May 27th, 2005

wombat

Ever felt the torque of a Hemi? Ever seen the face of the Lord?

Well, last night's class in Social Studies Methods went okay, I guess. It felt very weird to be taking it again, hearing a lot of the same stuff I heard last fall, reading the same stuff...and noticing on the syllabus that the one requirement that scragged me last time (a research paper, ironically) had been deleted from the course. Theoretically, I could just recycle all the stuff I turned in last fall, turn it in now, and ask for a pass on the rest of the sessions, but in practice I don't think that would fly. I'll let the instructor suggest it, if he has a mind to, and if not I'll just sit in on the classes and practice my n07-s0-1337 time management skills. God knows I need to work on them.

Yesterday's accomplishments also included pricing a rental tux and shoes for stuckintraffik's impending wedding, consulting said groom about dealing with the hard drive on the defunct desktop, picking up some instant coffee, and refueling the Sportage. This weekend I'm going to change the oil in he Sportage (way overdue), replace the chair in my bedroom, deal with the hard drive, get fitted for the tux, and maybe see The Bacchae with danae and amelia on Monday. I don't have any real plans for the Memorial Day weekend, except to continue food journaling so as to harness Shame and Guilt effectively and make them work for me. ^_^
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Get the message

Balkanization through blogging? Maybe not.

Crooked Timbers, a lefty blog I usually don't pay a lot of attention to, has a very interesting post regarding how much blogs on opposite political sides link to each other. This is apropos of Cass Sunstein's argument in Republic.com that the effect of the Internet on politics will be to isolate people from those who disagree with them by allowing them to view only the news and opinion they want to see. If this sounds familiar, it's because I addressed it three weeks ago in the context of a Cobb post about eclexia.
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the mark

It's funny. Laugh.

Michele discovers the pain and the pleasure of strangers with iTrip. This never happened to me in all the years I was using similar gizmos to pump cassette tape music through FM radios, but it was bound to happen to somebody eventually. Money quote: "I hope he enjoyed loving you was like fucking the dead as much I enjoyed Ay, mi sombrero."

In other news, the Evil Banking Neighbor has condescended to release us from durance vile as of 2:30 today, which means I'll be killing a half hour waiting to pick up new test strips before the first 589 leaves. Then I think I'll head over to the Box Shop with the wreck of the P-Machine so they can do a brain transplant. Mmmm, braaaains.
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wombat

The landscape game

I suppose I've ruined this for myself by waiting to see what it was all about, but it makes more sense to me now that I do know what it means, and I find the answers coming more easily than when I first looked at it. Gacked from Gerard Van der Leun, who has a mess of interesting stuff on his blog.
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