Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I just bought these boots from

As you were. ;)

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the website is now telling me that they won't arrive until early December. I'm counting on forgetting about them & then when they come in the mail, it will be like Christmas, people. Except that they should come right before real Christmas, so, um, anyway . . .

Monday, October 27, 2008

CBS (Crappy Blogger Syndrome)

9 posts in October? I suck. Seriously - I really don't know how that happened. I mean, it's been a busy month, but still . . . That's abysmal.

I'm afraid the "share a link" feature on Facebook may have taken over some of my attention. Since I can quickly post a link there by clicking like two buttons, I've neglected this space a little.

I promise (to myself; I know you guys don't care that much) to improve. In the meantime, though, here are the links I posted on my Facebook page this month. Maybe putting them here as well will in some small way make up for it? I know - I'm full of shit. ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Weekend Update (for reals)

My weekend at Undergrad College was, in a word, fun. :) I always have a good time with my college friends, but never hurts to add more (drunken) memories to the pile, right? So here's a photo journal of the weekend. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thank you, Mr. Powell & the Washington Post

The Washington Post, in its recent endorsement of Obama for President:

Any presidential vote is a gamble, and Mr. Obama's résumé is undoubtedly thin. We had hoped, throughout this long campaign, to see more evidence that Mr. Obama might stand up to Democratic orthodoxy and end, as he said in his announcement speech, "our chronic avoidance of tough decisions."

But Mr. Obama's temperament is unlike anything we've seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master of substance and detail; preternaturally confident but eager to hear opposing points of view. He has inspired millions of voters of diverse ages and races, no small thing in our often divided and cynical country. We think he is the right man for a perilous moment.

And Colin Powell, as quoted by Maureen Dowd in yesterday's
New York Times:
[Powell] told Tom Brokaw that he was troubled by what other Republicans, not McCain, had said: “ ‘Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.’ Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim. He’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no. That’s not America. Is something wrong with some 7-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president?"

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ideological Shift

I just renamed one of my most used email groups on Gmail. Two minutes ago, it was called "Anti-McCain/Palin." Now, it's "Pro-Obama." A minor shift, perhaps, but an important one ideologically and reflective of where my head is concerning the Presidential race at the moment.

As the McCain camp turns to increasingly more dirty ploys & negative tactics, I'd like to shift my own focus to what the average liberal can do to get Obama elected. As justified as it is, my anger over McCain's appointment of Palin as his running mate & his dismissal of the pro-choice movement doesn't feel like it's going to get that done.

Starting now, I'm going to spend more time learning more about Obama & disseminating that information to both like-minded individuals and swing voters. And less time bitching about the Republican party, which I already know is batshit crazy. ;)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Promises, promises . . .

IOU both a weekend update w/ pictures & more details about the new boyfriend. However, I owe a session presentation to a conference tomorrow & two papers to my professor on Monday. :(

So in the meantime, you're going to get linkety-links. They're web comics that the new bf introduced me to, so it's kind of like getting to know more about him?

  • Kate Beaton (I particularly love this one because she devotes a section to her youth in the Canadian Maritimes. Fishing & genetic alcoholism - whee!)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend Update

I'll update more about my weekend later, but I leave you with this. And yes, in answer to your question, that is, in fact, a dance-off you see above.

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's Columbus Day weekend!

And that means I'll be spending much of tomorrow drinking beer & watching these guys drag their old carcasses around the field @ Undergrad College's alumni rugby game. :) Have a good weekend, everyone!

Friday, October 03, 2008


New boyfriends are pretty cool, especially nerdy ones who share your interests. Then, you can nerd out together. Case in point: the new bf & I spend a few minutes each day showing each other funny web comics. It's ok - you can judge us for that one. ;)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Food for Thought

When I look back, grad school is going to taste like coffee & crunchy peanut butter bars (from paper-writing marathons in the library) and draft beer & buffalo wings (from, you know, every other moment). :)