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kittie

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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Roman Frontier History
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    Classics
  1. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    Good news! Just when I was about to call her, I got an email today from one of the department secretaries. She said that there was a glitch in the system and that's why I never received my UB person number. She said that everything should be up and running for me by tomorrow! Unfortunately, my butt is leaving tonight for vacation and I won't be able to mess around with it until the 22nd. booo Did you get all your UBIT account info through an email or did you log on to your application and it was all there? I want to know what to expect. Aside from getting in with funding (YAY!), I have h
  2. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    Well, I've been in touch with the admin people and they said that I should email them if I haven't received anything by Friday. I didn't get anything and so I did email. blargh I think all this has been my faulty somehow. I told Professor Coffee and that other guy from the scholarship office that I was accepting their offer. I even sent out the confirmation letter way ahead of time I thought that was all I had to do, and so I never went back online to my grad application at UB. I finally looked at it last weekend and there was a prompt asking me whether I wanted to accept the offer of admissi
  3. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    The UBITName and account are exactly what I'm talking about! grrrrrrrr I haven't received anything about that in an email, but I did just get a welcoming email from the Dean of the Graduate school, which has assuaged my fear that someone may have forgotten about me and my acceptance into the program! I just sent an email to Professor Coffee telling him that I'm in a bind, and so hopefully I can get some help. We watched the first ep of Spartacus yesterday and one of my students asked if it was rated NC17. heh heh I said No, baby, it's just HBO. hahahahaha That's exactly what people are
  4. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    I know right? I still can't believe how lucky I am! The previous professor went nuts and bailed on a Tuesday, they called me on a Thursday, and then I was a full time Latin instructor by Tuesday! I taught four classes a day and it was very hard on my voice. I drank water constantly and yet I was always thirsty. It wiped me out. Things are easier now that I'm doing two classes everyday instead of 4 twice a week. I'm so lucky to have a job, especially one that comes with the best health insurance in the state. I've been unemployed and uninsured and I don't want to go back to that. It's also be
  5. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    I did my BA and MA at Dalhousie. They're holding the CAC conference there in May and I wish I could go, but my students are having their final exams during that time. I was a TA in everything I could get my hands on, first Latin, then Greek, then an ancient history survey course, then the Roman Republic, Roman Empire, and finally 5thBC Greece. I swear, I learned more History from my role as a TA, than I did as a student! I wasn't the instructor in these classes, but I was a wicked sub. Many profs still owe me lunch for a few last minute favors. I had no idea that Buffalo was that close to To
  6. Thanks, greenlee! I want to go on a wing crawl when I get there and try all the best spots! Everybody always talks about Elmwood, but isn't it just too far away? When I was a grad student, I lived in my office. I just went home to sleep and shower. Elmwood seems to be in the super trendy part of Buffalo, where the action is and all that, but I need to be near UB north. I looked at the Fall grad classes in my department and quite a few are at night, which only makes things worse for me since I wouldn't be comfortable walking around at night in a city I don't know, but mostly because I suck
  7. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    When I got the invite to come down for visiting day, there were 6 other emails next to mine. I googled the names like an expert online stalker and discovered that two of them were in Florida, one was a New Zealander, and another was a girl just finishing her MA. I couldn't find the other names. Maybe since you were waitlisted for funding, you were in the second round of acceptances??? I never went to the visiting day because I knew that I was already sold on UB and its awesome funding package, but mostly because I had a medical appointment that Friday that I couldn't miss. I wanted to tell Pr
  8. Another person from Arizona! Man, it seems like everyone in the southwest is relocating to UB. Is it true that you guys don't call Buffalo Wings, Buffalo Wings, just Wings? All my questions are UB specific, and not about Buffalo. For example, how's the oncampus parking situation? Thanks for commenting on this semi-dead thread!
  9. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    Arizona! We're practically twins! When I was a kid, I applied to UofA for Classics and got in, but I went off to Canada because it was ridiculously inexpensive and 12 time zones away. I looked into Uhauling all my crap and they wanted me to rent the truck for a minimum of 9 days, even though I could easily get there in 4 or 5. Plus, they wanted to charge me almost 2k, so I told them to suck it big time. I'm looking in to mailing all my junk on a crate or something, otherwise I'll probably end up sleeping on a walmart special futon. blargh. I put my email for this place called the Villas a
  10. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    You're a rockstar, Corinna! Were you the kiwi that got accepted into UB as well or is it possible to have two rogue kiwi Classicists applying for Classics phds in North America? heh heh Two winters in a row?? Sounds like my idea of a good time. Aside from getting a tan, summer blows. I'm looking forward to wearing all my winter attire and drinking scotch and vodka to stay warm! When I told my bro that I was moving to Buffalo, the Toronto Film Festival was all he could talk about! It takes place in September and I'm thinking of going up there to watch a film just to make him jealous. I'm sur
  11. Wow! Applying to a phd truly is a numbers game. In the end, no matter how good we think we are, we're just lucky! At least you're admitting that you are a hipster. I know quite a few people who talk about being hipster bait and laying hipster traps, but they never acknowledge their own hipster-ness! heh heh Elmwood Village and Allentown seem to be the heart of downtown Buffalo and are too far away from the north campus for my tastes. I'm going to throw away the idea of a work/life balance and live in my grad student cubicle, only departing to my apartment to do the necessities like sleeping
  12. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    Congrats, ikkaticus! Maybe I'll meet up with you at some point for a conference or a party. I've got so many buddies of mine doing phds at Toronto in history. I'm sure you'll have a great experience there! My Canadian pals are glad I'm moving to Buffalo. They say it'll be easy to jump the border when Palin wins in 2012! heh heh Are you excited about being a TA? That's how most people get funding in Canada. I went to a 2 year MA program in Canada and I actually got more funding in my 2nd year than I did in my first. I was a TA for everything I could get my hands on, from Greek and Latin to all
  13. Awesome, rhino party! Great to see someone on this thread. I looked at the English forum's UB page and it seems like a lot of English BAs applied for UB! You must be pretty amazing to not be culled from the herd. What's your plan for UB? I've been trying to figure out a place to live, but all the places near to campus seem to be geared toward undergrads and all the oncampus apartments cost buko bucks! Are you excited? When I tell people I'm moving to Buffalo, they only talk about the cold. I swear, it's like moving to Canada all over again. There's nothing wrong with cold weather, people
  14. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    Yay, DC! Sounds like you are pumped. I'm worried about moving too. I don't want to pay to ship all my junk, but the family is worried that I may end up sleeping on the floor again because I'm too cheap to buy a bed. heh heh UHAULing it would be outrageous, like thousands of dollars outrageous! I'm hoping that someone builds a transporter between now and August or else I'm packing a suitcase and a car and leaving the rest. Finally, GM! I've been trying to find people going to Buffalo, but they never post anything on the City Guide or the Meet and Greet page. I'm trying to figure out where to
  15. kittie

    Quo vadis?

    What's up, lurkers and semi-lurkers? It's April. Either you received good news and/or you're waiting for the last of the bad news. Where you going? How's the funding? Are you pumped or freaking out? What are you doing during your last summer of freedom? Traveling or hitting the books? I'm traveling a little mid-May, teaching Intermediate Latin, but I'm also trying to decide what I should translate on my own. Tacitus? Plus, I'm continuing my studies in German and French. UB has a diagnostic test in Latin and Greek and I want to kick butt and take names on it. I think I may attempt my fir
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