I'm an academic and I'm okay...*

I work all night and I work all day

I read books, I write stuff,
I go to the libra-ry
On Saturdays, I watch footy
And have vegemite toasts for tea

I'm an academic and I'm okay
I work all night and I work all day

I rather like being an academic. As I pointed out in my previous post, it's a good thing to be in today's world where critique is sadly losing its role and humour is being replaced by ponderous discussions about security and danger.

Another vocational option, if I had been from the land of the Free and the Brave, would have been to join this august organisation but, as a foreigner, I'm barred from entering. However, I can (and did) take this short test on my CIA Personality.

Apparently, I'm a "thoughtful observer". E, who is quite sure I don't have any observational skills, will probably find this rather amusing.

By the way, on a different (yet related) matter, read Peter's post over at the Duck making a similar point to what I was trying to do with my previous post: make the case that how things are framed in (and through) language matters in how we make sense of things in everyday life.

On that note, please indulge me in a bit of frivolity and sing:

I'm an academic and that's okay
I work all night and I work all day

Going from book to book! As they are shelved in the mighty libraries of Washington! With my best books by my side!The Foucaults!The Nietzsches!The Giant Tractatus!The Wodehouses (or Wodehice?)!Oh and The LOTR!

We'd sing! Sing! Sing!

I write down things, I teach and grade,
I like to watch English soccer.
I put on women's clothing,
And hang around in bars.

* If it really needs to be said (written), with grateful thanks to MP and the Lumberjack song.


At 11/28/2006 9:40 PM, Blogger avocadoinparadise said...

You need a little squirrel or chipmunk to insert a little "and blog!" into your song! And you neglected to include the Doo Daas.

At 11/28/2006 11:40 PM, Blogger Priya said...

Yes, thanks. Blog should have been there somewhere!

I was in a bit of a rush and rather pissed off at the blatant out-of-context quoting of (parts of) my previous post that I'd just found out about :-)

At 11/29/2006 12:42 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

You're going to sing this at the holiday party, right? I can sign you up?

At 11/30/2006 12:40 AM, Blogger Priya said...

And, what holiday party? I'm turning into a hermit so I'm not sure I will be sociable enough for a party (let alone singing!)


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