Ya. I said it.
Anyway, in case you haven’t been paying attention, what I’m really getting at is that I’m well aware that the blah-og has been a bit - shall we say GLOOMY? - of late. And while y’all seem to be eating it up, I think it’s time to shift the tone a little bit.
Someone recently suggested to me that if I was finding it hard to find the time to write, I should consider turning this into a photo blog. Now, I’m a terrible photographer so that’s probably not going to happen, but I think there’s something to be said for the idea. It HAS been awhile since things over here in the interwebby world of Jen have been very visual. So… LET’S LOOK AT STUFF!
Here, a little graphic thing made by my friend Sarah following my post about NYE. I guess I inspired her. It’s called “Jen is Superwoman”, which is sort of rad when you think about it:
School is going well. I’m trying to decide if I’m really interested in doing a PHD once this MA business is over. I keep going back and forth on it. On one hand, I do love the lifestyle and the fact that being a prof (or a humanities grad student) basically means being paid to THINK about the stuff. That’s pretty neat. On the other hand, it’s a long commitment. At least four years. It’s something to ponder.
Anyway, I guess you can consider yourselves updated. And I can say I’ve done my duty. I am going to try to be more present in future, okay? Forgive me my absence. 2007 was a bit of a clusterfuck. Things are back on track now, though. All will be well.
Oh, before I go there’s one more thing: I know a few of you have asked about the titles lately. Yes, I’ve deviated from the ‘lines from songs’ format used previously. Each title is still a quote, but I’ve been pulling them from a variety of places. From everywhere from Buffy The Vampire Slayer to today’s title, which is the subtitle of Theodor Adorno’s book Minima Moralia. One of the aphorisms in the book is “the splinter in your eye is the best magnifying glass”.
I have no idea what it means, but I’m sure it’s true.