Tuesday, August 12, 2008
(1:11 AM) | Ben W:
Tuesday Hatred: Bringing in the consultants
I hate that Adam offered me the chance to hate again after I had already written something that was at least supposed to be hateful at unfogged. I hate that jms will probably jump all over me for even mentioning that other thing, because she's such goddam purist about repetition. I hate that even though some guy called Dan thought it was a good post, I thought it sucked: I felt in writing it as if all my vitriol, of which I formerly had such a large measure, had disappeared. I couldn't go through with it. They say this is normal, but I can't stand it anyway.
I hate that the art library only checks books out to people for one week, and that their generous online renewal offer extends to two (2) one-week renewals for grad students (undergrads get only one!), which meant that I had to take Painting as an Art, a moderately heavy book, back in just so that some library worker could fumble his sweaty paws all over my ID card for what seemed an eternity. Then I had to take it back, of course. This despite the fact that I read the first lecture and a half in the book the day I checked it out, then didn't read any of it at all until today (that is, three weeks later), and actually only decided to check it out again after reading some of it on the train and deciding that it possessed sufficient interest despite its many manifest flaws. Maybe I won't read any of it until three weeks from now. WE'LL SEE.
I hate the fact that, on facebook, one can "become a fan" of modus tollens. Come on. What the shit is that. (Asks the person who's facebook-friends with Cicero.)
Adam recently IMed me to complain about his dissertation progress—I hate that. It is a cosmic upset that Adam should complain to me about procrastinating or whatever the substance was. I don't even have a frikkin' topic, by gum.
Did you know that our gracious host really is bringing in an outside Hatred evaluator? I don't know if this person works for McKinsey or some such or not, but I do know this: this person and I have a history—one enacted in part on this very blog—so I fear that this background might color the evaluation of my performance. I hate this fucking uncertainty.