal and professional. That’s the expected attire. I was intending to buy something like that over Christmas for job interviews, but my timetable has been forcibly pushed up a bit. Both those things stress me out alarmingly. I’m glad I volunteered to do this though. It gives me presentation practice and there’s no possible way for me to back out.

Speaking of back out, I may have overcommitted myself – an unusual turn of events for me, indeed. The ECE department needs some technical writing done, and I immediately applied for the job because it sounds like excellent experience (and also like fun). I got a positive response back from the head of the department and felt happy – this would be a great resume addition! Then I realized I simply don’t have time if they want me to work 10 hours a week during A-Term. Too busy! *Checks clock* Speaking of busy, must run, take shower and prepare to tutor at 9:00!

3 thoughts on “What’s Not To Love?

  1. I wish I could help you buy that outfit you need. I’m sure it could be a matching skirt and jacket (doesn’t have to be pants, although you might prefer that). Short jackets (waist length) look better when you are shortish. And it doesn’t have to be black to look professional. Hope that helps you. 🙂 Where will you look?

  2. No idea! I was going to wait and buy one at home over Christmas, and have you come with me, but then this came up and threw a monkey wrench into my plans. I’ll certainly bear your advice in mind while I’m looking though. Thanks!

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