Friday, February 01, 2008
(12:00 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: Scientia MediaI confess that Karl Barth is wearing me out. The fine-print sections in the Church Dogmatics completely throw off any estimate of how much I should be able to get through in a given day. I confess that I'm disappointed in myself for not finishing II/1 by the end of January.
I confess that before Christmas, I thought I would have my exam lists finalized, my dissertation proposal finished, the index for my Zizek book done, and maybe a paper on Augustine sent off to some journal -- all by yesterday, preferably with plenty of time to spare.
I confess that my Risk addiction seems to be getting worse. I confess that Stringer Bell may be replacing Dr. House as my favorite TV character. (I'm in the middle of season 3 -- no spoilers. I confess that I'm one of those immature people for whom suspense adds to the enjoyment of narratives.) I confess that the ease with which McNulty gets laid strikes me as unrealistic. Perhaps I'm just jealous.
I confess that I'm not very good about calling people to make plans. I confess that last weekend, it was a revelatory moment when I was pondering my lack of plans for Saturday night and realized, "Wait, this isn't a brute fact -- I could actually call someone."
I confess that my self-concept will vastly improve when I deposit my student loan check (and a couple other little ones) tomorrow afternoon. I confess that none of them will clear until Monday at the earliest, leaving me cashless for yet another weekend. I confess that maybe I should've gone into a different line of work.