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Thursday, November 26, 2009

SBL N'worlins

Well it's Thursday, thanksgivin'. I am thankful for the many friends that I've made here at Chicago.
Over the weekend I had traveled to New Orleans to attend the annual Society of Biblical Literature meeting. I recall that last year I had attended many meetings, but this time I only went to about four because I wanted to see the city.
Mr. Howell and I ate gator, we went to a couple jazz and ragtyme shows, I went to cemetaries, voodoo places, and katrina towns. It was moving.
So I got back on tuesday and have been hanging out by my lonesome, except Irene finally showed up last night.
Not a very exciting blog, eh?

Monday, November 9, 2009

forgeting oneself

It's sad when one must log on to his facebook profile to remember what his interests are. I haven't updated that thing in years.

Nobody loves you.

So welcome to the most badical blog in the world.
We live in a universe of information in which no one with computer access has any excuse to be bored. In fact, my 7th grade science teacher once said that "boredom is borne out of ignorance," and that more than my protestant upbringing reinforced my hatred of boredom: because while boredom is suffering, it's also your own fault, unless someone kidnaps you and drops you off in the desert.
So I'm too busy for boredom, for you see, I am enjoying my first quarter as a graduate student at the University of Chicago. The university is a loving mother who provides her children with an immeasurable wealth of knowledge; actually she's an evil step mother who slaps you until you cry, then slaps you and slaps you until you stop crying.
Anyways, blogs are for one's own enjoyment, unless there are strange folks out there who actually care what I have to say, which is not a hill of beans.
So I must venture to my greek class. It is delightful to have you as my guest.