January 9th, 2004

Thanks, Guys

Thanks for all your love 'n support, guys (yeah, yeah, and gals): I just got back from the GRE and, other than being in logistics hell for the last two days, it was absolutely painless. Whew.

Now time to finish the application forms . . . .
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And Now For Something Completely Different

Okay, enough whining. Time to write about more interesting things. Like ranting! We like ranting.

maastrictian pointed me to this art piece, which is quite well-done and rather amusing . . . but, despite the claims in the introduction, is NOT NARRATIVE. When will people figure out that simply alluding to the idea that there might have been a coherent sequence of events, somewhere, sometime in the vague past of the piece does not make it narrative? Sloppy thinking, maybe, or maybe just the fact that due to overwork the word "narrative" has been so badly abused as to cover nearly anything that contains events of any kind happening in sequence. (Except, of course, non-linear narrative. 'Cause it's, you know, non-linear. And stuff. Remind me that that phrase deserves a rant of its own.)

Let's claim narrative back for things that actually tell a story, shall we, people?
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Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom, people. Yay on the Shabbat Project; I just wish I could have as many good friends around me as I did last Shabbat. (Not that I'm complaining about having a quiet evening, after the madness of the last few days.) I'm about to go light candles, but first I wanted to tell you all how much I love you and appreciate you.

I'm thinking about adding a new Shabbat tradition to the Shabbat Project - to look back every Friday afternoon and reflect on the week. Odds that this will happen every Shabbat are slim, as I tend to be kind of crazy getting ready, but with enough poking and prodding it may get done more often than not. Opinions? Thoughts?

Oh, and I may be moving up to the Upper West Side. More details after Shabbat is over. (I'm such a tease!)
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