little gems from professor swensen

while studying for my modern art final, i keep coming across the funniest little quotes from my professor.  here are a few of my favorite:

[while discussing duchamp’s fountain] “why do we always come back to this… plumbing!?”

“who wants to listen to marie osmond perform this?”

“if [an art work] creates a big stink, buy it, folks.”

“just talking about pavlov [as in pavlov’s dog], how many of you are getting a good build up of saliva? i am, and i wonder what that says about my psychology.”

[after saying he’s not going to let us out early] “i can see you’re all pained, and that’s the perfect time to turn the knife.”

while discussing nazi art, he called me liesel.

“there’s no sexier way to start off class than to talk about fascism.”

“there’s nothing more mexican than [a really long name.]”

“not a bad day dumpster diving.”

“but cows don’t have rows of teets, megan.”

“he didn’t die of a tragic, sad way.  he died of cancer… wait…”

yeah, that’s good ol’ art history for ya.


best weekend ever!

i ran my half-marathon [13.1 miles!] it only took my 02:13:48.  if i didn’t have to go to the bathroom, then it would’ve only taken 02:10:48.  stupid bladder.  but i felt so good! [today, not so much]

here’s jen and i at the finish line.. an hour after our finish.

also, i heard back from my internship!  i got it! you are reading the words of BYU MOA’s new contemporary curator’s intern.  that’s right.

goals accomplished.

growing up

i had my first real interview today.  i had a job in high school, but for that interview, it went something like this:

Jim: Are you a good worker?
Me: yes.
Jim: Jen, can you vouch for her?
Jen: yes.
Jim: Good, you get the job.

easy, yes.

well, my interview today was a little more intense.  there were five interviewers and just little ol’ me.  they asked me questions like: what do you hope to get out of this experience?  and what will you bring to the internship? [my least favorite question after “what do you do for fun?”)

i’ll hear back by mid-week next week.

cross your fingers!


what i’ve been up to lately:

– school [art theory and methodology, french feminism, art of the medieval west, and writing about arts and the humanities]
– friends
– learning tai-chi.  ok not really.  but i learned a few steps last night
– being way happy
– living with these awesome girls: jen, katie, sarah [and ahlin]