Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

-Douglas Adams (this is not the quote I’m focusing on)
I love quoting Douglas Adams because the things he said are strange, true, and extordinary… also, technically it’s Thursday here.
… you know, I think I’m going to start out by quoting him some more…

“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.”

“There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.”

“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.”

… so into my focus?

…my quote for this week is: *drumrolls* “partial list of things we will potentially read and talk about, but maybe not” –Comedy Writing Elective Syllabus…

“What?” you may wonder… go on, wonder it…”what?” –you
Why the hell is this my quote? I freaking love quotations and I have just so many I want to put in here, but I don’t want to write focusing on them, I want to write focusing on Columbia and this Syllabus freaking made me laugh.

So, I’m at Columbia now, today way my third day, and it’s freaking* amazing.
Last night (2 nights ago) I went to a poetry reading at an independent bookstore/activism center (Bluestockings) and it was really, really cool.

Tonight we did this scavenger hunt where I met SO many cool people. Also I played soccer (MAJOR SHOCKER… as I am unathletic) with a bunch of guys and some of my suite mates and for part of it some girls (I’m going to breakfast with 2 of the guys (they’re brothers) and some of my suite mates tomorrow… it’s going to be awesome). One of the guys I played with it the goal keeper for the Georgian (the country, not the state) national team, he didn’t play goalie and afterwards he says “I’m really dreadful when I’m not in the goal” which was a complete lie to which the girls for my suite and I responded “dreadful must mean something else for you, I mean, did you see us play?” Honestly, a lot of the guys (and girls) were from other countries and were really very good.

The dining hall food is amazing… and on some level, free? (as in you pay for it when you pay for camp)

The neighborhood is so cool and we have so much freedom to do what we want to do and go where we want to go as long as we’re back by curfew and follow the completely understandable behavioral standards.

I love my classes. One of my workshop teachers (the one with whom I’ll have my conferences) reminds me of my English teacher from last year except in her twenties. They’re both really sarcastic in an awesome way. All my other classes are really cool too. I love all my teachers. I don’t mind my classmates critipuing my poem with me right there, unable to respond so far and I’ve been introduced to so much cool poetry and so may cool people. (right now we’re doing poetry, we’ll move on soon) All my teachers are current or former MFA students from the school. My comedy writing elective is hilarious, in fact, I think I’ll  give you some awesome stuff to look up.

MY SUITE MATES AND RAs ARE SO SUPER FREAKING COOL. I love them and hanging out with them and AH!

My living quarters are nice (no cockroaches, fine sized room, lot’s of storage).

The reason I’m running late with this blog it that I’ve been so busy in a good way that, really, this is the first time today I’ve really had enough time to sit at my computer and do anything more than check my facebook and email.

… now I think I’ll give you more quotes and stuff to look up and head to sleep…

"Any by the time someone warns that “something terrible is coming,” all I could think was: *Yeah, Breaking Dawn. In two parts.”" -MaryAnn Johanson (the best online critic/Doctor Who blogger/ female gazer [can I be her when I grow up? ...or Amy Pond?])… no, but really, you should check her out, so freaking cool.

"There is a fine line between good eye contact and the piercing stare of psychopath. I cross that line" -Maureen Johnson

"Yeah, sometimes my lyrics are sexist but you lovely bitches and 'hoes should know I'm trying to correct this" -Flight of the Conchords

“Michael: It's like we finish each other's...

Lindsay: Sandwiches?

Michael: Sentences. Why would I say...

Lindsay: Sandwiches?

Michael: That time I was going to say sandwiches.” –Arrested Development

It’s 2 am and I have more qutes, but I really need to got to bed so:

“insert Harry Potter/ Doctor Who/ The Killers/ Mountain Goats quote here”

Check out:
“Hey Look”, “The Wisdom of Children”, “The Ride Back To Beersheba”, and “a conversation between god and that man in a football helmet and a speedo who’s always shouting things next to the a&p” by Simon Rich
…an oh, fuck it to hell, I need to get up in 5 hours, I’ll finish it in the comments tomorrow.
*I’m tired, too tired to write nicely, but I’m trying to replace all my “fucking”s with “freaking”s for your eyes... tell me if you really care.


  1. this blog truly shows who you are ems, a crazy girl who quotes stuff and freaks out about how awesome stuff is after you've been worrying about it for forever. good job! (not sarcastic)

  2. I love quoting Douglas Adams too. I'm glad your having such an awesome time at camp.

  3. Columbiaaaa! If I was there, I would be drinking coffee non-stop.

    That's a lot of quotes. Impressive.

  4. @do-the-jas you realize I mean Columbia University in New York, not Columbia the country, right?