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Maureen Lycaon [userpic]
Yes, I'm a quitter

At this point, I'm thinking of dropping my linguistics course in Coursera.

First, English isn't the professor's first language, which may be why his quizzes are so crappy and confusing. The wording makes no damn sense half the time, and is hard to relate to anything we've been taught.

Second, going through the syllabus again, it looks as if the course is just about done with the stuff I'm really interested in -- what morphology, syntax, etc., are. I've learned a fair bit, but the remainder seems to be "relating this stuff to the everyday world", which I'm just not that interested in and don't have faith in the professor to make it interesting.

Third, there are a hell of a lot of "discussion prompts". My mind, reading the question, invariably freezes up so I can't think of any examples at all.

Because of all this, I'm exhausted and pissed off. I didn't pay anything, and this doesn't go to credit for anything, so it's not like there are consequences -- except to my psyche.

Current Mood: discourage
Maureen Lycaon [userpic]
I Must Share . . .

This is what happens when someone shares a writing prompt on Tumblr and magic takes place.

An old and homely grandmother accidentally summons a demon. She mistakes him for her gothic-phase teenage grandson and takes care of him. The demon decides to stay at his new home. . . .

Gods, if only I could write like that. Read it, no matter how much you hate Tumblr. It will make your morning.

Current Mood: indescribable
Maureen Lycaon [userpic]
A salient quote from "All The President's Men"

Deep Throat stamped his foot. 'A conspiracy like this...a conspiracy investigation...the rope has to tighten slowly around everyone's neck. You build convincingly from the outer edges in, you get ten times the evidence you need against the Hunts and the Liddys. They feel hopelessly finished - they may not talk right away, but the grip is on them. Then you move up and do the same thing at the next level.

All the President's Men, by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Current Mood: stressed
Current Music: Taco - Putting On the Ritz
Maureen Lycaon [userpic]
(falls out of chair laughing helplessly)

I can feel the democratic socialist vibrations filling my ass with warmth and then spilling out across my body, running down my arms and legs in a series of pleasant waves. Most importantly, I can feel the way that they massage my prostate deep within, causing my muscles to clench and release at the first hints of orgasm.

"Feel that burn!" Senator Sambers begins to command. "Feel that burn! Feel that fucking burn!"

"I feel it!" I scream in return. "This ass is for the people not just the wealthy elite!"

"Yes!" Bernie cries out enthusiastically.

Chuck Tingle -- excerpt from Feeling The Bern In My Butt

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Current Music: Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (goes really well with this)
Maureen Lycaon [userpic]
The first named small fry is being hauled in

BREAKING: Imminent Trump/Russia Arrests? EDVA Courthouse Shut to Public

A little further investigating shows that a plea agreement hearing is scheduled for this coming Monday for a woman named Angelina Lazar. So who is Mrs. Lazar? Well, she just so happened to be a VIP guest at President Trump’s inauguration.

I doubt they're summoning her to ask questions about the floral arrangements. We shall see. . . .

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Current Mood: groggy
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