Thursday, January 18, 2007

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

I have been dying since Sunday. The flu, maybe just some little virus, who knows. Mary got it first, then both my roommate and I succumbed, so it is clearly contagious--keep your distance, people. The first three days were spent feverish and comatose in bed, unable to move. Tuesday I dragged my laptop into my bed so that I could peck out, one painful word at a time, an abstract to submit to a conference. Wednesday, the fever broke, the congestion arrived. Today, I managed to go to school and drag myself through a few official duties. Tomorrow I have to teach for an hour, and then I can go home and sleep until Tuesday.

Blegh. I have not been this sick since...I don't remember when. Blegh.

2 comments:

chelsea girl said...

Dear Soon-to-be-Dr. Barnet,

I have a question for you. I teach a couple of uxoricide poems and songs (Robert Browning coupled with Guns 'N Roses' "I Used to Love Her" and Eminem's "'97 Bonnie and Clyde") in a Freshman lit class. I'm trying to come up with some gender-reversed examples, but I can't.

While I've thought of Hole's "Pieces of Jennifer's Body," I can't find a single song where a woman kills a man.

In your infinite musicological wisdom can you?

Thanks,
chelsea girl
puppygumalick@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hey, I was a math/econ major, but I can come up with:

Frankie and Johnny
Janie's Got A Gun (Aerosmith)

And when in doubt, there's always Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_killers