Friday, November 14, 2003

hey everyone, finally friday again, when will the whole ycle end, you are always wishing it was friday, it finally comes and then the next week you do the same thing over with. i don't know abou teveryone else, but i am looking forward to our long winter breaks, does anyone know exacly when all of the breaks for the u of m are? i am completely clueless on when they are and it would be a nice thing to look forward to.

thank god for the architectural library and its abundance of books on frank lloyd wright. im pretty happy i didnt have to go to the regular library, that thing confuses me.
i found that many authors feel the same way i do about organic, or sensual architecture. that helps so much with my topic. i found A LOT of information.
i think explaining my topic is gonna be pretty hard today, its clear in my head what my paper is gonna be on, i just have to try and explain it to someone who has no idea what im doing my topic on.

In other news, my parents are coming to visit me on saturday, which should be wonderful because i havent seen them in 2 months. it should be nice because theyre gonna buy me some new clothes, and dinner. and then thanksgiving is in 2 weeks! yay turkey!!

I finally finished my annotated bibliography!!! I am soo happy that I am done because it took me forever to do it. But anyways i am glad it is the weekend because my family is coming for my scholarship reception. I havent seen them in so long, i am excited. I get to rest this weekend too. I hope everyone else has a good weekend.

Yay it's finally friday!!! Does anyone else ALWAYS forget about class being up here in the computer lab rather than downstairs?? I don't think there hs been one friday that I haven't walked downstairs, went in the classroom, embarassed myself infront of that other class in there and trecked all the way back up the steps in here! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

It's friday, i'm really not too excited, i have a lot of homework this weekend. I just gave a speech about Mary Fisher and her speech "A Whisper of AIDS". I had to talk about the effeciveness of her speech and all the rhetorical strategies she used. It was fun, not. I really don't have anything else to write about so i guess i'll talk about the Packers again. They lost monday night to the resurging Eagles. The Packers had 6 fumbles and one interception compared to no fumble and no interceptions by the Eagles. It was a game of missed opportunities and mistakes. Ahman Green had a career day. He brok a Packers and an individual record with 192 yards rushing but 2 fumbles cost the Pack. We dominated the game and were up in the fourth quarter despite the turnovers, but with 23 seconds left, McNaab found Todd Pinkston in the inzone. The Eagles went after starting conerback Al Harris's replacement Bao Jue, who also gave 2 huge plays that lead to a defeat by the Cheifs. The Packers are 4-5, their worst start since 2000, and are 2 games back behind the Vikings. They play the Superbowl defending champs this weekend who are also 4-5. The loser of this game will be pretty much out of the playoff picture so it is a must win. It should be a great game, it is a good rivalry and Farve and Sapp shoud go at it a few times. If we can hold on to the ball and make some plays we should win. Tampa has some key injuries and their denene doesn't appear to be as dominant as it was last year. Last year these teams met, and they were both 8-2 and in their respective division lead, what a difference a year makes.

so yeah- im ready for this semeser to be over. i need a break, it seems as soon as i get through one major assignment there's three more waiting and as much as i want the semester to be done i dont have enough time to finish everything before the end of it. grrrrrr!!!!! i cant wait until thanksgiving at least. im going to vegas for my friends wedding and itll be crazy because ive got way too much homework adn way to many tests adn way to many papers due the week after but i dont care... im gonna do as much as i can before the trip and not worry about anything until i get back. the only other thing that sucks is im broke so i wont be able to do half the stuff i wanna do there but oh well. itll still be fun. so i think class today will be pretty interesting. im interested in seeing what everyone has to say about my topic adn the other topics discussed. good luck to those of you who present today.

It has finally arrived!!! Today is Friday. I have been waiting for this day since sunday night! But im glad that classes are almost over. I need a break. This week has been full of everything I hate to do. Read, write, type, etc. But hopefully I will have a good weekend. My mom is coming this weekend so we can attend my scholarship reception. I can't wait until she gets here because I need to spend some of her money. But the next reason I am so excited about this weekend is because my roomate is GONE!!! He won't be back until late sunday night. I will have the entire room to myself. Well I hope everyone has a good weekend. Try to stay out of trouble!

It's Friday!!! I've been waiting for this day all week. School was not fun at all this week....too much homework and too many midterms. I dont' understand though how I just had all my midterms this week, and now I have them all over again next week. I think the teachers here need to have a little bit of sympathy for us! I agree with Sarah and Jordan...I liked our class discussions, it made things more interesting for the day. It's hard to sit in class all day and just listen to lecture, after lecture, after lecture....not fun at all. Anyways...I'm going home again this weekend. Kinda sad, I go home a lot, but I just love it up there. I was going to stay down here until Thanksgiving, but then my sister called and said it was 'Skate with the Bulldogs' this weekend (when it's open ice and you can skate with UMD's hockey team and just hang out with the guys) and I love that more than anything because my cousin plays for UMD so I like going to see him and his teammates and hanging out with them. It's nice to get out of the dorms too, I mean as fun as it is down here, there's no denying that dorms just suck. Anyways....have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

ok so class was kinda fun today... i liked hearing about the topics discussed... esp the marriage incentive plan. i dont watch the news or read the paper because its too depressing and i dont need anymore depressignthings in my life adn most of the news is BS and not necessary for a concientious person awareness of the world. i think most of it just causes fear and paranoia (sp?). i had never heard of the marriage incentive plan before and it was neat to hear about it. on a side note: it was my chihuahua's second birthday yesterday and im soooo happy she could enjoy it. shes able to walk almost completely normal when she walks slow. unfortunately she acts like shes all well adn tries to run and jump when shes not strong enough for that adn her left front leg isnt completely normal yet so she falls and trips. we just need to watch her and try not to let her overexert herself. i got her some toys adn "freeze-dried ice cream for dogs." she was asleep when i got off of work so i didnt get to see her eat it today but i heard she really liked it. well see ya'll friday.

Hey Jordan! I agree that the class showed a lot more interest today than usual. I think it was great that people asked questions and got involved. On the idea of so many controversial topics being discussed, I think it's a really cool thing that we're in a setting where there are educated people that we can have such interesting conversation and debate. It would be really cool to know the opinion of the people in class that are against some of the things we said today in class...it might actually really help our papers, too!! So if anyone wants to share some oppossing arguments with me on Bush, Republicans, or the Marriage Incentive Plan, I'd love it!!! Have a great night everyone! :)

I thought it was pretty interesting to hear some of the topics people are doing for their research papers today in class. I also thought that the class was pretty interested as a whole and voiced their opinions on the subjects. I think there are a lot of controversial topics being researched and not every one totally agrees. Its hard to please everyone but you have to voice your opinions. This class is almost over, pretty much one more assignment and were done. I can't wait for winter break. Getting away from school, homework, seeing my friends, going snowboarding, and partying a little bit. It should be fun. Well, that's all i have to say about that. PEACE!

Monday, November 10, 2003

I can't relate very well to the Packers-mania--not because the Packers aren't a GREAT football team; I'm sure they are. I just grew up with college football: the SEC Championship, the Alabama-Auburn rivalry, etc., which reminds me...here is a little email forward I got years ago and saved. Hope you like it:

WOMEN'S ACCESSORIES North: Chapstick in back pocket and a $20 bill
in the front pocket. South: Louis Vuitton duffel with two lipsticks,
water-proof mascara, and a fifth of bourbon. Money not necessary - that's what dates are for.

STADIUM SIZE North: College football stadiums hold 20,000 people
South: High School football stadiums hold
20,000 people.

FATHERS North: Expect their daughters to understand Sylvia Plath
South: Expect their daughters to understand pass interference.

ATTIRE North: Male and female alike: wooly sweater or sweatshirt
and jeans. South: Male - pressed khakis, oxford shirt, cap with
frat logo. Female - ankle-length skirt, coordinated cardigan, flat riding boots.

ALUMNI North: Take prospects on sailing trips before they join the
law firm. South: Take prospects on fishing trip so they don't leave
for NFL before their senior year.

CAMPUS DECOR North: Statues of founding fathers. South: Statues of Heisman Trophy winners.

HOMECOMING QUEEN North: Also a physics major. South: Also Miss USA

HEROES North: Mario Cuomo South: Paul "Bear" Bryant

GETTING TICKETS North: 5 days before the game you walk into the
ticket office on campus and purchase tickets. South: 5 months before
the game walk into the ticket office on campus and put name on waiting list for tickets.

are not sure if they are going to the game, because they have classes
on Friday. South: Teachers cancel Friday classes because they don't
want to see the few hungover students that might actually make it to class.

PARKING North: An hour before game time the University opens the
campus for game parking. South: RV's sporting their school flags
begin arriving on Wednesday for the weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday.

GAME DAY North: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN
on TV. South: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast
and rushes over to where ESPN is broadcasting "Game Day Live" to
get on camera and wave to the idiots up North who wonder why "Game
Day Live" is never broadcast from their campus.

TAILGATING North: Raw meat on a grill, beer with lime in it, listening
to local radio station with truck tailgate down. South: 30-foot
custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking accompanied
by live performance by "Hootie and the Blowfish," who come over
during breaks and ask for a hit off bottle of bourbon.

GETTING TO THE STADIUM North: You ask "Where's the stadium?". When
you find it, you walk right in. South: When you're near it, you'll
hear it. On game day it becomes the state's third largest city.

CONCESSIONS North: Drinks served in a paper cup, filled to the top
with soda. South: Drinks served in a plastic cup with the home
team's mascot on it. Filled less than halfway with soda, to ensure enough room for bourbon.

WHEN NATIONAL ANTHEM IS PLAYED North: Stands are less than half
full, and less than half of them stand up. South: 100,000 fans,
all standing, sing along in perfect
3-part harmony.

South: Fireworks, with a touch of bourbon.

COMMENTARY (MALE) North: "Nice play." South: "Dammit, you slow sumbitch
- tackle him and break his legs ! !"

COMMENTARY (FEMALE) North: "My, this certainly is a violent sport."
South: "Dammit, you slow sumbitch - tackle him and break his legs ! !"

ANNOUNCERS North: Neutral and paid. South: Announcer harmonizes
with the crowd in the fight song, with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.

AFTER THE GAME North: The stadium is empty way before the game ends.
South: Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker. While somebody
goes to the nearest package store for more bourbon, planning begins for next week's game.

The Green Bay Packers(4-4) face off with the Eagle(5-3) tonight on Monday Night Football. These two teams are competing for first place in their divisions and wild card spots in the NFC. This game is very important for both teams and will probably have playoff implications down the road. With a win the Packers will be only one game behind the division leading Minnesota Vikings(6-3) who lost their third consecutive game to the San Diego (Super) Charges this weekend who employed a 41-year old quaterback and racked up 42 points and almost 500 yard of total offense. The Vikings were 4 games up on the Packers three weeks ago but now the momentum seems to be in the Packer's favor and the Vikings seem to be collapsing. Hopefully the Packers will make the playoffs for the third straigt year and maybe win some games. If they do get to the playoffs they should have fairly good chances of winning the NFC which seems to be a weaker conference compared to the AFC. Only time will tell, the Packers have to take it one game at a time, and that means winning tonight. The play Tampa Bay next week and the San Fransico the following week. Both teams are in the NFC and fighting for wild card spots. This game tonight and the next two are very important and almost must wins if the packers want to make it to the playoffs. Hopefully the Vikings will continue their slid and make it easier on the PACK.

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