KU took down #1 ranked Florida last night at 1:22am ET. It was one of the most nerve-wreaking games I’ve ever seen, and hopefully puts the spectre of the loss to friggin Oral Roberts behind us. I’m very excited about the DePaul game next week, but can’t help but wish we had flown to Las Vegas to see this one instead.
I’m going to Chicago next week to see Mike and to watch KU play DePaul. There’s a chance his friend Logan will be there, with or without retractable adamantium claws.
UPDATE: That didn’t work out so well.
Friday: Overindulgence on pineapple and white rum. Got called a wimp for refusing a closing time beer.
Rodent watch: 5 rats
Saturday: Hungover, Bagel Rising, moving furniture for my mom, KSU choking against KU.
Rodent watch: 1 flat rat
Sunday: Sleeping productively on couch.
Rodent watch: 0, but one very strange moving piece of newspaper behind a bush.
All in all, a pretty satisfying weekend. Three day week this week (two now), sweet.
The one good thing about today is that tomorrow is Friday.
Rodent watch: Rats, 6 visually confirmed. The girl down the street who squealed ‘there’s a gazillion‘ was probably closer to correct.
I think this site needs a semi- or less-regular rodent count feature (not restricted to rats). These can be from my twice daily neighborhood canvas or in worst case scenario observations from within my apartment. Maija will assist with the observational work but won’t do any counting: only upon her notifying me of said observations will they be incorporated into the daily tally. Squirrels will not be included in the count even though they deserve to be.
Rodent watch: Rats, 2; Mouse, 1
Speaking of Good Vibrations, this screen cap of the Zune installation error screen is priceless. I hope this doesn’t turn out to be a fake.
Went to Coolidge Corner’s Open Screen tonight, disturbingly fun. Not that the quality was exceptional or anything, just motivational to see other people’s work and a little (ok, lot) less pretentious than the cineastes that hang out at the Brattle. Next one is Dec. 19th…
As much as I hate those little bastards, sometimes I’m a little sad when I don’t see one. Fortunately, as oblivious as my dog is to squirrels and cats, she’s proving to have a finely tuned rat-dar. She’s becoming a productive member of the community by raising their cortisol levels with her aggressive sniffing at their safe havens.
Fortunately they’re all out there drowning right now.
This is great.
Before the Senate rushes to approve Robert Gates as the new Defense Secretary, it should consider the idea of Rummy and K-Fed simply switching jobs.
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Jazz musician Malachi Ritscher burned himself to death on November 7th alongside a Chicago expressway to protest the Iraq War. Why? Read his thoughts here.
I have had one previous opportunity to serve my country in a meaningful way – at 8:05 one morning in 2002 I passed Donald Rumsfeld on Delaware Avenue and I was acutely aware that slashing his throat would spare the lives of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of innocent people. I had a knife clenched in my hand, and there were no bodyguards visible; to my deep shame I hesitated, and the moment was past.
Here is the statement I want to make: if I am required to pay for your barbaric war, I choose not to live in your world. I refuse to finance the mass murder of innocent civilians, who did nothing to threaten our country. I will not participate in your charade – my conscience will not allow me to be a part of your crusade.
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I find myself underwhelmed by the Dems taking the House. My gut reaction tells me what they’ll be able do with half a bicameral legislature with a hostile president is fairly limited. Still, this is possibly for the best. Had they taken both branches and failed 2008 could be lost as well. With this makeup, I can hope that a split Congress can deadlock on really nasty legislation.
Of course the last four seats of the Senate still isn’t settled for sure, so maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow and we’ll have both.
This is the one of the best comments I’ve seen on the whole Ted Haggard situation.
“In all honesty though WTF with this whole ‘tempted’ thing with evangelicals and homosexual sex?! I’d rather suck the poop out of a dead donkey’s anus than have sex with another man… There’s no temptation there for me… but then again, I’m straight.”
The best thing I learned about today was the Angina With Extremely Serious Operative Mortality Evaluation study. Awesome.
It’s been a good weekend. My dog’s been gone and I miss her, but other than that, everything’s gone well. Had people over last night, had fun with a three hour video Skype call to Japan. Free international video conferencing, these are fun times we live in.
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Ted Haggard, Soldiers of Christ
He was always on the lookout for spies. At the time, Colorado Springs was a small city split between the Air Force and the New Age, and the latter, Pastor Ted believed, worked for the devil. Pastor Ted soon began upsetting the devil’s plans. He staked out gay bars, inviting men to come to his church; his whole congregation pitched itself into invisible battles with demonic forces, sometimes in front of public buildings. One day, while he was working in his garage, a woman who said she’d been sent by a witches’ coven tried to stab Pastor Ted with a five-inch knife she pulled from a leg sheath; Pastor Ted wrestled the blade out of her hand. He let that story get around. He called the evil forces that dominated Colorado Springs and every other metropolitan area in the country.
man, that was empowering. a fresh start!