Print Story Disconcerting.
By gzt (Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 08:46:24 AM EST) friggin' intense, nominalism, realism, idealism, gzt, roommating infidel (all tags)
I went to bed last night with two granola bars on my desk. I was going to eat them with lunch today.

I woke up this morning with one granola bar and a bowl with milk + cereal residue in the bottom on my desk. ROOMMATING INFIDEL!

The disconcerting part is that I can't find the wrapper for the second granola bar. I'm very sure I had two. I'm very sure there's only one now [well, zero, since I ate it already].

It wouldn't be so bad if I knew the guy ate it. I mean, the audacity would be shocking, but I would know. But, there is no evidence the granola bar was ever there. I could be wrong about the whole thing. If so, am I going mad? I'm fairly certain I stole two granola bars and did not eat any last night.

But it's not so hard to move yr bloody bowl to the kitchen or any place other than my desk. ATTN: ROOMMATING INFIDELS. PLEASE TO NOT LEAVE EVIDENCE OF YOUR EATING AT MY DESK. He was, of course, using my computer, which I don't have much of a problem with, which is why I allow guest access.

Watched Blues Brothers last night. I love this town. I can dance like Dan Akroyd. I don't think there's anything wrong with the action on this keyboard.

I've developed an annoying cold. I might not go out tonight.

I'm reading Kant. Groundwork, metaphysics, morals, something like that. It's great. I might diarize about it a bit later. I haven't read Kant much before, except for some short essay or other about what the Enlightenment is [which I rather enjoyed]. After reading Kant and Hume, I discovered I might be a closet Idealist. Is this something to be worried about? I always considered myself a bit of a Realist, even leaning a bit towards being a closet Thomist [don't tell anyone], despite my Augustinian leanings. Hmm.

At least I'm not a nominalist. Pah!

Greek is horribly slow these days. About half the time is the last bit of grammar, the other half is reading rhetoric. The instructor asks about every grammatical detail in each sentence, which means little reading ends up getting done, as half the class doesn't actually prepare beforehand and thus can't say off the top of the head that it's an aorist participle in the dative because it's being compared to something else. Whatever. Just means less work for me. I'll learn it anyway.

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you could of course by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 09:43:38 AM EST
field the question to your roommate and then judge by the quality of the lieanswer whether or not you had two, and if so, who digested it?

Or would that be too obvious?
-- The revolution will not be televised.

asking is tantamount to accusing. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 10:09:10 AM EST
And what would I do if he said, "Yeah, man, I totally ate your granola bar?" Laxity would set a precedent which he has already proven by other examples would be abused, but severity would be out of place [I don't care that much] and lead to undesirable tensions. Like in poker, you've got to pay to see the hand. The granola bar isn't worth it. What I need is a truth serum and some MiB-style memory wiping device so I can find out for sure without any consequences.

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weeeell... by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 10:33:30 AM EST
say you just wondered if you were going insane and lace the next granola bar with strong laxatives and pretend like nothing happened.

Tables turned, of course, you might have to plan your toilet trips elsewhere
-- The revolution will not be televised.

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Do you take Ambien? by blixco (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 11:22:24 AM EST
It may have been you!
Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
I've heard about that. by gzt (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 12:54:48 PM EST
I try to stay off medications. I've got the straight edge and all that.

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I found the bloody thing. by gzt (4.00 / 2) #6 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 03:36:23 PM EST
The granola bar was half-eaten and in its wrapper in the freezer. Perhaps my roommate is on Ambien, that would explain the odd mug full of cooking oil and this freezer granola bar and what-not.

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A modest proposal by lm (2.00 / 0) #7 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 04:45:25 PM EST
I recommend that you solve this problem with an eight pound sledgehammer.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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