Monday, February 25, 2008

Back To Normal

Well, after a very rocky past few weeks, everything is back to normal.

NYC had its first major snowfall on Friday. Of course, I didn't go to my only class. 4 inches on the ground already and moderate to heavy snow. Yeah, right, like I'm going to go to class just to find out nobody is attending (lol Nicole)...

Anyway, things around here should be smooth for at least a few weeks to come, then I have midterms... ugh...

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You know you're desperate for attention when you post a picture of someone in a Somali robe and turban. No, I'm not talking about Clinton...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Betrayal

You put your heart and soul into a relationship hoping you won't regret it. You go years without a bump in the road, until someone slips up. When it happens, you can't believe it has. You can't look at them the same way anymore. Sure, after so long you're bound to give them a break, but is it really a break? Or is it a one way ticket to Paranoia? Now that it has happened, you're not sure if you can trust them anymore. They lied straight to your face. They smile and say "I didn't do it", but in reality, they don't want to admit it, regardless of the insurmountable evidence before them/you. Sure, you'll be the same way; not wanting to believe it... until it happens. The denial goes away and you think you're in the clear, but lo and behold it strikes you. Hurts you. Changes you. Makes you wish that it was all just... a very bad dream...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Obamania: Obama breaks out the broom AGAIN!

Sweep. Sweep. Sweep.

Barack Obama is at it again, taking another four states on Saturday.

To add insult to injury, Bill Clinton's ex-campaign manager has backed Obama.

Ouch.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Weight Watcher

Since early December 2007 I have been keeping an eye on my weight. I have also been working out 3 times a week with a little bit of cardio stuffed in from time to time.

The following image is a graph of my weight from December 14th to today:

Basically, my weight has been on a semi-smooth rise since the last day of my Fall semester, but has recently started dropping since I'm not home all day stuffing my face (har har). My grandmother brought up the fact that I should be checking my weight weekly, not every 3 days, since I won't notice much change. So, starting today, I will be checking my weight every Thursday morning, before breakfast.

Speaking of weekly measurements, the following is a graph of my waistline (measured at my navel):


Now, while this particular graph was only started 2 weeks ago, it is clearly noticeable that I'm losing some stomach fat. My main goal is to drop down to 150 pounds, a healthy weight for my age and height, but I'd be very happy weighing 180 with muscles and a nice, visible six-pack (I know Nicole would LOVE that, hee hee).

If you would like to keep track of my progress, you can click on either Traineo badge at the top-right of this page or, if you're really that lazy, just click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Spring 2008 - First Impressions

I'll make this as quick and painless as possible.

Urban Studies 101
Maskovsky
Impression: A cross between Jeff Goldblum and Andy Dick, appearance-wise. While sarcastic and sometimes witty, he knows how to teach. One gripe I have though is his tendency to remind me of a high school teacher, calling out those who are "distracting" him. Yes, I know it is his class, but it's painful to remember back to the annoying high school days where we were seen as children rather than young adults...

VERDICT: Thumbs up.
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Political Science 101
Vance
Impression: Soft spoken and dry. He comes off as a good professor, but it's boring. I've caught myself falling asleep on more than one occasion. Here's hoping he improves.

VERDICT: Slight thumbs up.
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Philosophy 109 (Modern Logic)
Grover
Impression: All around okay professor. He's intelligent, but sometimes too intelligent. That is, he'll ramble on about something related to the subject at hand, but leaves us in the dust. He does, however, attempt to clear up any confusion more than once.

VERDICT: Slight thumbs up.
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Comparative Literature 102W
Hicks
Impression: uhhh... A professor that I uhhh... don't think should teach here and uhhh... should really learn that uhhh... we don't all speed uhhhh... read...

VERDICT: THUMBS DOWN

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

What storybook ending?

3 Reasons Why I'm Happy Ron Paul is Not Winning Any Delegates

Number one: Ron Paul is pro-life. STRONGLY pro life. He's against Roe v. Wade and believes life begins at conception (I don't). While he might believe that the federal government has no business telling what a woman can do with her body, I would not be shocked if a pro-life bill made it through congress (etc.) and to his desk, where it would be very possible. Sorry Dr. Paul, but your bullshit about how the government should be weak doesn't faze me.

"Pro-life libertarians have a vital task to perform: to persuade the many abortion-supporting libertarians of the contradiction between abortion and individual liberty...A libertarian's support for abortion is not merely a minor misapplication of principle, as if one held an incorrect belief about the Austrian theory of the business cycle. The issue of abortion is fundamental, and therefore an incorrect view of the issue strikes at the very foundations of all beliefs."


Number two: Ron Paul is strongly against universal healthcare. Dr. Paul, explain your theory to the thousands upon thousands of people that have to jump through hoops to get decent healthcare.

"I think we need to reject what we have--and most people agrees with that. But most everyone says we need is total socialized medicine, and I don't like that, because it doesn't work. We have had too many examples of that."

What examples? We never got a chance to see how universal healthcare would work in the U.S. Canada can do it, so can we.


Number three: Ron Paul is against a progessive tax rate, in turn, taxing the wealthiest Americans the most.

"...if you want to lower taxes and stop causing all the inflation, you have to change policy."

Lower inflation: good. Increasing debt: bad. Taxes pay off debts, not just corner cutting...

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Obama 2008