Typically In Stereo

I could not more completely fit the profile of the 21st century college student than I am right now. I sit in the coffee shop at the union, drinking a tall cup o’ Starbucks, eating a muffin for lunch, and tapping away on the keys of my laptop. Undoubtedly, someone in here is thinking I’m making too much noise as I slap away.

I’ve had two of my three classes so far this week, the last one is going down @ 6 pm today. Tomorrow I have a day off from class and work, so I’m going to fill it with two things:

• reading for class

• Talking about “Crop Dusting” with Wordy

I was unsettled a bit last evening in my fiction class when the prof, one Ron Rindo, mentioned to me, as he took attendance, that “he believes he is in my blog,” which I said was entirely possible, and after I checked on it today, it turns out he is. This simple fact is really neither here nor there, but as I explained to Kevin last night and Wordy this morning, the reality check provided by a virtual stranger mentioning your website is just a little unnerving. Not because you don’t want people visiting your website or reading your blog, but because even as you beam your thoughts out into cyberspace, you never expect anyone to actually look.

This bundt cake muffin isn’t bad, but I don’t remember what I paid for it. Might’ve been too much.

Since the last update on 30 Jan, Joe M provided me with the means to keep the80srewind web/mail server in my home. It’s pretty neat, and I’m excited about it, even though the experience for nearly every person that could visit this site will be unchanged.

My younger sister, Christy, turned 21 on Feb 4. I called during the day to wish her a happy one, and was glad to know she was safe and attended all her classes on a day which, for the typical WI young adult, can be quite physically stressful. On the 10th, my older sis Jen turns Quarter-Century-Plus-Two? (or XXVII for the Romans, 27 for the Arabs). We (Joe and I) are planning an evening out for birthday libations this Saturday.

I dropped an email today to Marty Brick. He graduated from the program here at UWO last June and wrote his thesis on House of Leaves, which I plan to do as well. I’m looking forward to talking to him, and I took note of the fact that I don’t think I’ve ever really been legitimately *excited* about something “academic,” as it were. If that makes sense.

I’m running MS Office 2003 now, and the Outlook is spectacular. I really like the redesigned view of folders, messages, etc. They updated Publisher as well, and I’m still doing this site in that format. My plans to migrate to Dreamweaver may be delayed, contingent upon the added functionality that I discover in this program.

I did come across something interesting on the Internet today in regard the non-issue of the Super Bowl halftime show, which, if you had listened to Charlie Sykes on WTMJ Monday morning, you’d think had (to borrow the phrasing of my roomie Dave) “killed every man woman and child in America while bombing all our troops and pissing on the flag.”

Apparently there’s a woman in Knoxville who has filed a class action lawsuit in the Eastern district court of Tennessee “on behalf of all Americans,” who watched the Super Bowl. Personally, I wasn’t that outraged, and would’ve forgotten about it come Monday had the media and militant ultra-right not turned this into maybe the worst thing since 9/11.

Anyway, I gave Terri Carlin a call, because I want to be excluded from the lawsuit, and I think if you didn’t think so much of the non-event at halftime, you should do the same. Her number is 865-691-5558.

I guess I’ll leave the day at that.

Please email me if you think Taco Hell is disgusting and should be banned the world over. My roommate seems to think that I’m crazy for holding this opinion, and my experience with society and their passion for shitty tacos inclines me to agree.

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