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First actual week of grad school

Posted by Russell on September 24, 2008 at 1:28 a.m.
When it rains, it pours! I've been hanging around all summer wondering what to do with myself, and now suddenly there is a huge explosion of activity. After a four day expedition to Davis to sign paperwork at Graduate Studies, register for classes, look for a job, look for an apartment, and get a sense of what it will be like to live here, I drove back to Los Angeles for my cousin Nathalie's wedding (Sunday) and my great aunt's 88th birthday (Monday). Both were beautiful. Then I packed my car and drove back to Davis this afternoon.

Tomorrow, I have a job interview and tour for an on-campus job working in one of the Department of Entomology greenhouses. Not quite as good as a TA position, but it would pay for rent and get me outside and moving around on a regular basis.

I still haven't found a place to live yet, but a very nice fellow from my department is letting me crash on his living room floor until I do. Classes were supposed to start Thursday, but evidently the professor for that course isn't here yet.

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