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.

No explanation necessary.
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.