June 14, 2005

getting ready to go

It looks like my MAPSS year is starting to come to a close. I bought myself a robe and cap yesterday for graduation and returned most of my books to the Reg. The atmosphere in the library was almost eerie. It was so quiet without last week's frantic hordes of students trying to finish their finals. Pretty much the only people I saw were a couple of undergrads sleeping in the comfy chairs that I'm guessing had come there in search of respite from their overheated apartments.

I still haven't got my thesis draft back. So I guess I'll just have to resign to work on it in Brazil. I leave day after tomorrow, and there's no way I could finish it before, even if I got it back right now. But a little more exposure to Candomble probably wont hurt the paper at all. I'm just afraid that I'll end up wanting to re-write the whole thing after having talked about it with the people down there.

Going back feels strange though. I can't wait to go and be back in my beloved Bahia, but this year has been so intensive that last Spring in Brazil seems like another life already. But I know I'll be back in the swing of things in no time, visiting my Candomble friends, going to dance classes and doing my capoeira. I'll do my best to keep you all posted on how things go and what I'm up to down there, south of the equator. I even bought myself a new digital camera, so you'll be in for some pictures too.

By the way, if you have any comments on how I put this blog together, I would really like to hear them. I'm completely new at this and so, experimenting with what I can do. The background pictures turned out pretty cool, don't you think :)

2 Comments:

Blogger Matthew said...

Nice blog E!

- Matt

6/14/2005 4:15 PM  
Blogger pirjo said...

heyyy, u there with Manu Chao.. que inveja, amiga! Meidän juhannus menee täällä Suomen suvessa kesämökillä. Lämpö Brasilian tapaan vaan puuttuu ;>

6/25/2005 6:18 AM  

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