Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


When writing formal essays, refrain as much as possible from using the word "epic," unless it is used as a noun to describe a literary work, of the Beowulf kind.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Elephant herds

I can't enjoy funny animal cartoons anymore. What I mean is, every time I try to enjoy these things, all I can think about are their inaccuracies to real life animals.

What I mean is, today we were watching The Jungle Book in our room, and when it got to the part with those military elephants, I kept thinking: elephants herds are generally only made of females, they are lead by a matriarch, most males are solitary, this is wrong.

This happens all the time now.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Third Row Guy

Every morning when I'm in my microeconomics class I look for this guy who always sits in the third row. He usually arrives when I do or maybe a little later and he always walks in with a completely dispassionate and disinterested face. He's very tall, with almost feathery brown hair, and I think I always notice him because, if you squint really hard, he looks sort of like this guy I used to have a crush on. He wears very plain clothes (white t-shirt) as if to say, "Yes, I'm only awake for this class, and it's really no problem, but I'd rather not spend any more effort than I have to."

Today I saw him in a button down shirt and I wonder if he has a girlfriend. I think he probably does, and probably when class is over he gets loud, his faces breaks into an expression other than stoic, and he laughs to his friends about how goddamned boring his econ class is (or maybe he doesn't talk about it at all). And this is why I will stay exactly where I am, several rows behind, making up stories and dreaming my class away.