Phew, that felt good. But while I'm throwing anonymous LJ shade, might as well do Facebook, because this one's been building up for a while, too: It bothers me more than it should when one of my friends posts these intellectual-sounding truisms as her FB statuses, and then FB proceeds to validate their existence by agreeing, or praising the depth of the statement. THERE IS NO DEPTH. IT IS A TRUISM. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. Not that FB is this bastion of really critical, well-honed debate, for the most part. And like, why should it be, really? That's not what I want to do when I'm Facebook, in any case. But it bothers me that there's that combination of pseudo-intellectualism PLUS affirmation of its worth on the part o the peanut gallery. GAH.
Things I Love: This song. Because it ain't ever getting old. Rock has no expiration date.
With regard to yesterday's claustrophobic desire to peace out and DRIVE WEST, there's still no car but I now have plane tickets to Idaho and Seattle and California and also South Africa. That last's not west, but it's certainly out. I may also be moving soon; I hope so. If I do, I can use the extra money I'll save in rent plus next year's fellowship to buy a car--and then we'll roll.
Plus, there've been multiple points where I've seen $662RT flights to Japan, so it seems like a reasonably common (SUPER) deal. I definitely want to capitalize on that as soon as I actually have, uh, a travel cash reserve again. There's a lot of places I want to go that I haven't been before, but Japan's the motherland, man; it's allowed to cut to the front of the line again. It occupies that state of exception.