Friday, March 07, 2008
(12:00 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: God Hates ChicagoI confess that the memory of slightly more reasonable weather this past weekend only makes the continued deadly cold more discouraging. I confess that the newly-implemented slow zones by the Damen and Irving Park stations of the Brown Line are also discouraging, though I was able to maintain my calm as we sat just short of the Damen stop (viz., three blocks from where I had gotten on) for five minutes last time I took the train.
I confess that I need to write up my "teaching philosophy," as part of my recent effort to try to pick up some adjunct teaching next year. I confess that I have been thinking about hitting the job market next fall (with the hopes of finishing the dissertation in time to graduate next spring), but I am beginning to suspect that such a plan is neither realistic nor desirable. I confess that I found this to be the most depressing post yet on a uniformly depressing blog.
I confess that I have "somehow obtained" a file that purports to be a leaked version of the Wire finale, but I am ambivalent about watching it. (Comments on the torrent site, including one from the site moderator, indicate that it's legitimate -- thousands of seeds, no complaints.) I confess that I feel like it's poor form to link to a torrent site from a "legitimate" blog, a category that I didn't realize either existed or included my own blog until just now.