19 December 2015

Seinfeld S2E5: The Apartment

No, this is not about the Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine classic film. It's about misogyny and sharing space with women (Elaine Benes namely). This episode made me sooooo angry!

04 December 2015

Proscrastination // Motivators

Me "hard at work"
It's Friday night, it's finals. My second-to-last finals... ever. I'm holed up in my bedroom "office" procrastinating by reading Cheryl Strayed's Brave Enough cover to cover with big bold tears welling up in my eyes. I've reached this point, so close to the mountaintop of the semester, but my legs are tired and my lungs hurt. I've cried more times than I can count. I've done a lot of meaningful journaling, and maybe, just maybe I stood up for myself in class when I thought a professor was being too critical. It felt good, though my cheeks were hot and my pits were dripping, it felt good and right to push through the tears, the anxiety, and the bullshit to know when to stand up for myself and call a spade a spade.

My procrastination tactics are kicking into high gear - I imagine that this is what it must be like to be a pregnant woman who is nesting. The end is near and yet, rather than focusing on the goal and the work that simply needs to be done, I'm scrubbing the base of my now sparkling toilet seat and going to the gym more than I have in the last 18 months. Somebody needs to sit me down and tell me, "Sandy, finish this paper."

In addition to my procrastinating, I have some really excellent motivators to help me through. Here they are, in no ranking order:
  • Infinite Jest
  • M. Train
  • The Anarchist's Guide to House Museums
  • Continuing to go to the gym.
  • A trip to the SC Johnson building for an architectural tour (and it's free).
  • Dinner with my grad school girls.
  • A flurry of dates with friends I've been neglecting.
  • Latkes. Lotsa latkes.
  • A new semester of classes that I will embrace with open arms.
  • Cake, lots and lots of cake with a new pal.
  • An 8-day sojourn to southern sunny California.
  • Face mist that is arriving in the mail very very soon (mist!!).
  • The stack of reading I will divide and CONQUER for my Capstone project.
  • The paintings I have started and plan on finishing.
  • Spending a few days immersing myself in the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
  • Sleep. Beautiful un-anxious uninterrupted sleep.
  • Purging my belongings (after finishing the Kondo book, I am ready).
  • Frying things in my new frying pan.
  • Seinfeld vlog, yes, this is a thing I want to keep up.
  • Applying for future jobs!

01 December 2015

Seinfeld S2E4: The Phone Message

I just don't understand why George is downing this anti-acid medicine. There's literally no explanation for it.
Can someone please explain why Jerry has a framed black and white image of Ellis Island hanging above his desk?