February 27, 2005

Actually, Yes I Can

An Open Letter to My Current Roommate:

I know that you are a supporter of President Bush. I know that you are a die-hard Republican who has probably never actually questioned any decision made by your neoconservative leaders. I know that. I acknowledge that. As much as I would like you to be more open-minded, I know that it probably will not happen any time soon.

With that said, I must get something off my chest.

Despite what you believe and so vocally express, it is possible for someone both to oppose the war in Iraq and to support the troops that are fighting there. It is not only possible but, I would say, predominant in most "liberal" thinking.

For example, I absolutely support the US troops. They are simply doing their job. I have a good friend from home that is a marine. I am hoping for the best as far as they are concerned.

However, I do not support the reason that they are fighting. This does not mean I hope they have a hard time, that I hope many of them die in order to "invalidate" the war, or that I hope they are removed before they complete their job.

Therefore, I have to ask for you to stop your slanderous rhetoric. I am sick of hearing it, and it is starting to make me angry.

Thank you,
Your "liberal" roommate

PS: I really miss rooming with this guy.

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February 21, 2005


Today in General Chemistry II, Dr. DB was trying to explain something about oxidation-reduction reactions. The word "imminent" was used. After the appearance of "imminent," the following took place:

DB: Class, what does "imminent" mean?
Class: *silence*
DB: Ok, President Bush said that the threat from Iraq was imminent. What did that mean?
Class: *crickets chirping*
Every part of my being: NONEXISTENT! It means nonexistent!
Me, in reality: *sigh*
DB: It meant immediate, right? Right? Yeah.

I am far too polite for my own good.

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February 14, 2005

Spring is Here

Spring has finally returned. Naturally, it comes bearing gifts.

First, we have the couples who are now EVERYWHERE on campus. These people need to hurry up and get married so they can share a room. Last night around midnight, I saw three couples walking around the loop as I was walking from the Village Center to my apartment. My apartment is less than fifty yards from the VC.

Second, we have the pollen. Well, it isn't back yet, but I know it will be following along shortly. For those of you who don't know, this means the attack of the allergies.

It seems many people think of love when spring rolls around. My mind focuses on watery eyes, clogged sinuses, and constant sneezing. I can't help but wonder if that is related to my (blissfully) single status.

Anyway, happy Singles Awareness Day.

Don't forget to check out the list.

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February 06, 2005

Mixed Messages?

I saw a billboard with a rather strange message as I was driving back to LETU this afternoon.

It was one of those Virginity Rules billboards. If you aren't familiar with that campaign, it attempts to encourage young people to abstain from sexual activity. Personally, I think they are fighting a losing battle, but it is a battle that should be fought.

Anyway, the message on the billboard was: "Get in the Game, Choose to Abstain!"

With a number of modern euphamisms for sexual promiscuity revolving around "games," what are these people doing using that phrase? I really wish the people responsible for these things would move away from the "LIEK OMG VIRGINITIZ R TEH KEWL!" campaign.

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February 03, 2005

Hu's on First

The new Abbot & Costello routine

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