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I've got to do something about a Christmas default icon for this… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
I've got to do something about a Christmas default icon for this journal- think I'll screencap something from the Christmas themed ep of Hotel Babylon.

I'm currently scouting the internet furiously in search of something relatively easy to make for Sinterklaas this year. After two years and many attempts, I'm giving up on pepernoten, considering that DESPITE following the recipe by the book, every time I've tried making them, they've had the consistency of bullets. *facepalm* Have found some really good recipe sites and currently deciding what dish might achieve a better result (and be easy to find ingredients for).

Had the first set of lectures for NT Greek today (that's Koine Greek, or 'common' Greek if you're going to be bitchy about it- in any case, the Greek language that first century AD Palestinians were speaking). Three years of Latin has made me extremely well-prepared for Greek. We've only covered nouns so far, but you parse them the way you do Latin nouns (number, gender, case), which has made things quite easy for me in that respect. The thing I've got to watch out for though is that unlike in Latin, there is a definite article in Greek. And while I was a little worried about how I'd translate the Greek alphabet, that has been quite easy too.

I also managed to get my semester results a day early- got a very nice grade of 7 for RID, which I'm quite pleased about. It wasn't a perfect mark, but I guessed it wouldn't be (there were quite a few things that I forgot to address, in retrospect). I haven't given a lot of thought to thesis planning in the past week, though I'll use the time at uni to do some research. I also need to come up with a shortlist of texts that I want to analyse.

Haven't gotten around to watching part one of Jane Eyre yet. Recording David Starkey's Monarchy tonight though. I like Starkey a lot, largely because he's one of those academics who hates textbooks/scholarly articles that have a tiny paragraph of text on a page and then a crapload of footnotes below- that's my sort of academic!

Current Music: The Painted Veil ST- Gnossiene No. 1

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vikingcarrot From: vikingcarrot Date: November 27th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to say that I am envious of your apparent ability to be studious and retain information and get excellent marks.

Teach me, oh wise one. I need to be able to at least get good enough marks to do Honours. D:
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