Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Not now

It seems like a lot has happened that I haven't written about. Such as my 15-hour adventure late Saturday- early Sunday. Or bridge. Or anything. But it isn't going to get done now, not with a midterm tomorrow that I haven't started studying for.
Also, sort of? *sigh*

Sunday, February 26, 2006

"My Little Gay Man is Less Creepy than Your Little Gay Man"

These wonderful words of wisdom straight from the lips of Leah Franqui. I replied "Which one is your little gay man?" She said "Oh, I have like ten. I'm in theatre. They flock to me."

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Kant get working. blah

Kant has a very obscure style. It seems to me that his thoughts are great, but that he could have found a more elucidating style to set them down in. We’re spending philosophy going though basically one sentence at a time, or one paragraph at a time, because it is pretty hard to untangle some of these sentences. I’ve never felt that diagramming sentences in English would have helped me, but now I am considering it. These sentences are ridiculous.
But at least we are going through it in an understandable way. This is progress.
And last night and this morning, I spent some time with Milton. Basically, I read Book 9. I feel terrible about not having read more. The verse is tough at first, but once you get used to it, you can make decent progress in it.
Professor Kronman gets so excited about the philosophy some times. In the middle of class today, he just started shouting about Kant—he got really loud and excited, and he hadn’t actually gotten to the body of the text yet. We were on the second page of the preface. It is a good way to get our attention.
Many hours later: still nothing done on the paper. But I am excited about the things to come. Like Lysistrata in an hour, the hockey games this weekend, KBB happy hour, bridge tournament, Trumball, etc etc. It's going to be good. Now, if only this paper would go away...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

My day.

~I like getting unexpected but genuine compliments. I understand that it a pretty obvious statement, and pretty universal. But it is nice. And I just got one. So there.
~I like playing bridge. But bridge is hard. Very hard. But the good news is that Andrew didn't play the ace of diamonds when he was supposed to either. So it's all good.
~I don't do any work. I don't understand.
~Hilary Fink=awesome. For one thing, she really (unexpectedly) liked my Lit paper. Which is so great, I cannot even express it in words. But then, after class, we had a very nice conversation. I really like her. I feel so bad that I am behind in the reading for her class.
~I sent an email with sexy underwear pictures in it. Hott.
Life is good.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Opportunity, 1. Katie, 0

So, there was this really cute guy in church today. He sat down next to me when his seat got taken by a latecomer, and was smiling at me. And he was really cute. And so when I turned to ask his name and start a conversation, he left.
I am sad. It was such a good chance.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

More content.

So, this weekend, my goal was to get work done. No word on how that is going to turn out just yet.
Instead, I spent 5 hours on an online bridge tournament (which went well, but not well enough to force me to cancel my summer plans). Andrew and I placed fourth in our bracket, doing well against every team we faced except Princeton. We held our own, but our teammates... well, let's just say that doormats are more assertive. :-) Not that I don't love them, but that round was not exactly quality. We were very close to beating Harvard, only 3 IMPs. Very close. I was satisfied with my play, too. Better than usual, I think, mostly because I had the ability to talk to myself and to the cards and to the other players without actually being responsible for any of what I was saying. VERY USEFUL. What does that say about me?
Also, Amy and Chris are crazy. Still. I don't know what is going on any more. I think they are not really spending much time with each other right now, which may actually be for the best. So, I've spent a little more time with each of them without the other, which is both useful and somewhat refreshing. All relationships (beyond a certain minimum) require one-on-one time, and before, that just wasn't happening.
Assassins: it was short lived glory. On the first day, I had two kills. On the second day, I was shot by a suitemate. Tragic. And then, she died a few hours after she killed me. Sigh. But if she had been killed before me, it wouldn't have mattered much. I have two classes with her assassin, so it would have been nasty, brutish and short anyway. (I love grossly misusing Hobbes to suit my own vain purposes... and meanwhile, perhaps the greatest political philosopher to write in English rolls over in his proper English grave...)
More.... hm. Transfer of power lunch with JJJ tomorrow. Also, updated Squid website. Hott.
Now... bedtime? Perhaps.


Your Linguistic Profile:

70% General American English

10% Upper Midwestern

10% Yankee

5% Midwestern

0% Dixie

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Crippling Metaphysical Question of the Day

I bought headphones! Which means that I can use my iPod again! Celebration!! Also, is it bad that I am posting in this thing so much? Should I be talking to real people instead of to myself?
Hum. Perhaps that will be my crippling metaphysical question of the day.

My mantra

"be a duck, be a duck, be a duck. the world is but water. be a duck."


So, it turns out to be rather difficult to study for a midterm wherein you know a lot. Because it is both hard to motivate yourself to study and because when you actually do, it is hard to pick out the new or "problem" material from the background of things you already know, so you don't actually feel like you've accomplished anything. I hate feeling like I haven't accomplished anything.
Also, Valentine's Day. Prof. Kronman got a singing valentine anonymously from someone in the middle of our section today. That was fun. The rest of the class... not so hot. I know a girl who got a heartbreaker in the middle of section. She was unhappy, but it was funny. I went to dinner with JT (everyone else being otherwise engaged), and spent way too long at Commons talking to people. So many people! If I spent as much time on any of my classes as I did in Commons... My GPA would be astonishing.
And, I need to remember to have dinner with Rita. She's good people.
And, John is playing in my bridge tournament on Saturday representing UChicago. I wonder if I'll have to play him. That would be interesting.
Back to work for me...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Why does it only take three questions to understand me?

Your Personality Is

Guardian (SJ)

You are sensible, down to earth, and goal oriented.
Bottom line, you are good at playing by the rules.

You tend to be dominant - and you are a natural leader.
You are interested in rules and order. Morals are important to you.

A hard worker, you give your all at whatever you do.
You're very serious, and people often tell you to lighten up.

In love, you tend to take things carefully and slowly.

At work, you are suited to almost any career - but you excel in leadership positions.

With others, you tend to be polite and formal.

As far as looks go, you are traditionally attractive. You take good care of yourself.

On weekends, you tend to like to do organized activities. In fact, you often organize them!


Your Scholastic Strength Is Evaluating

You are great at looking at many details and putting them all together.
You are talented at detecting subtle trends, accuracy, and managing change.

You should major in:

Conflict studies

Valentine's Day

So, my big plans for much much later tonight were to play bridge. But, as it turns out, Jon has a girlfriend, and so there is no bridge tomorrow. Bummer! Now, I guess, I'll just have to work or something. Lame!
Also, I made a secret post on the Herald Valentine's site. I am a little ashamed, a little proud. He'll have no idea it's from me, and, of course, that is the idea. But still. It'll be my first Valentine's Day alone basically since I started caring. Maybe I'll have to find some excuse for some fun despite my 9 am History and Politics section Wednesday morning.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

OOOH! Also...

Also, this is so great. Tomb found in Valley of the Kings . I <3 Egypt, and I can't wait to see what my professor says in class about it on Tuesday.

Personal drama

Wow. I can't stand it any more. Thank God I have a sane and approachable freshman counselor, or else I might die. (Crosses fingers for Hudson... He should so be froco...) Because seriously, if I end up holding a moderated caucus between Amy and Chris, I might just die. For real.
I've been retreating outside of them, my best friends, because they're kind of impossible to be with together at this point. They need to sort their own shit out. I have enough to do. I am a little wary of JT's advice on the subject; namely to escape. But on a certain level, I think it might be the only thing I can really do. Otherwise something is going to seriously break, and that will be a problem.
Now I have to go read like four books. Right now. And do a problem set. And consider my paper topics. And study for a midterm. Yes!! Taking 5 classes=hard.