Nov 16, 2004

Remember how my armpit was itchy?

Itchy Armpit link Well anyways, I got my mid-term essay back and I got an A so I feel significantly less humiliated by my poor performance on the mid-term exam. Anyhoo, that is all I have to report. I still have this terrible cold and I have another paper due for my Brit History course on Thursday but my head is too foggy to work on it tonight. I'm going to get a good nights sleep and hope I'm clear headed enough tomorrow to get it done then.

13 comments:

MHP said...

babes, i love your writing, but i'm refusing to read your college paper. i thought i stopped paying to do that. that and the font is small and my eyes are crossing.

Bella_by_Barlight said...

LOL no problem. I didn't really expect anyone would want to read it (except maybe Darth b/c he helped me brainstorm).

darth said...

I READ IT BEFORE IT DISAPPEARED!

Arethusa said...

I didn't get to. :-/

Mister Underhill said...

I saw it last night and I thought it deserved an A. Most people are not capable of writing a paper that holds my interest and doesn't seem stupid to me that is more than a page, so the fact I read it at all says a lot.

Everyone does poorly on a test once in a while; no matter how smart you are you have to prepare at least a little bit if you want good grades...I am sure you teach realizes this too.

thephoenixnyc said...

WTF, I posted a comment and it disappeared.

What is you Brit History paper about?

MHP said...

are you feeling better?

Bella_by_Barlight said...

Arethusa, if you ever have to write a paper on Invisible Man I will tell you everything I know, otherwise you're not missing much.

Underhill, thanks, you're prolly right.

Phoenix, it's just a short little paper on Robert Roberts book, "The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century". I enjoyed the social insights, but this is a really boring paper to write. I'm mostly comparing the treatment of the impoverished with Calvanism... those who are sick and can't work are sent to the work-house for vagrancy, so people are punished for ill health which is a result of poverty which leads to lack of access to healthcare. It's the horrible cycle, but can be justified through Calvinism:

"Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation; so as a natural man being altogether averse from that good, and dead in sin, is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto."

Since God gives graces to good people, people who have a miserable lot in life must be....

Okay never mind, even I'm bored now :(

Arethusa said...

*I* thought it was interesting. lol. Come on it's not THAT boring...unless of course I am that boring and so am not qualified to speak on such things.

apple said...

Bella, I read it and started to write a comment that I wanted to be witty. It obviously wasn't because then I started reading other things on your blog and then forgot how I was going to conclude my comment, or even what the point was. I bored myself.
From what I do remember, it was very insightful (your essay, not my comment) and I wanted to relate something about how complex identity is. Anyway, well done with the A. I tried to be overly smart in this class on Greek lit and it backfired, with the professor almost accusing me of plagiarism. She didn't tihnk that I came up with what I did, mostly because it didn't make sense and I couldn't explain it. I then switched my major to Economics.

Mister Underhill said...

I, too had a really insightful comment.

Bella_by_Barlight said...

Mister Underhill, you are adorable when you pout.

Emily the Cat said...

Is your cold gone????