Friday, February 22, 2008
(12:00 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: The Cares of a House-bloggerI confess that the quantity of my blogging this week has increased, while the quality has stayed at the same low levels you've come to expect from The Weblog. I confess that the core problem is that exam prep makes me uninteresting. This problem is likely to persist until May.
I confess that I mostly don't want to talk about my dissertation topic (the general topic: theology). I confess that I have several ideas for articles, none of which I want to talk about either. All of this makes me fairly useless as an academic blogger, so if you want high-quality academic blogging stuff, you should probably read The Edge of the American West.
I confess that I'd love to blog about the angst I'm feeling as I move toward a new phase in my studies, but I actually wouldn't love that. I'd probably write three paragraphs and then consign the post to the draft bin.
I confess that I finished reading Church Dogmatics II/2 on Wednesday night -- the last of my self-assigned reading before I had decided I would start on my dissertation proposal. I took a day off of any "conceptual" work on Thursday, limiting my academic activities to a chapter from my Greek book and some copy editing. My main task was to clean the house, and I cleaned it thoroughly, though the fumes from the bathroom cleaning spray kept me from completing the task of de-mildewing the shower tiles. I was nesting, something I do periodically. I even dusted the battery charger for the vacuum.
I confess that I'm tired of this insanely cold weather. In January, fine -- we're all prepared for that. But February? Late February? I didn't open the blinds for the past two days, because I can't stand to look at it.
This is all a repeat, though, of my week of minutae-blogging.