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Dec. 31st, 2008 | 01:27 pm

Having never previously made a conscious effort to read 50 books per year, this year I decided that in the last two weeks of December I would at least reach the half-mark and arrive at 25. I decided this after compiling a list of all the books I REMEMBER reading this past year, it came out to 21, most of which were required; then again, if I'd read all the books required of me this year (sorry Craig) I would have been past 30: C'est la vie.
Anyway, because I am self-righteous I feel it is necessary to list them here and also to note that I am not including the seemingly countless essays, short stories, and of course poems I have read this year, which probably amounts to somewhere around 500 pages--but no, I'm not including them, that would be cheating.

In no particular order, the majestic, impressive, mediocre and grating 25Collapse )

Now I will drive to Charlotte and have festivities with that horrible Romanian (I love you), her boyfriend (maybe not you though), and god knows who else.

Make a positive and reasonable resolution,
or at least a funny one.

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luv machine

Oct. 29th, 2008 | 06:15 pm

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squee, no srsly

Jul. 30th, 2008 | 10:28 am
mood: excitedmmmm 20th Century aesthetics

(will be our topic).

I LOVE my minor.

(Didn't even bother reading this chapter, i.e. my confidence makes me a jerk.)

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Gloria Steinem said

Feb. 20th, 2008 | 08:33 am

If you look at the famous study of intellectual self-esteem over a fifteen-year continuum of young women and young men who had been at the top of their high school class, you see that women's intellectual self-esteem tends to go down with every year of higher education, whereas men's stays the same or goes slightly up. Because what women are often learning is that everybody who accomplished something in the world didn't look like them.

Now that is greatly remedied by taking Women's Studies, of course, but not everybody takes Women's Studies. It's part of the reason we need to make courses in both race and sex stereotyping entry-level courses that everybody takes, so that men are also released to do what they want to do that maybe doesn't fit the masculine stereotype, and that we understand the racial politics as well. And in a way the Women's Studies, African-American Studies, Native American Studies, Appalachian Studies are all remedial studies. They should be part of everybody's history.

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Feb. 3rd, 2008 | 04:14 pm

"Someone Great" by LCD Soundsystem (off their new album Sound of Silver) is a beautiful song with a gorgeous video to match, really simple technical concept that makes it, in my opinion, even more relatable than it already is, to me.
If you watch it, you'll understand, hopefully.

Consequentially, embedding is forbidden from youtube, but that's just as well because it needs to be appreciated on a full screen.


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Life is like a circle...

Jan. 16th, 2008 | 02:55 pm
location: the Moon is in Aries
mood: amusedamused

"Eternal Youth" by Ben Gleib

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"Maybe just a cigarette more..."

Dec. 14th, 2007 | 03:07 pm

Global Warming has ruined my favorite Christmas song.
I guess we could always change it to, "Baby, It's Unusually Warm for December Outside."

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Dec. 12th, 2007 | 08:00 pm

Jennifer Jason Leigh's mother wrote the script for Pollock
and her father was killed because of a stunt gone awry on The Twilight Zone.

I love her even more now.

If you've never seen any of her movies... get on it.
I suggest Dorothy Parker and the Vicious Circle
Dolores Claiborne
Bastard Out of Carolina
Fast Times at Ridgemont High!

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"Crucify my orange gun, on 11th street." <<<wtf LJB?

Dec. 3rd, 2007 | 11:43 pm

Ha, I went to put Hayao Miyazaki on my interests and he was already there.

We're gonna make it through these two weeks.

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Random memory, random humanity

Nov. 24th, 2007 | 12:16 am

when I was little I had a really white plastic horse
upon receiving it I of course wanted to name it
and I wanted to name it 'Virgin' because of the color.
My mom said,
"Oh don't name it that, Mom will have nightmares."
So I named it something stupid I can't even remember.

On a more constructive note,
buy a pair of these

(or whatever other color/pattern)
so a kid in an underdeveloped country can have a pair too!
I'm not kidding.


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