Tuesday, May 30, 2006

they can take those bricks and shove them up...

OMG, according the NY Times, people are sending bricks to their senators as a not-so-subtle message about the border between the US and Mexico. I have to wonder, did these people mourn when the Berlin Wall came down? Should we build other walls between the "good" parts of town and the "bad" ones? Has anyone actually contacted any Nazi's for advice on how to build a good strong wall and what measures to take when people cross it? Like, how big should the no-man's-land be, and whether you should leave the dead bodies lying around as messages to others interested in crossing - oh, I know, why don't these jackasses just mail the dead bodies of Mexicans to their senators, that might make a statement. Or, better yet, why not put the slain bodies IN the wall, like they did when they were building the Wall of China in, what was that? Oh yeah, the 3rd century. Pics: Building of Berlin wall, 1961; construction of "Security Fence" between Isreal and Palestine, 2000.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I'm an art historian!

Promised pictures from my graduation weekend. The ceremony at Millenium Park was really nice - Elizabeth Catlett spoke - she's an artist I really admiire. The weather was gorgeous and there were some good speeches. Had a great party with friends and family in our backyard - after a week of rain, we had a gorgeous day of reprieve. Was really grateful to have everyone around - I have some of the best friends in the whole world and felt, as I frequently do around this gang and my sweet sweet husband, a sort of overwhelming sense of happiness that I have been blessed by these people.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Free at last!

I had my cast taken off today! I'm typing (painfully) with two hands!!! Although I did have the most beautiful cast off all time (confirmed by the Dr.) I did gleefully leave it behind, but here are some pics to remember it fondly. Thanks to those of you who made it a bit more tolerable by decorating it so nicely! My arm's not as weird looking as I thought it would be, or as smelly, after scrubbing it for a good half hour - oh, delicious water - but a bit swollen and odd looking. Tomorrow: pictures from my graduation?

Monday, May 15, 2006

now what?

Yeeow! Friday I had my last class, so that's mostly that for my master's degree. This week I am going to present my thesis at a symposium, and then Sat. is graduation. After that all I have to do is find a job and starting paying off massive amounts of student loans, innit? If you run into me, I beg you, please don't ask me what I'm going to do now, cause I don't know, and the mere question gives me heart palpitations.

I saw my friend Caitlin's solo show at The NeoFuturarium, and it was an amazing, strong performance. I was so impressed by the honesty and humor she brought to the subject of reality tv makeover shows, with their mind-numbing qualities and simultaneous effect of making viewers feel superior. It's a topic close to my heart. Her performance is nicely paired with another show about this guy who was on Jeopardy. Check it out!

In other news, an old classmate of mine is on the E Channel's "Daily 10." She used to be Cathy, but now she's "Catt." I have a feeling that's going to torment me in my upcoming period of unemployment.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

bwoken arm

aw, she bwoke her arm...

You know what's weird? Everyone thinks it;s like totally adorable that I broke my arm. sometimes I do too, but usually only after I've taken a vicoden.