Friday, March 16, 2007

A Media Post

I'm currently avoiding finishing my conference paper and grading the final papers for my class. It's a bit depressing around here the last few days because the once glorious weather has departed for those gray, foggy days in which I never see the sun. It's "June Gloom" in fucking March. The weather, coupled with my ever-burdgeoning to-do list has put me in this state of paralysis: I don't want to do anything and I can't even force myself to try.

So, what have I been doing? Listening to music and wandering about the internet. I want to share with you 2 of my favorites:

1. A guy who has mixed Scissor Sisters, The Beatles, George Michael, and Aretha Franklin. Awesome! He's got a dual bachelors degree in both Music and Computer Science, so this guy knows what he's doin'.
"No One Takes Your Freedom"

2. A preview of the yumminess that will be released June 8th (and NO I'm not talking about Al Pacino):

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pictures from yesterday

In a fit of sentimentality, I've been taking pictures of where I live.

We went out last night during the "golden hour" to take some photos of a nearby beach.

La La--a post about nothing

It is a beeeyoooooootiful day today! It's 85 degrees! It's so wonderful that I cannot help but use exclamation points!

I, of course, have much work to do and don't really get to go play in the sunshine. I think I'll at least sit outside and soak up some vitamin D while I revise my draft of a conference paper.

I don't get do anything really fun until April 23rd. Oh well--if the weather could stay like this, I would work every weekend.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Paper grading

Did you know that if men and women were equal, as in if they were paid equally and could have all the same jobs that our country would become a socialist state? That women with equality in the workforce = descent into being commie bastards? And let me tell you why: because if women are paid equally to men, then no one will want to work harder than they have to, because, you know, everyone's getting paid the same anyway!

Man, you learn something new every day.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Jogging/Walking Musings

M gave me a Nike+ thingy for my iPod for Christmas. I didn't ask for it or anything, but because I had mentioned it he decided to buy it for me. (Don't tell him, but I actually only mentioned it because he was talking about training for a half-marathon and I thought it'd be really cool for him. oh well.)

So, now I feel like I have to start running again, even though I'm not a huge fan of running. Ha. That's an understatement. I borderline hate it. Seriously.

In an effort to use the little gadget (and yes, you can use it without those expensive Nike shoes--I bought a $5 shoe thingy), I've started to jog again. But, since I'm at the beginning I am doing that jog/walk combination, which feels silly when someone is behind me. Oh well.

I suppose this post isn't about much except to rub it in the face of my friends who have moved from here, or who are not here right now. Thus, I'll get right to the point.
The last few days, it's been very windy here. The consequence is that it is insanely clear in this coastal town. I've been jog/walking by the ocean in the late afternoon close to sunset and when that sun hits the islands off the coast, it has been absolutely amazing. These islands are normally a shrouded presence that some days look like a cloud bank on the horizon. But this week, oh! that clarity in the air reveals mountains jutting out of the ocean, with sheer rock walls plunging ino the sea and breaks in the brush that covers those peaks, with the bare land peeking through.

It has been one hell of a sight; in my six years here, I have never seen that much detail on those islands. I live in a beautiful place--it can be a strange beauty as the primary colors here are yellow and blue, but as my time here winds down it's nice to revel in what makes this such a desirable place to live.