First up, the big professional news is that I finally have an advisor and dissertation chair. Pretty much everything starts from this point and I can now move forward. Yahoooo!!!
Secondly, I am about to do something few of you have ever heard me do. I will curse and curse joyfully and not just when writing fiction in some character's voice. Why?
Because I've been trying to work out this relationship between the notion of causality, particularly as found in Aristotle, and linguistic theory for a few months. I keep getting close to understanding the fuzzy idea in the back of my head, but I haven't been able to quite get there. Whenever I try to explain it, it is very muddied and wanders from place to place as I grip at my face trying to think it through. Today, I was to meet my, now, committee chair to discuss it once again and so I sat down for 45 minutes, yet again, to try to write up the idea that I could never quite get a hold of and... I finally fucking nailed it. It's clear finally to me why much of linguistic theory is muddled and less-productive than it thinks it is. So there. Fuck yeah. (Yes, this is the sort of thing that gets me very excited; hence, why I am an INTP.) I'll write up a version of it soon that is relatively accessible.
In other news, I kicked the desk with my toes a few minutes ago and it kinda hurt, but not that bad, and so I started doing emails and this blog post. I just looked down and there's blood all over them. Huh.