Teaching Poe, Hawthorne, and Lincoln tonight.
My lands but I love their writings.
So Glenn Goes to Hotchkiss
As a graduate of a fine New England prep school, it was a great relief to see that Glenn was shipped off to a different one. Though Glenn strikes me more a Deerfield man. And he’s a lacrosse player? PERFECT.
Snobbery pt. 2
But what can I do? Pops worked like a demon, 80 hour weeks as a traveling salesman and engineer and got lucky with a start-up he helped build. Then he retired to Nantucket. It’s not like I’m retiring there any time soon. Or ever.
I hope I didn’t just come off as a huge snob on teh facebook commenting on a friend’s trip to Nantucket. But I probably did. It might not be possible to avoid snobbery even saying/typing the word Nantucket. It’s like it requires a monocle to even pronounce.
Light jogging and walking. I go see Emile on Tuesday, hopefully to be released for full activities. I hate being such a slug. I’ve never been so fat.
Local PBS Showing Burns' Civil War
And done for the Evening.
spinning-around replied to your post: Interview Went Well Good luck. I hate audition pieces. At least with spec they’ll pay you for your work. Yeah, I’m pretty sure this is not a spec piece that will not be paid for no matter what. This is pure audition. DANCE MONKEY! DANCE for your nickel!
Student is Late for Appointment
That s/he asked for, scheduled, and needs. Oh well, I am happily reading The Pale King and tumbling.
Interview Went Well
Moving on to next step: Audition, or better: Spec Work to see if it’s what they are looking for. Ah, freelancing.
The Pale King
Michael Pietsch deserves the Pulitzer. The Pale King is really accessible and interesting. Much more so than Oblivion, Infinite Jest, or Girl w/Curious Hair.
"why do they hate us?" →
Important essay on Misogyny.
New HD Channels!
New HD Channels!
sarahsprague replied to your post: Useful/Useless Degrees and People They do have oaths! I forget what the one is for IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that my dad is apart of) but there is one.
Useful/Useless Degrees and People
I have no use for useless people no matter their degree(s). I have three degrees in English literature, but I hope that I’m a useful person. Most days I think I am. I also took enough math and science courses for another Bachelor’s degree, but Emory didn’t (doesn’t?) award a pre-med degree like some schools did/do. And so what? Organic chemistry, calculus, and physics were...
becky-mi replied to your post: Baseball lagniappe Is it weird that I kind of hate hearing the Detroit feeds on XM, because the Blue Cross commercials are no longer Ernie Harwell extolling the virtues of walking? I would too. I have a couple of his books, and heard him from time to time on Sox broadcasts when they would talk to him on NESN or on tWWL. What a treasure he was. And a proud Emory...
thejerkstore replied to your post: Baseball lagniappe If you haven’t already, highly recommend listening to Marty Brennaman do a few innings of a Reds game. Before I got the iPhone, I could often pick up Reds’ games at night, so way ahead of you. Marty is great.
2yellows replied to your post: Baseball lagniappe The Rays had a promotion last year that was so stupid it was genius. 10 strikeouts by the starting pitcher got you a coupon for a free pizza that you had to pick up at a furniture store. Seriously. Because of course you did. That’s tremendous.
Listening to all these local baseball broadcasts via iPhone is also great because one hears all the local ads. I love the Farmer John sausage ads in SoCal, the car dealers that all sound the same, the local breweries in St. Paul and Seattle, and the crazy furniture people everywhere.
Because of my newish phone, I’ve been listen to and watching a ton of baseball. I don’t really know why (other than it’s a great game), as the BoSox are headed for a losing season, but damn if the Mariners and Giants and Dodgers aren’t great to listen to on my late night drives. I want to get new caps too. An Ms hat for sure as Seattle is where I want to be. Maybe a...
Last night’s episode was the best written ep in the series thus far. Fantastic crossing of the three plots. And no Betty and Pete had one line. Perfection.
Finally starting The Pale King
Because like bourbon, some great books require time to age. Also, I’ve been reading a lot of steampunk and SF.
Got an Interview
Freelance research/writing gig. I could definitely use some extra cash and another line on the vita is never a bad thing.
Asking Jalen Rose about how unfair scholarships are for students is like asking rattlesnakes about how unfair it is that mice aren’t boneless. And Mike and Mike couldn’t be more wrong about this Bo Ryan nonsense.
Mark Schlereth's 2nd most anticipated NFL game...
thegodamill: That dude must not like football. What a fucking idiot. Like all ESPN trolls, Schlereth likes “stories,” especially easy ones. Somehow Tebow going against his hometown team, even though he’ll be on the bench for most of the game, is a “story.” ESPN ruins sports.
ronstormer replied to your post: dysfunctionarian replied to your post: I dun lost… Those were lies. How would I still know you were posting. Unless I had unfollowed you and then stalked you which is just “active following”. Lies? I’ll have you know I am a doctor of philosophy, and I never lie might fib a little. But your slander shall not stand. Pistols at dawn, sir, I say again!
dysfunctionarian replied to your post: dysfunctionarian replied to your post: I dun lost… I don’t think he followed me to begin with. THANKS FOR POINTING OUT EVEN MORE FOLLOWERS I DON’T HAVE. /SOB This aggression will not stand. I shall be your second.
dysfunctionarian replied to your post: I dun lost a follower I lost one too! It was Stormer. Him with the mustaches.
ronstormer replied to your post: I dun lost a follower It was me. Pistols at dawn. Who will be your second?
I dun lost a follower
This is my sad face.
shiny-objects: Levon Helm is dying. It happens...
So yet again, I try to assign what I think is a simple essay about goals and dreams and I get child abuse and murder stories. Why would anyone share such details with a stranger?
Levon Helm in "Final Stages of his battle with... →
rototudor: Well shit. Sum bitch.
cdbarker replied to your photo: Respectfully disagree. 100%. Athletes like Webber… Michigan AD David Brandon recently explained that one of our volleyball players actually “cost” the athletic department $400,000 when all was said and done because she was an engineer. He didn’t mind, but it’s something to ponder. Right. And I think the point is that basketball and football raise that money....
RE: That last re-blog of Mike's brilliant point
My pop started at MIT in 1960. He’s a bright fellow. And when he got there, MIT, like GA Tech and Cal Tech and RPI and all the other technical colleges, was being flooded with government money. You know, TO GO TO THE FREAKING MOON. We were talking about this the other weekend, about how exciting a time it was to go to a technical college and work with the guys who beat the Nazis (and he...
This new Soundgarden is fantastic. So glad they were able to bury the hatchet—looking at at your ginormous, but now deflated, ego Cornell—and get back to making heavy ass music. Can’t wait for them to tour the US. Maybe Matt Cameron will do double duty and play with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam on the same bill. Of course, his arms might fall off.
New Soundgarden? For Free? YES PLEASE. →