Monthly Archives: October, 2004

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Friday Five
You wake up one morning, all groggy and tired. As you stumble your way into the bathroom, you look in the mirror and find out that…
1. You’re the opposite sex. Besides the obvious playing with the new parts, what would you do? I’m a guy? I’d probably go talk about my feelings, to see if it really it as hard as many guys claim. And be very careful not to go into the wrong bathroom.
2. You’re someone famous. Who and why? Oprah, to see how it feels to give a few hundred people cars — just because I can.
3. You’re the King (Queen) of the World (no, you’re not James Cameron). What edict would you pass? Definitely an environmental act. I’d made recycling a law and put harsher crimes on littering. I saw so little trash on the street in Germany, where they don’t collect trash if you don’t separate it.
4. You’re no longer in Kansas (or this world) anymore. Where are you? Saturn, or the Delta Quadrant. Saturn because of Space Cases, back in that alien F5. On Star Trek: Voyager, there were all sorts of nifty things and people in the Delta Quadrant.
5. You have a clone standing next to you and it’s going to work/school for you while you get to play hooky. What are you going to do today? Sleep! Then get up, dress, eat, and sit around watching tv and reading magazines and fanfic. And I’d text my clone to remind it to take good notes.

It is such a beautiful day today. The sun is shining, it’s not cold but not hot, and there are just a handful of clouds. Absolutely perfect. I have a two-hour break between my two Friday classes, so sitting on McKeldin Mall reading today was much nicer than usual.

My geography TA is odd. We’re her last discussion session of the week. People tend to sit toward the back of the room, which is expected, but she always reminds them to move forward if they can’t hear because she’s not going to yell. The problem is, she’s quiet. It might be wear and tear of a week of teaching, or she may just speak softly, but I sit in the front row and have to listen carefully. Also, when someone made a comment on the first day of class about not wanting to be there, she just told them they had “an option to stay in the class.” Which basically means, “Then leave.” It was kind of cold.

I watched a bit of the presidential debates last night. Greg and I played Literati, Go Fish, and chess. I lost Literati by two points (argh! — but I did make an awesome comeback mid-game), won Go Fish by five books, and lost chess. I expected to lose chess, though. When you manage to lose two queens, you just give up. Anyway, the debate (at least, the parts I paid attention to) was interesting. I’ve never watched a debate before. I thought I heard another Bushism, “transshipment”, but The Diamondback says it’s an actual word. I say, if he didn’t know it was a word, and actually did cross “transport” and “shipment”, it’s a Bushism. Why is it that named -isms are never good? McCarthyism — bad. Marxism — leads to communism, which is bad. I digress. Jenny was watching it online when she came back from the gym. I should do that, just to know what they actually said. I intend to vote this year (still no registration card, though, and I may vote absentee to avoid the trip home), but I don’t know who exactly I want to vote for. Not a great plan, I know, but that’s how it is.

I am itching for a new layout, but I don’t have anything to make it with. This might call for my first purchase on Ebay.

I saw a black squirrel the other day, walking across the Mall. Wish I’d had my camera.

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