Blåsigt.

August 20, 2009

Songs: “Peep-Peep” by Arab Strap, “The Man That I Am With My Man” by Hidden Cameras

Elated, as have fixed major laptop issue with the click of a button, and no longer need to endure the hellish suffering inflicted by the Mac Store. (Even if “sandwiches are wicked and they know you at the Mac Store!”)

http://www.slate.com/id/2225664/

So obvious it barely needs to be said. Still, well-written.

http://www.alternet.org/rights/142075/is_it_now_a_crime_to_be_poor/

Alternet strikes again with socially conscious reporting like no other site out there.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200909/elizabeth-edwards

Continuing the infidelity discussion, exploring why people cheat, and why it’s not always an unforgivable crime. There’s a new TV program this fall called “The Good Wife” about a “wronged” wife of a “philandering” politician, will be interesting to see portrayal/demonization of said politician.

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Song: “Nantes” by Beirut, “Over and Over Again” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Currently reading: On the Road, Kerouac.

Ten days left before move back to Boston. I’m tired of never living in the same place, but relieved that I finally figured out where I want to live after The Big Event.

On my mind lately:

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/08/19/barney-frank-obama-hitler/

Go get ’em, Barney! (Too bad the nutty lady is kind of cute.)

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sex-dawn/200908/who-destroys-the-marriage-cheating-husband-betrayed-wife-or-other-woman

Brilliant, interesting, and contributing to my lengthy examination of society’s expectations of relationships, monogamy, and ownership (and why so many relationships/marriages end because of ‘unfaithfulness’) As one attempting to create/preserve/maintain a successful and not necessarily monogamous relationship, this issue always catches my eye.

http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2009/08/14/nonmonogamy-and-feminism-a-happy-couple/

Same.

I am so incredibly fed up with the inane insane ignorant ill-conceived hysteria flying around about health care reform, I can hardly stomach any more media coverage about it. If Obama caves, it will be disappointing. I just came from a country that has one of the highest-functioning and most trusted healthcare systems on the planet, and it is almost entirely government-run. Seems like what this country needs, in terms of economy, education, and healthcare, is a total government takeover. But then again, I’m not going to stay here much longer.

http://www.thelocal.se/21560/20090819/

I love that this is the kind of thing that makes headlines in Sverige.

Personal updates: tickets purchased for 3-wk jaunt to Sverige for Christmas/New Year’s. Apparent fluency level of a 5-6-year-old. Schedule finalised for fall semester, job nailed down, some decent poems written in past half year, restlessly soaking up the remaining days of summer. Adjö.

Finished Reading

February 25, 2009

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated

Still sick.

February 25, 2009

Curling up in bed with Trainspotting and a package of Fisherman’s Friend.

YES! (Song/Album of the Day)

February 24, 2009

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100826714&sc=nl&cc=asc-20090224

Want.

February 24, 2009

http://www.whisknyc.com/blog/?p=27

Drink for Thought

February 24, 2009

How to make masala chai (which stupidly, many Americans call “chai tea”- though “chai” means “tea.”)

1/2 cup water,

1/2 cup milk

Heat in saucepan.

Add scoop of tea + scoop of sugar

add grated fresh ginger and cardamom seeds,

Stir, wait several minutes, strain into cup & enjoy.

Rahm on “bipartisanship”

February 24, 2009

“We just have to try. We don’t have to succeed.”

My thoughts exactly.

Daily Reader

February 24, 2009

I saw this and immediately thought “Ahh! Sexism!” Then I read a little more and thought “Ahh!! That’s me!” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4788727/Why-women-cannot-read-maps-and-men-lose-their-keys.html

Good news for procrastinators, maybe. http://chronicle.com/temp/reprint.php?id=zs61txc4kwr4kd1q1rjbfxt41952gdmf

Great profile of Rahm Emmanuel: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/02/090302fa_fact_lizza?printable=true

Brilliant British expat Sullivan talks U.S.A.: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/andrew_sullivan/article5779850.ece

Obama, hipper than Christ. http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePage&id=2a9f1b3f-e978-4e87-ba9c-d56b7628ad4a&&Headline=Obama%2Bis%2BAmerica%E2%80%99s%2BNo.%2B1%2Bhero%2c%2Bnot%2BJesus

Enjoy, preferably with two runny fried eggs, buttery wheat toast, havarti cheese, and fresh tomatoes, as I did.

Song of the Day

February 23, 2009

“Is There a Ghost” by Band of Horses