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From Emma – Study Buddies

October 24, 2014

Last time it was my turn on blog duty, I wrote about the wonderful weirdness of studying via Skype Classes that Jp and I are undertaking for our MA studies at the University of Chichester (since then, we’ve been diving into the world of academia, taking full advantage of our “uni” resources, and throwing ourselves at homework with merriment and abandon).

This week, it’s my turn on blog duty again, and I can’t really think of anything profound to say, so here are some pictures of cats.

(L) Psyche investigates the trappings of the university student; (R) Old Greg studying for an advanced degree in nap studies

(L) Psyche researches the traditional trappings of the university student; (R) Old Gregg works toward an advanced degree in nap studies

(ahem) Seriously, though, studying with cats pretty much rocks. When we sit down at the Jordans’ house for Skype sessions, we’re usually guaranteed to have at least one feline participant auditing the class, and after, while we’re reviewing notes or discussing the next week’s classwork, kitty-cuddling time is a necessity.

(L-R) Ming, Old Greg, a wedding photo of the Jordans, and Gelsomina

(L-R) Ming, Old Gregg, and Gelsomina, working hard at university

Studying at home, it’s much the same. Cats-on-laps for moral support. Cats scampering around in the background and wondering why the human has her nose buried in some silly book. Cats jumping on tables and knocking things over and distracting from the study. Okay, so it’s not a perfect system.

(L) Arya, too slow to avoid being caught for a picture; (R) Chell, too dignified to deal with things like research

(L) Arya, too slow to avoid being caught for homework cuddles; (R) Chell, much too dignified to deal with things like research

I really was hoping to have something profound to say here, but my brain’s a bit fuzzy from the oodles of reading (and cat fur), so instead, I’ll just say thank you to Gelsomina, Old Gregg, Ming, Psyche, Chell, and Arya for their excellent companionship over the last two months and over the months to come, as our studies continue. University just wouldn’t be the same without ’em.

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