Monday, July 25, 2005

I didn't quit blogging, honest...

Just been busy makin' A's at grad school. :)
New posts to come soon, I promise! With (possibly nude) pictures!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Yarrrrrrr!

A Pirate Raider
You scored 6 Honor, 3 Justice, 7 Adventure, and 8 Individuality!
More than just the usual swabbie, you demand not only the life at sea, free from landlubbers and their rules, but also you require adventure and excitement. You're happiest when the guns are blazing, the risk high, the outcome uncertain, but the chance for reward substantial. Your kind are welcomed as allies and feared as enemies.

Put on your wooden leg and hook. You'll do just fine!



Link: The Cowboy-Ninja-Pirate-Knight Test written by fluffy71 on Ok Cupid

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Dag-gnat-bit!

If my street is any indication, it's Carnivale for gnats. In a ten-minute walk down the street behind my house, I must've run into 17 clouds of the flyin', fornicatin' little fuckers. And who can say how many I inhaled. Ick.



Why? Find out the Straight Dope.

Monday, July 04, 2005

On Liberty

This, mi compadres, is John Stuart Mill,
whom, I would argue,
would have been a staunch supporter of blogging,
had it only existed in his time.
Check out his take on freedom of opinion:
"First, if any opinion is compelled to silence, that opinion may, for ought
we can certainly know, be true. To deny this is to assume our own infallibility.
Second, though the silenced opinion may be an error, it may,
and very often does, contain a portion of the truth...
it is only by the collision of adverse opinions that the
remainder of the truth
has any chance of being supplied."
He goes on of course, but suffice it to say,
be proud of yourself for upholding the central pillars of the pursuit of truth:
free speech, open criticism and public debate.
Happy Independence, Freedom,
and Thank God and Thomas Jefferson
for Free Speech Day
and
BLOG ON!!

Portions of this post were blatantly ripped from The Ethics of Teaching, 4th ed. by Kenneth Strike and Jonas F. Soltis.

This message jointly funded by the Anti-Plagiarist's League, the High-Falutin' Citation Society, and the Contaminate Others With Your Grad-School Curriculum Consortium.

Seven Petty Wishes





Wait, not that Petty.

Forget that unattainable red herring, world peace, and that impossible mackerel, harmony amongst the peoples.

Gimme seven petty wishes instead.

1. That I'd never spill red salsa or spaghetti sauce on a white shirt again.

2. That I'd never break off the cork in the wine.

3. That I'd never see someone I either a) already know, or b) would like to get to know ;)
whilst dressed in a slobtastic fashion, i.e. during a "fertilizer 'n' Roundup run" to Home Depot in the middle of yardwork.

4. That I'd never have to go potty in the middle of a movie again.

5. That all my garments would be forever wrinkle-free, sans ironing.


6. That I'd never get home with a corn dog and no mustard in the frickin' bag.

7. That my lawn would stay magically hydrated, in accord with local rainfall, and in compliance with city water-saving ordinances.


What're y'all's petty wishes?


Tell 1, tell 7 or tell 70. I promise to read them all.

(Do you suppose Tom Petty could grant them? Richard Petty? I oughta write somepetty a letter and see.)


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"You've got to bleed a little while you sing / Lest the words don't mean a thing." -- The Cult


Saturday, July 02, 2005

Six Question Book Quiz




You're The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!

by C.S. Lewis

You were just looking for some decent clothes when everything changed
quite dramatically. For the better or for the worse, it is still hard to tell. Now it
seems like winter will never end and you feel cursed. Soon there will be an epic
struggle between two forces in your life and you are very concerned about a betrayal
that could turn the balance. If this makes it sound like you're re-enacting Christian
theological events, that may or may not be coincidence. When in doubt, put your trust
in zoo animals.



Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

(stolen from Julie Patchouli, btw)

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