Archive | June, 2006

Persuade Me Otherwise?

From an email to my father: I’ve practically decided to take a year off before grad school. Practically meaning that I haven’t fully announced it and I haven’t discussed it with the trusted academic advisors (Bartee, Miller, Moore, Dvorak) yet, but I’m pretty sure that’s what I’m deciding. Pros: Extra few months to study for […]


I was shopping for groceries, and more specifically reaching for lettuces, when unseen speakers lightly began to play: “I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain…”. Within moments the produce sprinkler-spritzers went off. I laughed and laughed. When I made it to the squash (pre-sliced! so handy!), the sprinklers came back with sounds […]

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I have done a dreadful thing.

Captain Pausert has, of late, greatly enjoyed this simple toy – a pink sparkley bundle of crinkle thread. Unfortunately, I foolishly chose to spray with him a compressed gas duster just as he pounce-grasped his prized pink crinkle. He ran/jumped/levitated across the room to the shelter of his tower. He has yet to brave his […]

Productive Days Make Me Giddy

I love productive days. Today, I have built a wordpress database to hold my research, saving me the $120 I was going to spend on a program (doesn’t have all the features, but it’s enough for now), convinced a corporate manager of E-Machines to refund the $75 they stole from my account, squashed a morning […]