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The Muppets and a Bohemian Rhapsody

I swear to god: this is the last spam post. I will have more constructive things to say. Until then, Muppets.
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Que Houxo paints in neon and blacklight

I can't believe that it's already November. Dear Lord. I have no idea where the time has gone, literally. I'm roughly three weeks away from having to hand in my projects, some of which I've made zero progress on. What. I mean. I don't even.

I gave a talk today. I think it went well; at least, it certainly went better than the talk I gave last week. No shaking or crying. Just talking too fast, and not concisely enough. I think it was okay though. I'm glad it's over. I'm glad I won't have to do it again. I know that time is the only thing that will make me a better public speaker, time and practice, but it still terrifies me even when I know (or think I know) what I'm talking about.

We are housing the Tiny Ginger Interloper again. He's going to be with us 'til Sunday(?) I think. I may post pictures.

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So, I've borrowed my Mum's copy of the first season of Mad Men, and holy hell, the soundtrack is deadly. Also, it is one of the prettiest piece of cinematographic work I've seen in a long time. Also also--the opening sequence is fantastic.

In other news, I got some sort of incourse scholarship for my summer classes.I still need to apply for scholarships/bursaries for the fall, this was a really pleasant surprise. So far, in terms of fall courses, I've signed up for four seminars (I know, I know, way too many seminars): Post-War Modern BC Architecture (with Dr. T; apparently we'll be wandering around the city every other Friday looking at buildings), The Domestic Interior of 1500-1750 in Renaissance Italy, Honours Seminar (required course), and Art and Revolution.

I think I need to drop one of the classes. I've heard from several people that four seminars is one too many. However, I really don't want to drop any of them. I guess I'll just wait out the first week and see which of the courses is the least interesting (or, alternatingly, the most work). Bah.

In other news, my mother has bought a new (well, a new used) car, and I shall inherit the Mazda. It'll be nice to have a car again. My biggest concern with having a car, is the financial drain it will be on my bank account. I'll figure something out, I'm sure, but it is a concern.
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So, I drove Nicholas and two of the other band members up Island for their gig last night; they didn't start playing until 10:30, and the headliner (Wax Mannequin) wasn't going to actually go on until, oh lord, at least midnight or 1 AM. We didn't have a place to stay, so we were going to head back to Vic that night, and once we learned that--if we stayed for the whole gig--we wouldn't be out of there until at least 2 AM, we bailed. Everyone was tired, and the appeal of getting back into town by 3:30/4 AM was minimal. However, it was a good show, the little of it that I saw, and Nicholas' group sounded really good. It's just a pity we couldn't stay for the whole show.
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You said, "I will go to another land, I will go to another sea.
Another city will be found, better than this.
Every effort of mine is condemned by fate;
and my heart is -- like a corpse -- buried.
How long in this wasteland will my mind remain.
Wherever I turn my eyes, wherever I may look
I see the black ruins of my life here,
where I spent so many years, and ruined and wasted."

New lands you will not find, you will not find other seas.
The city will follow you. You will roam the same
streets. And you will age in the same neighborhoods;
in these same houses you will grow gray.
Always you will arrive in this city. To another land -- do not hope --
there is no ship for you, there is no road.
As you have ruined your life here
in this little corner, you have destroyed it in the whole world.

The City - Constantine P. Cavafy (1910)

Found via Mental Floss: works by Alex Andreev, a Russian painter who's focus is on whimsical and desolate futurescapes.


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