n. infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or between alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing (if persistent can lead to various dental abnormalities) v. [content removed due to Bush campaign to clean up the internet] n. act of nyah-nyah v. pursuing with relentless abandon the need to masticate and thrust the world into every bodily incarnation in order to transform it, via the act of salivation, into nutritive agency

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

no interview and cheerup

Well, I finally finally heard word from one of the colleges I applied to teach at full-time. It was the school where I thought I had the best chance at getting an interview, since I've taught there before as an adjunct and have a friend on the hiring committee, but no, instead a polite little letter saying nix. I'm trying to not feel upset and instead think about nm's recent exhortation to "start thinking outside the fucking box" (meaning academia) [if only I didn't feel like someone who could become an excellent teacher]... hmmmm, I wonder if I could sell my body for lewd lesbo artwhore action on a local streetcorner? Or something commercially equivalent?

Anyhow, on a cheerier note, maybe I'll post the pieces I put together for nm's birthday (which includes the haiku-photo of the previous post). This project was constraint-based and here are the rules I drummed up.

Constraints mostly decided upon beforehand, re: the Project of Celebrating Ms. Martinez’s 30th Birthday & Her Presence Here in General or Specific, Etc:
-All elements must be derived from photos taken in a 1 hour time-span of the following ambulation: E .25 miles, S .5 miles, W .25 miles, visit Louie, N .5 miles. In other words… all photos will be from Foster Beach, which is the photographer’s favorite 45-minute meander.

-Said photos must be predominately of graffiti, street art and local signage.

-In The Assemblage Phase, all Witte and Charme may be employed, but the results must be derived from aforementioned graffiti, street art and local signage.

-At least one haiku must ensue.

-One Spanish word must be found and used.

-Each letter of the alphabet must be a participant.

-Birds are a good thing.

-Go ahead and attempt a lipogram including only name-letters, in honor of our being named with letters. And sure, it’s hard since nm only has six consonants within her name - one a bloody Z for heaven’s sake - but sure… fine, no problem.

-Music of the utmost quality (preferably lent by Birthday Honorarium) must be listened to during The Assemblage Phase.

-Friendship in Specific must be revered during The Assemblage Phase.


Kenyon photo project
Kenyon photo project
Kenyon photo project
Kenyon photo project
Kenyon photo project
Kenyon photo project
A: Yo, teach, you ever been married?
Me: No.
A: You ever lived with a boyfriend, with a, with...?
Me: A roommate?
A: No. I mean a...
Me: Partner? Yeah, sure I have.
A: Yeah, a partner. Ain't it a bitch? Clean up this, or clean up that. Then they're wanting you to...
G: Do everything.
A: Yeah, you got to get rid of that shit. Throw it right out the door.
G: Until you're calling them back saying "Hi sweetie, you going to be home tonight?"
A: Guess that's so. Guess that's the way it is, right, teach?
Me: Hey ladies, love it while you're still young and flexible.
p.s.s. what's up with H Clinton? Are we a back/forth monarchy or what? I don't like her (despite her femaleness and all), but what choice will there end up being?

p.p.s.p. I rented a moving-truck today, and negotiated the price down $150, which still involves me relying on other people's abilities (my family's) to make something significantly marketable. But hey. The process involved a phone and I was firm, so hey.
Talking down movers with gravel in their britches is quite a feat. Seriously! I applaud your bravesse.
Well, it wasn't that much of a feat, but it was fun to finally say, "Ok, well, I guess I'll go to your competitors for the better price. Thank-you though..." Heh.
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