man, I'm sorry I've been so lax about posting in the last week or so-- this copy is getting pretty stale! it's just that any creative thinking and writing I've been doing recently has been limited to the thesis I'm working on for my DEA, reportage on the French Jewish community, and basically looking after my academic career: applying to doctoral programsin paris, arranging a cotutelle, submitting abstracts to conferences, writing a *gulp* faux-dissertation prospectus to submit to *gulp* potential French dissertation advisers. then there's the social life, which I'm not even going to get into here because I'm bound to offend someone in my life, be they part of my past, present, or future. jeez. can't catch a break.
so tonight I'm yielding to the calendar and going out to get properly soused for st. patrick's day. that ain't no blarney. cheers.