I keep getting distracted.
I’m working on a project for printmaking…we’re doing copper etching.
I am planning to focus the entire semester around a theme.
I have the idea…I just want to write out a poem before I post it.
I need to get back to doing me…
I almost feel like I’ve forgotten how to write.
I don’t even know if I like my old style anymore…
Can you tell I’m excited?
My skates for derby came in…along with my awesomely shiny purple helmet.
I can’t wait to break them in…though my feet may disagree. TOO BAD!
This is my happy face…in cat form…meow!
I very recently mentioned earlier tonight about reading essays written by famous authors and such. So, to put my money where my mouth is I’m going to give you a short list of a few authors and links to essays. Peruse them and drool.
Stephen Jay Gould
“Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was among the best known and widely read scientists of the late 20th century.”
Even though he is a scientific writer he is a great writer. You will get just as much literary genius as scientific theory in his essays. I love them.
Buy Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History HERE which contains among other essays (one of my favourites) “Nonmoral Nature”.
“Sir Francis Bacon (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method.” Among other things there is a theory that Francis Bacon is Shakespeare.
Edgar Allan Poe
“Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), American poet, critic, short story writer.”
Most well know for his short stories he also wrote essays, lectures, sketches, and more…he also liked to include “secret” messages and riddles into his letters.
“Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist.” If this name sounds familiar to you, it should. George Orwell wrote the well known and high school reading list required Animal Farm.
“Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction.” This guy has even written and published works under the pen name Richard Bachman, jsyk. Most well known for inducing terror in his audiences (readership included), King is also a writer of essays.
Five is enough for now. However, there are many more including but definitely not limited to Susan B. Anthony, Robert Benchley, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Alice Meynell, W.B. Yeats… I could make this list for some time.
Here, Classic British and American Essays and Speeches, you’ll find a list of various authors and works to peruse. Some you will recognize and some you won’t.
I also suggest looking up your favourite author and seeing if they too have written some essays. You may be surprised at what you find.
always (stay awesome),
p.s. i don’t like virginia woolf…i felt the need to tell you that
This semester is an expensive one…with having to buy photo supplies, printmaking supplies, and other such school things.
Printmaking includes copper sheeting for etching….which costs a pretty penny. (I can’t help it, I love bad puns!)
My photo supplies have been ordered but I still have to purchase printmaking things. I’m glad I already have the tools (thank you art teacher mother!) but the paper is crazy pricey. I would be using left overs from last semester…but I don’t have any. I also don’t particularly want to buy 200$ worth of Reeves BFK…even if it is a great price at about a dollar per sheet.
Yay…the life of an art student. Supplies make us broke, not selling art makes us broke, and our tendencies to be impulsive don’t help either. Granted, I am generalizing. I could sell art but I haven’t really put myself out there.
I have ideas…that sadly are severely lacking in execution.
I need to put together a book but I haven’t been writing in ages. I’ve really been enjoying doing academic writing lately, strangely enough. Some of the great authors out there wrote amazing essays that I totally recommend looking into…don’t get distraught over the fact that it is an essay, trust me. So, maybe I’ll write a series of essays.
I also need to put together an article or two and submit it to my school paper and maybe even my local newspaper.
Another also…I am looking into various literary magazines and their submission guidelines. Many of the published authors are much older than I am…and I don’t always enjoy their works. I think I have a badass chance at getting published, hell, if I don’t try I won’t even know. It’s never too early to start compiling rejection letters…you never know when they’ll suddenly be hilarious because I am a world famous author (or for use as fire starting materials in a post-apocalyptic zombie infected world).
I’m betting on the zombie theory.
Edit: I like doing research. I’m a total nerd. Thus…not sad to wave my weekend away.
:D I’m excited
THEY WANT US HERE FOREVER!!!
is a little old Japanese woman who loves Lady Gaga.
She also warned us about the danger of cell phones.
It reminded me of this.
This is going to be an interesting class.
I always mentally sing the song Adam Sandler as Billy Madison sings when he goes back to school.
“Back to school! Back to school, to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool! I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don’t get in a fight! Ohhhh, back to school! Back to school! Back to school! Well, here goes nothing!”
I wonder if anyone else does this…
do you go from fourth to tenth in line? i hate calling my university…they are inefficient.
I did an experiment once where I called the financial aid office while standing near the doors. No one was in line and only 1 of 3 were on the phone. Guess what, they didn’t answer the phone. As soon as I physically stepped into the office everyone was available to assist me. wtf
i am annoyed.
your office tells you absolutely nothing. As in, which city your boss happens to be in that day let alone that week. If someone is actually in the other office that day. Or for that matter gives you anything to do.
I feel like a waste of space because I don’t have regular tasks. I did a hell of a lot more in the last office I worked in and I was an intern. Here, I’m technically an intern but I have a title.
Also, while the office staff is amicable and generally lovely…they are terribly lackadaisical. I hate staring at a computer unless I have a task at hand. I even tried to find things to do so that I would have something to show for my time here.
I even was going to organize the entire office (I actually like organizing things a lot) but that didn’t happen.
I’m usually stuck here by myself answering phones and taking messages bc I can’t take care of them myself. This is mostly because I am never given the information necessary to appropriately handle them.
It makes me wonder why I’m here for them. It looks great on my resume but I would rather be able to contribute something than being the annoying girl sending out phone messages.
I only get to really do work every few months because I organize a workshop in the boss’s name. Even that could be handled much more efficiently if I had my way. Oh well…different office different atmosphere.