November 9th, 2015

Answer for question 4546.

When's the last time you did something truly new -- something you'd never done or tried before? What was it, and was it a success or a failure (or somewhere in between)? Do you enjoy trying new things, or do you prefer to stick with what you are already familiar with?
It must have been stain glass making back in 2009, alongside silver jewellery making that same year. I didn't do too badly - really enjoyed both and wanted to carry on. However, I didn't have the space or resources at home.

When I finish my degree, I will go back to it :-)

Cricism & Culture: The Ladies' Paradise - Day 2 (Consumero Ergo Sum)

I have hammered out 1,500 words in regards to The Ladies' Paradise but need to write an actual essay around my notes and pare back a LOT on the quotes.  I also need to tie in Veblem's observations as well as the ones that are on the Further Reading List.  Brain doesn't want to play ball at the moment, especially since I identify with Simmel more than I do with Veblen.

Plus...I am not a conventional female shopaholic.  I do not live to follow fashion/trends or spending sprees on home luxuries.  Now if you apply that theory to books, CDs and wine, then I am yer gal. I just don't 'get' that need to obtain or consume new goods to make myself feel prestigeous.  I have my tastes, my quirks, but they don't come to much in the economic environment. I ca understand the psychology behind it, but that is about it.