Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wilde times after the MFA

Congrats to Frank on his good publication news as well as successfully making it through his first year of grad school.

I have been completely done with grad school for 26 hours and I am already catching up on little errands. I took Telemachus to the vet today for a check up and it cost me $140. What a rip off and I can't even retell the events of the vet visit. Let's just say that I should have named Telemachus something like Ron Jeremy and that even though he is my little prince, my next dog will be a girl.

I started reading The Picture of Dorian Gray today. It is a book I should have read years ago. I feel like every three paragraphs I am stumbling onto a huge idea that I need to write down, like, The only artists I have ever known who are delightful are bad artists. Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequentially are perfectly uninteresting in what they are.

There is a gorgeous statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square. Five weeks from today I will be in that very city of Dublin, perhaps perched on the grass, book in hand, Oscar looking down at me.


Amy said...

Lucky you! Done with school. I'm still writing that damn paper! And I wish I were going to Dublin. But Lake Erie sounds nice today... it'll have to do.

Jennifer Sullivan said...

Lake Erie sounds lovely.

And I'm going to take you to Ireland someday!

Amy said...

Whee! Hope you had a great high school slam on Saturday...