May. 21st, 2017

silailo: (belldandy blue)
I have a giant gripe that I decided to write in my paper journal instead of this one. Let's just say I'm frustrated right now and want to quit life.

To distract myself I went on eBay to look at things I can't buy right now, or just look at things I'm curious about. I found this interesting Anastasia doll I'd never seen before. It looks very similar to that one in the Key to the Past box set with Anastasia and her grandmother, and yet it's packaged like Paris Elegance Anastasia, which I have. I don't know if maybe this was a foreign release or what. I thought I knew of all the dolls that were made, but this one is totally new to me. I don't plan on bidding because I have the better version (Paris Elegance), and I'm not into buying every single thing of whatever my favorite thing is. She's got the same face/makeup, hair, gloves, comes with the little binoculars, plastic snap-on necklace, and plastic headband, though I can't tell if her earrings are just studs or if the hanging jewels just fell back behind her head and I can't see them. They look like studs, which is different from Paris Elegance and the set I mentioned earlier. The sheer cape thing she wears doesn't look like it has glitter, either.

I have what I consider the major dolls from the line: Paris Elegance (Anastasia and Dimitri), Together in Paris (Anya), and Dream Waltz. I also have Her Imperial Highness and the Always and Forever set (plus one Anastasia from this set I found at a thrift store, minus crown and shoes). Not sure I'd get more, but I've been eyeing the Key to the Past set and possibly Loving Memories if I can ever find it for a reasonable price.

But right now I'm too cheap to spend that kind of money on dolls that cost something like $20-25 back in the day. At least they were made better back then. The detail and quality of the fabric they used make dolls today look like crap.

silailo: (she monster)
Okay, I was griping earlier because I heard back from one of my profs about my statement of purpose. Basically I spent too much time talking about my background rather than what I want to do in the future. I already knew a little that I wasn't supposed to do that, but I did it anyway. Also he wants me to know what sort of project I'd like to do and what skills I want to learn and whatnot. Ummmmm..... Well, I do have some slight ideas, buuuuuut it's not super clear. (Thankfully I may not have to do a thesis. A site report is an option)

I guess this is why some people take a break after undergrad and read whatever interests them in the field so they have a better idea of what they want to do and what research has already been done. But I didn't do any of that, sooooo........**

It's a good thing I'm talking to him about this because the other two profs haven't asked me these questions at all. They indicated that I didn't need to worry too much about my SOP because of the extremely high chance of me getting accepted anyway. But I do want to create a good SOP. I hold myself to a high standard, or at least a decent one.

**Okay, in some ways I have. I have read a bit about some work done on historic mining sites/communities, but not much.

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