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Caroline Holland @caromholland Dish with One Spoon territory

grad student worker, U of Toronto; #envhum & U.S. lit; rank and file @cupe3902; child of refugees; settler; she/her; communist snack expert

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Joined Twitter 9/1/17


reminiscing about this time last year, when i had just finished teaching a course for which UofT loaned me 8000$, e… https://t.co/f7YXFBE0jm @S_E_Butler *aghast* 😱 @S_E_Butler lol are people pearl-clutching over bathing suits?working really hard at being that account that people follow and then, literally two hours later, are like "how did… https://t.co/6I4fYC6gnX @JohnHenryHarter exactly. all the info! just frolicking around down there! @JohnHenryHarter i did a history major before i switched to an English major and despised Chicago ... but then i me… https://t.co/QPspp7Ltb8ugh, don't tell me what i should or shouldn't be, you ambiguous antecedentdon't be such a topic sentence @caromholland Caroline https://t.co/ZqqkRoedBF
Retweeted by Caroline Holland @DrNickMilne THE SPECTER IS HAUNTING ONTARIO @malin_craig all i ever wanted was to be the Steve Buscemi of higher ed @zechareyah ugh and by then all those committees will be 100% robotsummmm what are the chances i can get academia to give me my youth back?thankful every day that my family came to Canada. great country, this one. very progressive.the boss just keeps coming up with nonsensical tasks for them to do. the other day she made them scrub, very thorou… https://t.co/l0r4VBlzzQnow my aunt's boss is forcing my aunt and all the other daycare workers to pull up all the grass in the daycare yar… https://t.co/f1uiennWG4 @RestoreTheReal perfect conditions for a concerted scholarly effort that requires much concentration and time. ideal even. @JenniferGayleB thank you. i like you too!when i read my own writing i understand why nobody likes meyou know what's silly? that universities specify "normal" averages for marks. ex. 70% being "normal" for a 2nd year… https://t.co/4rOOTQHwxTRe pubs yesterday: I’m so angry that the government are turning us against each-other, blaming other people instead… https://t.co/69BPaMrOly
Retweeted by Caroline Hollandyeah anyways settler and european marxist academics, teachers, and knowledge-keepers: i'm going to need you hurry… https://t.co/0uNAhO7Kws
Retweeted by Caroline Holland @flowerqueers they are! and, by breaking up the wall of text, they help me keep my place on the pagelike when i made the mistake of saying chicago citation style is goodi wonder if someone will want to pick a fight over thisblock quotations are good actually12:00am. i will read 120 pages by 4am. that's 30 pages per hour. 1:00am. i have read 3 pages. i will read 117 pages… https://t.co/wp4SgtzjkNsometimes all you can do is leaveIf there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 10 years it’s that shaming conservatives for being uncool and outsi… https://t.co/Ia9kIENqud
Retweeted by Caroline HollandI don't even like to read anymore. That's what grad school did to me.
Retweeted by Caroline Hollandone of the reasons i’m such an active dissident against community policing as structural police transformation is b… https://t.co/AKLniy4J3o
Retweeted by Caroline HollandGraduate student workers & sessional instructors are trying to form a union w/ @CUPEOntario @cupenat. Spread the wo… https://t.co/GrWbhxOFYR
Retweeted by Caroline HollandIncoming international PhD students who aren’t already in the US won’t be able to get paid this semester if they ar… https://t.co/FmdF41D1m4
Retweeted by Caroline Holland @VanishaSukdeo just 400 pages of the narrator sitting in a dark room experiencing ennuii used to procrastinate by doing things like cleaning or watching tv but now i just sit silently in a dark room and feel time go by
7/5
2020
that account that hates the moon must be thrilled about this https://t.co/9CU8320JiI @mood_adrift but... *holding a concerned collie puppy*why do my sinuses have to be filled with pain why can't they be filled with puppiesIt's disability pride month so here's a list of some of the ableist practices I hear in the academy all the time/ha… https://t.co/q4h5Z9VAhm
Retweeted by Caroline Holland @phantom_cruiser likewise! may we both feel better @tkinias mental fog lifting would be good enough for me, considering the stack of marking i have to finish today @AntiClimaco i will also use it as a justification. "should i drink coffee? yes. why? blood vessels!" @jshelat1 Jay you are such a snack legenddoes coffee help or hurt a sinus headache? she asked while knowing full well she would drink the entire press of coffee no matter the answerontario universities hate grad students https://t.co/n7vztjLoYF @JohnHenryHarter i KNEW it. i KNEW a ham sandwich is the universal curetrying to sound cool by referring to salt and vinegar chips as salt 'n' vinniesi spend a lot of time thinking about relationships that won't matter in a few years and that i know i will have for… https://t.co/1M0NDT6jBEme: i think i might be dying google: for sure!maybe i'll get more efficient once i process how i feel about wasting my youthwhat are some arguments by lit critics that absolutely blew your mind when you first read them? and, more important… https://t.co/CVkcCrBAuq
Retweeted by Caroline Holland @thauma_idesthai love to teach undergrad writing for a decade and have it mean nothing to potential employers
Retweeted by Caroline Hollandinstructors: we refuse to teach in unsafe conditions The College Experience™: np i don't need you 😊
7/4
2020
@AmyClukey THIS IMAGE TERRIFIES ME BUT I CAN'T STOP STARING AT ITthe air is wearing sticky hot cotton candy cashmere sweaters and is hugging me and i hate itThe phrase "oil-for-food" should be banned from public policy. It's dehumanizing and driven by profit. #Iraq #Lebanon
Retweeted by Caroline Hollandplace the cursor at the end of the draft and press backspace until there's nothing left kind of mood @n_hold choose the one that expresses YOU *gesturing at a supermarket shelf full of identical products*During the pandemic every university is acting exactly like every other university - and they're pretty much all ac… https://t.co/fQjCpksm8U
Retweeted by Caroline HollandWho should I be reading & citing on the transition from modernist visions of the city (freedom, walking, public spa… https://t.co/NIV6JfE99H
Retweeted by Caroline Hollandi would like to crowdsource this tweet. is it a good tweet?i have carefully considered your advice to "be more positive" and decided against it! 😃(obviousness or lack thereof is often still a mystery to me) @Jen_if_er ugggggh sounds like some reviewer shouldn't be reviewing. and goes to show how bias/situatedness shapes… https://t.co/zpX8xNnSoVone of the worst parts of writing essays in undergrad was that i never knew what was obvious and what wasn't, what… https://t.co/2KR0iQVoQ4Henri Lefebvre, feeling left out: "YEAH. WELL. i know a SPACE" [nobody hears him] https://t.co/7IaDxqkEYe @NHaliloglu PERFECT @caromholland uncomfortably-hot take: climate change... is bad for humans
Retweeted by Caroline Hollandi like conversations about weather. in the banality that still lingers over weather as a small-talk topic, you see… https://t.co/Cu8SQp8XFPWhere's the scientific evidence showing that it's safe for asymptomatic workers who test positive to keep working t… https://t.co/7JRut1pzgn
Retweeted by Caroline Holland @PobudaTanya 💯 @checkoutmybeard hmmm if dehydration causes it then maybe heat wave + work might be the cause for me!I’ve studied at unis you’ve never heard of I’ll never get a tenure track job bc of the worst job market in history… https://t.co/cRziGRMmym
Retweeted by Caroline Holland @checkoutmybeard oh no! it didn't end up as an anxiety *attack* but i wonder if it's linked to anxiety more broadlyI still don’t quite understand the use of temperature checks as a defining measure of whether people are “well enou… https://t.co/tpiVaOzgHb
Retweeted by Caroline HollandTruth is I no longer have the ability to delude myself that finishing the PhD matters. I have 0% probability of get… https://t.co/gDEcZ85K8I
Retweeted by Caroline Holland @unidentifedbird i looked it up. it’s BIG @unidentifedbird there’s an ABDOMINAL aorta?!? @unidentifedbird that’s a relief *for some reason googling it anyway* ... 😱 @DavidYoung2507 every millennial academic is like i hope i can make rent by 40do you ever feel your pulse in your stomach and tell me is it cool or is it dangerous? @S_E_Butler i dunno i always imagine things are different for very outgoing extroverted people and that i might mak… https://t.co/6B6otmdid2i wonder if my trajectory would be different if i weren’t a shy sad person who always feels weird @RestoreTheReal i don’t understand profs like that. what are they hoping to achieve? do they think shaming a studen… https://t.co/nUYNuVMG2s @bombil_fry @AmyClukey i am going to be thinking about this dilemma for a long time @historerin i suspected this. whyyy are they so expensive @BrandonSMcLeod @criticalthotcop gin fizz and anything bbq’ed!
7/3
2020
writing is so much better in pairs. my own writing is invisible to me. i can't see what's good about it. i can't se… https://t.co/G792j2DPfji chose a career that is centred around endless writing lolwriting is absurd lol @AmyClukey i'm convincing my bees to fight for communismthe funny part of learning how to write essays is that you never really learn this spatiality and have to encounter… https://t.co/3lTQBTeep4so much of learning how to write essays is learning how much space ideas take up on paper vs. how much space they take up in your mindbut she has the best takesshe doesn't write booksmy favorite theorist is my mom @samueldkao the sound of a cash register being opened and closed over and over again until the end of time by a sad… https://t.co/38JPWLJvJd @mood_adrift thank you. will respond in kindand possibly one cricketour mailbox is full of bees
7/2
2020

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