Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Daily Double Dactyl, Monday 4.27.09

Literate-Witerate
Nabokov, Vladimir:
80-year old with blue
Tastes on his page

Synesthesiastical
Author fantastical
He made Lolita be-
Low legal age

Friday, April 24, 2009

Daily Double Dactyl, Thursday 4.23.09

Telescope-Microscope
Nico Copernicus
Moving around the ce-
Lestial spheres

Dominicans censored his
Heliocentrical
Work – ‘stead, he should have gone
Out for some beers

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Daily Double Dactyl, Wednesday 4.22.09

Piratey-Lyreity
Gilbert and Sullivan
“HMS Pinafore”
Opera did write

Then with their “Penzance,” their
Pirate-ophilia
Reached toward a nearly So-
malian height.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

whisper Move down to his feet! pssssss

Kittens, inspired by kittens.

Daily Double Dactyl 4.21.09

Today's double dactyl:

ON the MO∫TE EXCELLENTE and VERIE PROFITABLE SUBJECT of BO, the OBAMA DOGGE

Higgeldy-piggeldy
Sasha Obama, she
Kept putting Bo into
Argyle and pink

Darling, you mustn’t keep
Anthropomorphizing -
Puppies ought not to have
Sweaters, I think!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Daily Double Dactyl

I spent a couple of hours churning out just over a dozen of these bad boys to submit for the English Department prize competition. I can't imagine that they'll give me anything for writing a bunch of absurd poems, when Smith actually teaches poetry writing classes (and no doubt the kids in those classes have spent more than 2 hours on theirs).
Anyway, there's at least one that I'm not submitting, 'cause it's a wee bit too naughty and pop-culture-y for the English prize.
Here it is:

Higgeldy-Piggeldy
“‘Two Girls, One Cup’ isn’t
There on the syllabus
That I have seen.”

Sorry, oh first-year, but
“Eschatological”
Doesn’t mean quite what you
Think, dear, it seems.


For info on double dactyls (the form of poetry this is) - Double Dactyls on Wikipedia

Monday, April 20, 2009

Saturday Night Musicstravaganza

Saturday -
8p Premiere of Louisa's composition piece. It's awesome. Louisa, you're the shit, and I hope we can do it some kind of justice.
10:30 Poofs mini-concert with the Tufts Beelzebubs - can't wait! Unless you do college a cappella, you probably don't know how rare it is to come across a group that is both supremely talented and also this much fun. They're hilarious, and they're incredibly nice, and every time we sing with these guys, we have a great time. Ah, Smiffenpoofs - you're too good to me!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Caprica. It's no BSG, but I'll take it.

Honest to Blog?

I actually created this blog in order to journal last year, in DC in the fall and Oxford in the spring. But, uh, seeing as this is the first entry in it, that obviously didn't go as planned.
But I'd like to start writing now, 'cause I'm coming down the home stretch of senior year, and I think it'll be nice to look back here.
So here I am, committing to writing.

...just let me go grab lunch before class. 'Cause Chasey-D's menu



















"Matzoh Ball Soup
Turkey Chili
Garden Sandwich
Rice
Broccoli
Corn Bread
Salad Bar, Dressings
Pears"

Features a killer combo of hilarious/potentially delicious. Ehh?

I'll be right back - promise.