Archive for April, 2009

I have Croup, not Swine Flu (still a WTF? I’m not 3)

This xkcd is made of win. Please go to the page to read the caption and discover what every other senior is doing to stave off infection.


no more thesis

I’M DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!….

Breaking Into Each Other

Worlds exist simultaneously, flashes of scenarios, linguistic stereo; they conflict, they debate. Spanish and English constantly breaking into each other like ocean waves.

Víctor Hernández Cruz

Quoted in Bilingual Aesthetics.



more bands!


And so life is reckoned as nothing. Habitualization devours works, clothes, furniture, one’s wife, and the fear of war…And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects ‘unfamiliar,’ to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object: the object is not important.

Victor Shklosky, “Art and Technique”

That Word “Other” Keeps Popping Up

In the study of foreign tongues students best learned the humility that comes from never forgetting…to negotiate the otherness of the world. 

Wilhelm von Humboldt

I found this quote in Bilingual Aesthetics by Doris Sommer. I was reading this article by her on texts that are purposefully resistant to reading that was fascinating, but I couldn’t finish it because I need the reading time for things that pertain to my paper. I guess in a bit I’ll be some weird college graduate on the beach reading printed out jstor articles.

mmmmm, Yelle

Currently every song that comes up on my thesis playlist, “peachy keeness” (hey, I live in hope as the priest said to the princess), is the exact right song.