08 October 2012

I have been reading for five hours. This feels like a significant investment in work, but I only got out of bed at 11 and then spent an hour foraging about. I gotta say, the Darwin industry suffers from verbosity, a nineteenth century sickness, and a love of minutiae, an affliction that has had an afterlife into the twenty first. I took a break to walk the cat, who comforted me last night when I was sick with worry. He takes great pleasure in rolling around in dusty dry dirt. The freedom of academics to take a spirit of careless generosity towards lateness prevailed.

6 comments:

lostgander said...

I will talk about mushrooms over here because, believe it or not, my parents read my blog and I don't think they are pro-mushroom. Not that it really matters at this point in my life but I still feel weird about it. Anyway, mushrooms are fun. Probably the most enjoyable drug I've ever used in a recreational capacity. Much more organic-feeling than LSD, more natural, typically lasting for less time, too, which is nice. A good drug to do outside in nature. Of course, as with any hallucinogen things can go awry if you're not in the right mindset. So that is an important consideration. I only ever experienced one bad trip, but there was a logical explanation for why. The other thing is that I think they vary in intensity. I have had some where the effects don't go beyond a general sense of well-being with a bit of heightened sensory perception. Others have produced strong hallucinations. I think a lot also probably depends on your mental state and how you choose to spend your trip. Disclaimer: All of the above may or may not be true and I claim no responsibility for any of it. ;)

wrenna said...

What is the right frame of mind? And don't worry, I have no idea where to get drugs from.

lostgander said...

It's hard to describe. But a big part of it is that you don't want any latent negative energy hanging around that could intrude and guide the trip in the wrong direction. A quiet, calm state of mind is good.

wrenna said...

Ok.

lostgander said...

I'm bored.

wrenna said...

Ok. I'm reading about Descartes' thought in an historical perspective in order to put off the moment at which I have to pin down Hobbes' objections to the Meditations. Because this will make my perspective richer. But slower in forming.

I should really eat something but all of the food that we have in the house is currently putting me off so I just ate some oatmeal and banana cookies.