Thursday, October 03, 2002

How to watch sports with guys. Turns out I've been doing it all wrong. I do wish I could still impress guys with my knowledge of sports, but the truth is I haven't had time to really follow anything since, well, since I started college. Damn classes getting in the way of my flirting.

(Link via The Agitator)

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

I'd been wondering how many Brandeis students had attended the protest in D.C. this weekend and how many were arrested. Well, now that it's Tuesday, my trusty school newspaper, The Justice, has come out and let me know. 30 went, none arrested. How disappointing.

While I suppose it's pointless to fisk a school newspaper article, there was one line that just make be laugh out loud:

Radical Students Association (RSA) member, Lee Tusman '04, said that the WTO acts to help finance projects in developing nations, but as a condition, they dictate restructuring of the economy, opening of markets, and a weakening of government social services.
The countries that get financing loans must pay them back.

Horror of horrors! Countries that get loans have to pay them back? Who would have thought? I mean, you would think that the word loan no longer meant the same thing as gift.

Monday, September 30, 2002

I usually enjoy reading Lileks every morning while I'm eating breakfast, but Jess Ventura is "a dead pinky toe that will fall off some day, and we won’t even notice until we shake it out of our shoe"? Ew.

Sunday, September 29, 2002

Some thoughts on how to be happy. Seems like I've got a pretty good start. Born female: check. Go to church (well, synogogue): check. Country dancing: As soon as Nissa gets back from Scotland we're going again. Now I just have to work on that pesky marriage thing.
(Link via Quare)
Megan McArdle is appalled at the amount of cheating that goes on in public high schools today. I suppose we all should be, but the article she points to is a completely accurate reflection of what went on in my high school. Two years before I graduated, one of the valedictorians (yes, we had several) was caught cheating a month or so before graduation. She remained valedictorian.