Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Highlights of today's news, care of the BBC

Western leaders have condemned strongly Russia's decision to recognise the independence of the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Highlights of the article include:

US President George Bush warned his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, that his "irresponsible decision" was exacerbating tensions in the region.


President Bush said Russia should "reconsider this irresponsible decision" and "live up to its international commitments".


In other news,
international icon C.Pot is in hot water today over recent racial slurs made against British industrialist K.Kettle.

One of Pot's biggest supporters was quoted as saying "look, he's black too. It's totally okay."

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I'm indecisive

I'm contemplating moving out of my house. I have a friend who rents a house in Mount Prospect and has extra bedrooms and said I could live with her. Here are the pros and cons:

Pros: -moving out will make me feel like an adult
-it would vastly improve my social life as I would get to hang out with her more and all her friends
-plus all my friends in my general vicinity have recently moved away so I am lonely
-and she has a beer pong table and bonfire pit in her backyard and likes to throw parties
-it's closer to waple and mike
-I wouldn't have to worry about calling my mom if I'm gonna be home late
-I wouldn't have to tell my parents where I'm going and when I'll be back every time I leave the house
-I could have boys over without worrying about my parents walking in
-rent is relatively cheap and I can afford it
-I don't wanna be 30 and still at home and single
-it's fun to decorate a new room

Cons: -I would have to start paying for rent and food
-it would make my commute to work slightly longer, as there is no direct route
-it's not near public transportation, making it more difficult to get into the city
-it's not near the beach
-I'd have to learn a new neighborhood, find a new jogging route, gym, mall, grocery store, etc.
-change is hard and I'm lazy and unmotivated
-I'm comfortable where I am and get along fine with my parents

Sigh, I just don't know what to do. It's not the ideal location, but I also feel like I shouldn't pass up this opportunity. Maybe I should just set a date and do it, or else I'll keep procrastinating forever and I'll never move out.

I start teaching freshman comp. next week.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Burnt Orange!

Burnt orange is the color in Texas, so I suppose it is almost like a mating of Indiana's "Cream and Crimson," actually that would probably be more of a pink, but let us suppose! So if the cream had been left in the sun for a few days, it would turn into a rankish yellow, and crimson is pretty much just red in poetry language, so that would give us red + yellow = orange. There.

Oh and by the way Texas has dinosaur footprints on campus! How about that! (It looks like it is sealed behind bullet-proof glass to protect it from the creationists).

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"How I Met Your Mother" Marathon?

Sometime in September, leading up to Sept. 22's fourth season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother," I'd like to host a marathon of some of the best episodes. Who's interested?

Friday, August 08, 2008

it's only a matter of time

dead by dawn!

dead by dawn!


Thursday, August 07, 2008

You're welcome

Here's the link you can use to access the recordings of Radiohead's Lollapalooza show, as well as other live shows.


Friday, August 01, 2008

My Lolla schedule

Here's my customized Lollapalooza 2008 schedule. It is subject to change.


Let me know which ones you're most interested in! And, of course, tell me which ones you think I shouldn't have neglected on my sked.