I really can’t help it. It’s not a deal-breaker or anything, but it can certainly help in the deal-making process.
Anyway, the blogger behind Infinite Detox, a spinoff of the Infinite Summer project in which lots of people read David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest (and many more, I assume, did not finish it — like me, so far) posted a great piece yesterday. Allegedly Dan Brown of Da Vinci Code fame and DFW were in a writing class together in college… infinitedetox imagines interactions between the two of them over the course of a writing workshop. Funny stuff. We have an obvious favorite.
Feeling pretty much completely deflated today. I’m tired of: image files, classroom technology, being nervous, dating and not dating, being a perfectionist, the GRE, and so much of my self-worth being wrapped up in this nebulous “intelligence” thing, especially as I feel like I’m not getting much smarter lately (in general and as measured by standardized tests I used to do so well on). Sigh. Loving this new album by Noah and the Whale, though:
Almost to the point of wanting to fly somewhere later this month to see them live… Anyone up for a trip? Or hosting me?