Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Version

Alright, I have officially upgraded to the new version of Blogger.
Hopefully it doesn't screw anything up. 

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Great Pumpkin

Bike 001
Originally uploaded by daseinschockrock.
Bought a bike yesterday. She's as sweet as sweet can be. I hadn't rode a bike in years and now I find myself wanting to ride down to the beach when I should be writing on Heidegger. We'll see which one wins.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Closest Book Meme

Got this from Mike.

The rules are:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest!

So, here we go. Being a grad student it just so happens that all the books around me are "cool" and/or "intellectual" and The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud was closest (it's a real page turner). So here is the excerpt from "Erroneously Carried-Out Actions."

"That the pychic conflict may end in suicide can never be excluded in these cases. Thus, I know from experience, which some day I shall support with convincing examples, that many apparently accidental injuries happening to such patients are really self-inflicted. This is brought about by the fact that there is a constantly lurking tendency to self-punishment, usually expressing itself in self-reproach, or contributing to the formation of a symptom, which skillfully makes use of an external situation. The required external situation may accidentally present itself or the punishment tendency may assist it until the way is open for the desired injurious effect."