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Deep Apologies... & etc. ...

In which I explain what I've been doing for the past three weeks.

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Hello all,

I'm very sorry I haven't been writing anything for...three weeks? It may have seemed like I'd dropped off the planet, but never fear, I'm back!

I've been a bit lazy these last few weeks in terms of my free time. Firstly, I had family to attend to: my cousin came to visit the first weekend and my aunt kept taking me to do things (like visit Peaks Island), so my free time was a bit limited. Now that we've gotten sightseeing out of the way, I have chores to do, like washing dishes, buying groceries, cleaning the litter box, managing my library books, and mailing packages to my boyfriend (who, despite being only an hour away, I've only been able to see for four hours total). But when I did have real free time, I spent it...on the internet. Or watching movies. Or reading some books. Yeah.

And to be honest, unlike last year there is neither much scenery nor much learning to document (so far). My work is kind of interesting in a nerdy sort of way (and I will do a post on that soon, as well as the library, where I now volunteer). Did I also mention how obscenely hot it's been? We don't have air conditioning because, well, Maine, so lounging around is the primary goal when I'm at home. As well as making non-hot food and non-hot tea and feeding the cat periodically.

But now I'm back, and perhaps you're wondering why. There are two main reason besides pure guilt: Naia P. updating her own travel blog about Japan from months and months ago; and me getting my IRB application approved! That's right - approved! Now I have a month to do some serious research...by which I mean tracking down strangers to speak into my new audio recorder.

Well, this is going to be interesting.

Alison R.

Posted by poetisa16 14:30 Archived in USA Tagged work family research

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