January 30, 2006

I want my life back!

Proposed titles for blog entries started this week and never finished:

Get lost!
Fuck the putting-out system (or, The cottage industrial revolution)
Why I read this stuff.
Perhaps that ought to say "marinated".
You can't buy a rainbow here, this is Berkeley.

And, of course, this one, which hints at numerous interesting things I've meant to share with you but fails utterly to explain them all. It appears I don't have time to pontificate anymore, because other people are doing it for me in the form of lectures and assigned readings. Take, for instance, the 300-page loose ethnography of the village of Peyrane which I'm supposed to be reading right now. It's charming, but I started reading it last night before dinner, continued from dinner to bedtime, and am still not done with the second chapter. Now a tiny squeaky voice is coming from my book bag asking me why I'm not reading it and don't I love it anymore.

I do, my sweet. I promise. I dearly hope you'll continue to tell me about the integration of the national French primary school curriculum into village education in the Apt Valley. And afterwards, while you're sleeping contentedly, I'll sneak over to the computer and post an entry about arts and crafts. With pictures!

Posted by dianna at January 30, 2006 12:53 PM

I'm not sure if this is applicable to your situation, but when I was considering the relative merits of coming back to school (relative to NOT coming back to school and, as a result, saving/making a lot more green) I somehow convinced myself that school wasn't all that much work and that reading papers is an interesting and fulfilling way to spend one's time.

I also have a bridge in New York that I would like to sell myself.

Posted by: Erik at January 30, 2006 01:08 PM

All of those posts sound interesting, and now you've gone and intrigued me by posting the titles. I'm particularly interested in the putting-out system, since I recall ecountering it a bit in some of my European Economic history classes.

Posted by: Zach S. at January 30, 2006 01:52 PM

Lord, I've been writing too many cover letters; the peculiar sentence structure is starting to creep into my comments.

"I'm particularly interested in your putting-out system related project areas. I have previously encountered putting-out systems in my classes in European Economic History, and would like to explore the field further. I believe I could put my prior knowledge and experience with putting-out systems to productive use by working with your organization this summer."

Posted by: Zach S. at January 30, 2006 01:56 PM

I believe that I can leverage my strengths in the area of putting out in order to advance our mutual goals.

Dude, not reading stuff you have to is way better than reading stuff you don't have to. Every time.

Posted by: katie at January 30, 2006 02:12 PM