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To reject metanarratives. Such as missions.
One of those students that is actually enthusiastic about their subject, and likes doing it, and makes everyone feel like a tit for plodding unenthusiastically along, masking the fact that my enthusiasm rarely translates into actual work; just on hours of musings sitting on steps/in parks on sunny days and drunkenly trying to explain a related concept later in the evening. This is all alright, because being an Urban Geographer, the whole thing leads to a general fondness for great cities, which is in common with most people that like traveling, other than those who prefer hiking for days up huge mountains in order to get to the top and see some trees and get mauled by a bear who wanted their potato salad, which I like too, up to a point, but cities more.
I have been living in the way that can be expected of such a student for three years now, and am about to do the same as an unemployed layabout next year, when I intend to live off something probably significantly below any objective measure of poverty in order to save my jobseeker's allowance for going to see pretentious indie bands and save money for a good fixed lens because I'm obviously too cool for the ability to zoom.
Piss of the established body of academia, it's what they're there for.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have no idea, but I see a beautiful relationship with the project blossoming.
I have stayed with a few friends from various places on the internet, and it's always been pretty fun. I've had two people over who have both turned out to be total creeps, in a really terrifying kind of way, but I'm holding out for a possible third time being wonderful.
Nordic Geographers, Expensive English cider, Expensive foreign beer, (Preferably with black and white pictures of sombre-looking women on the label), Blue Donkeys, Parisian Bus Lanes, Centrifuges, Pretending I got a lot more from the experience of reading Finnegan's wake than I actually did, late night conversations in the apartments of friends in Finland about Finnegan's wake, Obtrusive Infrastructure, Red Cardinals.
- track and field
Music, Movies, and Books
The Edukators, 35 Rhums.
Seabear, Jen Wood.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Catch 22 by Jospeh Heller.
Not exhaustive, obviously. See also http://www.last.fm/user/evil_hippo as music goes.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveling on the single track on a course blasted into the rock by the side of Lake Champlain on the Amtrak train from Montreal to New York, standing by the open rear carriage door, holding onto a handle for dear life, and seeing the scenery in open air.
Countries I’ve Visited
Countries I’ve Lived In