so like i mentioned previously, i am finished with this semester, and i’ll start class again for the summer. for Summer I i have an incomplete to finish working on among other things, PHP & CSS, an independent study to start looking at activist groups and on-line communication, UNIX and a workshop on LANs. plus it looks like i’ll be working about 3 jobs over the course of the summer. so it will be busy but, fun i think. in response to Jackie’s inquiry, yep i’m almost done. 9 credits this summer, then 9 in the fall fulfills the 60 credits necessary to receive the MLS/MIS degrees. then we will extricate ourselves from the clutches of indiana.

also the new issue of JCMC is out and ready for reading. articles that look especially interesting to me include:
1) Sorin Adam Matei
From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Virtual Community Discourse and the Dilemma of Modernity
2) Kevin B. Wright
Researching Internet-Based Populations: Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Survey Research, Online Questionnaire Authoring Software Packages, and Web Survey Services
3) Ananda Mitra, Jennifer Willyard, Carrie Anne Platt, Michael Parsons
Exploring Web Usage and Selection Criteria Among Male and Female Students
4) Barbara Warnick, Michael Xenos, Danielle Endres & John Gastil
Effects of Campaign-to-User and Text-Based Interactivity in Political Candidate Campaign Web sites

tonight was the post semester raw-fish-and-media flake-out. we went to get sushi and then to borders where, as usual we spent way too much money and pete again forgot his gift card, which he always seems to have when we’re not at borders. :) added to our already-too-large-library this evening we have:
Aloft, by Chang-Rae Lee
A Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking, by Julie Sahni

allison’s party last night was fun. i of course drank too much. i must learn not to drink things out of large plasic cups at parties. it always ends badly! as a graduation present i made allison a berry trifle. wish i had gotten pictures of the damn thing, but alas, i did not. it was angel food cake sprinkled with creme de cassis, then blackberry jam, fresh blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries, then a layer of fresh hand-whipped cream mixed with white chocolate pudding. allison will have to inform us of how it tasted – hope it was all right!

  1. jackie said:

    that trifle sounds yummy!

    “handmaid’s tale” even more appropriate lately, scarily…

  2. Handmaid’s Tale is fantastic! Not necessarily a fun read, though, as the plot is terrifying. (And hits a bit close to home now a days.) There is also a made-for-tv movie version of it. I remember seeing it about a decade ago before I even read the book. Movie=also scary.

  3. amy said:

    Handmaid’s tale totally rocks! Depressingly Orwellian. Funny in a couple of spots.

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