Another First DayFirst awkward orientation meeting down. A few more to go.
Today was my meeting with the Pscyh Graduate Program director. I have now spent two nights in my apartment downtown, in order to make it easier to commute to school - my place is about a 10 minute walk from campus. Things are looking good, my furniture is nice and the walls are finally painted the right colours. I'll have some pics soon.
I seriously have taken air conditioning forgranted. Ho-ly jesus christ on a cross. The humidity is oppressive and poor lil spoiled me is definitely realizing it. We are getting the tail end of Hurricane Katrina now, and it absolutely pissed poured rain today. Obviously it's nothing in comparison to somewhere like New Orleans, but it still was not pleasant. Water was gushing down the streets in rivers, and I arrived to meet my fellow grad students for the first time with my shirt gone see-through. Loooooovely.
As for my Masters, it looks like it's going to be interesting, but a lot of work - apparently around 50 hours a week when things get underway. This is far from surprising. The program director basically spent an hour and a half saying "This is not your undergrad. You have to be self-motivated and structure your own time" and made numerous analogies to monsters and food.
What's interesting is that we're discouraged from taking outside jobs. This is considered to be our job, though we are first and foremost students. Thank god I'm fully funded.
There's soft-ball and a BBQ tomorrow and I'm off to see an Alouettes football game on Friday, hopefully the weather clears. I now can't wait for the crispness of fall.