the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind) wrote,
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone
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Thank God For Binmen!

If not for those stalwart cleaners-away of other people's rubbish I would doubtless still be in my bed fast asleep, instead of sitting at my desk at work contemplating another day of checking journals at ingentaconnect.com (worst website ever!)

I slept in. Yes, you read that right, me, an insomniac, slept in. Completely forgot to set my alarm last night - not sure why - and slept right through my 5.30 usual wake up time. Woke up at 7.08 with the bin lorry outside my house making a helluva lot of noise. And of course I hadn't put my bin out for collection...

Somehow or other I knew today was going to be 'difficult' so yesterday I booked a half day. Only three and a bit hours to go then!

On a completely random tangent - I watched a really interesting show on BBC2 last night, I forget the exact title but it was something like "How Art Changed The World".  It is a series but each week they're going to focus on a different aspect of art - last night was the representation of the human body. It was a teeny bit patronising, but I tend to find most TV documentaries are in that they never quite hit the balance between targeting complete newcomers to a subject and those who already have an interest in it. The one thing that bugged me about it more than anything else was that they spent fifty minutes tracing the line between the ancient 'Venus' fertility statues through to the hyper-realism of Greek sculpture and then kinda stopped... It was kinda implied that the Greek HyperRealism (and I know that's the wrong term - I'm a postmodernity graduate, it fits, trust me!) was the ultimate pinacle and that any later representations of the human body in art aren't worth studying. (Plus, the presenter got the wrong end of the stick with regards to Egyptian art as well but I'll let that slide for the moment) There were little notes about impressionism and abstract art but they were all crammed into the last five minutes.

Just seemed a little odd to me.

Ah well, off to do some work then....
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