Saturday, May 29, 2004

Save money, and support the ALA

  With this coupon, you can get 10% off at Borders, and they will give 10% to the ALA. Good only June 4th through 6th.

Weekend Librarian

  Today, one of the campus police officers at the university called me "the weekend librarian." Until I find a full-time job, I guess that's exactly what I am - grad student during the week, librarian on the weekend. The money is pretty good, and if I can get enough hours, I can pay the bills; but once I graduate in August, and certainly by the time the student loans kick in six months after that, I'll either need a full-time position, or a second part-time job.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

"We're heading into the silly season."

  I missed it, but Nancy "Action Figure" Pearl was on NPR the other day giving her recommendations of the best political fiction. Check it out! (pun intended)

What religion are you?

  I attend a Unitarian Universalist church...well, here in Indiana it's a church, but apparently in Texas it's not.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Is blogging a crime? In Puteaux, France they seem to think so...

  This is the first instance that I have ever heard of where writing a blog has gotten someone in trouble with the law...

The original post in French

A blog entry about it in English.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Back home again...

  Saturday, I moved from Bloomington back home. There was only one casualty, my air conditioner. When the maintenance man had installed it, he simply clamped it in the window and sealed it up with duct tape. While I was carrying some boxes to the truck, my stepmom-to-be, Joyce, and my sister, Christine, decided to take the air conditioner out of the window. They stripped off the duct tape, and simultaneously, Joyce pulled up the sash, and Christine said, "Wait a sec...OH SHIT!" as the air conditioner tipped back out the window. Christine was able to catch the cord as it went through the window, but it just ripped right out, and the air conditioner landed in the courtyard, four floors below. My dad wanted to take it home and try to fix it, but even he had to admit that it was beyond hope - the grill looked like a paralellogram, and it was leaking freon.

Now, I'm back home trying to combine the contents of one small house and one small apartment in one small house. We started with the kitchen today, and so far the results are promising.

Here's something cool: Newsmap

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Drunk with power...

  I have a Gmail invitation to give away...everyone that I know wants one...what to do, what to do...

More info on Gmail