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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
...than a well-formed fully-formatted 'blog entry being lost in the ether of the internet (or Opera bugs, or Blogger-not-Beta bugs).
Monday, February 26, 2007
Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy: The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll -- New York Magazine an article by Emily Nussbaum was my most recent assigned reading for the purposes of this blog and the independent study I have begun it for.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
I blame myself for not posting regularly. In my exhaustion in the evenings, I forget to make my journal posts while I still have energy or something interesting to blog about. I've been taking lots of photos with my mobile's camera, and writing a TON in my sketchbook, but I haven't had a lot of time or need to get my thoughts down on paper. Or in 1's and 0's. I think it's because I've been trying really hard to get out problems to my friends, as opposed to myself. Anyway, I'll try and do a few in the next day or so to make up for it. I've also read about three articles that I need to go ahead and blog about for purposes of my coursework.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
There's something really wonderful about the fact that I know that my books right now are somewhere between here and Capitol Heights. In our constantly-updated high-speed world, I'm always hungry for more information, more specifics, more more more!
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Magnolia Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes
And then the frosting:
The vanilla buttercream we use at the bakery is technically not a buttercream but actually an old-fashioned confectioners’ sugar and butter frosting. Be sure to beat the icing for the amount of time called for in the recipe to achieve the desired creamy texture.
The result was a frosting that was a little on the sweet side for someone like me who generally makes a cream cheese icing, but the cake was not overly sweet, the organic sugar was a well-made substitution for the much-cheaper Sav-A-Lot white sugar and gave a less chemicall-y aftertaste than the Sav-A-Lot variety as well. Anyway, the cake was pretty transcendent, though the batter is a little thick, and I had to buy 5 lbs of self-rising flour for the less than a cup that I ended up using.
But, for someone who has never baked cupcakes from scratch (gasp! horror!), this was relatively painless and pretty rewarding. How rewarding, you might ask? Better than going all the way to NYC and standing in line for hours for the same thing! I don't know if I'll go free-range on the eggs next time, as it hurt my wallet pretty bad.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Today, I found out that an amateur artist/teacher in Brooklyn online acquaintence of mine is having a baby with his girlfriend, to which I say "HOLY CRAP!" But, it's reassuring that even as my life as I know it has fallen apart in the last two weeks, people are still having babies, meeting future in-laws, and otherwise getting on with existence.
Dooced: To lose one's job because of one's web site.
(Of course, it's more complex than that, but this is kind of what it comes down to.)
I'm expanding on my personal lending library on all topics lewd and lascivious with the addition of three books, most notably Em & Lo's impeccably-designed charming little tome Rec Sex, and the Paul Jonnides textbook (literally three inches thick and covering what Em and Lo pose, and answering any subsequent questions that may arise from reading The Big Bang) The Guide To Getting It On. Where The Big Bang is the hipster's guide to all things sex with a fabulous sense of humor, The Guide To Getting It On is it's MFA from Boston College big brother. So, you all know what is all up on my mind.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
I tossed and turned. Shuttered the blinds, throw the curtains closed. Maybe it was the kona blend coffee I drank while watching Employee of the Month with W. Every crumb and particle that sandwiched between my skin and the sheets was a pea under my mattress, rendering it impossible for me to sleep. I brushed away the detritus, made and re-made my bed, tried to reach some sort of equilibrium of temperature where my nose was cool but not cold and my body was warm but not quite beginning to sweat.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Last night was amaaaaaaaaaaaazing.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I recieved a bouquet of tulips today, and a box of chocolates. It's too bad flowers and candy can't cure the feeling of heartbreak. There's no note or name or anything on the tulips. Today is sort of bizzare,
Two hours later:
I feel like my heart is breaking. It's the same sort of pain and hurt that has not a whole lot to do with anger or blame, just regret and sadness for things changing.
I also feel like my face and ears are on fire; The fire of victory. The fire and burn of oil and gold and natural gas. Rather, I took 6-7 residents sledding at the station building. And, lo, was it glorious. I used the same sled I made freshman year once I learned to use the impulse sealer. A new set of freshmen using an old sled. My residents bring out the proud mama in me (even though I know they are not kids, babies, children), and I know they'll be just fine as they finish off the year. It'll be a little different, and there will be some changes, but they will be for the better, really. Everything still feels so bizarre and I feel like I may be in a perpetual state of shock still, but things are starting to sink in a little. Everyone's being really supportive, and that means a lot to me. They're adults, they will be fine, and I'm going to re-learn caring about myself.
I'm thankful for all the people who care about me and all the people I have cared for, and the experience I've gained. Just wish I hadn't learned things the hard way.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Aside from generally thinking a lot about typography for my homework, and that sort of thing, I've learned of a yBa (young British artist, of the young British artists movement) called Tracey Emin who incorporates notes and words and frustrations and heartaches in fabric and performance and other sexy things like this. I can't believe I didn't know about her before, and I'm really thankful to Rex for turning me on to her. I have her memoir and a book of essays on her, and it will be a long and glorious night as I learn of the methods of a mad, awesome woman. Tomorrow, we'll see what happens tomorrow.
Posted by Lindsay at 12:20 AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
I woke up at six. Then hit snooze till seven. Then set another alarm for seven fifteen as I laid in bed and listened to WYPR. And at some point between 7:06 and 7:12 I realized they were listing school closings. Begrudgingly, I put toasty toes to frosty floor and looked through my blinds to see a blanket of snow.
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
After spending an hour and a half crying pretty much straight through, I am ready to say Fuck Tuesday, February 6th and I will see you on the 7th.
Posted by Lindsay at 10:28 PM
So, I'm playing hookey from my TA position to work on my application for being an RA again.
Monday, February 5, 2007
From Mikita this morning:
Your heart is in it, your head is in it, now you just need to get your fingers in it.
Agenda for the week is the following:
Typography I homework due at 4 pm - design one more lettering/typeface
Staff meeting Tuesday at 10:15, after crit for Sansone's Sculptural Forms course
Wednesday 9 am to noon @ Commons desk
noon doris with Liz
Yoga - 2:30
Wednesday night - essay and readings done for Brottman's class
Thursday - Senior thesis from 9-3
4:00 meeting with Rex to finalize grade for Painterly Drawing
Friday - RCA returner application due, 5 pm.
Also, I should work on designing a new template for my blog and re-host it at my domain name.
This weekend, I really have to figure out my homework for "what are you fighting for?" crit with Alison Smith. I should probably just give up any and all hope for sleeping this week till Thursday, if then. My lazing about is caught up to me, and if I can rock this week, I'll be on-track to be okay.
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Regarding finding my voice... and the blog Blog Core Values.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
So, I've been reading Rebecca Blood's book on blogging, and also "We've Got Blog" (2001), a critical reader on blogging and how blog culture is changing the internet and our world.