Facebook Posts: August 2009

August 2009

AUGUST 31
Scott updated his status.
the full 7 partner, 6 country, 95-page HERA grant proposal goes in today, as soon as I make a few tweaks to satisfy the Dutch research council. End of a bureaucratic marathon.
AUGUST 30
Scott updated his status.
Ted Kennedy is dead and Dick Cheney it’s alive. Proof of the lack of ethical arbitration in mortality.
Scott updated his status.
needs a couple of thugs to turn a heifer into flank steaks.
Scott updated his status.
needs a sharpshooter to whack a quacker and silence the pond.
Scott updated his status.
needs to garrote a goat to advance to the next level in my mafia war and clean up my virtual farm.
AUGUST 29
Scott updated his status.
if I had realized how much of my life as a humanities professor would be spent poring over spreadsheets, I would have taken a class in accounting.
Scott updated his status.
up early with my baby so the pregnant mother can sleep in, then straight the office to finish a grant proposal. Weekend?
AUGUST 28
Scott updated his status.
remembers before the internets.
Scott updated his status.
gets a little freaked out when I go to the Chicago Tribune website and find ads in Norwegian. I’m not going to the Trib to be reminded that I live in Norway. I’m going to the Trib to imagine I’m still in Chicago, where journalism, by the way, has completely fallen apart.

AUGUST 27
Scott updated his status.
has started a virtual farm and a mafia war. Does anybody got a duck and a machine gun?

Scott wrote on Martin Arvebro’s timeline.
Martin, drop me a line when you’re back from your travels. Want to reconnect on Nordplus and your thesis plans for the year.
AUGUST 26
Scott updated his status.
can’t wait to be done with the big European project proposal. It’s looking good, but I think I’m having dreams about excel spreadsheets and obscure funding guidelines of 7 different research funding bodies. And I miss playing with my baby girl. It’ll be done Monday, finally.
Scott updated his status.
the most embarrassing thing about being an American is that we somehow can’t afford to pay for the health care of our poorest citizens. All of the other countries with America’s wherewithal managed this decades ago. I will always be an American, but as proud as I am of my country, I consider this a greater shame than even Guantanamo. Fix it, once and for all. Have the courage to care for all your people.
AUGUST 25
Scott shared a link.

Dollar by Dollar, Patrons Find Artists on the Web – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Scott shared a video: Jessica’s Balancing Beam Act (IKEA Hack).

Jessica’s Balancing Beam Act (IKEA Hack)
AUGUST 24
Scott shared a link.

Wikipedia Will Limit Changes on Articles About Living People – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Scott updated his status.
wonders why my money takes a week to get from Norway to the US via modern bank transfer. When I hit the button on my computer, does it set off a chain reaction that results in my money swimming across the Atlantic using a leisurely devil-may-care backstroke?
Scott shared an album: Jessie August 2009.

Jessie August 2009
AUGUST 23
Scott wrote on Amy Bettinardi Axtell’s timeline.
Be happy.
Scott updated his status.
the doors are now hinged upon the wardrobe, and they are shiny. Tomorrow, drawers, shelves, cylindrical thing upon which you put hangers and hang clothes!
Scott updated his status.
staying up late to watch the Cubs extend a miserable losing streak topped off a day of minor injuries, IKEA hassles, puking baby, rain, and general growl-inducing outcomes.
AUGUST 22
Scott updated his status.
finally wrestled that wardrobe into Aurora’s room. Don’t want to mention how much of the day that took. Tomorrow we do the doors.
AUGUST 21
Scott updated his status.
has unpacked almost all of the books, and can count the remaining items of furniture left to assemble on one hand.
AUGUST 20
Scott updated his status.
putting in a couple hours of IKEA assembly before heading into the office to finish a grant proposal.
Scott updated his status.
totally wondering if UBS is going to hand over my name to the American authorities, thus revealing my offshore tax havens and extravagant lifestyle. There goes the pool party! Jerks.
AUGUST 19
Scott wrote on Matthew Kirschenbaum’s timeline.
Happy birthday, you nonhabituallywellwishing over-self-reflexive-academic-on-facebook, you. Hope you eat some BBQ ribs or dine beyond your means or perform some kind of unusual ritual or something this evening.
AUGUST 18
Scott updated his status.
has started taking fish cartilage pills to support knees subject to many many many stairs and hills. I think the idea is that the cartilage from the fish somehow makes it way to the cartilage in my joints. We’ll see how it goes.
Scott updated his status.
excited about our new Master’s students. Energetic new group coming in.
Scott updated his status.
blinked. Was that summer?
AUGUST 16
Scott updated his status.
IKEA delivered four wardrobe doors and no wardrobe.
AUGUST 15
Scott updated his status.
unpacking books, remembering reading them, taking pleasure in the memories of them and who I was reading them. I love tall bookshelves that run from over my head to the floor. Now I remember why I cart these things around with me.
Scott updated his status.
just might rock the Aquarium tomorrow morning with Jessica.
Scott updated his status.
read Andrei Codrescu’s “The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess” in two buses, two trains, two airports, and two planes, and enjoyed it. Good meditation on the dialectic between art and totalitarianism in the 20th century, with peculiarly Romanian emphases and Codrescuian interjections thrown in. Lovely book for your dada pocket.
AUGUST 13
Scott updated his status.
is worried that all of the IKEA assembly may leave him with no sense of accomplishment at the end of the day on the day when he finally has furniture items left to assemble. Writing, you can’t sit in, or store items in, or admire from across the room in the same way. Pffff. Luckily, a large stack of flat boxes yet awaits the undertaking.
AUGUST 10
Scott updated his status.
can’t believe we’re sending Jessica off for her first day of day care (barnehage) tomorrow morning. She’s probably ready, but I’m not sure we are.
AUGUST 7
Scott updated his status.
wonders if Jesus would have been a carpenter if he were alive today, or if he would have just spent his days assembling IKEA flatpack furniture.
Scott updated his status.
wonders if Jesus would have been a carpenter if her were alive today, or if he would have just spent his days assembling IKEA flatpack furniture.
AUGUST 6
Scott updated his status.
is moved but without phone, internet, television, or sleep.
AUGUST 2
Scott shared a link.

Elephant Jumping On Trampoline
www.youtube.com
Scott updated his status.
new home coordinates from tomorrow morning: Svaneviksveien 80A, 5063 Bergen, Norway.
Scott updated his status.
endless packing.
Scott updated his status.
Jetlag + neighbor having a nattspeil still going strong at 4am = no sleep
AUGUST 1
Scott updated his status.
moving related exhaustion sets in.
Scott updated his status.
packing, moving Monday.
Scott wrote on Dene Grigar’s timeline.
Happy Birthday, Dene. Gratulerer med dagen!

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