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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Transferocious
I'm sitting in the Las Vegas airport, in the hideous C terminal Southwest uses. At least there's a Starbucks now. And I suppose there's something to be said for the fact that Las Vegas makes both my point of departure and my destination look really good. Free wireless, too. So that's something. Now I'm going to go look for a broom to sweep the cobwebs from my mind. It's be nice if there were miniature Totoros in there somewhere, but I doubt it.

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chefxh From: chefxh Date: September 12th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

oh, I feel for you!

I have never stayed in Vegas, only made flight connections there. I generally abhor loud noises and flashing lights, which keeps me off Vegas overall. The airport was enough. Worse yet, at the time I smoked, so I spent an hour crammed in a horrible, fetid glass cube with high-prole smokers from all over the country. *shudder*
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 14th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: oh, I feel for you!

I remember that cube! I didn't see it this time. But I smelled smoke, so it must still be there.

::shuddering squared::
From: tropicopolitan Date: September 12th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
:) Everyone should have a Totoro or two lurking in the back of their subconscious.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 14th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, yes, yes!!!
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 13th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
We were just there on Labor Day of all days and had similar thoughts -- did you see the weird "Oxygen Bar"? Every once in a while I get an idea to go to Vegas for some kind of Baudrillardian escapade, but then I remember: it sucks badly. Laura
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 13th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sort of like Baudrillard sucks badly. Or at least his post-1970s incarnations. I'm down with his early work, though not blown away.
dlowestanimal From: dlowestanimal Date: September 13th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Have you ever read Cobwebs from an Empty Skull? Your wording reminded me of the title. And are you a Bierce fan? I can't recall you ever mentioning him, but then, it was 20th Century American Lit.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 14th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
No, I haven't. Maybe I saw the title, though. It was actually post-Civil War lit the way I taught it. We read "Daisy Miller," if you recall, and I may even have assigned a Bierce story. I'm nostalgic for my last chalkboard experience just thinking about it. . . :-)
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