succumbing to peer pressure

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Cleo is leaving a growing collection of mice outside my door. The End.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Why are people always saying that Meg Ryan needs to take roles to break out of her "nice girl" typecasting? Two of her earliest (and best, imho) roles were as Jim Morrison's wife, who liked drugs and alcohol nearly as much as he did, and who over-dosed/committed suicide just three years after he did, in The Doors. And as an alcoholic in When Man Loves a Woman. Also, Andy Garcia = the embodiment of hotness in that movie.

Also, Sid (and whomever else is interested) - I need someone to play devil's advocate about immigrants in general and international students specifically. More specifically, why we might not want students from certain countries to have access to "our" schools in the first place and why we might not want "them" to be able to continue their education here once they get in. i.e. why it might be reasonable/a good thing that it's incredibly difficult to get/keep visas from certain countries. I'm thinking about writing a letter to the editor and I want to try to cover some of the most predictable criticisms right off the bat. Thanks in advance...

ps - please skip the "it's a good way to get into the country and then never show up to school and thus be a terrorist" thing, I'm thinking more about students who have already shown their intention to earn a legitimate degree.