July 13, 2005
a season in hell
I am an academic. This fact might not exactly jump to the front of your mind when you read my oh-so-intellectual musings on Kidd Video and gauge swatches. I might not be committed to the profession from the very depths of my shriveled little soul, as J is, but nonetheless, it is what I happen to do. Except during the summer. Then, I revert to housewifery and internet addiction. The well nigh 4 months of summer break are a veritable wasteland for my brain. It is really less like hell and more like the mandatory waiting period that one endures in purgatory. Then I decided it would be a great idea to take a summer lit course in French. Well, turns out this little school girl isn't quite ready for such a course. I dropped it. This action makes me feel all queasy and nauseous, as if by my very existence I am a disgrace to the profession. This is, of course, not true. However, I have never dropped a course before (at least not in my recollection) in all of my million years of being in school. It was really the only option and does open the rest of the summer up for things that I really should have been doing in the first place such as:
Kant: the current bane of my existence. I have an Incomplete in a course. Thus, I am forced to wade through his bizarre reasoning and convoluted language once again. Damn you for being the cornerstone of western aesthetix. Damn you. Soon it will be over. At least, that's what I keep telling myself.
In other news, The Wittgenstein Youth Brigade meeting was... interesting. All I can really say is that, to this school girl, incessant name-dropping and smarmy obfuscation is quite useless and tantamount to academic dishonesty.
On a brighter note:
I love jackalopes. And demon rodents, too. My new Threadless t-shirt came in the mail yesterday. I will be proudly wearing it to Knittin' Kittens tonight. I have been waiting for months and months for this to be reprinted. It is all I could have hoped for. Perhaps if I touch the shirt with a narwhal horn while reciting the right spell formulation, they will come to life and live with me forever and ever.
Well, back to the Kant mines. Wish me luck.
Posted by loyd0008 at July 13, 2005 10:30 AM | Book of Days
I blame the results of the first meeting on a general unfamiliarity with each other and an attempt to keep the conversational ball rolling. But I agree with your general sentiment towards such behavior. Hopefully it gets better.
Posted by: villain at July 14, 2005 5:59 PM
Oops. Used your sig.
Posted by: j. at July 14, 2005 6:00 PM
Posted by: HsvsRsvsesv at October 9, 2008 4:40 AM
Jackalopes are a hoot aren't they? Too bad they don't exists in real life. Or do they...
Posted by: Gynexin at September 29, 2010 1:24 PM