Wednesday, October 19, 2005


So, I participated in an ancient yale tradition tonight. It was kind of exciting.
There is this relatively exclusive club here, basically only open to yalies, which is famous for its cups
they are giant silver loving cups, filled with strange and usually alcoholic things. You must pass these cups around the table (the cup is never permitted to touch the table) and make a toast every time you have the cup. You pass with half turns, and when the cup is empty, the last person has to finish it, dry the cup on their head, and then prove that it is absolutely empty by putting it on a napkin and having no ring and people tell stories, and (if you're me) you watch other people get drunk... It was fun. Hurray for ancient yale tradition. Also, nothing better than singing Yale songs really loudly, with a lot of drunk people, even though you are pefectly sober.

Ya? Well, fuck you too, numbers, fuck you too.

Too bad I can't do Rex's south Jersey accent while typing that. But the moral of the story is that my astronomy midterm kicked my ass. It makes me very sad, and I don't know what to do now.
Cry, perhaps.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


I wonder if I have any sometimes. I think maybe I do, but then, I can't be sure. There is this guy, and I get contradictary messages from him.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


So, I did a tarot reading for myself today. It was a little strange, I thought. The first part of the Celtic Cross was full of ,ajor arcana. I got Hierophant, Empress, Strength, Temperance, and the Hermit, as well as the four of wands (a nice card to have, even in the "what crosses you" position. So, that part of the reading seemed simple enough-- think about the balance between the fun and the serious, the whimsical and the weighty. Half of those cards discuss balance, and half discuss the spiritual aspect of being. (I was in particular pleased by the discussion of the tripartite soul, as I have just finished reading Plato's discussion of the tripartite soul in Republic. Hurray for DS!)
The second half of the reading appeared to address a different question than the first half. Balance and spirituality forgotten, the 8, 9 and 10 of cups appeared along with the Knight of Pentacles (kind of how I have always seen myself....) And don't get me wrong, I was asking this reading about cup-issues, and of the cups, none are better to get in a reading than the 9 and 10. But of course, the 8 was in the outcome position, which is a little depressing. It means that it is time to turn away from something old, and move to something new before there is stagnation. And while it is unclear what this is referring to, I have my guess. Though that isn't particularly well-established. And perhaps it is not so far from taking the card's implied advice if I just change the relationship, and not abandon it altogether. That seems so wasteful! But perhaps it will be necessary, who can say?
I have to stop wasting my time and get to work. Papers don't write themselves anymore.