Tuesday, November 24, 2009

top 5 tuesday

Thanksgiving foods

5. wine
4. turkey
3. cider
2. mashed potatoes
1.5 gravy
1. stuffing

top 5 tuesday

Thanksgiving Foods

5. Pie!
4. Mashed potatoes
3. Cranberry sauce
2. Turkey (duh)
1. Crescent rolls

Monday, November 23, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

107. The more time you spend on stuff not your paper, the less time you have to spend on your paper.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

favorite things

friend Thanksgiving, stuffing, mashed potatoes, wine, sunshine for driving in

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

back-door bragging

[via the Cute One]

I have to keep a planner on hand since people are always trying to make plans with me, I don't want to double schedule myself and leave someone horribly disappointed.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

rhetorical questions

What the what?

lessons I learned the hard way

106. Classes are only interesting if you have some general knowledge of the subject material, which might have been gleaned by like, doing the reading.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

top 5 tuesday

Favorite Disney movies:

5. Sleeping Beauty
4. Little Mermaid
3. Pocahontas
2. Beauty and the Best
1. Lion King

top 5 tuesday

best Disney movies:

5. Aladdin
4. Lilo and Stitch
3. Sleeping Beauty
2. Beauty and the Beast
1. Little Mermaid

But I also really like Mulan. And Return of Jafar. That's a good one.

Monday, November 16, 2009

random facts

Bears eat beets. Bears, beets, Battlestar Gallactica.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

105. Check the weather before you walk across campus with your laptop in a non-water proof bag because it may or may not being to rain like hell when you need to get home.

under-appreciated potentail superpowers

Super Accurate Weather Prediction Skills

Weatherpeople are usually pretty good at their jobs but sometimes, and by sometimes I mean pretty damn often, they say it "may rain" or it "might be windy" and what happens is "a downpour like Noah's flood" and "the wind will more or less be like you're caught in the tornado." So yeah, I would like to know if a sweatshirt will be appropriate or if I need an ark to get to class in.
Also this way I would never go driving when it is going to snow.

Friday, November 13, 2009

favorite things

blustery days, thunder storms, the smell of fresh laundry, cloud banks lit by the sunset or the moon

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

104. The Albertson's brand discount potato chips are not in any way delicious, no matter how hungry or drunk you are.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

favorite things

bread pudding from Sweet Life, red velvet from Hello Cupcake, sorbet from Molly Moon's, $2.85 sundaes on Tuesdays at Prince PĆ¼ckler's, pink frosted cookies, cranberry limeade

cultural commentary

[via NYMag's Daily Intel, 5 Nov 09]:

"Some Republicans Confused About Their Feelings Toward Sarah Palin: A new Gallup poll measuring the support for potential GOP candidates for president in 2012 shows unsuccessful 2008 candidates Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney leading the way, with Sarah Palin coming in a close third. Oddly enough, while 65 percent of Republicans said they would seriously consider voting for Palin, only 58 percent said she was qualified to be president."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

guess the show

A passionately opinionated, vaguely angry woman with a snazzy bob and a sensationalistic bent comments on news issues during her show on a major cable news network as if her opinions ("child rapists are bad," "beating your wife is bad," "kidnapping is bad") are somehow controversial.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

cultural commentary

[via Runner's World Daily Views, 10/27/09]:

"An article in today's New York Times poses an interesting question, asking (implicitly): Should young kids run marathons?

The article is very well done, and includes anecdotes from several adults who ran marathons when they were, say, 8 or 9 years old, apparently with no ill effects. (In fact, judging from the jobs these kids went on to have, they've done very well. Apparently every 8-year-old who ran a marathon in the '70s went on to become an astronaut-lawyer, or Pope or something.)

It also quotes doctors who say, in essence, "Meh, sure, let your kid run a marathon. What do I care?"

So, it's a nice article. With all due respect to the newspaper of record, however, I believe they're asking the wrong question here. The real question is: Should adults run marathons?"

Friday, November 6, 2009

learn something new today

The new season of Top Chef is awesome.

lessons I learned the hard way

103. It's harder to con someone into doing your library research for you when your particular subject librarian is out on maternity leave.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

102. "I'll sprechen sie your Duestch" is not a pick up line that will ever work on anyone.

back-door bragging

"It's hard for me to listen to the radio teen advice show because I'm so much smarter and less douchey than the advice fellow."

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

things that I thought were impossible

26. something uglier than Bruno

under-appreciated potential superpowers

hyper self-in-space awareness

You'd always know when people were close to you, and possibly be able to avoid being mugged etc., plus also it might potentially make you a better dancer.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

top 5 tuesday

obvious results of too much education in my life

5. strident, angry feminism
4. critically skeptical reactions to television shows and movies
3. a consistent lack of sleep
2. the frequency with which I get offended by people in the media (mostly this guy)
1. exasperated comments about culture being "heteronormative"

back-door bragging

I don't like to play drinking games since I always win, and I don't like to make my friends feel even worse about themselves.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

cultural commentary

[NYMag, 30/10/09]:

"Wes Anderson [wonders,] 'why was Slumdog a hit and not Darjeeling?':

It's a question that's vexed film scholars for over a year: What is to account for the bizarre embrace of Danny Boyle's crowd-pleasing 2008 fairy tale Slumdog Millionaire — about a charming, penniless Mumbai orphan's miraculous game-show victory — by a world that, only a year before, spurned Wes Anderson's critically tolerated The Darjeeling Limited, about a trio of overentitled narcissists who drug and screw their way through India, indifferent to anyone's problems but their own? So mysterious!"