April 12th, 2005

no one can stop us now

"people they come together / people they fall apart"

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scrollgirl invited people to ask her questions about her faith, and i've been talking to Emma about Milton off and on, so it occurs to me to do the same thing. I suppose i could even open it up to questions about anything, and then i could alienate everybody, and really of course i should be doing my homework. And eventually i'll be posting about post-graduation plans. Many thanks to all of you who have expressed sympathy. And some of you even know me in vaguely academic ways, which makes it mean rather more :) I'm feeling pretty zen about the whole thing (which is not at all to say that suggestions aren't much appreciated) though of course part of that is because i'm putting off any real thinking about stuff like finding a job until after graduation.

Edit: Jim Infantino's "Stress" is a must-have for everyone.
hermione by oatmilk

"Love is the rhythm, you are the music ... You get what you're given; it's all how you use it"

Checking my mail today, i finally got my official letter from UPenn. It ends with: "I trust you have been, or will soon be, admitted elsewhere to a university of your choice, and I should like to take this opportunity to wish you luck and success in your graduate studies." How bittersweet.

I e-mailed Michael and Doug and heart them both muchly. Collapse )

Only one person on my flist mentioned Andrea Dworkin's death. Interesting.

I am jealous of Chloe's necklace that says "Homo" on one side, and "Sapiens" on the other.

"Does one kiss in youth make you a lesbian?"
"Does thinking about it for the rest of your life make it a possibility?"

Having the flist try to guess my favorite character/pairing in assorted fandoms seems rather silly, not least because i don't exactly have favorites. I'm more intrigued by the "which character am I like," though the answers to that one feel rather obvious. I'm interested to hear what the answers for Firefly would be, though. So yeah, which character (can be a boy) am i most like in any of the fandoms i'm familiar with -- Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls, Harry Potter, X-Men movieverse, TNG, Voyager, BSC, anything else that comes to mind.

Not that i don't love the weather we've been having, but i feel a twinge of jealousy re: Boston's snow. Yes, i am a freak.

In other unpopular opinions, i have no problem with the following (other than the fact that i'm unsure how one tells the difference between feral and non-feral cats and suspect that could lead to some serious problems). Clearly my father was far too much of an influence on me.
"A wild or feral cat is an unprotected species in Minnesota," said Mark Holsten, Department of Natural Resources deputy commissioner. They can be shot or trapped or otherwise killed as a nuisance animal, like gophers, skunks or weasels, Holsten said.

"If you have feral cats on your property, you can shoot them. They're [like] a gopher or a woodchuck," Holsten said.

-from the Minneapolis Star Tribune as quoted by Ann Althouse
I can't actually stand to plod through this entire 50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2004, list, but i do enjoy that John Kerry beats out George W. Bush in with the explanation: "Managed to lose to the most hated president in American history by virtue of his total inability to convincingly portray himself as a human being."
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-from here, hat tip: viciouswishes
Must edit and submit my "Sacrifice and Chosen-ness from the Israelites to Sunnydale: The Aqedah, Jesus, and Buffy Summers" paper.