The worst thing about waiting on hold isn’t the wait or the tinny hold music, but the frequent interruptions to let you know that all agents are currently assisting other customers. I can wait for a long time listening to the music, but stop faking me out every 30 seconds with your facade of concern.
I have been told that wearing 4 shirts a day is not normal. Am I statistical outlier, sweaters Georg?
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At Five Guys today, there was a sign advertising that bacon is an optional mix-in for their new shakes. I feel like this is emblematic of the horrific glory, the pure hubris, of American culture.
The part that is especially terrifying to me is that it might be genuinely delicious to eat this milkshake with meat in it. I don’t think I could live with the lovecraftian knowledge one way or the other.
They’ve been predicting a snowpocalypse for days, but as it got closer the system was going to mostly miss us.
So, no snow day.
And yet somehow there is no power in the Union, possibly through Tuesday, so I am home anyway. Twist!
Clearly what would be more effective than a 50-question dating profile is a single question: What meme are you?
Me, I’m a “sticks m’leggy in the air” (silly and pure, applies to everything). My husband says he’s an O RLY (harkens back to the earliest memedom). What memes are other people?
That inspired me to practice a few kanji of my own. I think on this sheet of 70 or so, there are at least three that qualify as a legit decent similarity (for a beginner), which is honestly much better than I expected.
I discovered that on instagram there are accounts filled with nothing but videos of brushes inking perfect Japanese kanji. It’s beautiful and soothing. I never knew I wanted this so badly.
I think in higher ed, especially grad programs, we do a disservice to each other by pretending that doing the work is effortless. Sometimes it sucks. Pretending otherwise makes people feel like experiencing difficulty means you are you not smart.
Yesterday, I had a long day at work, then making dinner went sideways, and I was looking at three hours of reading starting at 7:30. I cried and then I did the reading, and sometimes that’s what you’ve got to do.
I ended up spending 5 hours yesterday in ssh installing Ghost on my webserver (I don’t have root so couldn’t use the easy install), and another 2 hours playing with the formatting...and I don’t like how I have to use an iFrame to put it on my page. I’m not a fan of wordpress but I might put it back after all. #fml
Other thought... maybe I can put use it for our book site and move the domain name. It is pretty and works with multi-authors. Or am I just desperate to not have wasted my time?
This chapter on the humanistic philosophy of adult education discusses in brief the relation with phenomenology, but it gets one point a little bit wrong.
*rips off cloak, Wonder Woman style*
This is my moment.
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But, and I’m guessing it’s clear there is a but, it was so disappointing to have a movie that brought up such complicated questions end in such a simplistic and predictable way. It was 2/3 Creed and 1/3 Marvel.
I want the 4-hour first cut, the one that I dream would have preserved the complexity that this move deserved.
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I also loved the critique of the US culture of violence. They didn’t shy away from not only the impact of slavery, but also the political methods that divide, not unite, and leave such of the world worse off for it. It was such a timely movie with the shooting in FL this week.
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The movie was so beautiful and had such a rich feeling culture built up. It was so wonderful to see a movie built around something other than generic Americanness. The characters were fantastic, each with their own perspectives and strengths and senses of humor and the people and causes they cared about deeply...
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When I dream, I do so elaborately, w/ plots and characters and costuming to make a period playwright pleased. For some reason, this week I’ve been having nightmares and they can’t just be aaaaaaaah, bugs in my arm, no. Instead, they seem to be about the systemic violence that makes me to go every 2 weeks to a swamp and put bugs in my own arm to incubate while sobbing, because I can teleport but I can’t afford to drop TAing the class b/c of the $628 in fees.
"Can I make yogurt in my cursed Instant Pot?
Will the yogurt be cursed?