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I am a ninja so there

Yuck Scholar

Posted on 2008.05.19 at 23:01
Current Location: not in school
Current Mood: free!
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Hey guys, I'm back.  After being eaten by school, I have been spit back out into the world of the internets.
Blah Blang!  I've got one year of full time studentry under my belt!

My school is artsy fartsy to the extreme.  Hint: famous alumna, Bawbwa Wawa.  In fact it may very well be the school that put the artsy in fartsy, or vice versa (hmm, which is it?  That could be the topic of my next paper: "Artsy Meets Fartsy: Who's Responsible?" heh).  In spite of that, or perhaps because of that, the professors really pile on a serious amount of work.  Even though the semester ended on Friday, its probably going to take my brain a few weeks to recover from school mode where eating and sleeping are so arbitrary that they seem accidental.

Here's what i did in the past 9 months:
Read many books, wrote many papers, studied some crazy math and then applied it to literature (think Borges, Calvino), waxed neuroscientific on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis by looking at fMRI studies on language and image processing (etc.), learned rocket science (I'm so not kidding).

But best of all, I spent many many hours making art out of metal and wool!  Because really, that's what life comes down to.  All the other stuff is just fluff (yes I know, wool is quite literally fluff, but in this case I choose to ignore that fact) or something. 
You might disagree, and say "yeah whatever, she does metal and wool art installations, that's cool, but it's not rocket science." 
And to that I reply, "rocket science?  Oh please, I already did that; so easy." 
And then you say, "..."
But then your friend cuts in with "ok fine, but it's not BRAIN SURGERY."
And then I have to shut up.

But yes!  I'm actually following through with my plan!  One year left of getting this damn degree!  And then I can finally move on into... wait for it......
More academia!   MFA.  It's true.  I know it's crazy.  Here I spent all these years without figuring out a solid future career goal, and now that I'm finally in school I'm studying art.  What the hell?  But I honestly have a plan- a very well (mostly) thought out plan.  For the first time in my life.  Hopefully I can get in somewhere.

Anyway, freedom!  vacation!  yay!  Oh crap, I'm unemployed right now.


The more things change...

Posted on 2007.11.02 at 16:47
Current Mood: scholarly
Ok so, everything's changed.  Long story short:  I've moved, and I'm unemployed- happily so.  I'm a full-time student.  There's my update.

Short story long:  Anything by Dickens  (KoL reference here- and it's really true, I know this because I'm reading "Great Expectations" right now)

But seriously...  I live in the freaking suburbs!  There's crickets and stuff.  And squirrels.  Many squirrels.   And I write papers... all the time.

Basically the story goes:  after years of flittering around without any specific aim, going to school part time, working in all kinds of different, sometimes interesting, but generally thankless jobs, last spring I decided that I had been essentially procrastinating my entire life and I needed to move forward, so I applied to an adult program at Sarah Lawrence College. 

I got in.   I quit my job, applied for all kinds of scholarships and loans, moved into a very nice little basement apartment in Bronxville, just a few minutes walk from campus, and now here I am!  A real college student... with real loans (eek!).

Anyway, my life is totally different, and so far I love it.  There are some drawbacks, though.  Mr. Yuck and I really only get to see each other on the weekends now, and I miss the convenience of the city.   I've had a few brief moments of loneliness and missing Mr. Yuck, but I've been so busy writing papers and making artstuffs (yay!) that those moments are fleeting.

So many run on sentences, sorry.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. 

How're you all doing?



I totally lied when I said I was back last time.

Posted on 2007.11.02 at 16:37
uhhhhhmmmmmm.  ahem.


So I'm a liar.   So what?


Posted on 2007.06.18 at 23:54
Thanks guys.  I hated making that post, but anyway thanks.

I'm totally back now, I swear.  
Pop the cork!   All you dirty minded folk can take that to mean whatever you'd like, just don't tell me about it.


Not a very nice comeback....

Posted on 2007.06.16 at 16:34

So much has happened and I'll tell you all about it.  But I've been putting off making this particular post  for a while now because it was just too hard...

A month after emergency surgery to remove her spleen, Nanook succumbed to hemangiosarcoma.  
When she passed away, 99% of my heart went with her. 

She was an abused, rescued dog with some serious behavior issues.  When I adopted her she completely changed my life, and I hers.  Things will never be the same without her.

Rest in peace Nanook.

There's no room in here for me to tell you all the other things that've been happening, so I'll save it for the next post. 

I am a ninja so there


Posted on 2007.06.15 at 19:47

stand by.....

ps- feeling the love, nakedfotolady ;)


Is that the birthday horn?

Posted on 2006.10.20 at 19:37
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Honk honk!  Happy happy happiest of birthdays gutter_grrl

Hope you're having a good one.
Maybe I'll see you at the wool fest!

I finally wore my socks today.  And I mean MY socks, as in they are mine because I made them damnit.

Caption:  I've been thinking... knitters are kinda crazy yo.... wait.  shit.   

Feel free to write your own caption as suits your mood.

I'm a big poopie head show off.  But I love them so.

PS.  hot damn, my legs are white!


Just a spoon full of sugar

Posted on 2006.10.19 at 00:28
Current Location: the twilight of another year gone by....
Current Mood: extremely full of chocolate
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Thanks for all the well wishes.   
All in all I had a pretty nice birthday. 
Truly the best part is that I played hooky and went shopping with my mom because it wasn't even funny how badly I needed some new bras.  Mr. yuck , my love slave, got me a kick ass rain jacket and even the rain pants to match, because for some reason I don't believe in umbrellas.  I was thinking that I should become a dog walker, but only on rainy days because that would seemingly be the best way to take advantage of my new gear.  I've since gotten over that idea though.  Anyway, I'm one number up, two bras and a couple of shirts richer, ready to take on serious rain, and two very fine meals fuller.  hmmm.

Fuuuuuucccckkkkk!  I'm 27!  Jeeze.  I'm just gonna start saying I'm thirty now, just to make the transition easier.

Also I had the funniest conversation with my two year old niece that went something like this:

My sister and my niece sing happy birthday to me over the phone,
Me: wow that was great!  You have such a lovely voice, you sound like a rock star.
Niece:  Happy birfday......   Nona?  (Nona is my mom, her grandma, obviously.  And possibly her favorite person on earth, I'm sure my mother has been bribing her with heaps and heaps of ice cream, she's a pro.)
Me: no silly, it's me, Auntie Amanda.
Niece:  Nona?  (Presses a few buttons, perhaps the 2 button, or even the 4, hard to tell, heh)  Hello Nona?
Me: No, not Nona, Amanda.
Niece:  Gampa!  Where's Gampa?
Me: not Grampa, Amanda. 
Niece: poppins mary?
Me: huh?
Niece: poppins may.  poppins. 
Me: what?
Niece: poppins mary!  poppins!  poppins mary!  (she starts singing) ust a poon pull of tugar heps a medipin do down.
Me: ah yes it does indeed. sugar is yummy.  Big spoonfulls of it. 
Niece: Hello Mamanda.  Nookie?  (Nookie is my dog) 
Me: hello!
Niece: I love you.

Awwwwwww.  I'm a big old softie for her, even if she thinks I'm my dog.

I Live!!!!

Please accept my apologies for going AWOL.  Anyway, yadda yadda yadda, vent vent vent.   Complaints can be sent directly to the Bug Up My Ass (he is tenured and has full benefits, and his work never seems to end).  Errrr...
Anway, I missed you guys.

If I weren't so lazy and disorganized I'd bake you all cookies to get you to like me again...
But we all know that that just ain't gonna happen, because...well.....you know, I am lazy and well, yeah, umm yeah.  Hugs and kisses all around though.  Seriously.

***Edited to add:

Do you like me?

Circle:  YES / NO /  Where the fuck are my cookies?

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