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Kira
23 April 2012 @ 05:23 am
I got a letter back from Marshall today. I have been provisionally accepted which means that I didn't meet the academic requirements in some way (I'm assuming my degree GPA was too low for the department standards since it was 2.81 instead of 3.0), but they still think that I have the proper academic potential to succeed. I have to contact the graduate program advisor for the relevant details and to sort out which classes to apply for. Which would be a whole lot easier if the university website didn't keep crashing and going offline for hours upon hours at a time and restricting access to the areas of the student database that I need.
 
 
Kira
24 March 2012 @ 02:22 am
Recommendation letter has been retrieved. Transcripts have been sent. Now, all I have to do is sit down, be a responsible adult, revise my sample paper properly, and write up a letter of intent.

I really hate having to sell myself.
 
 
Kira
15 March 2012 @ 01:05 am
Instead of waiting until I had everything in hand and rushing to fill out my grad school application, I went ahead and filled it out this afternoon and started getting everything together that I have to send. I still don't have my second letter of recommendation, and now it's spring break so I have to wait until that's done to try and get it. But at least the app being in will push me to actually be a pest about it if she, for some reason, doesn't have it done like she said she would.

In other, non-school related news, Fandom March Madness makes me remember why I so eagerly support any fictional character whose ultimate goal is to wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. This planet would be so much nicer without all the people.
 
 
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
Kira
07 March 2012 @ 08:59 pm
A week into March, and I still haven't gotten any word back from my professor on the status of my recommendation letter. Even after I e-mailed her about it.

And tumblr is over capacity so I can't even distract myself.

Note to self. Next time, lie about the deadlines and say they're a month earlier than they actually are.
 
 
Kira
21 February 2012 @ 09:23 am
So apparently going a year between updates is a thing that I do now despite the fact that I have been actively reading (though not actually commenting) on my f-list pretty much weekly. But I guess since I've really had very little to say lately about anything that wasn't related to fandom stuff (pretty well covered on tumblr) and RP (pretty well covered on IJ), updating has seemed kinda pointless.

Applying for Spring semester didn't happen since, apparently, in order to apply the professor actually has to get back to you about your recommendation letter before the deadline is past. I suppose most of the blame is on me for not constantly bugging her about it when it was getting close, and I still hadn't heard anything, but it's more than a little frustrating to have someone assure you that they're going to do something, have the deadline in hand, and just...not do it. She's assured me (since I contacted her) that she will have the letter to me by the end of February. But considering that's a week away, and I haven't heard anything since the day I e-mailed her, I'm not going to be holding my breath.

This wouldn't be such an issue if I didn't need two recommendations since I already have one (requested, written, and delivered to me in a matter of three days, tvym), but considering this is the last professor on campus that I had both consistently and in classes which I excelled at who hasn't either left, retired, or died, I'm at a bit of a loose end as far as having other options goes. So I'm hoping she does actually get back to me soon. I have everything else that I need. I just need this one recommendation letter, and I can submit an online application, send off the letters and my writing samples, and get my transcripts and test scores sent in all a good month or so ahead of the deadline.

I hope. I'm really tired of feeling like I'm doing nothing more than treading water.
 
 
 
Kira
10 February 2011 @ 07:27 pm
Just realized it's been next to never since I've updated this thing. Apparently once I got out of school, I lacked anything sufficient to say. Or anything sufficient to do, really. I haven't even been attempting a job search since Mom decided to invalid herself not long after I gradated (tibial plateau fracture, and for her age, six to eight months for full bone recovery plus another year, at least, for rehabilitation) so I've basically been providing unpaid home care since August as even if I got a job, the majority of my paycheck would end up going to pay for home care for when I was away as Mom's insurance doesn't cover it.

I've also massively dropped the ball on applying to grad school. I filled out my FAFSA, but while I had every intention of going to ask for recommendation letters in September, it's now February and I have yet to do so. And since the fall semester deadline is April 15th (unlike the August 30th that I thought it was initially, stupid program specific deadline), I'm not entirely sure I'm going to have everything together in time for fall.

But I suppose if I go and ask soon (as soon as I can get the fuck away without Mom whining about me leaving her on her own and being a wholly inconsiderate daughter when I think I've been damn considerate as I haven't murdered her in her sleep yet), I can easily have everything together for the Spring deadline, at least.
 
 
Kira
07 November 2010 @ 06:34 am
THE SORTING HAT MEME
// MY THREAD!
 
 
Kira
20 May 2010 @ 03:17 pm
30 Day TV Show MEMECollapse )

Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

I have an awful lot of favorite shows, but I think my most favorite show ever has to be Red Dwarf. I've been watching this show since its debut in 1988 (yes, folks, when I was 4), and it never gets old. Arnold Rimmer will forever be my first fictional crush.
 
 
Kira
19 May 2010 @ 03:06 pm
Thirty Day TV MemeCollapse )

Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)

I don't think there are any first season aired shows that I have watched all the way through this season. But I will say what I have seen of both V and Caprica have left me intrigued, and Community seems to be working out to be one of the few tolerable [NBC] comedies left on TV.
 
 
Kira
18 May 2010 @ 11:55 am
Thirty Day TV Show MemeCollapse )

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching

Fringe which, with Heroes canceled, is my new active sci-fi TV obsession.