And then she said I had performed a sort of quintessential act of human appropriation of the nonhuman.
In my never-ending quest to conjure up new forms of procrastination, I posted a status on Facebook last Friday asking if anyone wanted to be a part of a Wesleying feature that was quite simply about two things: (1) people, (2) flowers. The feature would go like this: I would take photos of people being ‘unapologetically happy’ with flowers somewhere in the mix.
The idea gained a lot more traction than I thought it would, so I spent my entire Sunday not doing homework and taking pictures of my friends instead. And, as promised, they’re going up on Wesleying.
WeSLAM encourages you to rethink your Saturday plans:
The biggest slam of the semester has arrived! It will be entertaining; it will be beautiful; it will be grand. 10 poets. 2 rounds. 5 victors. Come support some super-talented poets as they vie for a coveted spot on the 2014 Wesleyan Slam Team!
Come see the following Wesleyan students compete:
Coz Deicke ’15
Max Friedlich ’17
Markeisha Hill ’16
Morgan Hill ’15
Cherkira Lashley ’15
Rick Manayan ’17
Chando Mapoma ’16
Oscar Parajon ’16
Arielle Trager ’14
Emily Weitzman ’14
…and see Jess Best ’14 (whose senior recital is tonight and you should go to it)
, Jeff Berman ’14
and Will Fraker ’14
play some lovely tunes…
…and see our wonderful host and feature, the one and only Simone Beaubien, who has organized the National Poetry Slam twice and is a beautiful wordsmith and individual…
…and experience the power of words you probably couldn’t imagine. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this.
Date: Saturday, November 23
Time: 9pm (doors at 8:30)
Place: CFA Hall
My lovely friend Isabella Cucchi ’13 tells me this is the last time she will ever ask me to write a Wesleying post and reminds me of my Wesleying mortality, but then provides a ready remedy for my graduation woes:
Looking for some positive procrastination?
Wesleyan’s new “Daily Dose of Happiness” initiative wants to help you start your days off on the right foot. If you’re interested in receiving a daily positive email, all you have to do is fill out this form. Then, within a few days, you’ll start receiving emails from wesdailydoseofhappiness(at)gmail(dot)com! The emails will be brief and will usually be photos, videos, poems, news articles, recipes, songs, or quotes that we think can help you start your day in a happier way… or at least can help you procrastinate more productively.
Link: Fill out this form.
Argh classmateys, how are y’all doin’ today, hur? I hope you’re ready for today’s big game (if you know what I mean), because we’re liveblogging it. Not sure if you want to read the opinions of a bunch of
clueless casual football observers expert sports analysts? Then maybe you’ll want to read our opinions on the nation’s premier puppy event instead.
Whatever your tastes may be, let the writers at Wesleying fill your evening with smiles, witty banter, and horrifying Beyoncé/Michael Roth hybrids. Liveblog entries will appear after the jump.
The reggae album of the year is upon us!
Men with Bad Manners, featuring all of Wesleyan’s greatest musicians, has released its debut album, Seed Sankara. Not only is the music stupendous (produced by Buru Style’s Andrew Fogliano ’10), but it’s also for a great cause. MWBM includes Immanuel Lokwei ’12, Howe Pearson ’12, Matt Hurwit ’12, and Jesse Humm ’12.
Your support will help the Kapseret Soccer Club and Long Mouth Social Forum promote social dialogue, peaceful coexistence, and the revaluation of artistic creations in ethnically torn parts of rural Kenya.
Buy the album on Bandcamp or download hit single “Town Cow Skank” for free.
IN 11 HOURS, A11Y BERNSTEIN ‘(11+1+1) PRESENTS:
Okay, so it was the f***ing snowpocalypse, and we had to cancel Pumpkin Fest. But there’s still an opportunity to hang out at Long Lane Farm before the winter!
Come on down to the farm on Saturday at 10 AM and bring a dish to share, an instrument to play, and hands to work with. Our fields will be freshly plowed so we’ll have lots of beds to turn and mulch to spread. We’ll also have music, face-painting, and a toasty fire.
Join us, and bring all of your friends! Let’s meet at Weshop at 10 AM on Saturday morning and we’ll walk to the farm together – or come later on your own! If you haven’t been to Long Lane before, you walk down Church St, past the athletic center, past the athletic fields, and the farm will be on your right.
(If you’re super interested in getting your farm on, a farmer
will be was had to have been plowing at noon on Friday, so we’ll also be working been had was working from noon til three on the 11th, and then potlucking afterwards. Yum!)
Date: Nov. 12
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Place: Meet at Weshop to walk to Long Lane Farm
Take Me Home: Country Roads