"You have enough emotional investment in this topic to carry you through the difficult writing process. You will finish, and it will be important work you do. This is the topic you must write on. Forget all that bad advice. Figure out how to do it. You need to do it."Wheee, offbalance pimped my entry on this week’s Angel episode. zzrg suggested parallels to Greek mythology and a highly plausible theory for what causes people to see Jasmine’s true form. I *really* want a transcript so i can pull out all the Biblical and Greek myth stuff. (Though given all the “real” work i have to do, it’s probably just as well i can’t obsess over every word of this episode.) offbalance got me thinking hardcore about the Season 5 (Glory, Dawn-as-Key, etc.). I quoted copiously from various episodes and learned that LiveJournal limits comments to 4300 characters.
Apparently offbalance and i live in an alternate universe (which may or may not contain floating markets) in which we are popular. I have been friended by 5 people whom i don’t know in “real life” in the past week. As offbalance says, "Well, they friended you because you rock that much, and the word is spreading like wildfire." The same is true of her, of course.
My mommy is cute. She IMed me around 5. I was playing with small children after a full day of classes, so my away message was "long day". She wrote:
"long day"? so you're sleeping?I love my mommy. :)
hiding under the bed?
Joe IMed me tonight:
JoeyD341: jinkies Velma, a clue....I love my boy.
VelmasLizard: I'm full of clues dear, is there a mystery in particular?
JoeyD341: not one in particular...
JoeyD341: how have you been wonderful friend?
JoeyD341: I was thinking about you earlier as I was playing "Iowa" on the guitar....
For I woke up from a nightmare that I could not stand to see,
You were a-wandering out on the hills of Iowa, and you were not thinking of me.
Last Friday we were chatting and i asked him about his summer plans and he said:
JoeyD341: I will be back and forth between home and hereI actually have hope that we’ll hang out sometime during the 6 weeks that i am home. We shall see.
JoeyD341: working for advising
VelmasLizard: I would say we should hang out sometime, but i know better than to expect that to actually happen.
JoeyD341: we will I'm sure
VelmasLizard: Dude, last summer you had a permanent place of residence and we couldn't swing it.
JoeyD341: yeah - but my permanent place this year will be [his address in our mutual hometown deleted, with the notation for the general public that last summer he had an apartment near UNH -- where he goes to college]
This reminds me. LizardGirl is my default username. I got creative for AIM and LJ, but things like the Jolt and anything else that requires a username gets LizardGirl. This surprises people. Two peers so far in my life have nicknamed me “lizard.” It was my pre-birth name from my parents, though. It stuck, so now i have a collection of charming lizard objects. Why was it my pre-birth name, you ask? Because of this comic. (The fact that i could find this comic online, starting with no knowledge as to when it was first published, in under 10 minutes -- maybe even under 5; i wasn’t counting -- is one of the reasons why i so adore the Internet.)
The Clothesline Project for SAFE was up across from Neilson because this is Sexual Abuse Awareness Week. (This is also the week that part of the AIDS quilt was up in the chapel and the week that included the Day of Silence.) Anyway, as i’m walking by, Doug pulls up and parks his car and we exchange greetings. He looks at the bright shirts on the clotheslines and says, “Coal tar.” He goes on to explain that without the development coal tar, none of the dyes to create these bright colors would exist. “You remind me of my father,” i say. “You know way too much about everything. That much knowledge should be spread over a number of people.” He thanks me and says, “You’re very sweet.” :)
It is also open campus. My room is too small for me to feel appropriate hosting a prospective, and it’s just as well since i’ll be in Boston all day Saturday and into Sunday.
American Lit class today:
M: “For the prospectives, this is a technical term... ultimately derived from the Greek.”
Talking about art and culture, “Literature is at the top -- of course.” Michael put literature above entertainment and then above both, The Simpsons. “Which is neither literature nor entertainment?” -- rawk, Jessica! (We won’t even start on how Buffy is much higher art than The Simpsons.)
On why Pete takes Maggie out to nice places:
“He wants to get some.”
“Liz, would you say that again so I don’t have to?”
We were discussing Stephen Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. One chapter opens with the sentence that the baby had died. “Steve... a little pathos.” Because yes, Michael is on a first-name basis with all these authors.
I need to read The Onion more often.
Amusement from traces:
also, know what is so not fair? how in my "public" entries i'm like "la la, ate this, read that, watched this..."
and in my entries reserved solely for the people that i call "friends," it's all "angst and devastation, oh misery, blah blah blah..."
that just seems wrong. one would think that i would be much nicer to my friends.