succumbing to peer pressure

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

FYI - comments appear to be working, the little counter thingy just doesn't seem to be. So even though it says "comments 0" if you click on it, you will see your comment.

I'm out of here tomorrow night-saturday night. See you kids later.

"Modern Physics

Calpundit and Atrios both highlight the following paragraph describing a Bush fund raiser in New Jersey:

'Not breaking any ground, Bush highlighted the accomplishments of his administration, saying he had eliminated the terror threat from Afghanistan and weapons of mass destruction from Iraq and ensured that Medicare will remain solvent.'

They both seem to be of the opinion that the claim that Bush eliminated WMD's from Iraq is laughable.

Yet they fail to grasp the president's deep understanding of modern physics. In fact, prior to the invasion, the weapons both existed and didn't exist simultaneously, not unlike Schrodinger's Cat. The invasion and subsequent search brought in observers and collapsed the wave function to one of non-existence. Thus the President was speaking nothing but the truth.

This kind of misunderestimating one's opponents has really got to stop!"

AHAHAHAHA! It's so nice to see "collapsed the wave function" as the punchline to a joke. I may not miss Cleveland, but there are times that I miss Case.

ps - quote from The Raitt Stuff.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003


It is definitely time for the primal scream of frustration. Just wishing I could actually do that out loud rather than virtually. Alas, I think the rest of the department might think I was off my rocker. Sort of wish I was...things always seem to look up once I lose a little sanity.

Monday, December 01, 2003


When these sorts of things happen I never can decide whether I want to cry or rant first. This Thursday I'm flying to Boston to attend a memorial service for my Aunt's partner (I hate that word almost as much as girlfriend...can they just be wives already?). They've been in a loving, monogamous relationship for as long as my parents, and have been doing a brilliant job raising a lovely little boy. They're a family, just like anyone else. If someone said this to him...well, it would probably be a good thing that I live several states away. How can people who claim to be espousing family values do this to a child? (from Lafayette, LA):

"I was concerned when the assistant principal called and told me my son had said a word so bad that he didn't want to repeat it over the phone," Huff said. "But that was nothing compared to the shock I felt when my little boy came home and told me that his teacher had told him his family is a dirty word."

I know I'm preaching to the choir here...I just hate feeling so goddamned helpless


Mom, Dad, and I went to see "Love Actually" over the weekend (Ahalya - you should see this movie) and one of the actresses looked familiar. So I said, she looks sort of like the woman from "Y tu mama tambien" and without hesitation, Dad agreed. I'm not sure either one of us wanted to know that the other has seen that movie.

Right. Really must go do the theory homework I've been avoiding all day...

Sunday, November 30, 2003


quite literally, in my 62 degree apartment, in my thick green socks, new fleece pants (thanks Mom and Dad!), and gymnastics hoodie. Actually, I'm not complaining. it doesn't feel nearly as cold as our place in Cleveland used to, it's still above freezing outside, and life is good. It feels like the race is about to begin, but I suppose I'm about as ready as I can be. Just make it through the next 17 days or so. Then the semester will be over, whether I've gotten everything done or not.

Spent a lovely Thanksgiving weekend at home. Just Mom and Dad and I, since Brad couldn't get enough time off from work to fly down. Spent wednesday evening with jess and jonah and liz. Dunno why I keep forgetting just how much I like that jonah kid. He's so friggin' awesome, it's unfair to only see him once a year or so. After a few drinks we made the obligatory midnight trip to walmart (so Liz could buy another bridal magazine, a sentence I'm not sure I ever expected to hear her utter). As usual, was far more fun than mere words make it sound. Spent a good 30 minutes wandering aimlessly through the store, finding the most bizzarre clothing and jewelry to hand Jonah, who always obliged by wearing it around the store. Finally located two plain picture frames to match the one I already had, so now the housewarming pics of carrie, mark, and I are finally hung. Also picked up "Someone Like You" for $5. Spent Friday night with Jennings and a bottle of rum and cheesy action movies. Lord, I'd been looking forward to that for weeks and it was no let down. Wish I could spend a week's worth of evenings like that. Ah well, I'll take what I can get. Before movie night we stopped by Liz's place so I could ooh and ah appropriately at her newly purchased wedding gown. It really is beautiful. I'm pretty sure I would go to Liz's wedding anyway, but as added incentive she has promised that I shall get to sleep with a British boy. So the month of May is looking up. :-) I'll need that, going into the first week of June and cumulative exams. *shudder* enough of that...

So now I'm back in Atlanta, blathering on to give myself a little mental break so that hopefully when I try to read over this project that's due in the morning my brain will work again and I'll be able to determine whether or not I'm done and can curl up with a little Hugh Jackman and then perhaps a little Aragorn and then get some sleep.