Monday, November 30, 2009


I'm writing! The writing has begun!

Yes, yes, I realize that blogging is writing as well, but that's not the only writing I'm doing.

I've decided to compose two pages a night, which, if I can maintain it, will get the whole paper written with a couple days to spare for edits and reorganization. Plus, two pages a night is such a nice, rightly-sized chunk.

Tonight the topic is Foucault, OOTD blogging, and care of the self. Woot!

Man, if I can, I really ought to just take one wee little picture tomorrow. Something to spruce up this monotonous blog space of mine.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Busy Thankful

Late night web ramblings are rarely decent the next morning. But in the holiday spirit, I'm thankful for time to get work done. And for the willingness to get work done. I have one paper due on December 9th, and a second paper due on December 17th, both on the research I've been doing. It feels like there's so much to do, yet I'm pretty happy with what I've been able to get to so far.

Tomorrow a little trip to see some family, and then, for the rest of the weekend: work work work. Could be a truly fruitful weekend.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Research In Progress

I seriously can't tell you how excited I am to be doing my first ever interview today. In sociology you can pretty much decide to go in one of these directions for research methods:
  • theory
  • qualitative
  • quantitative
  • mix of the above
So far I've done a bit of quantitative and a bit of theory, but this will be my first foray into qualitative research; doing interviews.

My research question: how is identity situated in relationship to the process of blogging daily outfits?

I have found online many brilliant women engaging in this activity and I want to know more about how it all works. So today I'll start to learn, then I'll do more interviews on Friday and some on Saturday and maybe with this work, I'll be able to get a better understanding of the question.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sewing like a madwoman

Man! I just:
  • Cleaned the feed dogs on my sewing machine
  • Finished sewing a drapery for my living room
  • Hemmed a pair of work slacks
  • Fixed the back of a work dress
Oh, and before that:
  • Folded laundry
  • Got a new air filter for the house
I am all kinds of accomplished. It's amazing what a great sewing machine and excellent lessons can do for you! When I was learning, just a couple of months ago, I was pretty fearful that once my teacher wasn't around I would see that I really couldn't do projects on my own.

But dude! I can! It's insanity.

This is a totally a post that should have pictures, but I'm now tired and ready to tune out and watch football.