Monday, December 31, 2007
Of course, this is all moot since this season never happened, but just hypothetically.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
And then I woke up with this song stuck in my head for some reason (go to the 1 minute mark). Starz on Demand has the movie right now, and my brother and I actually watched it last week because it was something we used to watch as kids, which is why I even remember the song.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Actually, he did know what his starting salary was going to be. That was one of the major tempting things! I mean, if you're going to rag on it, plz know ur facts!! No offense intended.
The post she's referring to is here, and it has HIMYM spoilers, so if you're that far behind still, beware and read no further.
Anyway, spockie13: you are referring to the fact that Marshall gets slipped a piece of paper by John Cho with the salary written on it, as is the style in all tv shows and movies (and I've never understood why we're not allowed to know how much money someone is offering someone else, but that's a separate issue). I, on the other hand, am talking about the fact that in the legal world, for any substantial law firm (which this clearly was supposed to be), the starting salaries for jobs are public. No lawyer, especially one coming from Columbia, would be so uninformed as to not know what the market salary is right now at a big firm in New York. My "ragging" on HIMYM has nothing to with the money being tempting once Marshall has his socks knocked off hearing about it at dinner, and everything to do with the fact that no lawyer would be unaware of the starting salary past his first day of law school! So perhaps you should know your facts--read a blog or a website.
What kinds of things did I want to save? My pictures, for example! And as promised, here are some ridiculous pictures of my puppy. Here he is dressed as an elf, and oh, what a happy elf he is. Mwahahaha.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Announcer: That was Brandon Mebane [Reva's ears perk up, she starts looking around], rookie out of California [Reva starts cheering out loud, even though she has no idea what's going on]...who missed the tackle.
Oops! That's ok, Brandon, you'll get 'em next time! And I'd have cheered for you regardless. Go Bears!
I'm leaving today to go home, and I'm glad because there's really nothing to do out here! Especially since some people have already left, which depletes our already-undersized group this semester (we have three people gone, between Adam abandoning us for the frozen tundra (which he has learned his lesson about, I should think!) and two other people studying abroad). That's ok, though, I'm going to need to rest up for next semester -- last time I'll ever be in school, you bet your ass we're going to make the most of it! Exciting times to follow...not all of which will be documented on this blog, sorry. The internets is too public for some awesome stories. Those you just tell your friends via AIM when you finally make it home at 3:30 am. For example.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
You are retarded.
PS: We almost could have used this as a hypo for my EU law class! I'm so glad that's over with now. Maybe I can find some helpful articles about bankruptcy to help me study for my exam tomorrow. The exam for which I am screwed, in case you were wondering.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I'm told that the writers strike has basically killed the rest of the tv season...come on people, it's my last semester of law school, I have so much time for tv now! Why are you doing this to me???
Speaking of school, three exams down, one to go. I sadly am completely unprepared for that one (on Friday), but hopefully the rest of today and tomorrow will be ridiculously productive and it'll be ok. I'm sure that's very likely...especially now that I've finished season 3 of House.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
I really hate it...I think it is super whiny. According to the DMV site, though, there is another option--this is the standard one, but you can request the "www.dc.gov" plate instead if you want it. I'm not thrilled about a license plate with a website on it, either, but I'd rather have that than their stupid whining. Of course, what I'd really love is the "National Black Scuba Divers Association" plate, which is one of the 14 organizational plates that they offer, but I have to get authorization from the organization saying I'm allowed to get the plate...which might be difficult to get, for some reason.
What makes me really bitter? Even if I was going back to California, I still wouldn't be able to get a Cal license plate, because the only collegiate plate they offer is for UCLA. Hmph!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
What prompted this declaration of love? The show Psych on USA (it's funny and quirky) had a random "holiday episode" last night, in the middle of its hiatus. But I get to see it, because even though I didn't know about it, my DVR did! Oh happy days.
So I do most of my studying in my room, sitting on my bed, because I like to be comfy. Sometimes I mix it up and work at my desk, but that kinda sucks (even though I love my desk...it's huge, and holds all of my crap) because it's not comfy sitting in my chair (which is actually a wooden chair from my kitchen table) for hours on end. Today, however, I couldn't take being in my room anymore. I needed a change of scenery. So where am I now? Downstairs at my coffee table. At least it's something different...
You know what's bad news? Puppy mills.
You know what's awesome? Coming up with not one, but TWO super good presents for people, in one day. Neither one will actually be a Christmas present, but they'll be given someday. And fawned over!
This is pretty funny:
I'll try to get back with the posting, but for now I just want to read the last 20 pages of this stupid chapter so I can be done for the night! Actually, I would have been done a while ago, but I've spent the last half hour googling WWII navy posters trying to find this amazing poster that they had at the Pentagon which I really loved and wanted a print of, but now I can't remember what's written on the poster so that makes it impossible to find. Especially because it wasn't one of those common ones you see everywhere. I know I've seen it before though, so I'll keep looking! The message is awesome, it's basically saying, hey sailors, watch out, because that hot girl you're talking to could be a spy for the enemy! Cracks me up.
Oh, there was a post on Above the Law about all the problems Duke Law has had with our website etc, and some of the comments ended up being about how hot (or not) the girls are here. I found that amusing.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
UPDATE: He's in! Not sounding very excited yet, but whatever. Go Bears!
And while long-time readers know that I am not the biggest fan of college basketball for the most part, I actually saw the last quarter of the Cal-Missouri game last night. I'd just like to point out that we are 5-0 this year--maybe this is our year for basketball, huh?? And also, for the record, it's not that I don't like college basketball, but I grew up watching the NBA (my parents are huge Lakers fans) so college just seems...weird to me. And I mostly hate Duke basketball for getting in my way, so it's not the sport itself. I just wish somehow, someday (and by someday I mean this season, at Duke) they'd play Cal so I could go see my Golden Bears and root against Duke, as I would be required to do, regardless of the likelihood of us actually beating Duke. Oh, speaking of, I saw a license plate a couple of days ago that was "H8NDOOK." Seems to me that if your license plate has the name of your enemy, you're giving them too much power.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
*I don't know what Kevin Riley did to Tedford to piss him off, but it must have been bad, seeing as Nate Longshore has not been healthy for weeks, and yet Riley still doesn't get any playing time. (Note: my previous decision to murder Kevin Riley, and his children, has been revoked. I still blame him for his mistake, but have decided murder might have been harsh).
*I'm glad that I decided that the season was officially over back after our loss to UCLA, so that nothing since then counts. It was a good call.
*I was going to say something mean about cutting off Lavelle Hawkins' hands since he's obviously not using them anymore, but I've calmed down in the last hour, so I'll keep it to myself.
*The only good thing about today? WVU losing to Pitt. Yet another number 2 team losing to an unranked team. Shocking. I didn't say it before because I didn't want to jinx it (because I really wanted WVU to lose), but part of me was actually expecting it. I mean, six times in a season?!?! I blame this curse for the disaster that is our entire season.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Apparently a writer's strike constitutes a force majeure event...oh 1L contracts! We had some good times, climbing that flag pole and *almost* eating the pizza.
Cowboys-Packers game last night? Awesome! And not just because the Cowboys won. No, not only did my team win, my boy Aaron Rodgers had a pretty nice performance! I was conflicted, because he hasn't had a chance to play yet (of course), so I wanted him to do well, but not quite well enough to actually win. And I think he accomplished that! So everyone's talking about him, feeling like he's got some good potential, and apparently he can finally get a haircut since he had his first touchdown pass, thank God. I'd just like to request that people bring up the fact that he played at Cal, please. Thank you.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
In other news, apparently I had *another* package stolen! I think I talked about one getting grabbed this summer in DC. Well they delivered this package the day before Thanksgiving, when I was obviously out of town, and between Wednesday and Sunday it managed to disappear. Luckily Nordstrom is being just as nice about it (although doing it in a weird way, instead of just reshipping it I had to cancel this order and then order it again), but seriously, stop stealing my packages!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Sophie and my puppy get along great. They play together like crazy, and Natasha just stands there and barks at them. I think she's a little territorial when a new dog moves into the house--it took her a while to get used to Sophie, and I think she's going through that phase again. Here is a video of them all playing (with the Packers on in the background):
And here's a few pictures of them, too, including one where Sophie looks evil:
But as you can tell from this picture, there is no violence actually going to happen:
And here are the three of them together on the couch:
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I love Oski!! You can see part of the Straw Hat Band behind me, too (it's a smaller subset of our band, the less formal group that goes on road games, etc).
This picture isn't bad, either :
This next picture I took specifically because I was livid, and needed proof to show the world. As many people (sadly) know, the disgrace that is William Hung went to Cal. I had a class with him, even, before American Idol, and his nickname amongst myself and Liz was Annoying Blackjack Guy (because the class I had with him was a blackjack class...long explanation on that). For some bizarro reason, he was invited to perform at the Cal-Washington football game. And will you look at what he is wearing???
We kept waiting for him to rip off the hat and fleece and show his Cal jacket underneath or something, but no. All we got was a "Go Huskies" at the end. This is shameful!! What on earth was he thinking??? Wikipedia informs me that he dropped out of Cal for his awesome singing career, and then when he applied for readmission he was denied, and now goes to Cal State Northridge. HA!!! I think he's a terrible traitor still, but I'm glad that Cal told him to go to hell. Mwahahaha.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Speaking of television, I forgot to mention this a long time ago, but Green Week on NBC? Retarded.
You know what else is retarded? The guy sitting next to me on the plane ride to Seattle. The flight was like 4.5 hours long or something, but it was the longest flight of my life. Seriously, if you are old enough to have a 30 year old daughter (as this man told me he did), you are old enough to know that someone reading a book AND listening to her iPod is not interested in talking to you. And you're old enough to know that putting your hand over someone's book while they were trying to read is not ok. And doing it approximately eight times? What are you, twelve?? I don't think him drinking at least six drinks helped, either. And I seriously doubt that the fact that his daughter went to law school meant that he can "help" me with my reading that I was doing on the plane, as he claimed. He was definitely the worst person I've ever sat next to on a plane. I finished my book with about two hours to go, and considered pretending to fall sleep just so he'd leave me alone.
Monday, November 19, 2007
If you go to the YouTube page they have a list of all the video games they're doing the music of.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Happy Veterans Day!
I think I have a new calling in life--being a technical advisor for HIMYM. Not that I know anything about New York, but I *do* know a lot about being a law student, and they, apparently, do not. Of course you recall my pointing out before how they completely messed up on the portrayal of the job search for students. Well, tonight Marshall got his bar exam results, and that too was not accurate. In the episode, he freaks out because he's forgotten his password and thus doesn't know if he's passed the bar or not. But, the results are public! It doesn't tell you who took the bar and failed, but if you know who took it, you can see if they passed or not. The NY bar results aren't out yet for this July, but you can click on the previous exams and see what I mean. Now, California does it a little differently--there is a two-day period where you have to enter your applicant number and file number (and that's four days from now!!) but then it's public two days later! And Virginia, for example, already has their results right out there for everyone to see who did and did not pass. So, HIMYM, I will gladly turn down my job in DC and come work for you to make sure these kinds of inaccuracies are no more. (Once the strike is over and everyone is working again, that is.) And not just because being a lawyer might suck--no, I do it out of love for you.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Yesterday I did my second parallel parking job ever (you'll of course recall that I reported the first one to you earlier this summer) and I did a super good job! It was a really tight spot, and I nailed it like a mattress girl. Yay me!
I started putting up my Christmas decorations yesterday. I know it's ridiculously early, but I'm going out of town on Wednesday to Seattle (hooray!!), then I'm back for less than 24 hours, then it's home for Thanksgiving, and when I come back we only have one more week of class! And I want to enjoy my Christmas decorations for longer than two weeks dammit. So I put them up. Well, some of them, I got lazy eventually.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Another thing I hate? Standard time. I think we should be permanently on daylight savings time, because getting dark at 5pm sucks. I will admit that I was pretty excited this morning, though, when I woke up, went on my computer, and realized that with all the tiredness I'd forgotten to fall back before I went to bed, so it was only 9:45am! ...But I'd still trade that for being on permanent daylight savings.
You know what I don't hate? My friends who dressed up in silly costumes, memorized lines, and sang a song to the tune of Summer Nights from Grease, all for our immigration project. In front of my house, where everyone could see. They are awesome.
Last night, SNL confirmed that Bri's and my idea for Chris's Halloween costume was totally awesome. (Thanks, Adam) I mean, his Brownie was great and all, but we knew being Mystery would have rocked!
One more thing that I do hate--the online system for class registration here. If there is even one minute of overlap in times between classes, it won't let you register for them! I think that is dumb. At Cal, it would tell you that there's a conflict, but if you want to register for them, that's up to you. What if I don't know which class I want yet, so I want to register for both so they don't fill up? Or what if there is a really slight overlap, so I'll just leave one class early or get to the other a little late? I think that's my call, stupid online registration.
But, back to good news, I went back last night and met with the doggie again! I got the ok from my roommate, and basically the dog is mine now. I just have to go pay the shelter and pick him up. It makes me kinda nervous, just because I'm going to have to change around my life somewhat once he's around. But then again, I was nervous about getting a parakeet for the same reason. So since there's nothing about this dog in particular that worries me (he seems great!), I'm just going to tell that little part of me that is worried that I can't be gone for like 12 hours at a time to shut up. Because I'm sure it's going to be worth it. That means, though, that I need serious help--I need a name for this dog! Suggestions, please! Something awesome, if you don't mind.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I'm going to have some awesome pictures for you after this weekend...Bri and I are doing a video project for our immigration law class, and we've gotten crazy creative again! We just did our normal plan of wander around the store until you find something you can turn into the thing you're actually looking for. I think it's working pretty well so far, but I'll wait until we're done with everything to show you the final product. And then when the video is done, hopefully I'll be able to post at least part of it here. And which part of it would I post? Why, the musical number. That's right, we wrote a song for our video. And it's going to rock. Unfortunately we're filming on a pretty tight schedule, so I'm taking turns between studying for that ethics exam for the bar I have on Saturday and memorizing my lines for the video. ("Are you talking about what happened up in New York 15 years ago? I know Governor Seward tried to permit the Irish Catholics to use their Bible instead of the Protestant King James Bible in schools, but if I recall, that was fairly unpopular." Did I mention that our video takes place in May 1855? It's awesome.) Good times.
Oh, and no word on the dog still. The shelter is taking their sweet time to get back to me!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
In unrelated news, I was driving behind a car with the license plate "DIABETES" today. I thought that was weird. I mean, is it a guy with diabetes, a doctor who studies diabetes, someone whose favorite character from the Baby-Sitters Club books was Stacey McGill (as mine was)...it could be anything.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I love How I Met Your Mother. Like I want to marry it and have its babies. But it has managed to disappoint me tonight. You remember how awesomely/scarily realistic the law school party episode was? Well, apparently they forgot to discuss this week's script with their law school contact, because everything about the whole "Marshall has a job interview with a big NYC law firm" thing was just all wrong. All wrong!! And maybe I'm being nitpicky...but maybe, just maybe, I know how much potential you have, HIMYM, and it hurts me to see you hurt yourself like this. Because you can do better, I know, I've seen it. And Marshall who graduated from Columbia already last season and still doesn't have a job somehow, and gets an interview at this firm because his dad went to high school with one of the named partners, and then Marshall has no idea what the starting salary would be, and they offer him a company car, and he's going to be assigned to one particular client...this is not you living up to your potential. And you're only hurting yourself in the end.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
And here is Smurfette, with Hunter S. Thompson (man, I just had to rack my brain to remember that name).
Handy Smurf, and a Newsie!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Are you asking to use Cameron Indoor Stadium for a flag football game?
Please tell me how long you have been at Duke University?
Now, I realize that apparently even asking violated some sort of sacred rule about Duke basketball (which, I'm sorry, just gets in my damn way), but I though it would be cool, and all I did was ask. And really, was it helpful at all to ask me a dumb question, and ignore the rest of my email asking for your help? No, it was not. And he has yet to respond to my reply, so I still have nowhere to play flag football tomorrow. I am displeased.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Today a squirrel ran in front of my car, and I had to slam on my breaks to avoid hitting him. I really wasn't even sure if I'd missed him until I saw him run to the other side. I'm just glad that there was no one behind me, because I sooo did not check. Luckily I was on campus already and thus going pretty slowly, but I've never come this close to hitting anyone before.
You lied to me. You said clouds in the morning, and rain in the afternoon. But it was pouring at 10am when I left class today! And so I got soaked. I had checked the weather specifically this morning, saw that it wasn't supposed to rain until the afternoon, and made a mental note to bring my umbrella when I left for my afternoon class. How hard would it have been to say chance of showers all day?? Not hard. Go back to weather website school.
Monday, October 22, 2007
UPDATE: Yup, my neighborhood's on fire, and more family has evacuated.
And also, I am not going to move to San Diego. I have just been feeling restless and wanting to change up things, but I loved being in DC this summer and have a good number of friends who are going to be there, so it'll be great I'm sure. I'll just get a dog and then I'll be happy.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Except, if your name is Matt and you're a senior at Duke, don't be mad at me! I wasn't being mean, I promise. And you're not reading this, so I'm only keeping this up for the amusement/confusion of everyone else. You're welcome.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Speaking of classes, last night I had my MPRE prep class (for the ethics exam we have to take)...five hours of watching a taped lecture. Exciting!! Actually it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but I'm not sure I can do it every day for six weeks(ish) straight, which is what studying for the bar will be. Plus going home and studying more on your own. Blargh. I mean, I guess it's worth it though, because you do it for a couple of months, and then it's over with--you pass the bar and you're free forever. Hooray for passing the bar and being done with it! California's results don't come out until mid-November though, so a year from now I *still* won't know if I'm a real lawyer yet! But, that is far away. Right now I will focus on whether or not/when I should get a puppy dog.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
This is just a really great week =)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
A few more Aruba pictures:
Chris and Andy dancing up a storm. We did this dinner/all you can drink-type thing one night and they had this hilarious emcee who had everyone up and doing various things. I think this is the guys doing the chicken dance.
Here's the girls, it was our turn to dance (but we took a brief break to pose for this picture).
The three of us girls again, this time taking part in a beer-drinking contest! They needed three girl volunteers, so we stepped up to the plate. You bet we did! Abby won, and has the t-shirt to prove it.
Here's a video of an donkey at the sanctuary. There was a donkey scratching himself on a tree which was funnier, but I didn't get video of that, so you get this instead.
...Alright, I uploaded these videos a few days ago, but didn't post them here yet (obviously) but all of them have been watched at least once on YouTube already. How bored are people???
My classroom is currently about 20 degrees colder than the outside...and I'm dressed for the outside, unfortunately
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Seriously, I thought this was of universal knowledge, but lately I keep mentioning it to my firends and they have no idea what I'm talking about. Is this really unknown to the world at large??
Ok, I dawled too long and now I have to leave, so here's one quick picture before I go of the five of us (Chris, Bri, Andy, Me, and Abby, from left) in the Natural Pool, as it is called.
CAL IS NUMBER TWO!!!!!!!
There, you were waiting for it, I had to oblige you. Now, I think I'm going to finish unpacking, watch HIMYM, and go to bed.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Apparently Memorial Stadium is one of the top 10 scariest places to play!! That makes me so proud. (Thanks, Mike.)
Now, I'm not saying I endorse the following at all, I'm just posting it because (a) I have Florida and Rutgers people who read this, and (b) I like to see good football discussion come alive in my comments section! TMQ had this to say about the recent losses:
Florida, Rutgers Punished by Football Gods: Every college season has an Upset Saturday, and it fell last weekend for 2007. Top-10 teams Florida and Rutgers were upset almost immediately after displaying poor sportsmanship by running up the score: Oh ye mortals, trifle not with the football gods. Reader Jeffrey Camp notes that against hapless Norfolk State, Rutgers showed terrible sportsmanship by calling all three of its timeouts in the final minute of the first half, frantically trying to score again before intermission -- although Rutgers was ahead 45-0 at the time. Camp asks, "Aren't Knights supposed to be honorable and chivalrous?" Reader Chris Shirley notes that when leading Tennessee 49-20 in the fourth quarter, Florida still had Tim Tebow on the field and still had him throwing deep; leading 52-20 with first-and-goal with less than two minutes remaining, Florida could have taken a knee to end the game, but instead, Urban Meyer had his charges pound the ball into the end zone to run up the final score to 59-20. As Tuesday Morning Quarterback often notes, running up the score is little-bully behavior that evinces lack of character. And it always comes back to haunt you because when the pressure is on, little bullies fold.
TMQ is big on the Football Gods. And I have to say, I think they like me, because they set Cal's bye week during fall break, when I'll be out of the country and thus would be unable to watch otherwise! Incidentally, this is part of the reason why I went abroad in undergrad during spring instead of fall semester.
I bowled a 160 last night, and marked in every frame except for one! That's not my highest score ever, but my high score is in the 160s so it's darn close. I've still yet to get a turkey, though--I've gotten two strikes and something else (sometimes even a nine!) on several occasions, but I've never managed to pull it off. It does make me a little sad =(
I know what I want to be for Halloween, but I'm having trouble finding the right clothes...does anyone happen to still have their Bedazzler? I got rid of mine long ago. Which was just foolish and shortsighted, I blame my father and his penchant for making me get rid of things I "haven't used" ever. Ridiculous, I say.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
In better news, today is a double birthday! My little brother is finally 21, and my grandpa is 89 today. Hooray!
And in the best news, did I mention that next week is fall break, and I'm going to Aruba? Well, I am. And it's going to be legen...wait for it...dary! So I'll be updateless starting Friday, but I promise to have awesome pictures when I get back.
Oh, since Adam brought up the Fox Sports Power Rankings, here's what they have for Cal:
4. California (5-0)
W, at Oregon, 31-24 next game: Oregon State (Oct. 13)
The Ranking Should Be Higher Because ... winning in Autzen Stadium right now is as impressive as it gets. The defense, which was supposed to get torched thanks to injuries and ineffectiveness, was good enough, while the offense, even with a banged up Nate Longshore, got the job done.
The Ranking Should Be Lower Because ... it shouldn't be. Beating Tennessee and Oregon right now probably should make the Bears third.
I skimmed through the top 25 and didn't see anyone else who had a "The ranking should be lower because...it shouldn't be." Yay =)
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
So...are you wondering what places can you be born a US national instead of a US citizen? I'll tell you...it's American Samoa and Swain's Island! Look it up, it's a place. Also, do you know how many H-B1 visas can be issued every year? 65,000! And how many EB-3s are reserved for NACARA applicants? 5,000! That's from the 10,000 unskilled worker visas set aside, from the 40,000 overall designated for EB-3s. And what crimes make you deportable but not inadmissible? Aggravated felonies, domestic violence, firearms offences, and high speed flight from an immigration checkpoint! Man, if I don't do well on this midterm tomorrow, I'm going to be disappointed. As disappointed as I would be if my parents weren't married and my dad was the US citizen in the pair, but he didn't legitimize me by the time I was 18! Oh, snap!
Monday, October 01, 2007
One of [these young dog owners in Tehran] is 23-year-old Banafshe, whose dog was recently detained in Tehran for 48 hours and then released on bail. Banafshe says she was walking her young puppy, Jessica, when Iranian police snatched the dog and took her to a dog "jail." The dog's crime was "walking in public."
Reza Javalchi, the secretary of the Society to Defend the Rights of Animals, says dog ownership, more common in the West, is considered by Iranian officials to be a sign of Western influence. "But that is not the case," he said. "If we want to speak about symbols of Western civilization then maybe wearing a suit is also Western. These are issues that have become part of human life. Based on our research, domestic dogs were kept in Iran for hunting and guarding maybe long before it became widespread in the West."
Last month, a young person was arrested in Tehran for posting ads of his lost dog.
According to Mehdi Ahmadi, a spokesman for Tehran's police force, such ads spread depravity by encouraging dog ownership.
Activists say that officially no legal prohibition exists in Iran against keeping dogs as pets. But that is little solace to the dozens of dogs that kept in the detention center, or their owners waiting for the return of their beloved pets.
I think it's a teeny bit funny that they're mad about dog ownership being too "western," and one of the girls they talked to has a puppy named Jessica. But really, the whole thing is so ludicrous. I think the Animal Rights guy is right, it's not really a sign of a type a particular type of culture, it's just a part of human life now. I really doubt "arresting" dogs for "walking in public" is going to do much other than rile up the populace. Maybe we should tell them about what happened with Michael Vick--people get mad when you mistreat dogs!
...Ok, thank god, I found it somewhere else. I just had to see Adam Levine singing "Jim Caviezel" again. My favorite part of the song, I don't know why. That and the part when Fred Armisen stares into the camera and says "I'm trippin' too."
Also, I hope you all noticed how much I posted last month. 33 months I've been blogging, and that was fourth most! 30 posts, and the most I've ever done was 33, so I was pretty close there. You're welcome.
Today I wore a Cal shirt to class, to celebrate. And I saw one other person wearing Cal shirt, and some random guy said Go Bears! as he walked by me in the halls. So it was a good day!
And, somewhat sadly, I'm one step closer to being a lawyer...I signed up for the bar review class I need to take. All I have to say is, thank God I don't have to pay for it myself, because it's damn expensive!!
I've mentioned guilt tripping this stupid weasel (weasel is I think my new general name for guys) to two different people, and they BOTH said, unprovoked, that I'm good at guilt trips. I'm proud of that, but I'm not sure if I should be.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Last time we were ranked number 3: 1952
Last time we were ranked higher than number 3: 1951 (ranked 1 for one week)
Cal has been ranked in the top 3 14 times, including seven weeks in the top two in 1937
Last national championship: 1937 team (1938 Rose Bowl)
Wow...we haven't been awesome for a long time. But hooray for being a young alum around to enjoy it now!
PS: Obviously my midterm stuying is going excellently.
PPS: I think I've watched the "Iran So Far" video like 15 times already today.
UPDATE: They're out! It's official!! Number three!!!
UPDATE 2: My disdain for Pat Forde grows even greater. Some of you may remember that I was livid this past summer over a column written by this jackclown where he said Cal just didn't care when we lost to USC in 2004. Well, I was about to link to another column written by him, talking about all of the crazy losses that went down this past Saturday, and I noticed that he did not care to mention Cal at all in the article! I mean, he talks about the Big 12, the Big East, and the Big 10, and the ACC. But the word "Pac-10" does not appear anywhere in this article! You'd think that two of the top three teams being in the Pac-10 would be something worth mentioning, right? (I mean, it wasn't official, but it was a reasonable assumption at the time.) It's crazy! And perhaps I'm being overly-sensitive, but I think, given his previously-documented attitude, this is more evidence of him being an anti-Pac 10 jackclown.
UPDATE 3: Finally, a little love for the Pac-10.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I'm just glad that we didn't fall victim to this crazy weekend--six teams in the top 15 have lost already (although I guess one of those was Oregon). Madness!
Ideally, we don't want to crush Oregon, because they're Pac-10 and we want them to still be highly ranked. So a high-scoring game where both teams play well, and we win, would be perfect.
Ha, I just realizedI got distracted while writing and forgot to actually post this. Oh Sparklebrainness.
Friday, September 28, 2007
According to the Iranian Civil Code, article 976, "those born [in] Iran or outside whose fathers are Iranian" are Iranian subjects. (As are "every women of foreign nationality who marries an Iranian man"...ha, mom!) Article 988 says that "the wife and children of the person who renounces his nationality according to this article do not lose their Iranian nationality...unless the permission of the Council of Ministers allows them to renounce their nationality." Now, my dad became an American citizen I think sometime between when my I was born and my brother was born (I'm not sure exactly when), so I'm not clear exactly how the renounciation of citizenship thing would work here. But, it might not matter, since I don't think that Iran recognizes a renounciation of citizenship anyway if you become American! And this interview with an Iranian "lawyer and scholar" addresses the situation in particular:
[Y]our question is just the opposite, i.e. if the father is an Iranian citizen when a child is born to him, but chooses to change his citizenship later on. In this case, the father's abandonment of Iranian citizenship doesn't end up in the child's losing it as well and the child remains to be known as an Iranian citizen; unless the abandonment of citizenship by the father includes the child as well.
As I said, I don't know how exactly this would come down, but it's interesting. It's too bad it's not for a country I'd actually want to go to ever, but oh well.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Some spoilers below (barely), but watch out...
How I Met Your Mother was awesome this week! I mean, we saw the return of the Slap Bet (man I love it when they tie all these story lines in together, the writers at HIMYM are really good at it, makes my heart smile), which right there made my day. But we also finally got some hints about the mother, who I read actually makes an appearance this season, hooray! It really is so well-written and well-acted, and it makes me happy that more of my friends are embracing the awesomeness that is HIMYM.
I tried watching that show after HIMYM, Big Bang Theory, and after ten minutes I stopped watching, stopped recording it, and cancelled the entire season of recording that I had set. I thought it was just awful.
I saw Chuck, on NBC at the same time as HIMYM (so you know that was dvr'd, not watched live!) and that actually seems promising. Goofy guy, kind of ridiculous storyline...I like it. I'll keep watching it, for now at least.
I've DVR'd a bunch of other shows, seeing how the new fall crop turns out, but I haven't had a chance to watch any of them yet. I'm kinda bummed that Lost isn't starting up until January, but it will be worth it to have the every-week-a-new-episode season.
Ok, I had more to write but I have to go now, my dad's in town this week so we're having dinner, yay!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Also, a survey--who thinks that going as Mystery would be an awesome halloween costume? Because it would be. Not for me, for Chris.
PS: Thank god for the automatic save feature that blogger has now. My stupid computer has something really wrong with it, and occasionally when I try to google something, explorer freezes up and I have to close the whole window. But now my brilliance is saved!