October 7, 2004

My hours

I am in the Setonian office right now, listening to John Mayer. I posted hours this week. While I chose this job because I would not have set hours, I think this is a good thing--it makes me be in the office, and it makes the writers and editors, that don't have a key, a little more plugged into the Setonian experience. As of now, however, I am not doing anything Setonian--or anything really, except blogging. I should be reading philosophy. Hume is next on the list. Michener's The Source is also on my list for Hebrew Scriptures. What a great book, especially because I am reading it without thinking that it is homework (ARGH).

I have a speech on Monday about "The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce. I had no idea it was that long. I pasted it into Microsoft Word and I put it into two columns to a page, size 8 font, and it still took up 85 pages. More trees. Lumberjack AC that's me--or Amanda Bunyan. It has a certain ring :-)

I haven't begun reading it, except what I picked up when I copied it. I will update when I have a better impression. I have a feeling the narrator is a smart ace in this one though...

If you are presenting on this topic, or know anything about this topic or Bierce, feel free to post here. You would be doing me a great favor. Or maybe I will offer some incentive: if you post something helpful on this blog, pertaining to "The Devil's Dictionary" or Ambrose Bierce, I will comment on your blog, and we all know how much we need comments for our blogs (for various reasons).

Posted by Amanda Cochran at October 7, 2004 5:03 PM

John Mayer......sweeeeeeeeet!

Did you know, at the Post Gazette Pavilion, I was moved up from lawn seats to front row and I had the opportunity to touch John! :-)

Posted by: Firefighter Chica at October 8, 2004 9:53 AM

You don't know how jealous I really am, Stefanie. :)

Did anyone start reading "The Devil's Dictionary" yet? I love it! Bierce has such wit. Though I am only through 'F' right now, I think I have a pretty good handle on the intent and style of the piece.

I guess this blog, with all of my machinations to get comments, is an unsuccessful attempt to market my literary research/impressions. Hopefully, the blogs will perk up soon.

Posted by: Amanda at October 9, 2004 3:44 PM
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