I’m preparing to drown over the next few weeks in research and historiographical papers. If it’s teaching me anything, it’s that I never want to be a historiographical historian. Ever. Historiography can suck it. In other news, my current research is on the Prohibition. Regarding its repeal- “…prohibition had nurtured a criminal class, created a crime wave, corrupted...
Important accent marks in Spanish
prosopopeya: papa vs papá Aquí está mi papá = Here’s my dad Aquí está mi papa = Here’s my potato ano vs año Celebramos el nuevo año = We’re celebrating the new year Celebramos el nuevo ano = We’re celebrating the new anus This Spanish lesson brought to you by the 28 cultural compositions I’ve graded today.
Re-enacting (true) conversations!
#1 Person seeing car contents (dutch oven, blankets, tarp, trunk): Hobo?
Me: Nope, Re-enactor!
#2 Person when I'm re-enacting, reading and not moving very much: They've made some really good looking wax models, haven't they kids?
Me: *looks up and moves rigidly* Not wax model, robot. Good day, Sir or Ma'am.
#3 Person: (as I'm cooking) Is that fire real?
Me: Why don't you touch it?
#4 Person: (eyeing my trussed chickens, cooking over a fire) Is that pork?
Me: Yes, they're my pride and joy, though, they're hard to catch when they fly.
#5 Person: Oh don't go too close, kids, they're like carnies.
Me: (WTF face)
#6 Person: (watching me make stew) So are you really going to eat that?
Me: No, I'm going to throw it in the river.
#7 Person: (seeing I'm the only woman in camp at the moment) Are you the camp whore?
Person: Do you know Benjamin Franklin?
Me: Yes, and I'm HIS whore. (said with a sarcastic tone)
#8 Person: (it's 93*F, and there's little shade) Are you hot?
Me: A little chilly, actually. Six layers of clothing doesn't cut it, you know.
#9 Person: Are you Union or Confederate?
Me: ...The year is 1778, Sir.
Person: So which side are you on?
Me: My men are fighting against the Crown.
Person: So is that Union or Confederate, I'm not the best with history?
Me: Which side was General George Washington on, Sir?
Person: Neither. So...what? I'm confused?
Me: I side with General Washington.
Person: But that's the wrong war!
Me: Ayah. This is the Revolutionary war, Sir.
Person: But you're dressed like Civil War!
Me: Leave me, please.
"Is that fire real?" "Is that dog real?" "Is that baby real?" "Are you really going to eat that?"
How well I know such conversations... *sigh*
And yes, if someone saw my car, he really might think I'm a hobo!
I can't even count the amount of times people ask me if salted pig's feet is beef and about my status as camp prostitute. Thanks, guys.
What I Did Today, aka List Part 2
Rocked Arabic test, A+ bitches Had an open-laptop mid-term exam. SERIOUSLY Can you say google the essay question? I felt dirty. I mean he must have been expecting that. Finally beat god damn arkham asylum, it’s only been months Titan joker was fucking creepy That’s okay Totally forgot I had a quiz today and thought it was friday, but I did my reading a week early anyway so FUCK...
The Huffington Post points out that retired U.S.... →
inothernews: So Oakland’s cops did what sniper’s bullets, improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades couldn’t: they hurt a U.S. soldier. Good job, Oakland PD.
There have been a lot of things on my mind lately. Avoiding work. Avoiding writing application essays. Avoiding life. Thinking. Pondering the state of my body. Am I gaining weight? Too scared to stand on a scale. Wondering if “going on a break,” inherently means getting back together and what its full ramifications are. Wondering if ramifications is a word. Wondering if going...
Making a lot of shifts in my life right now....