Pretty much. My reticence on this blog has been the main factor in why you’re not getting a post every single day, but this isn’t revolutionary information. Graduate students are busy, and IEDP isn’t a cake walk.

That all being said, let me share with you some fun things that are occupying my time:

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Meeting Harry Potter at hisΒ eponymous festival at Chestnut Hill. (Seriously, this kid looks exactly like him.)

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So, I really like crossword puzzles, and luckily, the Daily Pennsylvania (a.k.a. Penn’s student-run paper) puts in a New York Times puzzle every day. When I need some distraction, I pull it out and go to work.

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Alright, so this one technically isn’t “fun”, but it has been keeping me busy. This week starts early registration for next semester’s classes, and I’ve been trying to figure out which classes I want to take. While still trying to get over the fact that next semester will (kind of) be my last, since I’m trying to complete the program in a year, there are just so many awesome classes to take at Penn! This introductory list compiles all of the classes I thought looked interesting, or could help me. Now the fun part comes with paring it down into 5 (maybe 4) classes. Should be easy.

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Attending talks by awesome speakers. In this case, Penn Law hosted UN Ambassador from Kenya, Macharia Kamau, to talk about the SGDs with a particular emphasis on climate change. Gotta take advantage of all the goings-on at Penn, y’all.