November 11th, 2003

hermione by oatmilk

abusing the intelligence pool again

I don’t have an article in this Thursday, which is fine, but for next Thursday (which means due this tomorrow evening; aren’t deadlines a bitch?) i’m writing about the reconstruction in Iraq. This means getting caught up on blogs, and there may well be a roundup of linkage after i’m done (though there’s a half a dozen other update entries i want to get done as well and of course i don’t have time for any of it).

The point of this entry is to solicit intelligent writings on the issue. I don’t really have time to engage in debate, but feel free to post a comment with your personal opinion if you’d like, though what i’m really looking for is links to articles. I am of course quite capable of researching on my own, but i figure you all probably float in different information pools than i do, so i want to take advantage of that.
anime night

It's snowing...

Okay, so a few weekends ago i heard it snowed in the morning, but it had all melted by the time i got up. Shortly after my 1:00 class started today, it started snowing. So beautiful to look at out the window. Okay, so it's the wet kind that's nearly ice on the ground and i worry for those who drive (hell, i worry for pedestrians) but, i heart snow!

Kevin says the first snow is like a first kiss, but that leads to the second kiss, which is never as good as the first kiss, but that leads to the third kiss, which can be as good as the first.

P.S. More of it has stuck by now, so it's ever so much better to look at. I just love looking out my window at all the white. The parked cars covered in white... this is winter in New England, this is what i have grown up with, this is home.

[edit: a few hours later it had turned to rain *sighs* so it goes]
hermione by oatmilk

"I'm not going to bend, and I'm not going to break, and I'm not going to worry about it anymore..."

Grr, hungry and don't know what i want to eat. [Oh, realized Rosa's having a suite-warming party at 9. Food problem solved!]

No one came to the Bodywise workshop except Eleni [who's a member of Bodywise] so we had a nice chat and i realized that although Cate and i agree that i do better with pieces that aren't about Smith-specific issues, actually 3 out of the 5 pieces i've had printed so far were about Smith-specific issues.

I desperately need to be writing this piece on the reconstruction of Iraq, but i decided to check out the Jolt, so this means i'm writing thoughtful comments to posts about Celebration and sexuality and all those related issues. This is what i do, yo.

Update: It's really nice to read through a thread and find that people have already said the intelligent things you would have said had you gotten there earlier.

"it's not dangerous for you to celebrate your straightness. that's why no one gives you a cookie for it."
-Oenone

"getting up every day and living life without being harassed IS, essentially, reveling in it."
-rhiannonrevolts, responding to a common question about what people mean when they say "Every day is a celebration of straightness"
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    "I am not worried; I've done this sort of thing before..."
hermione by oatmilk

"...but then I start to think about the consequences..."

Now that ITS is really implementing the 100MB limit (as of Nov. 20) there's finally an option on the client to see how much space your mailbox is taking up. I've been going through old mail (and sent mail) these past few months, but i don't really have time to do a massive clearout before next Thursday, so it was a pleasure to see that i am far below the limit.

Isabel is evil. Talking about classes for next semester she mentioned that Bill Oram is teaching Shakespeare next semester. I hear really good things about him and feel like i should take a class with him before i graduate. However, i am already taking 4 literature classes next semester [and am absolutely not dropping any of them] as well as Intro Macro because as we all know, i am certifiably insane. (I should probably take Macro and be taking Micro both S/U, but i just don't do that sort of thing and i'm not sure it would relieve my stress any since i just want to graduate with a B or better average -- incidentally, i'm not sure i'm even going to be academically eligible to do a thesis which is interesting, though i get validated by professors who haven't had me in a class recommending me as someone "exemplary" to speak about my experiences with the department -- but i digress, a lot.) So i e-mailed him to ask him if he will be teaching it next year (when i had planned to take my Shakespeare). I am so far restraining myself from signing up for his class "just in case," but this is aided by the fact that the system won't let me register until 8am Thursday morning.

Okay, working on editorial now really. A while back i said i wouldn't be able to sleep until Thanksgiving. These past few days i have in fact slept quite a bit. I am reiterating my previous statement, however, as i become more and more aware of just how much work i have to do between now and then.
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    i love this song ("Anna Begins" - Counting Crows)