Today? Today I'm back at class!!! Ye gods I still cannot believe I'm back here, doing this, learning in a classroom, taking notes, being a student. And, glory of all glories, my second government class isn't just about the amazing world of American Politics (because, frankly, even though American government is way more interesting to me than American history, I'm still just not as excited as I could be). NO, instead it's about American-European international relations! Hallelujah! It means I'll actually learn things I am vaguely interested in. And the instructor is a woman from Turkey who is trying to curb her more dictatorial tendencies (but who also laughs a lot and seems very sweet). I will NOT dodge assignments or show up late or anything to earn her displeasure, because I know just how little leeway there is behind her smile. However, since I do talk, and I will not screw up, I think I'll earn that smile more often than not. Sadly, when she did the name thing, she somehow got it into her head that my name's Katie.
Although Katie's a perfectly good name, and I've known many Katies or Katys that are delightful and intelligent and generally great to know, it's just NOT me. Not by any streatch of the imagination. I detest being called Katie (well, ok, there are a set of circumstances - like being called Katie by Neil's grandfather - that I simply adore it, but that's different). So hopefully I'll be able to correct her out of it before it becomes habit.
Now I wait for my 60's lit class, and look forward to the fact that I'll finally get to take a literature class at this university! It's been ... way too long.