Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Today was bizarre.
I did not get to sleep until around 3-ish in the am, even though I had gone to bed by 11:30. I awoke at 6 in the am. That's 3 hours of sleep, mind you. And despite that, I did not fall asleep in either math or biology. I did fall asleep in english, but I had already finished all my work and we weren't doing anything, so I declare it acceptable. Bizarre, though.
I sat around rifling through paper on my floor until after dinner (say, 7 pm). Then I started my homework. Despite that, I finished it all earlier than I generally do when I start it all at 3. Bizarre.
I just reread 'A Modest Proposal' by Jonathan Swift. Eating babies. Ha ha, I love it. I reread it because I had foolishly mentioned in class that I had read it before, and my teacher somehow became fixated on the idea that I was some sort of expert on it. So now I have to give a lecture or somesuchathing on it tomorrow. How did this happen? And how did it happen to me, the most innocent and undeserving of peoples?
I know not. It's, yes, you guessed it, it's bizarre.
And the thing of it is, it's not that complicated. It's a satire. About eating babies. About poverty. About human cruelty. About the social condition in Ireland. About Protestants hating Catholics and how Swift thinks that sucks. You only have to read the damn thing once to pick up on all this, it's fairly obvious. And it's a pamphlet. That means it's short. So anyone could read it and anyone could understand it. So any 'lecture' I give on it is going to be entirely superfluous. We should just read it in class and that should be that.
I also just started reading The Hours, since the movie's out and all, and I figured I may as well read the book. I'd like to finish it before I see the movie. It seems good so far, but I'm not very far into it yet. We shall see what we shall see.
I just finished Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, which was very good. The ending was extraordinarily surreal and I was thus very pleased. It's short, so even you lazy folk out there should go and read it.
I recently put up that's high school physics as my desktop. I am thoroughly amused by it. Maybe the humor is not to be appreciated by all. But it is appreciated by me. That's an image off of exploding dog 2003, in case you were a-wondering.
Well, I am off. Maybe if I get to bed earlier tonight I will get more sleep. Maybe.