Monday, November 24, 2008


ok, you guys, i have been SO busy with school that i haven't posted in ages (no cooking, no fun being had, no wit or whimsy here - only emerson quotes.) but now i'm DONE and i PASSED and i'm OFFICIALLY ABD!!

so now i'm teaching myself to sew. i got a fab sewing machine and so far have made A a pair of pants from an old hoodie that i never wore (i'm trying to refashion old clothes to keep me away from the fabric whore mindset, but boy is it hard!) and i'm working on a rag doll for him for xmas. i'm also learning to knit at the same time. (i really really don't want to study anything for a while, can you tell??)

anyway, i've been obsessively reading sewing blogs and one of my favorites is having a fabulous giveaway here. go check it out and enter! (and look for pictures of the stuff i've been doing any day now!!)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Dita von Teese gets on my fucking nerves.

Friday, September 26, 2008

there was an old woman who swallowed a fly....i guess she'll die.

replace "old woman" with "aging geek" and "fly" with "doctoral exams" and you'll have a picture of my situation.

Friday, September 05, 2008

The only compensation for societal neglect is domesticity. (Ann Douglas.)  

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Fate would invent, if he but gave it time, some refinement of the horrible" (James, Wings of the Dove, 442)

Monday, April 28, 2008

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

"The same reality pervades all teaching.  The man may teach by doing, and not otherwise.  If he can communicate himself he can teach, but not by words.  He teaches who gives, and he learns who receives.  There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you and you are he; then is a teaching, and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever quite lose the benefit.  But your propositions run out of one ear as they ran in at the other." (201)

"Take Sidney's maxim: -'Look in thy heart, and write.' He that writes to himself writes to an eternal public.  That statement only is fit to be made public which you ahve come at in attempting to satisfy your own curiosity." (202)