November 23rd, 2005


Despite being extremely bored with this book, by now...

"...while we have successfully banished nature from our immediate domain, we find we must constantly be on guard against the 'natural' elements of 'human nature,' which can still threaten the purity of our private realm. Hence, we make another separation between what have been called the 'primary' and 'secondary' human worlds, so that the merely biological elements of our own domain can at least be kept in check and not be permitted to interfere with our favoured cultural ornamentations."
--Neil Evernden, The Social Creation of Nature

Don't you hate it when you suddenly get dragged back in, kicking and screaming, and realize that damnit, now I'm going to have to read this again and this time pay attention, as it was published a year earlier than it would have to be published for it to have been read by Peter MacPine.

...okay, maybe you don't. Um. Right.

Almost done!

Nearly four AM. Have to get up at six. Not so much sleeping, methinks. Except maybe this way I can do the reading for class, go to first class, print out paper, then curl up and sleep 'til second class. Haven't done that for a while.



Sleep is for the weak.

Have now been awake for slightly over twenty-four hours and (FUCKIHATESCHOOLKEYBOARDSTHEYSTICKANDMAKEMEWANTTOATTACKTHEMVICIOUSLY) hitting my third wind, or so. Y'know, if it weren't for that whole going-insane-if-you-don't-sleep-for-six-days thing, and if there were some reasonably healthy way of avoiding that first "go to sleep or you will be dizzy and sick" message the body sends you after the sixth hour at the computer, I could totally not sleep at all, and always get my reading done, and never worry about assignments being late, because I would have thirty-three-point-three-little-squiggly-line-indicating-repeating-decimal-percent more time in which to do things. I would also actually finish stories and talk to Australians and similar acts in defiance of my time zone that I used to do all the time before morning classes involved a forty-minute bus trip. I could be much more productive. And possibly get straight As.

I HATE this keyboard.

Hmm. Was going to nap, but the finding of soft places to do so is proving problematic. Perhaps, instead, I will see if the new iamb is out and if I am in it.

I am probably not in it.