It is a winning cake."
...Eating he heat eating he heat it eating, he heat it heat eating. He heat eating...."
A blind agitation is manly and uttermost."
Do you feel like you're going insane? I feel like I'm going insane. In a good way, sort of. Sometimes I'm convinced she's a genius--the sounds of the words are so beautiful. And sometimes reading Tender Buttons is so frustrating that I want to curse Gertrude Stein's name for all eternity. But hey, who said that reading should only be pleasurable, or that pleasurable and frustrating are mutually exclusive? I'm a little worried about writing my 2-3 page essay on the subject, since it seems dangerous to look for meaning in this text; there are obviously many meanings, or no meanings, and I think that's exactly how Stein wanted it. However, I think I've figured out something to say about it--in terms of economics, oddly enough. We'll see if that works out...
Yesterday I ran The Color Run 5K with a few of my fellow MFA-ers.
Before (photo courtesy of Dan):
After (photo courtesy of Jess):
And because we weren't colorful enough (photo courtesy of Jess):
Speaking of exercise, I should go do that now. I've been sitting in bed reading Tender Buttons all day, and on Tuesday I'll be heading to Seattle for the AWP Conference, so I certainly won't be getting any exercise then. I think I'll dance. Why don't they have charity dance marathons? That would be way more fun than a race. They probably do. I'll have to Google it. I love the internet. And on that note, farewell.