Tuesday, August 25, 2009

YAY! School has started

Hello people, how're you? School started on Monday and i am excited 'cos i really did not have a vacation from school. Anyway, i don't know why, but i am just excited. So i went to Baltimore on Thursday for the weekend. I decided to leave early in the morning to attend a 9 am class i was trying to register for. So i left Bmore at 5:30 am and was about 13 miles to Happy Valley, when the Popo pulled me over. As in, i was shocked! In my almost 5 yrs of driving, i have never ever been pulled over in this America by a cop for speeding. Mr. Popo asked me if i knew what the speed was around that area and i told him i thought it was 65mph, he said it was 55mph. I was doing like 75mph, but as soon as i sighted oga police i slammed on my brakes, so i think he really did not catch my speed. He asked for my documents, and then gave me a warning. Omo, i was happy o. Infact i almost hugged uncle police. Nobody told me o, i was gentle all the way to Happy Valley.

So i am a teaching assistant for 2 classes this semester. The most interesting one is the 400 level sex class. Today was the 1st day of class, and the prof asked them to write down the 1st thing they thought about when they heard the word SEX. Omo come and here responses o. I almost fainted and died of laughter. Some things i have never ever heard in my 20 som'n years of life. Let me share some with y'all: 69 (what's that?), moisture, STD's, AIDS, past gf's, present gf's and future one's i want to f*&k ... Abeg, let me keep this blog PG13. Please if anyone knows the meaning of 69 pls tell me. I will kuku come hear to gist y'all about the class 'cos i am sure it will be so much fun. The professor sef, she's so cool.

Looks like i will actually be a full time research assistant in the spring semester. I am so excited! You know what that means??? I am not going to be teaching for a while. Bliss! One thing i know for sure is that when i am done with this degree, i don't want to teach. It's bad enough that they say i already look like a professor/ school teacher/ school principal! That means, i have to start thinking, looking and networking on opportunities after i graduate.

By the way, i just realized that God willing, this time next year i should be done with my classes, and should be working towards my dissertation (the BIG D). I have an idea what i want to do for the BIG D, 1) it will be about women/ girls 2) it will be in global health 3) i will travel somewhere in Africa to collect my dissertation data and 4) it will be a qualitative study. I am sure more things will unfold as i continue to explore.

My Oga reviewed my paper, and he thinks i am doing a very good job so i am excited about that, glory be to God. Now the part i hate is this, having to revise the paper and then resubmit. Now i have 2 papers to revise and resubmit. By God's grace i want to submit those 2 papers to 2 different journals. God willing, my goal before i graduate with this degree is to have at least 4 papers on which i am the first author- AMEN.

Did i tell y'all that i am now a senior gal in my office? There are 2 new students in my lab. I have to "train" them according to my oga. Phew! Huge responsibility, 'cos i have my plate full already. I need to sign off now 'cos i have had my jumpdrive stuck in my computer's USB port for about an hour now. Work calls. Till we yarn again peeps, DEUCES!!! (That's my new slang, from "THE GAME").

12 comments:

Nice Anon said...

I haven't heard anyone use "yay!" to describe school opening in a long time.

webround said...

were you on the highway when popo pulled you over? i've always been curios as to how popo can pull someone over for speeding on the highway cos there are hundreds of cars on the road going way above the speed limit.

have a wonderful semester

NaijaBloke said...

Ara oko ......


When you are speeding and u sight a cop, don't ever slam on ur brakes just take ur feet off the accelerator.Slamming on the brakes intensifies the radar accuracy,but it is always a reflex sha to slam on the brakes when u see a popo even if you are not speeding.

Pele Prof ...we dey wait Graduation day sha!

BSNC said...

lucky you the police abi na popo must have been in a good mood.

lol of course you know when some people hear about sex, their mind have fireworks...

Myne Whitman said...

congrats on moving ahead. Your enthusiasm makes me miss academia. Will get back to it someday

Andrea said...

The police let you go,you are so lucky. He was having a good day..

temmy tayo said...

How come nobody explained ''69'' to us now.lol

Next time do not speed. You hear me!

DiAmOnD hawk said...

LOL... @ Temmytayo... we dont know o... we're all blogville saints abeg.. dont corrupt us with the meaning!

Teva said...

Hey dear...been a while!
69 is the same as fellatio, italian for simulationus oral sex.

That's definitely not going to keep the blog PG13

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

hey you, hope all is well.

Myne Whitman said...

Long time, hope you're just busy. Take care

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

Thanks to all those that left comments to check up in me.