Monday, November 27, 2006

Learning Welsh at the university level is like taking fluoxetine without the side effect of bad poetry (unless you count englynion)

  • That is probably the most esoteric headline I've ever written.

  • If you have a NaNo project going on this month, I wholeheartedly apologise for not reading it. I hope you can understand that I can't even seem to manage my life more than six hours ahead, so I'm somewhat short the time it would take to read several novels.

  • Related to the above, if you are expecting to see me in London on Saturday that is now looking less likely. I haven't given up yet, though.

  • The good news is that there are now less than three weeks until my Christmas break, which lasts until 29 January (chalk another point for the British university system). I'll be stuck writing two papers over that break, but I think I may manage to avoid wanting to throw myself in front of a bus for a whole month.
    I need it the break. My brain is so fried these days. I feel like I'm operating on some kind of weird behavioural drug that depletes 60 percent of my personality.

  • I saw today that you can buy episodes of the latest series of "The Real World" on iTunes, which prompts two questions:
    1) That show still exists?
    2) Who in the great googly-moogly would purchase that?

    Huw said...

    Points 3 & 4: I believe in you!

    heatherfeather said...

    real world: denver.

    that's how you know that it's hard up. denver doesn't have any sort of glamourousness to it like vegas or new york or sf. but you get drunk really fast because of the lack of oxygen at that altitude.

    Anonymous said...

    Chris, there will always be idiots who wholeheartedly accept anything that MTV shoves in their face and tells them to love. I call them teenagers.

    Chris Cope said...

    Eric, you're lamenting teenagers. We are old.

    Related to that, I was talking to a girl today in one of my classes and she mentioned that she was born in 1988. 19-fucking-88!

    Jenny said...

    I teach smoking, shagging, swearing teenagers who were born in 1993!

    Also: I had completely forgotten we had spoken about London. I think I may too be on that drug. Perhaps 'da man' is pumping it into UK tapwater? But I get super-long Christmas hols starting on 15th December, so if you delay your trip perhaps we can hang out then? If not, come in January, because who doesn't get the urge to KICK THEIR KNEES UP during those long, cold January days?