We have a group presentation in less than 30 minutes on the Song of Roland. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t read it. My job was to summarize it, so I wrote a summary on some summaries online. I get the jist. I get it. And I think we’ll do okay. We made a script and all we have to do is follow the script. I think I can do that.

This morning I went to see my professor about graduate schools. He said I should apply for 10-12 Ph.D programs, which is like 1500 bucks, people! And I’ll be honest with you again, I don’t know if I just want to go to graduate school because it’s the “next step” in life and I don’t want to think about what else I could be doing (because honestly I have no idea) or if I really do want to go. I mean, I do want to go. I don’t want to be done learning. And German would be wonderful. My German is not… there… yet and maybe I’ll be saying that my whole life but I would really love to get my German another 10 notches up, whatever that means.

My professor told me if I want to do German, I need to know a second language, preferably Latin or French. I’ll go with French since I can teach it. But dangit, I was so excited to take Spanish. So I really got to sit down and consider my life. Spencer and I really got to sit down and consider our lives, haha.

So that was some good information. My professor told me all the schools he thought were pretty good: Harvard, Berkeley, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, UC Davis, Pittsburgh. Now I got to look at the list and see where I’d actually want to go on this and then look at four more places to go.

He also said I could apply for the Comparative Literature and Languages masters program at the U and then transfer to another university and get my German PhD when Spencer is graduated. So that would give me one year of stuff. I didn’t know you could transfer credits like that. Does that sound right to all y’all?

That’s where my head is right now.

Okay, I do want to go to school. I don’t feel like I’m done. But I don’t know if I should do German. Gahh, I don’t know!

Maybe my award this Thursday will be 1500 bucks and I’ll just hide it away and stick it in a jar called “PhD program applications” cause that’s TOTALLY where I want to spend my 1500 bucks.