January 26th, 2004

little review

Poem for Monday

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Was reminded of this poem by stone_princess in hms_surprise. I did my junior and senior thesis projects in college on the women of Modernism -- Margaret Anderson and The Little Review one year, women poets and the transformation of language the next -- and H.D was my very favorite.

We got about six inches of snow, the very powdery sort. I expect I shall be sledding presently with my children.

fileg pointed out this sexual identity meme which purports to explain one's habits based on the first letter of one's first name. Collapse )

The Onion made me howl this morning with "Labor Secretary Has Her Hours Cut": "Deeming the move 'regrettable but necessary,' White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card announced Monday that Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao's work hours will be scaled back to 30 per week starting Jan. 26." Also the main article, "Scientists Abandon AI Project After Seeing The Matrix", made me giggle too, especially Governor Schwarzenegger's opposition.

Golden Globes: Yeah, woo hoo, about time, but it feels like anti-climax. Then again if PJ had lost it would simply have felt frustrating, so I guess this is better. Will root for him at the Oscars but first I want M&C to get enough nominations to get disussions of a sequel going. I don't expect it to win anything so I won't be upset when it doesn't.

Boy there are a lot of us suffering from January malaise. Is there a support group?