sarah and dudley can rot in hell's Journal
Monday, March 29, 2004
As a member of student senate I should NOT be saying this, but...
A certain dean is a dickwad who includes snarky personal comments in people's Oxford acceptance letters in BOLD font and less than savory grammar, such as this gem:
The Commmittee on Student Work noted with some concern, the issue with over commitment to activities expressed by you in your essay and also noted in your evaluations. The timely completion of assignments is essential to success at Oxford. As such, you should know that any incompletes at the end of the semester will jeopardize your admission to Oxford.
That's like saying "Ok, you're in, but WE THINK YOU'RE GOING TO FAIL AND BESIDES YOU WOULDN'T LAST A MINUTE ANYWAY. So why don't you just sit and stew in self-doubt for the next year and a half, and don't get any work done because of it, and then watch us all say 'I told you so'?"
It's enough to make me so mad I could fucking kick his face in. Smarmy asshole. I don't have any incompletes and never intend to - even when I do take on too much I manage to prioritize eventually and get the really important things done. Not to mention the fact that I know my don is behind it too... it's like they're all out to make SURE that I fail miserably, by creating this nasty self-fulfilling prophesy that I'll be having panic attacks over for the entire rest of the semester. That's the Sarah Lawrence difference for you. Fuckwads.
Whatever, man. I got into ALL the departments I wanted at Trinity (English, history, AND sociology), so FUCK THEM. I'm going to Dublin no matter what, and our admin can just take their personal touch and shove it UP THEIR IMPERIOUS ASSES.
Monday, December 9, 2002
5:22PM - Large and In Charge
I'm now Princess Queen Bee Lady in Waiting of this community and as such there are going to be a few (several) changes here in this community. First off, the rule restricting the commentary herein to thoughtful criticism of our institution is rescinded. Those wishing to post obnoxious personal attacks on others are not only permitted but encouraged to do so. It would be especially helpful if you could link to the target of your aggression's livejournal as well.
Furthermore, crude antagonistic comments or "trolls" are also permitted now, because really I think it's fun when people get mad on the internet. Want to pick a fight? Go for it, I won't stop you. However, no doing something that is against the rules. I'm not sure exactly what the rules are, but I had to go see the office of student affairs because I indicated to another student via livejournal that I did not agree with his hair and he took this as a personal threat of violence. Which leads me to my next point; no personal threats of violence. It's all fun and games until someone gets stabbed and the police ask me why I didn't stop it when I clearly had an opportunity to alert the authorities.
If you still want to be all thinky about your slc hate then you're more than welcome to. The most important thing is that everyone has a great time being really pissed off in front of their computer.
3:24PM - ALSO
anyone want to be the new mod? you can change the interests and the look of the journal and just generally be the boss. I'm leaving the school after this semester, and I will probably continue to be a member of this community and commiserate with folks about the bad old days or occasionally answer the questions of stray innocents who happen by, but I don't want to be the boss anymore. gigant0r, are you interested?
otherwise I may have serious issues trusting you.
I mean, if I were to stay at sarah lawrence, I believe that I could only happily do so as a squirrel. I just love those guys.
the squirrels, the comfort of discovering that the machine dispensed ball-point pens of the library stairwell are fully guaranteed, the rare and impossibly wonderful few people I've been lucky enough to meet.
nike mizelle, however. needs to be ... dispatched. the disparity of intelligence in the slc faculty has not been more clearly demonstrated than it was to me this morning. ( Read more...Collapse )
whew. yeah. and then I got a chicken quesadilla [one of the only truly tasty items offered at the pub] and made another appointment to speak with someone about dropping the fuck out of this school.
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
10:54PM - Merde
So the French teacher told my best friend that she needs to make sure I work harder and do all of my work.
She [the teacher] did not mention this to me.
I am currently writing her evaluation in my head.
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
12:50PM - hello and welcome?
yeah. we've got new people. feel free to vent about the school. try to keep things in perspective somewhat, even though that's not what venting/ranting is about. plus I'm not really going to impose rules, except for trolling, I won't tolerate that shit. the existence of this community has caused me way more strife than I care to think about. so any obnoxious bullshit posts or comments and/or those making PERSONAL ATTACKS on others are gonna get deleted.
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Sunday, November 3, 2002
8:09PM - Here Ya Go
And, just for the record:
Sarah Lawrence is a college where the theatre department actually has a teacher who will order you to say lines as if your acting partner has a fish on her head. Or as if you just came from Alaska, and you still have whale blubber in your teeth. This, in my opinion, is not acting. But that is only my opinion. It is also my opinion that the acting department does not need me. The film history department, however, does. And I won't even have to act as if fellow students have a fish on his or her head. As someone who has loved to act for several years, this is a relatively painful decision to make. I'm still not entirely sure that it's one that I'm going to follow through with, but right now, I see myself concentrating in Film History.
All in all: am I always happy here? No. Am I happy that I came here? Yes. Am I transferring? No. Am I even going abroad? No.
And I defy anyone to designate this post as "drivel." Even if they do claim to be fond of me. (I never criticized the passive aggressive atmosphere of SLC, now did I?)
I always judge something by who dislikes it, and then go from there.
I adore this community now.
Friday, November 1, 2002
In the words of Leonard Cohen: "Let's sing another song, boys. This one has grown old and bitter."
Imagine going to a place where almost everybody hates almost everybody else, but everyone pretends to like everyone else. Or better yet, imagine the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indiana Jones and the one female in the movie are trapped in the room with the snakes and don't know how to get out. Then imagine them being trapped in that room for, oh, say, a year and a half. Oh, wait, you don't have to imagine it, you go to Sarah Lawrence College.
Yesterday I checked out my transfer application deadlines . . .
Saturday, October 26, 2002
7:16PM - Another vodka stinger
"I like a martini
Two at the very most
Three I'm under the table.
Four I'm under the host." -Dorothy Parker
So here's to the hosts in our futures!
Good night Mr. Smirnoff. Wherever you are...
hello. yeah. the sarah lawrence experience. I guess it never occurred to me how many of my friends really hate it here. or dislike it enough to want to get out. class of '05, representin', seeing through the bullshit. and what the hell are we doing here anyway?