A lot of articles are floating around there written by women about men. A lot. When things are going slow --and let's face it, we're on a six-week break here-- sometimes I like to skim through one or two and just meditate what They have to say about Us.
Google Image Search List:1. fetus in fetu2. 8 limbs3. vishnu4. two heads5. wolverine (5th picture)
When Obama took Pennsylvania, I started the Obama Administration conversation. Everybody thought I was jumping the gun and the conversation died. Looks like I was right.
Presidential front-runner Barack Obama has made history again. Go figure.
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depressions, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.
So, ah, the new MacBooks came out. There was fanfares in the streets; the pope sanctioned the day as a holiday. Figures, right when I get mine and am content with it, they come out with the Next Generation.
Positives:-pretty sweet touchpad, clicky, sleek, one piece-better displays-"environmentally-friendly"Negatives:-not necessarily a price drop-new designs look like butt-not any real, performance innovation
Y'all don't know what it's likeBeing male, middle-class and whiteY'all don't know what it's likeBeing male, middle-class and whiteY'all don't know what it's likeBeing male, middle-class and whiteIt gets me real pissed off and it makes me wanna sayFUCK!-"Rockin' the Suburbs," Ben Folds
My bucket list has been growing since I got down to Athens:
"I know what you're thinking ... a twelve-by-twelve area isn't that much to work with, but what a lot of students do something called 'lofting;' that's where they make their bed a bunk-bed and put stuff under it. It's like putting your bed on stilts..."
I finally got my RSS feeds to start working again this morning and my music source had stories about the launch of Oasis's latest, Dig Out Your Soul. Being loyal to the band, I felt ashamed I missed the first day of the release, I kept to my Limewire devotions and didn't pay for it nonetheless.
Limewire List:[Track 2] - The Turning[Track 4] - The Shock of the Lightning (Jagz Kooner remix)[Track 7] - Falling Down (Chemical Brothers remix)
It was announced early today that Martti Ahtisaari of Finland was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Ahtisaari's role as mediator was pivotal in several international disputes, Yugoslavia and Ireland to name a few. An undoubtedly passionate and competent man, the former Finnish president has stated that he plans on using the prize money to further the spread of mediating conflict areas.
When I gulp, I gulp loudly, like they do in movies.
If the bluesy guitarist-turned-ladykiller John Mayer feels pressed to find a mark he's made on the world aside from his hit lament "Gravity," he need not look further than a simple Google search. The inquiry "douchebag john mayer" generates an even 50,000 hits. Many of us would never see this as a positive thing but --is blogging old enough to say this?-- Mayer's blog post about douchiness has set the proverbial blogging "world on fire."
In Tangle of Young Lips, a Sex Rebellion in Chile
There are interesting phenomena among college freshmen. The first is how easy they are to spot the first week: traveling in herds, visible lanyards, copious college apparel. The second is how they disappear in the second week. Suddenly the most straight-laced of freshmen emerge with body piercing and some start tattoo tableaus on their backs.
I'm trying to think of a euphemism. I had a lofty opinion of myself in high school Spanish class, especially the last year. So much that I wasn't surprised in the least to learn I tested into Spanish 341. I was kind of cocky about it, really. I still am.
Anyway, Obama's an idiot.
Headaches were abound yesterday at my Religion, Gender, and Sexuality class. The class is structured around about an hour of review of the reading or expounding beyond the reading followed by a forty-five minute group discussion session.
The life cycle is as follows: We are born, we grow throughout childhood to support ourselves; we marry and have children and launch some kind of career; then we die. The OU life cycle works much the same way, only with the grease from cheap Athens food oiling the machine. The synergy is uncanny.
I hope an enterprising IT major finds this.
To state the obvious, Facebook has taken the world by storm. Once frequented by impulsive college kids, the website has ballooned to over 100 million.
I’ve been trying to keep up with the New York Times lately and on more than one occasion Facebook has wiggled into the headlines. Years from now, people will be looking at Facebook the same way we look at flagpole sitting, the Macarena, and Tomagotchi pets.
If Facebook has become synonymous with college procrastination, college websites have become tokens of unkempt, unwieldy web space. I searched on the OU site my first weekend here for the welcome weekend schedule. I found a schedule and went to where a parade was supposed to start. The parking lot was empty, but three years ago, a parade started on that first Saturday.
Is my train of thought obvious yet, or is eight years of twenty-first century thinking still not enough?
Why doesn’t someone get with Facebook and find a way to mandate Facebook accounts and use that as a way to disseminate information to college students. You could have applications where you log in and find assignments and track your grades. Or you could just model a non-profit private network to allow professors answer questions via the infamous Wall –or something like it— and post syllabi and all that good stuff that keeps the college money machine churning.
All it would take would be one talented upperclassman, an independent study, school administrators, some money flowing, and there you go –the world’s changed again.
A world that’s a little smaller, yeah?
Note to self: When in dire need, never, under any circumstances, go to the hospital.
This isn't punditry. A college freshman offering political punditry is almost as absurd as punditry taking over mainstream media. Knowing well that the debates we're on last night, I was cringing at the thought of waking up and seeing armies of self-proclaimed bloggers-turned-news hubs give their thoughts on how the debates went. So far, it has been kept to a minimum (I was relieved to see a series on pro wrestling) but just to clarify, I am NOT going to play scoreboard in presidential politics.
Changes are abundant in the James Bond community these days.
For those of you from J101 who are following. I was messing around with layout and got the wrong blog posted in the RSS feed. The real one's up now. Enjoy, it's my pride and joy.
The second part in this series will focus on the Obama, the man that was too good to pick a woman as a running mate; but now, let's take a look at McCain, the man that pulled a beauty queen with a pockmarked reputation out of his you-know-where.
John McCain Will Put His Administration On Track To Construct 45 New Nuclear Power Plants By 2030 With The Ultimate Goal Of Eventually Constructing 100 New Plants. Nuclear power is a proven, zero-emission source of energy, and it is time we recommit to advancing our use of nuclear power. Currently, nuclear power produces 20% of our power, but the U.S. has not started construction on a new nuclear power plant in over 30 years. China, India and Russia have goals of building a combined total of over 100 new plants and we should be able to do the same. It is also critical that the U.S. be able to build the components for these plants and reactors within our country so that we are not dependent on foreign suppliers with long wait times to move forward with our nuclear plans.JohnMcCain.com