Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Post-BA redux

Still have to orally defend my paper, but the paper itself is finished. Not finished, handed in. My own main problems with the BA were that a) my French grammar has reached a plateau, and short of doing something so drastic as living in a francophone environment for an extended amount of time, I don't quite see how it would improve; and b) I discovered many, many things I wanted to add to the paper, about Proust, about contemporary French-Israeli and French-Jewish relations, those much-needed sentences explaining why each paragraph is where it is in the paper (so-called "transition" sentences, which, like stretching before and after running, I have an unfortunately tendency to think of as a myth, as unneccessary, when in fact...), weird tie-ins with Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, David Brooks, Irving Kristol, and more. It could be a book. A crummy book, perhaps, but a book all the same, a sort of academic-flavored WWPD.

So, with my newfound freedom from the Regenstein House of Pancakes, what will I do with myself? So far, I've tried Chipotle for the first time ever, and (listen to this, Kate, you who claim I don't like Mexican food) liked it, went to the MCA to see, among other things, a giant clam-sculpture and a fabulous room full of shiny things, and this evening, if all goes according to plan, I will get a much-needed haircut and buy copious amounts of cheese.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have the makings of a provocative book. And a lot of hors d'oeuvres.

Anonymous said...

Chipotle as Mexican food?

::snickering::

agm

Petey said...

Condolences. Life without your raison d'ĂȘtre isn't going to be a box of dark chocolate Twix.

Remember. One day at a time. One day at a time.

lauren said...

fantastique! buvons-nous le vin! mangeons-nous le fromage! c'est la fete!!!!!

Aaron said...

Congrats on your first (and successful) visit to Chipotle. I personally can't get enough of it. Though I still dare to you to indulge in the raw authenticity of Marevilla's. It's so close. And oh-so-good.

Scott Lemieux said...

Felicitations!

Joe said...

I don't know about all this Chipotle business, Pheebs, but if you could dirty to me in French sometime, I would really appreciate it.

You could even read excerpts from your BA if you want. I won't know the difference. Just make sure it's in that husky voice.

Joe said...

That's "talk dirty."

Sorry. I'm mildly retarded.

Aaron said...

Don't you hate it when you write something funny, but screw it up with a fucking typo? I know I do. In fact, I do it all the time!