Listening to Vampire Weekend’s ‘Campus’ makes me even more excited to be going back to University. Lame-o. I am such a campus poser, I love walking around with library books and a coffee of epic proportions. I think ‘epic’ is my favourite word at the moment.
I can’t decide which of my favourite areas of study I want to look into further first. They are: sexuality politics in the Classical world (Ancient Greece and Rome, yo) and Arthurian myth and legend (King Arthur and his bitches, dude). How to solve this problem? Well, I’m going to have a travel showdown. I plan to visit as many places with Arthurian importance in the United Kingdom as I can, then head to Greece for a bit of Ancient sight-seeing. One is bound to get my academic panties in a twist more than the other. Urgh, god I hate the word ‘panties’, it’s almost as annoying as the term ‘make love’ (don’t get me started). If I choose Classics I’ll have to learn Latin (and my tendency to SUCK at languages marches on); if I choose Arthurian legend then I will have to study Medieval Christianity at some point (oh bite me religion). So both topics have their downsides. Oh shizzle, what if I don’t get accepted into honours? That’d certainly be embarrassing.
I picked this postcard up in Seville awhile ago, it has been the source of endless entertainment. Imagine a person walking down the street next to you speaking in a language you don’t understand…blah mushy kidkas jksajhk jkaljdkal blah blah skajlskdjfl SHIT LITTLE PARROT blah aslkdjhlkahd blah. They are all literal translations of Spanish sayings which mostly mean something different in context. For example where they have translated ‘Let’s go. Don’t fuck me’ doesn’t really mean ‘come on it’s time to leave, stop trying to hump me’, in Spanish it means something like ‘don’t pull my leg’ you’d say it when you thought someone was having you on. ‘To another thing, butterfly’ is just because it rhymes in Spanish, it’s like us saying ‘no way, Jose’ or ‘see you later, aligator’. ‘Sissy the last’ is just calling someone really camp. Spanish men can be pretty camp regardless of their sexuality. That could have a lot to do with the fact that their mothers still dress them until they’re thirty.
Can anyone recommend any good English bands? Vampire Weekend/Wombats/Bloc Party/ Arctic Monkeys-ish…