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[Comments] (4) Slacker: On Tuesday I got two announcements for graduations that are a week after mine. I'm sending mine out today. Oh well. Mine are really cute. I had Susie make some because I am cheap but I really like them a lot better than the impersonal formal ones. And I have a good picture. If you look really closely you can see the title of the book in my lap: With Serbia into Exile (cheerful!). Most of them will get to their addressees before the actual graduation.... I hope.

[Comments] (1) It is out of my hands: hooray!

[Comments] (3) : I just remembered that I haven't posted in a long time. I am all graduated and done with school, but I think I will have to pay my library fines before they give me my diploma...

[Comments] (2) Searching through the stations for an unfamiliar song: I changed my flight so now I am leaving on the 5th instead of the 30th. It only cost $35 to change the ticket (I love STA). So now I have a lot to do getting ready, which is much better than visions of an empty summer. Of course, the down side is I will miss Paul and Christina's wedding and HP at Russos, but I will go to London instead.

opps: visa panic. Birkbeck is being much more helpful than CSUB, but is that really surprising?

And the woot, she wanders: One of my summer projects that isn't going to get done now that I am leaving and, let's face it, probably wouldn't have anyway, was to make a travel website. I am still planning on doing this but, in the meantime, I have made a separate travel blog as a placeholder. Here it is: http://wanderwoot.blogspot.com/ I know it is annoying to have another site to check... just add it to your google reader! =)

"The greatest imaginable blessing" : short hair and images of counter-femininity: Short hair was common on the Balkan front, where the work was more rigorous and the environment harsher. Emslie wrote in her diary, "All [the "Khaki Girls"] have short hair, which is the envy of our unit, all of whom are still unshorn." This was possibly the inspiration for what happened later. While waiting in Salonika Bay, Emslie wrote that she "cut the hair of nearly all the unit." No one seemed to mind, including "Edith Harley, whose beautiful long hair I was loathe to sacrifice," except for one nurse who had "only twopenny-worth of Nature's crowning glory, but as I was half through she called out in her lovely highland voice: 'Oh, my good hair, my good hair, please don't cut it off!'" Although most of Emslie's unit had been doing war work in the south of France for six months or longer, it was when they were sent to Salonika that they felt the need to cut their hair.


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