From Peter Coviello and Elizabeth Freeman’s ”Never the Usual Terms: A Song for 21st Century Occupations,” in the latest issue of Periscope. (via lazz)
marc said that this was his best vacation ever and i agreed. highlights include a bunch of conceptual jokes that got really elaborate; staying an extra day; talking about how i quit my post-collegiate starbucks job mid-training, and marc saying “it’s our quitter aesthetic”; and when, at the casino, erin said “marc, you really need better ways to spend your money” and i said “aren’t you glad you met me?”
Miriam Elia (2011)
I love it
“art against art” is a winning tag
this is the beginning of my second book and i have real feelings about it. this is exciting. i really loved writing a book the first time.
today in diss prop aliza asked if we could embrace narcissism in our dissertation. she argued that we are all writing about ourselves anyway, that narcissism is important to feminist and queer theory, and after enthusiastically and specifically supporting the dissertation objective i’d written added, “kara is interested in viral feminism because she does it.” i was sitting next to her, so it was easy to look at her lovingly and giggle.
later, our professor was like, “people in performance studies are familiar with the first person,” and i giggled again.
home forever, though we’re on a timeline now, we have agreed to be done in two years, we are all too fucking lazy for fellowship applications.
later, at our favorite terrible nyu bar, aliza said: “sex should only be discussed if it’s about you” and “we don’t need to talk about sex because it’s what we are doing all the time.” i said: “their clothes aren’t jokes.” the waiter said: “oh, you’re splitting” and one of us said “no, one of each.”
(kj:) that’s why you’re my friend
(as:) you’re prettier
at the exact same time
It may be a horrible idea, but Lana goaded me into starting a HASTAC group where we can talk about “famous anorexics”, feminism, archives, weird material cultures, ET CETERA. Join! You can put it on your CV! You can say that you do “digital humanities” and then post some pictures of stuffed animals.
omg it’s called “better things to do.” i’m so in and adding a picture.
my flirting is more in the body of my tumblr, but i appreciate this strategy.