November 14, 2004
Fun with numbers!
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I love haiku. I especially love conversations in haiku form. I even more especially love conversations in haiku form regarding Testicleez (who not coincidentally may be starring in his very own drawing soon). Thank you Brandy.
There was some spiffy crowd rafting involving some friends of mine at today’s football game (beware, excessively large video links, here’s a picture). It was all fun and games (and a little bit of injury) until the event staff that pervade the stadium confiscated the raft. It still made for a good final home game.
This is freaking sweet. I attempted to make it, but A) my printer freaked out and started flashing lights at me, then eventually printed it in some funky rendition of black and white, and B) once I’d cut the damn thing out and tried to assemble it, I realized I have no tape.
If you’ve just eaten don’t read this. I know Ashcroft is going to be gone soon, but it still frightens me to see what the people currently in power really seem to think. For those who didn’t just read the article, the jist of it is that Ashcroft doesn’t think the courts should challenge what our administration has been doing. Courts upholding the constitution? Bad idea says he! The specific example cited? The wonderful things we did in Guantanamo, where we held prisoners on no charges, in violation of the geneva convention, with no lawyers and no contact with the outside world, to be given military trials where standard judicial processes don’t apply. This sort of situation doesn’t exactly sound like what we need more of Mr. Ashcroft. And thats the rant of the day.
I made 6756 times an investment of mine a few days ago. Thanks Intel!
I found out that your average chocolate chip cookie has 8 times the stored energy as its weight in TNT. Butter? 11 times. Uranium-235? 30 million times. Wonton? 100 million times. Take that TNT.
The semester is rapidly reaching a close. Its end will begin a period of rather massive changes in my life. The closer it gets, the more nervous I become. I’m going to have to really make my brief winter break count, since its really the last vacation time I’ll have for about a year, assuming I don’t have much time between the end of my job and the beginning of the next semester, which there likely won’t be. There is a lot to look forward to at my new job, but I can’t shake this feeling of apprehension that comes with the thought of 8 months in a new part of the world, at a new job, where I don’t know anyone and will likely have little contact with people my own age. I’m sure it won’t be as bleak as I make it out to be. I will survive…