Saturday, April 28, 2007


No presents until my (next) paper is done!

Friday, April 27, 2007


One paper down, two to go!

I just turned in my "personal theory on adult learning", which, strangely enough, looks a lot like the VERY SPECIFIC GUIDELINES provided by the instructor. I'm lucky I've been molded to think like the instructor, I guess. (Tongue FIRMLY in cheek!)

Fortunately, this paper, known in my head as "ugh, I don't want to write this", was due first AND it was the most dreaded. So, now I'm left with two papers that I'm actually INTERESTED in writing. My outlook on those papers is surprisingly close to "sounds like fun." (Thompson, 2007, ha ha)

We'll see!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


First, I would like to congratualte us all on over 100 posts!

Second, I have something serious to say about the Virginia Tech shootings, so if you're not in the mood for that yet, go back to KAT's post 100 and listen to more songs!

On the TV News (a.k.a. "Fake" News in my household), they are still discussing ways that we can avoid such atrocities as the Virginia Tech shootings. Egg heads from all disciplines (psychology, sociology, criminology, FBI-ology- what?!) are brought on to various news programs and repeatedly asked to answer that question. So far, everyone agrees. We MUST look for warning signs in other people. For instance, someone who is anti-social, unresponsive, angry all the time, etc. These "experts" usually continue by saying something along the lines of "upon recognizing these signs, we must take action so that we can prevent another horrible massacre from happening."

First, what action should be taken? Admitting Cho to an asylum really accomplished a lot, eh?

Second, I am astonished by the reasoning behind looking for warning signs and seeking help for someone else- "to prevent another massacre." How about to "help another human being" or "to acknowledge that a suffering human being exists." Clearly this boy wanted and needed attention. But what kind of attention was he seeking? Negative attention wasn't working. And it is difficult to give someone positive attention when they are acting in the manner in which Cho is described. I don't have an answer to this. But I do wish our focus of discussion was on THIS and not "how can we superficially prevent this from happening." Because all I have heard people say is "how can I make sure I don't get shot by another raving lunatic." Instead of Me, Me, Me, how about We, We, We.

Friday, April 20, 2007


Warning: you will spend way too much time on this site. Alas, it must be shared. I give you:

Songs To Wear Pants To

The concept is basically this: give this guy instructions for a song, and he writes it. He does free songs and paid songs.

Some favorites from my had-to-remind-myself-to-make-it-brief visit:
"Tetris" and "Its Too Loud"

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Happy Birthday, Strangela!

Ah, here we are enjoying cake at Mystic Pizza...well, it's a nice thought!

Wait, who's that person sitting next to Strangela?

Monday, April 09, 2007

Kaufman's retirement

(Did I spell that right?) My mom emailed me that Mr. K is retiring- is there a scandal in Grand Ledge yet about who his replacement will be? What are the odds it will be a GL alumni?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

There's no title for this

This is a part of my continuing blog series featuring kitchen appliances. Part I was here.

(Click on the image for the full size. If you dare.)

Homework? What homework?