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So apparently I'm just not a fan of absurdism. Just finished reading Beckett's Endgame and I want to rip out my eyes. I have no idea what Casey's going to quiz us on.

ANTH240 exam will not be cumulative, at least, so that's nice to know. Just have 113 this afternoon, and then I'm done with classes for the semester. The (theatre) department banquet is tonight, so after class I get to Nair my legs and let C straighten my hair and do my make-up. As much as getting dressed up and being presentable is fun, I'm not really looking forward to it. I just hope I can grab a table with people I know. It would suck to be stuck there with no one I know.

Version 3.5 of the study plan is to work on the bibliography tonight after the banquet, and then spend Friday researching and finishing that stupid paper. Saturday will be faking ANTH notes. Sunday will be reading the Aeneid, studying the ANTH notes, and dinner for Mother's Day. Monday evening I'll study for the CLAS exam, but then the rest of the week will be devoted to the actual exams and writing the second 113 paper. I can do it!

Also finished the Buddha and bonsai cross stitch, but I'm not counting it as done until it's framed and hanging on Mum's wall at work. I'd already decided to give it to her, but it was merely happy coincidence that I finished it so close to Mother's Day. I'm going to frame it after exams, and then I'll start the wizard and dragon one. Oh, and triannamaxwell, you'd said something about a sewing machine. If I give you the supplies and talk you through how to do it, could you help me turn a few of my finished patterns into pillows?

A meme and then off to class. I'll probably catch up on some of those things I've been meaning to post tonight between class and the banquet.

I've had 110 of 140 life experiences.

Level 1
(x) kissed a member of the same sex
(x) drank alcohol
(x) been in love
(x) been dumped
( ) been fired
( ) been in a fist fight
(x) snuck out of a parent's house
( ) smoked a cigarette
( ) smoked a cigar
( ) smoked weed
total: 5

Level 2
(x) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) been arrested
(x) made out with a stranger
( ) gone out on a blind date
(x) had a crush on an older person
(x) skipped school
( ) slept with A co-worker
(x) seen someone/something die
(x) had a crush on one of your LJ friends
( ) been to Paris
total so far : 11

Level 3
( ) been to Spain
(x) been on a plane
( ) thrown up from drinking
(x) eaten sushi
( ) been snowboarding
(x) met someone BECAUSE of LJ
( ) been in a mosh pit
( ) been in an abusive relationship
(x) taken pain killers
(x) loved/liked someone you couldn't have
total so far: 16

Level 4
(x) laid on your back And watched cloud shapes go by
(x) made a snow angel
(x) had a tea party
(x) flown a kite
(x) built a sand castle
(x) gone puddle-jumping
(x) played dress-up
(x) jumped into a pile of leaves
( ) gone sledding
(x) cheated while playing a game
total so far: 25

Level 5
(x) been lonely
(x) fallen asleep at work/school
(x) used a fake/someone else's ID
(x) watched the sun set
( ) felt an earthquake
(x) killed a snake
(x) been tickled
(x) been robbed/vandalized
( ) robbed someone
(x) been misunderstood
total so far: 33

Level 6
(x) pet a deer
(x) won a contest
( ) been suspended
(x) had detention
(x) been in a car/motorcycle accident
(x) had braces
(x) eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night
(x) had deja-vu
(x) danced in the moonlight
(x) hated the way you look
total so far: 42

Level 7
(x) witnessed a crime
(x) pole danced (as a joke)
(x) questioned your heart
(x) been obsessed with post-it notes
(x) squished barefoot through the mud
(x) been lost
(x) been to the opposite side of the world
(x) swam in the ocean
(x) felt like you were dying
(x) cried yourself to sleep
total so far: 52

Level 8
(x) played cops and robbers
(x) recently colored with crayons/colored pencils/markers
(x) sang karaoke
(x) paid for a meal with only coins
(x) done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(x) made prank phone calls
( ) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) kissed in the rain
( ) written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) been kissed under mistletoe
total so far: 59

Level 9
(x) watched the sun set with someone you cared about
(x) blown bubbles
(x) made a bonfire on the beach
(x) crashed a party
(x) have traveled more than 5 days with a car full of people
(x) gone rollerskating/blading
(x) had a wish come true
( ) been humped by a monkey
(x) worn pearls
( ) jumped off a bridge
total so far: 67

Level 10
(x) screamed "penis" in class
(x) swam with dolphins
(x) got your tongue stuck to a pole/freezer/ice cube
(x) kissed a fish
(x) worn the opposite sex's clothes
(x) sat on a roof top
(x) screamed at the top of your lungs
(x) done/attempted a one-handed cartwheel
(x) talked on the phone for more than 5 hours
(x) stayed up all night
total so far: 77

Level 11
(x) picked and ate an apple right off the tree
(x) climbed a tree
(x) had/been in a tree house
(x) been scared to watch scary movies alone
(x) seen a ghost
(x) had more than 30 pairs of shoes
(x) gone streaking
( ) been in jail/visited someone in jail
(x) played chicken
(x) been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on
total so far: 86

Level 12
(x) been told you're hot by a complete stranger
(x) broken a bone
(x) been easily amused
( ) caught a fish then ate it later
( ) made a porn video
(x) caught a butterfly
(x) laughed so hard you cried
(x) cried so hard you laughed
(x) mooned/flashed someone
(x) had someone moon/flash you
total so far: 94

Level 13
(x) cheated on a test
(x) forgotten someone's name
(x) slept naked
(x) French-braided someones hair
(x) gone skinny-dipping
(x) been kicked out of your house
(x) rode a roller coaster
(x) went scuba-diving/snorkeling
(x) had a cavity
(x) blackmailed someone/been blackmailed
total so far: 104

Level 14
(x) been used
(x) fell going up the stairs
( ) licked a cat
(x) bitten someone
(x) licked someone
( ) been shot at
( ) had sex in a field/garden
( ) flattened someone's tires
(x) rode your car until the gas light came on
(x) got five dollars or less worth of gas
grand total: 110


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 10th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
I am sure Mum would be quite happy that she doesn't have to teach me it again. I know the simplest part of it (pushing the pedal and moving the fabric) but only have muscle memory for threading it. You saw my project list, I am sure I could help with the pillows but likely after May ends because I really want to finish that dang blanket! ::grits teeth::
May. 10th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
I never actually learned how to use a sewing machine. I have instructions for the pillows, but not much else. And sure, it can wait until later in the summer. No rush.
May. 10th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Beckett's Endgame is the most exquisite piece of literary torture every created. Reading it does not get across the full extent of this truth. Reading it is just suffering. Seeing it performed, you get some pleasure- and the pleasure you take out of it makes you feel even worse. I mean this literally. Every time you laugh during a performance of Endgame, it makes you realize just how bad a person you are. Contrast that to the experience of reading it, where you don't laugh, you just repeatedly say "Why am I wasting my life reading this?"

There is something remarkable about just how un-enjoyable it is.
May. 10th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Heh, indeed. Absurdism makes me cry, and not in a good way.

(Oh, and also, do I know you? I tend to be a bit flaky, but I don't recognize your name.)
May. 10th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
Nope. I'm allandaros's friend Ferret and I just hopped over for a quick looksee when you commented on his journal. And since I've been through the whole traumatic Endgame experience I thought I'd comment on it.

My first exposure to Endgame was unfortunate. My best friend had to read it for class and he said to me, "If I have to suffer through this, you're suffering with me." So he made me read it. I think that's a great demonstration of the play's peculiar power. It doesn't just make you feel miserable. It spreads that miserableness as far as it can, virally.

I attended a play last summer, titled, The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett as Found in a Dustbin in Paris in an Envelope (Partially Burned) Labeled: "Never to be Performed. Never. Ever. EVER! OR I’LL SUE! I’LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!" It was in the vein of the Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged, and since I saw it, I've been unable to take Beckett seriously. Absurdism is, quite frankly, absurd.
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