Diehards

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Off

to take my first two seminars of the semester (second two tomorrow), in my smart new skirt and old (but thankfully Prada) heels. Students no longer dress like impoverished landscape gardeners, I don't know how they manage it, but it means tutors can't either. Once this week is over I may be able to get some of my head back and actually write something, and engage once more in the land of Blog.

Meanwhile, look what I found at the family paintball site:


I love graffiti.

20 comments:

Scarlet Blue said...

Good luck!
And a decorative use of left over paint-balls...
Sx

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I think you know very well how students manage to dress like that. Their parents are doing them a great disservice, if you know what I mean.

I've always had a mean streak for graffiti. 95% of it is awful. It has fouled my city for far too long. Don't impose your shitty art on me. Go find representation somewhere but I don't want to see it.

Alesa Warcan said...

Knock'em dead Eryl! : j

Hey that's not graffiti! It's a message from the aliens reminding people to line their hats with tin foil. ; j

savannah said...

all the best, sugar! you'll blind them with literature! (yeah, i know science sounds better!) :~D xoxoxoxoxox

(and those prada heels aren't old, they're vintage!)

nick said...

I'm with Banishment, 95% of graffiti is ugly rubbish. Just occasionally there's something staggeringly beautiful and clever. But what gives people the right to daub on other people's walls, any more than they have the right to pee on them or knock holes in them? There are more civilised and appropriate outlets for freedom of expression.

Best of luck with the seminars!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Best wishes. How can anything go really wrong in Prada heels I ask?
Sorry but I really hate graffiti - maybe that shows my age.

rochambeau said...

ps
Thank you for the kind birthday wish you left for my mother too!!

Kim Ayres said...

A bit more creative than Jimbo luvs Katy :)

I'm sure you'll dress fine. I wouldn't have a clue. All my shirts are still from when I was nearly 8 stone heavier. I've never had any dress sense.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Actually I love graffiti too and that's a lovely one. Our (ex) resident graffiti artist is Banksy so standards are quite high round here.

Good luck with your seminars - you'll knock 'em dead.

Eryl said...

Thank you everyone, I must get to bed so this is a quick mass response, do apologise.

I can imagine that when you are faced with ugly, seemingly moronic graffiti constantly that it can become rather wearing. But I can't help feeling that for some people this is the only way open for them to express themselves and with no artistic training, or access (perceived or otherwise) to it what are they to do? I suppose that when I say I 'love graffiti' I mean I love the stuff that shows some thought and consideration of content and colour, true enough, but I am rather fond of the 'Skunky wos 'ere' genre too.

Nighty, night, X

Pat said...

The students will have to look to their laurels.
You're not really going topless are you?
The graffiti says octopus to me - minus the odd few legs.

Titus said...

Can't concentrate on the graffiti. Mind drifting with the Prada heels...

newjenny said...

Eryl, you just love everything! All well and good, but you'll never reach the hour of the great contempt at this rate.

Kass said...

A Tutor in Prada. Sounds like a movie title.

Best wishes for educational alignment.

Eryl said...

Pat ~ I'm happy to say that the students all seem to be very hard working so far. Re: going topless: if only I was that brave!

Titus ~ you're a woman after my own heart.

Jenny ~ I've gone beyond the hour of the great contempt, the demon did his job, and now I'm free to love (almost) everything.

Kass ~ it does; it could be the girl version of Good Will Hunting.

Carole said...

I like the grafitti also. Very nice. Have fun teaching.

Eryl said...

I was so thrilled to find this in a bunker corridor I had to run and get my camera! I think I might be squaring up to do a graffiti post, I have tons of photos taken all over.

Teaching isn't my favourite thing, it takes up a huge amount of my limited (mental) resources, but it's better than gutting chickens for a living.

rochambeau said...

Dear Eyrl,
Hope you will have some time to share some paper in the next few days! And bake a good cake.
xox
Constance

Brother Tobias said...

You have a family paintball site? (I've not been keeping up). I want to come to a party!
My niece has just set off for uni with two car loads of gear. In my day it was by train with one staggeringly heavy backpack, a typewriter, and a double-elephant T-square under one arm. Mind you, sartorially I was a mess.

Eryl said...

Constance ~ I'm just trying to choose which pieces to show, then they'll have to be photographed, obviously! I wish I had some eggs, I would definitely bake a cake today.

Brother ~ we do have a family paintball site. I only got involved in it at the beginning of the summer, to keep down staffing costs and thus put food on the table, so you won't know anything about it. No worries, it takes up a huge amount of my time and energy at the moment so I expect there'll be lots more about it on here. Next time you're up this way drop me a line and I'll kit you out and let you run around the woods.

I want a double elephant t-square!