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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Hey. So. Life.

Schoolwise, I'm currently in that slack phase between busy phases where I know I should be doing productive work to make the next busy phase less stressful, but I keep procrastinating anyway because I don't know any other way to live. I should really stop doing his sometime in the near future.

Maybe next year it will be easier, because I'm fairly hopeful that next year I might actually like the majority of my classes, unlike this year. Course registration just started this week, and I'm pretty stoked about what I'm signed up for. The EMSP core class is about nature (read=science!) and taught by someone who I think sucks less than our current prof. I'm also taking a course on witch hunts and another about opera, both of which I'm very excited for. I've got one french class that will probably be lame, and then two french lit. classes, which I'm sure will be excellent. And lastly, I have MATH. That's right. Math. I am so stoked about math. I sometimes still regret not being a math major.

I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing with my life this summer. I have been looking forward to summer for months now. I've been planning to stay in the city, live in my own place with two of my BFFs (yes I just said BFFs, dealwithit), get some sort of sweet job, have tons of fun adventures, and basically just have an amazing time. But, well, the "get some sort of sweet job" part has been going less than well so far, and then this week I got a call from the place I worked last summer offering me a job there, which would involve them paying me a ton of money. But it would also involve me living at home for the summer. Both scenarios have their advantages and disadvantages, so now I'm not sure what I'm going to do...

Last night, my dear friend JDFL and I performed in "Big Night" which is a sort of talent show that gets put on every year here. He sang and I did the piano accompaniment, for Running for Home by Matthew Good Band. It went really really well, we keep getting so many randos coming up and complimenting us on it, which is kind of cool.

Given this success, JDFL has decided to start a band, which I think is the best idea I have heard in a very long time. Music is one of the three things that I miss about high school (the other two being math and the friends that I've grown apart from). I mean, sure, I still have my instruments, I still play on my own, but it's just not the same as playing with a group. I miss that, so much. So yeah. I am very much in favour of a band being started.

Anyway. Hope you all had a lovely Thursday!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Snowstorms in spring? What is this shit? Seriously. A week and a half ago it was nice enough that I was out in a dress and a light jacket. And now SNOW?! It is MARCH, people, LATE March. I think at this point it's supposed to be working the whole "going out like a lamb" thing, and NOT in the sense of "white and fluffy."

Also, HEGEL. I spent SIX HOURS reading Hegel today. That is a lot of Hegel. Hegel is also one of my less favourite philosophers. Like, I'm okay with the whole zeitgeist shebang, but he is one racist dude. For example:

"America has always shown itself to be physically and spiritually impotent - and it still does so - for after the Europeans landed, the natives gradually perished at the mere breath of European activity" (Introduction to the Philosophy of History). Gradually perished? Estimates of 80% of the population of the two continents dying in about a century? That's what we call gradual, is it? This tends to happen when you spread small pox to previously-unexposed populations... and how about "slaughter"? I seem to remember that you Europeans were sort of jerks when you went over there; since when was "slaughter" considered a "mere breath of activity" ? Jerk.

"The inferiority of these individuals [the Americans] in every respect... is very apparent" (Introduction to the Philosophy of History).

"The initial determination of the triad is the One, and is called J; the second determination is the Chi or light breathing; the third is Wei, what is sent, the messenger. These three symbols are perhaps not Chinese; one sees in them the three letters J, H, W, and correlates this with the Hebraic tetragram Jehovah" (Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion). 1) You're talking about Daoism, which is, like, really friggin' old, possibly older than Judaism and the whole Jehovah business anyway. 2) The reason those concepts have those letters in them? Not because the Chinese wrote those words using those letters, asswipe, but because some bastard European like yourself decided to translate the Chinese symbols using those letters. You're speculating on something which only exists because of the way it was translated; you would never find those parallels if you were actually studying an original Chinese manuscript of the Daodejing. So quit trying to read your shitty religion into everything, and let the Chinese keep their own religion and shut the fuck up, you fucking bastard.

Also, your whole dealy about how history went from Asia to Greece to Rome to Germany? (The Philosophy of History) - I'm pretty sure that there was oh, say, a MILLENNIUM or so between the fall of Rome and Germany starting to, you know, exist? So, what, did history just kinda take a break for all that time? 'Cause, you know, it's not like anything important could have happened anywhere else in the world during that time. No one gives a shit about Germany, okay?

AND ANOTHER THING. Listen here, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, you can't write worth shit. When one paragraph takes up more than three pages, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG. Get a fucking editor. Or just shut the fuck up already. Ugh.

Also, you're really ugly.

Fuck Hegel. Fucker.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Okay, so I'm really friggin' bad at this...

I haven't posted in a million years. Again. Whoops.

And now I'm just posting to say that I haven't posted because I don't really have anything else to say.

I'm alive, and keep meaning to post, I just never do. I'll write something real sometime soon, I promise!

Much love.