"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

oh yeaaaah...


making good on my promise to make 2008 the best year EVER, i finished writing chapter one of my thesis today, at 10:33 pm. and at 22 pages - plus notes for chapter two, an appendix, works cited page (containing no less than 24 sources) and a table of contents - i have to say, i'm actually quite happy with it.

what's more, i find that i really enjoy grappling with all the complex connections between democracy, education, and market ideology. especially fun was the section on democratic philosophy, in which i got to teach myself about classical and liberal republicanism, having never taken a poli sci class in my life!

anyway, it's done. and i'm half relieved, half scared, because now the brutal waiting begins. will Bill like it? only time will tell... i really hope he does, i slaved away at it, hunched over at my little ottoman desk, my books in piles around me. my back hasn't been the same in weeks!

now i'm stretching out for the first time in days, and taking a real deep breath. i'm cleaning up my space and trying to remember what it feels like to have a life again. weird, really.

let's hope all my effort wasn't in vain,
stephanie

p.s. and what's more, all those creative juices flowing and i finally got a title for my thesis!
"ACTUALIZING THE DEMOCRATIC PROMISE OF AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION." bam, baby!

5 comments:

remaerdyaD said...

Giday Stefi.lee!

Use newsfeeds? I just found that this is your newsfeed:
http://stephanie-lee.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

In other news, I think your title is kind of punk rock. It at least seems to imply to a prof that public ed is perhaps not democratic or questionably so. Maybe that is just me tho.

~ remaerdyad0

stephan!e lee said...

alright! "punk rock!" yeeeeaaah...

did i mention i'm in an all-girl punk band called The Punky Brewsters? yeah, that name was my idea. (c) 2007 by stephanie lee!

this thesis, it be rockin'.
-stef

remaerydaD said...

Kewl!

I am sure you will do rad with your thesis.

The name of your band makes me think light and fluffy thoughts away from the surface of pluto outside. It is really really really really cold here.

Pleasant dreams and wishes for more successes.

Rae Jin Devine said...

Love the title babe, keep the party loud!

(I'll be in Oxford oh-so-soon and I'm PUMPED.)


P.S. The word verification for this post is "fbotox." It made me smile.

Brian said...

Way to go Steph!!!!!!

My word verify is *dpfjm*