Wednesday, February 28, 2007
And I still am being driven by my classmates. One didn't show up at all today, one showed up an hour and a half late, and a third one showed up only 15 minutes late, but did not look up even once from his computer the entire class--he didn't even pretend to pay attention! The professor asked him why he was late when he walked in, and his response was "I don't know." And the professor also asked it in english, and then pointed it out to him and said that he asked it in english so that he could understand (perhaps underlining the point that you're supposed to at least understand Italian if you're going to take that class!). The class is pass/fail, and I hope he has the balls to fail those people who don't deserve two units where all you have to do is show up and pay attention...because some people can't even manage that!
This class is so disappointing. I was really looking forward to it, it was supposed to be my fun class. And now I literally dread Wednesdays because of it. On the plus side, I'll be in Alaska in less than two weeks! I'm going to take lots of pictures and make you all look at them.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Also, has cnn.com always had retarded headlines? Maybe I'm just noticing it later, but I feel like they sound especially stupid lately. Yesterday they had one like "Girl stacks cups in 5.2 seconds." Ooh, exciting.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
- Laila Ali
- Billy Ray Cyrus
- Clyde Drexler
- Joey Fatone
- Shandi Finnessy (ex-Miss USA)
- Leeza Gibbons
- Apolo Anton Ohno
- Vincent Pastore
- Paulina Porizkova
- Ian Ziering
Yikes! This looks more like the line-up to a Vh1 reality show than something on network tv, doesn't it? I was prepared to rant about how this very popular show (it has great ratings) is really going downhill for some reason, because it had much better cast members before, but then I took a look at the old casts, and I realized...they're only marginally better. It's more like each season had a couple of decent people, and this season seems short. But really, they never had an all-star cast to work with. Not that they didn't have people that had big fan followings (Mario Lopez has the love of everyone who ever watched AC Slater wrestle, after all), but there's few people that I'd really call Big Stars. But I was pretty excited about seeing Emmitt Smith, Sara Evans, Joey Lawrence and Mario Lopez last season. This time, there's no one on that list that I care about, though. So I'm saying they did a crappy job of casting this time around. I'm also going to guess that Ian Ziering is going to do well, because he's got the super awesome dance partner who has one the last two seasons.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
On Saturday I had to go to this ABA conference at Duke that I helped organize (not that I didn't love it!) and Adam has a fantastic recap of the weird guy who spent all day either trying to pretend he was young, or trying to pretend that he was some sort of inspirational leader to us all. He was pretty crazy...but also really hilarious. It was kind of bad, at one point (the point where he interrupts the lunchtime speaker and spends ten minutes relating anecdotes that are 98% unrelated to what the speaker was saying) I seriously considered getting up and leaving the room because I was in that much danger of completely bursting out into laughter (a couple of giggles had already escaped).
And last night, after the conference, for some reason,we went to a Monster Truck rally in Raleigh. We rationalized it as something we just had to do at some point...but it was pretty terrible. Some people did some cool tricks on bikes, but cars running over other cars? I don't get the appeal. Here's a shot of it...yes, I was actually there:
And I don't know why.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Now, there's no reason for anyone to have stolen it--we all have copies of it, after all, and no one does that here! Duke is pretty safe when it comes to theft, I like that a lot because I tend to forget things. But at the same time, I didn't see how anyone would accidentally pick it up, because there was no one on that side of me that day, and thus no reason for anyone to accidentally grab mine in addition to theirs. So anyway, I sent out an email to the class asking if anyone had inadvertently taken my book. And lo and behold, I got an email a couple of hours later saying that this guy thought he'd in fact taken my book. And who did this email come from, you ask? My professor! Yes, in his pacing around the classroom, he ended up next to my table (as he does often, seeing as I'm like right in the middle of the room), and managed to pick up my book, thinking it was his. Thief! I'm glad I got it back though, because I'm actually borrowing it from my roommate, and really didn't want to have to buy her a new book. But seriously, if you can't trust your professors now to keep their hands off your books...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Oh, and I got my Texas driver's license in the mail on Thursday...it's so strange. Although I commented to my roommate how on the plus side, they don't list weight on the license in Texas (which I didn't know), and she said that she's never had it listed on hers (and she's had at least three different states' licenses!). So apparently California is special like that. Although Ohio, I learned from my friend Bri, does that too...but then again they also put social security numbers on them, so maybe they're just weird.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I can sing every word to this song, and it's really awesome being at a party singing it with like 30 other people. Show me a school with a cooler drinking song, I challenge you!
Monday, February 05, 2007
Luckily, Amazon is awesome and since I haven't actually bought anything since becoming a regular member, I got a refund with my cancellation! They do it automatically I guess, but I called to make sure because I definitely didn't want that charge. I don't buy nearly enough from them to make it worth it. But their customer service is pretty cool, I don't know if anyone's tried this, but you just go and send them your phone number and they call you back like ten seconds later. What good people, I approve of them. Unlike Victoria's Secret, don't buy from them, or get their Angels Card.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Update: Just to be clear, I didn't like the whole "Scrubs gets political" thing at all. I just loved that one scene with Eliot.
Update 2: They took down the video!! Some sort of violation of something. Stupid lawyers causing trouble.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Isn't it so weird watching with the different voices? It's just nowhere near the same.