I Liked the Analogy…

November 29, 2007 at 9:39 pm (Uncategorized)

I came across this while reading my minor backlog of papers…

Pearls Before Swine – 11/28/2007


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101 Posts and Counting!

November 29, 2007 at 12:56 am (Uncategorized)

I just realized that my last post was my 100th post! Wow! And now I have 101! Just like the dalmations! And I obviously need sleep! Yey!

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Yes, I’m a Dork

November 29, 2007 at 12:19 am (Uncategorized)

I was checking my email today, and, as I use the fantabulous Gmail, there were ads on the side that supposedly related to the email I was reading. Now, the email I was reading was a note from a student for whose class I am a Writing Fellow, meaning I have been assigned to her class to help the class write their papers. She was scheduling a time to meet with me about her paper on Nietzsche and Gandhi.

Now, I normally completely ignore the ads on the side of my emails, but for some reason the ones for this email caught my eye. As I sat there staring at one in particular, I burst out laughing. My roomate was immediately intrigued, as I very rarely burst out laughing at anything, usually preferring to keep my feelings to myself. She came over, and I naturally showed her what had caught me eye, hoping she would appreciate it as much as me. Alas, it was not to be. She got a dubious look on her face and went back to what she had been doing. Meanwhile, I was in tears from laughing so hard.

And what was it that caused such polar reactions, you ask? It was an ad for a t-shirt, inspired by one Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900):

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Addicted to the Internet

November 24, 2007 at 4:59 pm (Uncategorized)

Yes, I am totally and utterly and completely addicted to the internet. This might be bad…

How did I finally come to this realization, you ask? Well, I shall tell you. It’s quite simple, actually. It’s not the fact that my roomates have commented on my internet usage. It’s not the fact that el boyo has pointed out that I might want to tone down my internet usage. It’s not the fact that I am able to, completely unintentionally, waste almost 2 hours on the internet when I am supposed to be writing a paper. It’s not one of a multitude of other small observations.

No, the tipping point is the fact that every single time I pick up my computer, the very first thing I do in click on the icon for Internet Explorer. I am currently on vacation, and my computer is not connected to the internet, so I’ve been borrowing another computer that actually lives in this house, and thus actually connects to the internet. However, the instant I pick up my computer, I open up a browser window, even though I know that I have no internet connection. This also happened on the train ride here, when there was absolutely no chance whatsoever that I had internet.

So there you have it: I am addicted to the internet. And I’m not planning on doing anything about it anytime soon!

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Essays Up The Wazoo

November 24, 2007 at 4:38 pm (Uncategorized)

I have 2 essays due on Monday. And absolutely zero motivation/concentration right now. Which, obviously, is not a good position to be in. I really don’t want to be heading back to campus tomorrow without having written at least one. So I’m planning on doing the shorter, 4-5 page, one. But I had that plan days ago. And look where I am now: nothing written, still complaining about having to write it. I am such a terrible student sometimes. Well, lots of times. And of course, the worse thing is that both essay topics interest me. And I still can’t get started. I think I’m just overwhelmed. But of course, I can start writing about my life in a stream-of-conscience format and kick out a good 3000 words in no time. But when it comes to sounding intelligent about something, I can’t do it.

The real problem is that I simply care too much. If I don’t really care about who my reader is, and am comfortable writing about whatever and knowing that the reader will enjoy it no matter what, then I’m fine. But as soon as I start caring about what my reader will think, as soon as I start caring about the grade that will be attached permanently to my writing, all writing ability flies out the window. Like I said, I’m a terrible student, at least when it comes to producing something…

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Turkey Day!

November 22, 2007 at 3:55 pm (Vacation)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you have a fantastic day with family and friends, relaxing and eating! Enjoy!

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How Are Cranberries and Tigger Similar?

November 21, 2007 at 11:46 pm (Vacation)

Ahh, the joys of watching late night television the night before Thanksgiving. The wonderful things you learn. Did you know that

1) Cranberries go through a bounce test before they are packaged and shipped? If they don’t bounce, they are tossed

2) Apple cider is different from apple juice because to make apple cider, they use the entire apples, sans the stem and seeds of course, to make it, while only the juice is used for regular apple juice. That’s why apple cider is cloudy!

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I/O Brush

November 21, 2007 at 10:40 pm (Uncategorized)

This is an absolutely amazing invention from MIT! Check it out:

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Typing Skills

November 20, 2007 at 11:12 pm (Uncategorized)

I was just told that I only use 3 fingers when I type, except of course for using my thumbs for the space bar and my right pinky finger for hitting enter. Do you know how awkward it is to have someone watching you type? I got very self-concious and couldn’t type for a few minutes, until he turned around. I’m sorry I don’t type properly, but at least I don’t hunt-and-peck with just my index fingers! I think I type just fine and dandy, thankyouverymuch! I mean, my way is obviously effective, since you are currently reading this….

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Number Communication

November 16, 2007 at 11:06 pm (Overheard)

Overheard trying to communicate a number over the phone:

Guy: 4, as in, um, 1-2-3-4

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