when I write an especially half-assed post, IHE picks it up to link.
I used to think it was cool when IHE linked. But then I realized that almost no one who comes from there responds or comes back, so it's more sort of like having strangers come into the house, and you know you're both wondering why they're there.
I check the sitemeter sometimes. I used to be pretty obsessive, but I got a bit more over myself. But I still check, and that's how I realized the IHE link (because it's not like there are more comments or anything). And then I realized there's also a repeated source link that I didn't recognize. It's from what looks like a discussion board that puns on "crucial." From what I gather from my quick net exploration, it's a discussion board either for or about hipsters.
Okay, so I'm about as far from hip in any formulation you can think of.
The discussion link talks about what a whiny blogger I am. Which is a fair epithet sometimes, for sure.
But here's what I want to know: don't you lose all possibility of any association of being cool (yes, you can tell I grew up in the 60s) if you acknowledge that you've read an academic blog by a middle aged woman?
I'm getting on my bike now. There can be little less cool than riding your bike in the sunroom while watching Frontline. I have to accept that.