Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

It's official . . .

I got my uniform today! So, in the next class, I'll be wearing my dobok with the school seal on the sleeve.

And I also started learning my first form.

I'm far more excited than I probably have any right to be, given how weak I still am and how much I screwed up in class today, but I'll get stronger and better.

The instructors started showing disappointment and speaking sharply to me today, but even that doesn't bother me very much. It means I'm not just a guest anymore: I'm their student now.