September 26, 2007

Bearing Soul

When I write entries like yesterday's I feel a little conflicted. On one hand I don't want to seem like I'm complaining, and in that sense, maybe it would be better to keep some things private. On the other hand, I don't feel like I have anything to hide, and I've even been told that seeing a 'strong' person admit to 'weak' feelings can be encouraging for other people going through similar feelings of defeat or hopelessness. In the end, I guess I'm just sharing my feelings, and I hope I don't come across as whiny.


Anonymous said...

If people are to be held accountable to your standards of apostrophe usage, then I can call you out for not knowing the difference between "bear" and "bare". You pseudo-intellectual, spoiled little twat.

Alyssum Pohl said...

Perhaps you considered that I might actually have meant that I was bearing (having or displaying) a soul and not just baring (unconcealing) one? Touche, probably I DID mean the latter, however there are nicer ways to call someone out. Like laughing about it instead of calling names. Wrong apostrophe usage makes me laugh, but the standards I use I would never claim as my own, they're (or should I say "their"? ha ha) standard english grammar.
Most things I know virtually nothing about. The few things I really find interest in, I know enough to know that I know only slightly more than virtually nothing about. Pseudo-intellectual? Okay whatever. Spoiled? Perhaps only in the sense that I was lucky enough to be born in the United States, and have been given many opportunities in my life that I have been very grateful for (which may obviate the usage of the word 'spoiled'...?). Little twat? I'm sorry to have offended you.

Hey, how courageous of you to post that anonymously.

Anonymous said...

Hey, no problem.

You went to school at Tufts so you could study abroad. You did the same thing at UK. You should have tried to get a basic handle on getting satisfactory grades instead of worrying about your passport status. I stand by the word "spoiled". You can't see it, of course, being so out of touch with how the real world works. Have fun dancing, and putting your feet behind your ears. Those two skills, and the phrase, "Would you like fries with that?" should serve you well in the future.