also at some point I should probably tone down the “blogging about myself” - if you know me IRL it is abundantly clear that my life is not actually all that noteworthy. you will be returned to your regularly scheduled programming of maps / graphs / shitty “abstract art” / Texas things / mashups / awkward quotes shortly
Ahhh so this is why I always used to get tricked** into thinking that new ish Train song (not really new anymore, but I don’t follow current music anymore now that I no longer have a car in which to listen to the radio) was actually by Cake
Also, nostalgia note marginally (at best) relevant to you: had a quote from this Cake song on my high school senior yearbook page. Good story, right!?
**People who actually know about music could probably easily convince me these openings are in reality hardly similar, but I’ve never taken a lesson in my life except for third grade recorder (and I somehow managed to go 22 years without knowing what a chord was…big thank you to Peter for finally helping fill that void), so sue me
“The one thing that I have on there that was a bad mistake was Pacman and I do waste more time than I should, even in meetings, as I’m listening to people. I break in my personal records all the time, which is a bad sign.”—
—David Axelrod talked about sneaking his iPad into meetings in the West Wing at the Google/Politico Election Preview this afternoon.
actually received a compliment on my acid wash jeans (yeah so sue me, I looked like someone out of a John Hughes movie, but my movers have still not yet arrived and my wardrobe is wearing thin) (actually I already look like someone out of a John Hughes movie anyway irrespective of my outfit)
biked around on a fixed gear bike with 2 full messenger bags and shockingly managed not to topple over (did manage to look damn awkward though, I can only assume)
located nearest stock of Red Bull
watched last week’s episode of The Office as well as the first half of Monday Night Football
When asked why they agreed with the statement “President Obama is a large succulent plant composed of specialized cells designed for water retention in arid climates,” many responded that they “just know,” claiming the president only acts like a human being for political purposes and is truly a cactus at heart.
Apple also obscures references by making its products look like nothing else, from the first iPod with a unique scroll wheel to the current iterations wrapped in gleaming aluminum. Apple seems wondrously unique, until you consider aluminum is the same material you wrap leftover fish in and then it hits you: Apple is disguising itself so you can’t compare prices. Is the new $99 Apple TV box a good deal? Who knows? It looks like nothing else on the planet.
Student 1:"Because I Love every Body in the world and Because My mom and Dad thinks I'm a Good Road Mortle and my hold familey"
Student 2:"Because I'm snart and I like to Learn more Math Time"
Student 3:"I wut to be tah Pason Becus I can doe re can Be rech" [Yeah - Indecipherable to me too...]
Student 4:"Becase i have great flaimly i Love my Flaimly verey much thats the ReSeSn President to Be great role mold"
Student 5:"Because it god to be President and I can Past thing out and I can be on tv and I can be on the internet and I can Chnne the World and I can talk on the MikecPone and I can be in fron of a 100000 People and Not feel shy."
(kathy, I am glad your students can spell "internet" correctly ... gotta start somewhere)