Wednesday, October 24, 2007

a deluge of busy

1. Well, I came out of Media Culture just as disgruntled as last time, but instead of stewing all through Greek, I found out when I arrived that Professor Murray cancelled it, so I'm in a better mood than I thought I might be. I rather wish I'd taken more WLCS courses and not taken this Media Culture course, but what can you do. It is something that I'm intensely interested in, obviously, but I really feel as though I could teach it a lot better. Today, he conflated blogs and MySpace and Facebook, which are such massively different things, and I just wanted to bust out the rant stick and send him a map of the internet to clear up a few things.

Click to zoom, it's well worth it.

2. What have I been doing other than being angry? Well, in the past couple of days, I've translated over a hundred lines of Latin and done a chapter of Greek, administered a computer competence test (designed by yours truly) to the new admin person, Rosalind, at work, I've succesfully grafted the second Jaywalker toe (pictures whenever I get the internet back, I suppose), read Dune (a classic sci fi epic, but just the first book so far), watched two James Bond films (You Only Live Twice and Casino Royale, Connery and Craig respectively), made a rather nice couscous salad from Epicurious, and helped Sean figure out refried beans (cheapest protein ever, and I love them anyway), and started a new pair of socks that look like they'll be fast - I've just finished the first heel (socks are generally knit cuff to toe, with heels being the most complicated bit). Busy times. I could say that I get a lot more done when I don't have the internet, and it might be true, but I think it has to do with foresight in saving lots of knitting patterns and recipes, and downloading lots of movies and books, while I do have the internet.

3. There isn't much else to tell, and I'm pretty hungry and loaded down with homework (as always), so I think I will cut this short. Luckily I will be on campus for an early makeup class of Greek (8:30, blech) so I will probably blog again early tomorrow.


Blogger dp said...

I guess you are busy. Some professors think they know everything and their students are stupid. I think his ego may flatten if you challenged his "Facebook, MSN, Blog" knowledge.
Refried beans are yummy, but really, just beans... we are making "low sodium" chili tonight, which means, kidney beans from scratch.... no canned!!! ugh we shall see

4:22 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

"Here be anthropomorphic dragons" - love it.

6:03 AM  

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