ramble through the bronx

yes, this here is ramble through the bronx, the continuing musings of a graduate student* who should be writing her dissertation, but honestly, living in new york city there's really so much else to do...

* and her commenting friends. And guest blogger.
[welcome to ramble through the bronx | bloghome
[I wish I was a mole in the ground]
Meredith [>] (NYC/Toronto)
Emily [>] (Brooklyn)
Emily's music site[>]
Jeremy [>] (Bronx)
Ryan [>] (Bronx)
non-NYC people I miss
Jennifer [>] (Toronto)
Tokyo Tintin[>] (Tokyo/Toronto)
Dawn [>] (Ottawa)
Caitlyn [>] (Ottawa)
CBC [>] (my true love)
del.icio.us/janeyjane [>] (my social link collection, alas, not updated lately. I am apparently not delicious)
The Keeper [>] (try it, you'll love it)
comics sites that I check every day
Newsarama [>] (check out the 'blog' section especially)
When Fangirls Attack [>] (women in comics links)
politics, media, and gossip
AlterNet [>]
'Fuddle duddle' incident [>]
The Nation [>]
Catholic stuff
America Magazine [>] magazine of US Jesuits
Commonweal Magazine [>] biweekly magazine of lay Catholics
Karl Rahner Society [>] site dedicated to awesome 20th c. theologian
Liberal Catholic News [>] blog for progressive catholics
Pacem in Terris [>] Pope John XXIII's 1963 encyclical
music - mostly folk music and banjo links
The How and Tao of Folk Music [>] Patrick Costello's podcasts & banjo & folk guitar instruction
Back Porch News [>]News, Commentary & Links for the folkie community
E-Z Folk [>]Folk music instruction and tabulature
amuse yourself
Piled Higher and Deeper [>] (comic about grad student life)
Cat and Girl [>] just what it sounds like
The Onion [>]
Sluggy Freelance [>]
The Boondocks [>]
Eric Conveys an Emotion [>]
Society for Women in Philosophy [>]
the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy [>]
The Hegel Society of America[>]
North American Fichte Society[>]
Journal of Neoplatonic Studies [>]
Women Philosophers [>]
Brian Leiter's blog [>]
Harper's [>]
Neil Gaiman [>]
Charles de Lint [>]
Making Light [>]
McSweeney's [>]
WFUV [>]
Anti-pedantry page: Singular 'their' in Jane Austen [>]
places I miss
Cafe Diplomatico [>] (Toronto)
The Red Room [>] (Toronto)
The Free Times Cafe [>] (Toronto)
Sneaky Dee's [>] (Toronto... aka Sneaky Disease, best nachos in town)
Kensington Market [>] (Toronto)
College Street [>] (Toronto)
Perfection Satisfaction Promise [>] (Ottawa - formerly the Painted Potato)
Piccolo Grande [>] (Ottawa)
The Market [>] (Ottawa)
Stray cats of Parliament Hill [>] (Ottawa)
other nonsense
Mozilla [>]
Abebooks [>]
Alibris [>]
Metafilter [>]
and thank you
Thanks to Haloscan for blog-comment-ability

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Go Irish Studies!

News about Fordham's Irish Studies Department; can I say that I feel very cool that it was I who introduced Ryan and Eoin at an Irish bar? (They had heard of each other but had not yet met.) I feel cool. (Nice photo of Eoin, too).

jane 9:47 AM [+]

Thursday, February 22, 2007
Thanks Jane!

I would like to thank Jane for some fantastic company on Monday and Wednesday. And a tour of all the restrooms in the bookstores on the east side. ALL of them. :-)

And just in case you get lost, I found a map.

meg 10:16 AM [+]

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I'm not going to tell you what this is

...but if you haven't heard about NFCTD yet, go check it out. And resist the urge to look it up on google until you've played with it a little.


jane 12:49 AM [+]

Sunday, February 18, 2007
So, ignore the fact that I look awful

But in case you wanted to see how my banjo was coming along, here it is. (My lovely new laptop has a built in webcam. Awesome.)

jane 9:47 PM [+]

Saturday, February 17, 2007
The Joy of YouTube... Glenn would love it.

By the way, a HUGE reward to anyone who manages to find me a copy of "The Idea of North."

Glenn Gould playing Bach's Concerto in D minor. A very old recording indeed.

Also, for extra Gouldiana... from "The Art of Piano"

jane 8:10 PM [+]

Ryan... why? That's how a girl loses her reputation!

I had a lovely lunch with my friend Ryan on Valentine's Day. Here is his mention of our lunch on his blog. All I can say is, even though I am coming up on a year now, my celibacy is entirely unintentional. Come on.

And it was a grilled cheese and bacon. Where did standards go?

jane 11:13 AM [+]



jane 10:06 AM [+]

Friday, February 16, 2007
Everyone send good luck wishes to Paul today

And of course you will send us postcards as you get settled in? And pictures? (I could even post digital pictures here, to share with folks, if you like)

GO PAUL!!!!!

EDIT: In celebration of Paul's Moving Day, here is a photo of Paul asserting the dominance of human reason over that of mere irrational animals.

jane 8:24 AM [+]

Thursday, February 15, 2007
Darwin is rolling in his grave

It's the next stage in evolution!

meg 10:44 AM [+]

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
More Fun With My Father!

Sometimes I am tempted to change my last name... but why should I let him have it? ARGH. Here's my dad's latest comment, in response to this piece in the Globe & Mail about Michaelle Jean addressing the Nova Scotia legislature, in which she comments about how racism still exists. It's a short little piece, I'm sure it was a good speech, and it's the type of thing that she is supposed to do.

My dad, of course, hates the monarchy & so hates the GG-ship in general. So that's part of it. Here's the link to my dad's comment, so you can see it in context. But of course he forwards them all to me and a few of his buddies, so I don't even have to look for them (the subject matter for this email referred to the "Suntanned GG"). Here's the text:
Another GG idiot is heard from. Wow. Who will the next one be? What racist or ethnic or tribal group will it (sic) represent? When will Canada become a republic and dump this useless nonsense? Speaking of which, it should be pointed out that there is no historic constitutional precedent or place -- in a (read this v.
carefully) 'constitutional democracy' (not 'parliamentary democracy') -- for
a monarch, never mind some emblematic how-many-votes-can-the-party-get-appointment of an air-head who happens to be a member of the vote-targeted community (most of whom, in this case, are too stoned or too busy faking 'make-work' for taxpayer-funded wastes of money-and-time to vote anyway). Perhaps the lady in question at the moment
should do some real work and understand that racism, ethnicism, tribalism is timeless, universal, and alive and well (or bad, whatever) wherever she would like to look -- including, very especially, where her ancestors came from, where they're still selling slaves to the arabs and the chinese. Us white folks got enough problems with Saint Al Gore and Saint Dave Suxzuki trying to extort the entirety of Western wealth to the slave-owning and -murdering Chinese to be greatly bothered about something that black folk now get bothered about, when white folk sorted it out a couple of centuries ago. Get real, idiot.

Ah, thanks Dad, for reminding me that racism is alive and well....

jane 9:29 AM [+]

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Bad Joke for Tuesday

Two TV antennas met, fell in love and got married. The ceremony was terrible, but they had a great reception.


meg 12:44 PM [+]

Monday, February 12, 2007

This is not surprising.

Your results:
You are Dr. Doom

Dr. Doom
Lex Luthor
Mr. Freeze
The Joker
Poison Ivy
Dark Phoenix
Green Goblin
Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.

Click here to take the Supervillain Personality Quiz

jane 12:26 AM [+]

Saturday, February 10, 2007
It's baaack

The Eurovision song contest is back. I think it might be the reason so many people left for Canada. Worth taking a look at is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3mIvZg8XIU
I think the most disturbing part is when they clap at the end.

meg 8:15 AM [+]

Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I hate Valentine's Day, but I still want your love

My 4-part argument against Valentine's Day:

1. If you are single, it is a reminder of our society's continual expectation that You Be In A Couple.

2. If you are in a relationship, you have a zillion other occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) to do nice things together.

3. If you have just broken up with someone, it is just painful.

4. If you have just gotten together with someone, the pressure of knowing what level of enthusiasm to put into the day is very stressful.

That said, send me love!

My Valentinr - owl_of_minerva
Get your own valentinr

(Owl_of_Minerva is my LJ username, in case you're confused)

jane 12:59 PM [+]

Monday, February 05, 2007
Well, this makes me feel good about my coming baptism...

Maybe Ryan will forgive me for not coming to his bible study group now...

You know the Bible 100%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
Create MySpace Quizzes

jane 8:06 PM [+]

Sunday, February 04, 2007
Bad Joke of the Day

Q: What does a Buddhist ask for at a hot dog stand?
A: Make me one with everything.

meg 11:51 AM [+]

Saturday, February 03, 2007
The Challenge

One of my favorite sections in the Saturday Globe&Mail is "The Challenge" by Warren Clements at the back of the Books section. It's where people write in witty phrases. This week's was items or pursuits that one might associate with a well-known person. Some goodies:

Lawrence of Arabia asked to see the desert menu.

Marcel Marceau uses a silencer on his rifle.

Young Rodin would play with his thinker toys.

My favorite: John Stuart Mill would seek the greatest wood for the greatest lumber.

meg 10:19 AM [+]

Thursday, February 01, 2007
Yay Ponikarovsky and Sundin!

I was at this game and it was great. Also note:
The back-to-back wins lifted the Maple Leafs into a seventh-place tie with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference standings.

Come on!

(Sorry to not be posting much; pretty much everything that's going on with me these days is related to the job hunt, which I don't want to post about in this forum - so my livejournal is getting a bit of a workout, since I can friendslock it.)

EDIT: Take that, Winnipeg!

jane 9:47 AM [+]

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