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19 January 2005 @ 06:09 pm
How do you eat yours?  

My mother asked me today what the Copernican Revolution was.

Drawing on my, er, extensive (and entirely Sophie's World-based) knowledge of philosophy, I recalled some yoke called Copernicus.

ME: I think he, like, discovered that the earth moved around the sun.

MUM: Oh! Right, right. *pause* So, does the earth move around the sun?


MUM: Oh, look, I have a lot of things on your mind. I mean, my mind! My mind!

Re: art college. In which three arts students are left loose in Cork city with clay. Not good. As well as picking up rubbish ('found art') and taking rubbings of pavements ('research') we had to make clay moulds of, well, whatever we found 'inspiring'. What we found, full stop, were these gas-pipe lids in the paving stones. But we couldn't make an impression because, shock and awe, the ground was too wet. We've left bits of clay all over the streets (and in one case the bridge) of Cork...and at one point when Mary was on her knees in front of a line of terraces an old man opened his door and stared out at her for ten thousand hours (I was too busy laughing to alert her; later she hit me, so - karma).

What is it with me, Mary, and old men?!! (Also young men, I mean, today when we passed the College of Comm and the usual boy-gaggles, one of them dropped a cigarette butt and they all started dancing around it. Not a word of a lie. Boys are insane.)

Current Mood: ditzyditzy
Current Music: 'Teenage Dirtbag', Wheatus
passionate trousersgalindaupland on January 19th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
Your mum may have a charm against accidents, but when it comes to astrology, and the basic working of ones mind, well you get my jist.

And I totally agree, boys are insane. No matter how old they get, they are still wackos.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 20th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
She is a confused little ladybirdmuffin at times, but she has a high-stress job with lots of stupid minions. I cannot judge her too harshly, for she does give me monay. xD

Absobloodylutely. It must be all that testosterone; it warps their minds...
Caitcoralia13 on January 19th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
You have the best stories happen to you! Between your family and your art class, it never settles down. And what is it with these art assignments, anyway? It sounds from everything you say as if Cork is too sketchy for young girls to wander around with clay as their only defence.


I just spelled "defense" the British way. If I moved to the UK, I would be a much better speller.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 20th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
Ah, yars. Slightly edited (of boring bits) for your entertainment! In defence, I'm vair vair easily amused...

Cork's okay; not brimming with culture, though, despite being elected European City of Culture 2005. All our suddenly-appearing street-performers are foreigners or insane.

You are a better speller already! Just slightly on the wrong continent.
Caitcoralia13 on January 20th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate it.

Well, Cork is at least pretty famous. Have you ever heard the expression "being sent to Coventry"?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 21st, 2005 10:59 am (UTC)
Yes, it means being given the cold shoulder. But Coventry is in England.
Caitcoralia13 on January 21st, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
Yes. But you know how the colonists didn't have much creative ability? Well, I am from Coventry, Connecticut. Just as isolated, although we pronounce it differently.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 21st, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
I also like the way you put high ranking unis in towns named after English high ranking unis...like Duke in Durham, and Harvard in Cambridge!
Caitcoralia13 on January 21st, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes. Do not ask me to fathom the ways of the English settlers.

I am in a particularly bad mood since I just had to endure fifteen minutes of concentrated New England-bashing. Never nice to hear bad things about your home.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 21st, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
Nasty! Sylvia put ME in a bad mood, and I want to kill something. Not so much on the home-bashing (I'm still not quite sure where mine is!).
Caitcoralia13 on January 21st, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
The movie about Sylvia Plath with Gwenyth? I don't know enough about Plath to be really offended about it. Was it really inaccurate?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: wahtscoradh on January 22nd, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
It seemed accurate enough to me. It was just TOO DEPRESSING FOR WORDS. And so boring and unempathetic that I was actually saying 'Hurry up and die so this will be OVER'. Not good!
Caitcoralia13 on January 22nd, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
Haha! I kept closing my eyes and trying to sleep!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 22nd, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
I can never sleep when I'm pissed off...which explains why I'm three minutes off an insomniac!