08.31.2009

Back to School


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School is finally starting!!  It starts today, but technically for me, tomorrow.  I cannot wait, I have been waiting all summer for this!  It has got me thinking of the things I used to love about going back to school…

In grade school it was getting new school supplies.  New pens, binders, highlighters, a compass, calculator and other “mandatory” shit that really somehow never got used.  In my house it was never really about the back to school wardrobe as it was the items we needed for school. 

College back to school days were the best.  My very favorite day in the whole wide world is syllabus day.  In one day you do nothing, but find out so much: how many classes you can skip without it affecting your grade, if there will be pop quizzes, if tests will be open book, how many papers you’ll have to write, etc…  So that takes up about 15 minutes and then class is dismissed, extending your final days of summer.  And the professors who tried to do something on syllabus day…  well then you knew you needed to drop their class ASAP!!!  When I am a professor, I will never do a lesson on syllabus day.  I may however do an awkward “introduce yourself” thing… it’s like a rite of passage in college right?  You try and act all cool but really it’s awkward and you hate your teacher for requiring it.  Ah… to see college freshmen squirm!

Do you have any back to school memories or tips you’d like to share with me??

Pet Peeve of the Day: The feeling I have that syllabus day does not exist in grad school…

Quote of the Day: “Time passed with amazing grace, back where I come from.” –Kenny Chesney

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The love of my life:

And a pretty good impression:

Pet Peeve of the Day: People who don’t want 2016 in Chi

Quote of the Day: “I was on quaaludes, I don’t even remember Oslo.” –Chazz Michael Michaels

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So I was just going through my iTunes because I was downloading some songs that I realized I didn’t have amongst the 1300+ songs already on t here.  These weren’t glaring omissions, just some awesome songs that have somehow gotten left off my iPod, such as Time Will Tell (Marley), and Forever (Ben Harper).  Not obvious songs, but faves of mine.  However, upon further inspection, I saw that my iPod lacked some very fundamental jams.  For a moment, I felt like my awesome card should be revoked.  While they are more of the commercial songs of the artists that I have, I cannot believe that I did not have the following on my iPod (I mean honestly, I fucking have Go Cubs Go by Steve Goodman on my iPod.  I am such a tool.) :
 
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)—  Ummm…. where have I been?  Obviously not getting high in high school anymore.  But seriously, this is the most basic song for any classic rock fan, am I wrong?
 
The Wind (Cat Stevens)—  I pretty much love every Cat Stevens song and have quite the collection.  Except I apparently didn’t have one of the most beautiful songs ever. 
 
Rubber Soul, the entire album (The Beatles)—  I think I have stressed that I am not a huge Beatles fan but this is one of the greatest albums there is.  And I pretty much love every song on it.  As an aside, did you know that you cannot download Beatles songs on iTunes?? 
 
The Weight (The Band)—  It’s like I’m trying to forget that I was at Woodstock.
 
Fire (Jimi Hendrix)—  See above.
 
Are You That Somebody (Aaliyah)—  Holy shnikes I heard this in some store the other day.  I forgot how awesome it was.  I’m sure my iPod would have survived without it, but that’s a risk I’m no longer willing to take.
How many songs do you have on your iPod?  Is there anything you’ve unknowingly omitted??
 
Things I Live For: Summer mornings when I roll out of bed and only need to put my swimmers on for the day; my brand new CTA U-Pass
Quote of the Day:“I try to find my friends, but they’re blowin’ in the wind.” –TuPac
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08.26.2009

Sorry


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Sorry Party People– Grad school orientation will take precedent over blogging today

In the meantime, I leave you to admire this legendary t-shirt I just bought online (it is quickly becoming a prized possession):

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It goes great with the other Ghostbusters tee my cousin got me!!

Pet Peeve of the Day: Guys who wear button down shirts and leave way too many buttons undone on top.  No one needs to see your chest.  Put a fucking t-shirt on under that shit or button up.

Quote of the Day:“In my body, where the shame gland should be, there is a second awesome gland.  True story.”  –Barney Stinson

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08.25.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions…. NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) What are the only 2 words in the English language that contain “a e i  o u” in their proper order?  Hint: one of the words can be used to descride me on a fairly regular basis 😉

2) What brand of underwear does Marty McFly wear in Back to the Future?

3) What mobster said “I’ve been accussed of every death except the casualty list of the World War?”

4) What is the southern most state capitol of the contiguous United States?

5) What sitcom, which premiered in 1988, featured the character known as Dr. Harry Weston?  (Goddamn this was one of the greatest shows ever!  I used to always watch it when my brother and I stayed over at my grandma’s house.)

Things I Live For: The smell of Murphy’s Oil Soap; Cider doughnuts from Crane’s

Quote of the Day: “If you smile at me, I will understand – That is something everyone everywhere does in the same language.” –CSNY

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