Thursday, February 12, 2009

Great Ideas in the Middle of the Night Don't Count

I woke up at 6am with a fantastic idea for a blog entry. I started outlining it in my head and then promptly fell asleep again. By the time my alarm clock went off at 8:00 (and 8:05, 8:10 and 8:15 with the snooze button) I had forgotten all about it. This goes to show that I really need to find a way to squeeze a bedside table in my room so I can keep a pen and paper there. I came up with the thesis for my Collective Violence class senior year at 3am and only saved it by jumping out of bed and writing it on the back of a pay stub I found on my desk [Analyzing the role of the media in the international community's delayed response to the genocide in Rwanda, in particular, the New York Times]. Of course it was mostly illegible but I managed to get the gist of it. I did that a few nights ago on a scrap of paper with an idea for a critical essay comparing Nietzsche and Foucault...only I can't find the scrap of paper. I woke up from a dream in which I'd been defending the thesis to a doctorate board and was so excited to work on it when I woke up. Obviously, this is a sign that I need to:
A. clean my apartment (I have also lost my remote control again. Somehow).
B. Buy a table.
C. Designate an idea notebook for said table.
D. Figure out what I want to research in grad school

The only thing I remember from what I wanted to write about is gender discrimination in the workplace (in Korea) only I want to think it out more clearly before I blog about it.

I'm out of iron pills and unsure of where to buy them or how. The iron deficiency induced exhaustion combined with being sick is making me extraordinarily tired. However, two days of arts and crafts projects for Valentine's Day has made me extremely popular with the kids.


Chris J said...

Idea notebooks are great things to have! At least I think so.

Anonymous said...

I see that you adopted my name for the iron pills, see the rust pills realy work


Josh said...

you could always chew on some nails! i would think that you could get rust pills (omg! dad didn't post in all caps!) at any pharmacy type place that sells vitamins and/or nutritional supplements