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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Archive for the day “September 19, 2017”

Roots

I just granted admission to the FB page for local moms to somebody who’s lived here her whole life. Because I discovered the page first! I know things! I’m swelling with pride. 

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The Meme Answers

The winner is. . . Drumroll. . . 🍭🍬🍹🎂🐘🌷💐🌻 

Almost 40!!!

Congratulations! I don’t know who you are but you know me extremely well. It’s creepy.

Here are the answers:

1. I’m busy planning my wedding to the man of my dreams.

True. N and I want a wedding. I want a church wedding but N is an agnostic which means he takes religion more seriously than religious people.

2. The name I use to refer to myself in my own mind is El.

True. I have no idea why but it’s been like this forever.

3. I got baptized last year.

False. I haven’t been baptized yet. 

4. I met my husband online.

True. He fell in love with my texts long before he saw me. 

5. I kept ladybugs as pets when I was a kid.

True. I was plenty weird. 

6. My best friend voted for Trump.

False. But I’d love her just the same if she did. There’s literally nothing she can do to get rid of me. 

7. I haven’t looked up any of my exes on Facebook, not even my ex-husband.

True. I’m not curious.

8. I have never seen an episode of the Game of Thrones.

True. As always, I’m behind the curve. 

9. My favorite place on this continent is Washington DC.

True. Washington left Montreal in the dust for me. I’d so love to live there. 

10. I’m seeing my psychoanalyst on Fridays.

True. I’ve recently gone back because I need help with grieving.

10 Things About Me

The “Ten Things About Me” meme that everybody is doing sounds fun. In the meme, people post 10 facts about themselves, 8 of which are true and 2 are false. And people guess which are false. The catch is that you have to guess both falsehoods at once. Feel free to give your own lists in the comments and I’ll try to guess.

My list:

1. I’m busy planning my wedding to the man of my dreams.

2. The name I use to refer to myself in my own mind is El.

3. I got baptized last year.

4. I met my husband online.

5. I kept ladybugs as pets when I was a kid.

6. My best friend voted for Trump.

7. I haven’t looked up any of my exes on Facebook, not even my ex-husband.

8. I have never seen an episode of the Game of Thrones.

9. My favorite place on this continent is Washington DC.

10. I’m seeing my psychoanalyst on Fridays.

Teaching Poetry

Maybe I shouldn’t teach poetry. Yesterday I was teaching Ruben Dario, one of my favorite poets, and I started reading a poem aloud, and I got so emotional that my voice was breaking and I had tears in my eyes. 

Before that, we read the mystics and the Golden Age, and it was the same thing. I can teach the Romantics because there isn’t a single Spanish Romantic poet who ever made me feel anything. (As opposed to English Romantics whom I love). But St John and Quevedo make me so emotional that I start blubbering in the midst of teaching. 

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