October 23rd, 2001



i don't know why but i love these things. must be my rampant narcissism.

31% geek
25% punk
32% goth

apparently i am not wholly anything. is there a nerd test?
  • Current Mood
    awake awake


today apparently i must read. i guess i haven't quite been able to decide if i am on full fledged vacation but it occurs to me that if i don't keep up with say my french i will have forgotten what i was doing by the time i get back. today was supposed to be grey and cold so that i could lie on the couch by the fire and read beckett but instead it is sunny and relatively warm so i am tempted to go for a long walk which would also be good for me just in another way.

i suppose i could do both but i got up kind of late and am not yet started on either. this is of course no surprise.
  • Current Mood
    hungry hungry

ah ha

found one. apparently this is an html version of a 'classic.'

42% nerd

the test though needs more humanities nerd questions such as have you ever read a dictionary for fun.
  • Current Music

(no subject)

while eating indian food and drinking california beer i thought of something. now however i have no idea what it was. similarly i was writing in my sleep this morning and it seemed profound in my dream but now it seems trite and simplistic. something about the proper name being both a gift and a command. something about being given a place in language and also made subject to being called out at will.

i am wary of responsibility in the sense of being obliged to respond and the proper name commands response.

i can think of a dozen reasons why i dreamed about this.

i still don't know what i was thinking about while eating indian food. sometimes i wonder what happens to the self that is not remembered. that moment thinking whatever it was i was thinking is now consigned to oblivion so in some way some momentary way i have died. the i that continues is a bare thread remembered haphazardly and fragmentarily while i die a thousand deaths a day.
  • Current Music
    yo la tengo