Again, I haven’t really been up to a huge amount this week, so I’ll keep it short for now. I was going to go to Baltimore and Annapolis yesterday on a trip with the Office of International Studies. I got pretty badly ill in the morning, and I couldn’t really go. Hopefully I’ll have enough free time to get a bus to Baltimore and look around some time very soon. My exams are finished for now, and I can tell I’m at the tipping point with my workload; just a few more productive days and I’ll be able to justify giving myself more free time to explore D.C. and further afield. I might be able to even go to New York next weekend at some point.
I’m much better today, thanks for the concern. So luckily I felt up for going to look at Latin and Ballroom dancing shoes with BAM (Ballroom at Maryland). They were pretty darn expensive, but I’ll be using them a lot (there’s the competition at our University on the 6th and 7th of November, as well as one a fortnight later in Ohio I’m going to sign up to, and a final one for the semester in New York at some point). They’re very nice, and I wore them for the latin workshop earlier this evening. I took a picture of them, but I’m not really sure why. Maybe because I really do like them. They certainly make dancing a lot easier. In today’s workshop we focused on Jive, and though it was pretty daunting we made a lot of progress. Jive is tiring, but a lot of fun once you have a bit of an idea what your feet are meant to be doing. I went into this whole dancing thing thinking it would be a useful skill to pick up, and to force myself to do something I’m not wholly comfortable with. I didn’t really imagine myself getting into it in such a big way. Of course, I didn’t expect to actively dislike it; it’s just that I didn’t really expect it to be just as much fun as it’s turning out to be.
Other than that, well, there’s not much else to really talk about. Unless you want me to start talking about what I’ve actually been doing this week, which is philosophy. I won’t talk about that, unless, of course, you want me to. Imre Lakatos’ views on scientific research programmes are pretty interesting. They’re certainly a lot more convincing than Paul Feyerabend’s strange, almost iconoclastic, arguments concerning the nature of science as an institution. Okay, I won’t talk about that. I suppose I’ll leave it off with a few pictures I took a while back of my flat, as well as a picture of my brand shiny new shoes:
Not really got any recommendations for new music this week. Just got Sufjan Stevens’ The Age of Adz, which I’ve been waiting for for about four years now. I need to give it a couple more listens before I recommend it to anyone though. I’ve been listening to a lot of Pulp this week though, Good old Pulp.