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What’s worse: graduation, or the year after?

In malaise, overheard on my g-chat, useless degrees on May 25, 2008 at 5:05 pm
12:50 PM me: on a scale of1 to 10, how pathetic is your life if you eat stale peeps [from easter] ?
12:52 PM Rachel: -5
some ppl say they taste better stale
think of it as a delicacy
12:53 PM me: like those hundred-year-eggs that are all the rage in china!
12:54 PM Rachel: YEAH
its kind of like, welcome to high class
So in college you eat stale pizza from out of the garbage, or maybe stale chicken wings that have been left out all day [true stories, both.] and a year after your illustrious graduation wherein you were going to Change The World And Simultaneously Find Thine Self Abroad, you are clearing your impossibly messy [seriously: how do I let this happen?] room of its empty beer bottles and cigarette cartons whilst contemplating your gainful unemployment and ways to make money beyond stimulus packages [oh yeah, your roommate still owes you money from four months ago!!] and eating stale peeps from Easter.
We lead a charmed life, don’t we?

In fashion on May 22, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Well! I can sleep easy tonight knowing that my shitty nail polish is hittin’ the trendsters.

[I may be unmarketable and unemployed, but isn’t it great that I’m not the poor sap who had to write this stupid article?]

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2008 at 7:22 pm

I know most of the bigwigs whom I know and love and read hate on Keith Gessen a lot but this piece helped further my current malaise. Or rather, maybe it means I have to hate on Keith Gessen too? Whatevs, I hate my life, LIFE’S HARD.

Canoodling with the Prince

In anthropology, Uncategorized on May 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm

So. Due to my Father’s endless gift/penchant for what we Arabs like to call wasta [yes, you can take this sentence to mean that, as Hall’s proverbial de-centered subject, I- on occasion- self-identify as Arab], a cooler word for connections, he landed a job with the perks [and pitfalls?] of occasionally canoodling with Saudi royalty. Me? As an aspiring scholar of this particular “region” [<3 ‘Balkanization’ !! …thumbs down] my academic focus swerves towards those less privileged, particularly religious minority groups and refugee communities, namely in my hometown of Cairo, Egypt. On occasion, when I’m feeling particularly altruistic [towards myself] and unusually non-bitchy, I might even deign to call myself a class warrior [this term, of course, comes with an unusual amount of baggage for me, at once undigging undergrad angst and newly minted petit bourgeois guilt], so my interest in royalty tends to be enthused only by Said Royalty’s physical appeal [funny you should ask, yes Prince William is a hottie] and, more importantly, their clothing. Read the rest of this entry »

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2008 at 1:43 pm

hoooooooah! I love it when people fictionalize early hominid history [“cavemen”. hmm.] in order to try to make a case for masculinity. [All you have to watch are the last 20 seconds]

Sometimes I’m embarrassed to self-identify as hetero because of douchebags like this.

Get used to it, Oldie.

In facebook, new media on May 1, 2008 at 4:10 pm

In today’s news, the NYT has yet another ‘No SHIT, Sherlock’ moment about Facebook:

But Ms. Meertins, who is looking for work in sales and marketing, has been taken aback by the strangers and ghosts of classmates past who have “friended” her on Facebook. “You have absolutely no idea why they want to be connected to you,” she said, adding that LinkedIn feels more appropriate for job hunting. Still, she said: “Every resource that’s available, you try to use it. You see what washes out.”