My boring life

24 December
Former grad student. Need sleep. Email me for my PGP key.

It is by caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that my thoughts acquire speed,
My hands begin to shake, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,--
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest

To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
W. Owen

"Oh if you come in with a salsa jar in your rectum, don't give the staff a fruit cake as a thank you present"

"Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads?" he writes, referring to the people currently occupying the White House. "They are the racists and hate mongers among us -- they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis." HST, interview for Salon

"People who think that you are not Catholic unless you are being pious, loud and alienating the people around you are fools." sistermeg

"If we're all members of the Body of Christ, someone's got to be the asshole". adeodatus c. 1996

"The conscientious reader will be more concerned to carry out what he has read than merely to acquire knowledge of it. In reading we aim at knowing, but we must put into practice what we have learned in our course of study." St. Isidore of Seville.

"I am happy, and you should be as well. Let us pray together with joy." JPII, letter dictated 4/1/2005

If I'm going to spill something at church, I would prefer that it's not Jesus. noncalorsedumor

"Give me the power to change the things I cannot change, I like the way about the things I can change, and of course I know the difference!" zzyzxx

geekdom is love

albertian order of leibowitz, balinese gamelan, boston, caffeine, catholicism, chocolate, critical theory, doctor who, freedom of speech, geekdom, grad school, knitting, linux, menarchist, music, rodents, rosary making, seattle, sisters of plentitude, sleeping, sspi, torchwood, video game theory, video games, wacky metaphysical stuff, warding crazy neighbors, wow