Thursday, March 01, 2007

Damn snow! After driven 5 hrs to Sacramento Wed. I got a call three hrs before my flight from the graduate director at the Minnesota telling me the orientation was cancelled due to a blizzard. Disappointed I drove back home only to get an email from the same person asking me to fly out Sat. when the weather is clear. Sooooo, because I'm a nice person I'm driving back to Sac and taking the early bird to Minneapolis then turning around in the afternoon on Mon. Wish I could be one of you guys right now.....boy do I wish.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Off to the Midwest tomorrow. Yippppppy! Don't know what to really expect other than bitter cold and an overdose of intellectuals that never leave their offices only for the occasional nature call.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Marx finally threw me a bone. Ok here's the good news. I was accepted into Michigan State and the University of Minnesota. Minnesota was soooooo kind enough to offer me a 5-year funding package including research dinero for summers. The best part is I might not have to teach....ever! Bittersweet news also arrived ; rejected by the UofO AGAIN last week, denied by Wisconsin this week. Six more to go but as of now it looks like I'm movin to the Midwest and hangin' out with Prince. Ahhhhhhh, Minneapolis, the city of the heated sidewalks. Look out comrades there's gonna be a sickle and hammer rising in the 10,000 lake state. Go Golden Gophers!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Ok.......yesterday I had an awkward moment with three of my little cousins. To be exact it wasn't necessarily one of those bonding episodes I so like with my future comrades. Instead I was forced to explain to them the "birds and the bees". What is one to do!? Quickly trying to change themes, my perdicament was resolved by telling another story of passion and survivial.....oh yes, proletariat liberation. "O.k. boys and girls I'm going to talk to you about two unattractive figures who I'm sure got busy once in awhile. We're going to talk about Che and Mao." I couldn't help from noticing a sign of confusion in their faces for obvious purposes, but the really trouble was yet to come. First I had to restrain the youngest (6 yrs.) from running around the house chanting "Che Che Guevara Che Che Guevara!" (Oh yeah, by the way this was at my aunt's house were a few women were having a Bible study and I was the designated babysitter.)
In the end the sex talk turned into a propaganda campaign, however, it did not prevent one of them from vilifying my so well pictured utopian society tale when saying...."this sex story stucked Nando."

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

This week I re-read Franz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth." Though many of my former militant friends from the UofO would disagree that this is not exactly the best "recreational" read, it does have some other value. Hmmm, like continuing to fuel one's hatred towards bourgeois revisionists and bitches of the state. Fanon was no sucker. Instead of wondering 'what would Jesus do" I ask "what would Fanon do?"

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I just heard some exciting news today, depending on how you take it I guess, about a former dictator in Chile. Yes, Augusto Pinochet is on his death-bed. In case you don't know who this piece of crap was....he was dictator of Chile for more than 10 yrs., murdered suspected "subversives", anti-left, and was a U.S. whore. He faciliated the coup that toppled the democartically elected Marxist, Salvador Allende (who during the coup lost his life). So as morbid as this might sound I'm sure that I share the same sentiments with my Chilean comrades. Finally, maybe, some reconciliation. But yet, he's still alive.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Oh Humboldt County. Yes, the once (and probably still is) location where the best Mary Jane was being grown is now being know for what it really is.....lots of freakin' rain and more rain. Ohhhhhh what I would do to be back home in my one bedroom apartment watching episode after episode of "Family Guy" and reminiscing about my graduate student years.....However, since my return to East Fortuna I have been indulged with by my mother's awesome cooking and not my brother's pestering and nagging. "Hey Fern..can I get the new $200 Nike soccer shoes for Christmas", I guess you have to take the bitter for the sweet.
The new job is going well......The people are great and the "natural" food is an interesting experience. Shitttttt...I eat menudo homies, now that's natural. Also, does anyone have the answer to why so many hippies can afford eating organic?
In other news:
- my house is being wire-tapped, must change nom de guerre to Jesus.
- Jesus Lives!
- I said Jesus Christ in mass today