Tuesday, May 30, 2006

lay-z-boy

there are still three hours left in the day to achieve something, but i doubt much will happen...
On the good side, my procrastination and coffee drinking left me in the path of the delightful andrea eckersley and the ever charming [except when particularly surly] dell stewart.

I have been reading, in a sporadic fashion, Simone de Beauvoir's and memoirs of a dutiful daughter George Perec's Life; a user's manual. There's nothing like books by clever french people to make you feel inadequate; simone de beauvoir is always studying and achieving, it is a similar feeling i get when reading A. S. Byatt's books; full of people that read poetry understanding all the classical allusions and get an intense visceral pleasure from it, rather than a sense of their own dull-wittedness.

I feel somewhat the same about art; i really should be having more interesting ideas, and with the ideas that i have there should be a more rigorous interrogation and research process, i never feel like i know anything. When i think about grant proposals, i have no idea of anything that i could put forward for them. I wonder how those other people got so clever.

6 Comments:

Blogger hell said...

how beautiful is that lady... & you are pretty clever anyways.

8:49 AM  
Blogger greenasenvy said...

they didn't...get clever, i mean. they just studied boring things for longer. clever is different. i, for example, had six months to advise the grant people of the fact that the topic of my thesis had changed. i sort of forgot, and now i am in deep shit and have to pay them back. maybe. that is NOT clever.

3:45 PM  
Blogger little nemo said...

oh dear, i hope not. i do feel that i could study the ineresting things a little harder...

9:36 PM  
Blogger little nemo said...

look; ineresting! i'm getting dumber by the second.

9:38 PM  
Blogger hell said...

i quite like ineresting... it's just like you are cleverly letting us know you are drunk...

AREN'T YOU

11:01 AM  
Blogger rhymes with pony said...

we are all ineresting.
you are having post show idea blues.
after something is crystallised in form and put outside ourselves we can end up feeling empty.
you need some inspiration.
try something different.
other than drinking coffee and doing crosswords.
maybe...

5:12 PM  

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