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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

useless post about my life

Well, it's that day of the year that Dr. J is famous for disliking. No, it isn't christmas or anything like that. Let's just say it has something to do with the passage of time and feeling it.

The good news is I'm slowly getting back into the groove of things, but it seems as if the comp lists never ends.

After picking up the habit again for a few months, I've now been smoke free for two weeks. I passed the test on saturday when I was at a party surrounded by smokers on the balcony and didn't give in. I can exercise good will power when I want to, just as I can be efficient when I want to, but that seldom happens.


Blogger Ranylt said...

Is someone being a birthday boy?

Yes, the Comps list is NOT getting any shorter, and I've been at it for weeks. Those 500/800-page 18C novels are like giant mucus plugs stopping up my progress. Love the books--but they're time-eaters!

9:35 p.m.  
Blogger Dr J said...

Ya do 18c (19c) you get what you deserve. ;-) There isn't enough money in the world to make me read Clarissa on a deadline-- much less remember it.

8:53 a.m.  
Blogger Dr J said...

Er, that should have read "(or 19c)"

8:53 a.m.  
Blogger Pious Labours said...

Yes, Sep. 12 was officially my, ugh, bday. I think once one hits 25 bdays start to suck.

So far I'm only doing the theory comp and it's not ending. I liked Said's "Orientalism", even though there's much I disagree with, but I found his "Culture and Imperialism" a real bore. It's not dense or jargon laden, just boring.

Incidentally, I bought the unabridge Clarissa used recently. I aint gonna read it anytime soon (I have the abridged one for that), but it's something I should have.

9:07 a.m.  
Blogger Ranylt said...

Och, man, of COURSE we be reading the abridged Clarissa!

Happy belated boyday, boy. I hear you--25 is the "fuck, I'm actually aging" age, indeed.

10:18 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy b-day arby


7:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday!


6:37 p.m.  

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