: my friendspage is full of the Firefly
DVD glee. Will there be viewings over January?
Wow, i got an A- on my Spanish paper. I am extraordinarily pleased and may stop by Doug's office mañana to glee. I saw him in the library the other day and said i just wanted to pass everything and wipe this semester from memory. He assured me i would do better than that, and i agreed, but only because passing is a mere C-.
Today i was reminded that despite my distaste for much of the work, i do on the whole like my classes, and don't really
regret taking any of them. And i think i might audit more classes in my future.
Last night i really wanted to just write my Spanish paper, but i had to outline it instead. This was good, because it forced me to organize stuff, but it reminded me just how little solid direction i have on this paper. Tonight i was all psyched to write the paper, but i checked my friendspage and slashphilosophy
... ! It is
further evidence that i am unmotivated and easily distracted.
I am refusing to engage anyone in political discussion [though i'm collecting links so i can write Entries of Doom over the break]. I don't have the time to do the research necessary to form opinions i really stand behind or to refute anyone else's stances. I feel safe in saying, however, that if you have an opinion i probably disagree with it. I do still love intellectual stimulation, and things like religion which don't require a deep knowledge of current events are still fair game. (Of course, i really shouldn't be doing anything other than schoolwork for the next 10 days.)
I was introduced to a distaste for postmodernism in QST, so i was avoiding taking the What kind of postmodernist are you?
quiz. kq said he has problems with queer theory, though i think that's mostly due to their Anglo-centrism and not the same issues i have with queer theory. Postmodernism and queer theory are two things i began researching and didn't have time to get into any real depth in, but they are definitely on my list of Topics of Doom.
"Let's just pretend for a minute there's a single force ordering everything in the universe. What would it be?"
One answer: "the fact that you asked this question proves you operate entirely within a bubble of race and class privilege"
Hott, for "Who would make the best governor of California?" i got to pick "the opposite of whatever you think... for the purposes of this conversation" ( i didn't follow the issue well enough at the time to have a real answer at this time).
"What's your opinion of Burning Man?"
"white people fetishizing primitivism, can you get more bourgeois?"
I actually don't know much about BM itself (Jenny Calendar went!
), but liberals fetishize "primitivism," nature/"the natural," "diversity," and probably more i can't think of off the top of my head, and it makes me want to defenestrate desk chairs.( Collapse )