Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well here's another off topic blog, but I'm just so excited for this that I just need to let it out. Thanksgiving is just a measly twenty-nine days away, and for us educated people, Thanksgiving break is even sooner, a mere twenty-five days away. Now to some of you, this may still seem rather long, but let me make it more understandable- we have three weeks until Thanksgiving break. After Thanksgiving break, we have three more weeks (well maybe closer to four) until Christmas break. Now that seems feasible! For those of you who don’t remember waiting for this most wonderful time of the year, only so because there’s no school, let me give you a refresher course: 1) school gets really boring and kind of hard after about the third week so your pretty much counting down from there. 2) When in school, you have little memory of what is often called “free time”. 3) If you don’t count down until your holiday breaks, you get bored, and you feel like you’re going to die if school doesn’t end anytime soon.
Because I’m in such a holiday spirit, I wrote you a poem, one I know you’ll love once you hear it.
(Just kidding its actually pretty bad I just felt like rhyming)
Of course there are the Scrooges that still say bah-humbug,
and grandma still tries for that big’ol bear hug
There are aunts and some uncles with cousins galore
That gallop and wrestle all over the floor
But the stories of old
The ones that have always been told
Still make us believe that the holiday spirit
Makes us always want to hear it
That Thanksgiving and Christmas
Will always want to wish us
Special time with our loved ones
And still some not so much
Weather they live in a shoe
Or live in a hutch.
Anyway, that’s that, just a little tid-bit of some facts about Thanksgiving/Christmas break
Sunday, October 25, 2009
IOWA.... The Iowa-Michigan state game last night was quite the cardio exercise for some people. When it looked like all was lost for the Hawkeyes perfect record in the fourth quarter, the Hawkeye spirit prevailed. Hawks scored a last minute touchdown the end the game 15 -13. At the end of the game I almost felt sorry for MSU. Being a Hawkeye fan, my heart was pounding in those last few seconds when it looked like we would lose, but the relief that flooded me when we won...? that was spectacular. As the camera roved over the MSU fans, to see their face, it was pretty close to heart breaking. They looked like they didn't even know what had hit them. It was practically for sure that they were going to win and when the hawks just slid one in there, they were totally bereft. Maybe it was because what they were experiencing was exactly what we Hawkeye fans were just going through that I was able to sympathize with them. I felt really sorry that they were just so… lost. . When the camera stayed on a young man for five minutes it just showed him standing there, his hands on his head, totally shocked that they had lost. I almost felt really, really sorry for him. But I didn’t. I with held. I was ecstatic that our team was now eight and O, on its way to a bowl, hopefully the Rose Bowl. I really don’t know what more to say. I am overjoyed. Ricki Stanzi totally just let it rip last night. Although it seemed like he hadn’t contributed that much, In the end he found just the right opportunity to bring it home. If I was a Hawkeye football player right now, I don’t have a clue about what I would be thinking right now, all I’d know was that we had won… something like OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH….. just playing over and over again in my head.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Overall I think the nook has a much more sleek design than the Kindle and it can connect to Wi-Fi in the Barnes and Noble store where you can read any e-book for free, just like you could if you were looking at a real book. It takes seconds to download any book and they are relatively cheap- much cheaper than a printed book. The nook’s tag price is also cheaper than the Kindle, not much but it is cheaper. Amazon’s Kindle is currently selling at $279, while the nook is going for about $259. Over all I think the nook® has its advantages over the Kindle®, but the Kindler® also has some features that put the nook® to shame.
Music in America really is a great thing. As a nation we all enjoy listening to music- country or rock, pop or screamo, oldies or techno, we all have our preferences. Music is a great unifier. Something that allows us to express ourselves as individuals, yet connect with each other as a whole. We idolize music artists. We stand in line for them to sign our heads, or pay hundreds of dollars to get standing room at one of their concerts. We have some of the best music schools in the world and orchestras and artists to match. Some of the most universally renowned musicians come from America. Maybe it’s not all a good thing (think Brittany Spears) but everybody does know who she is. Or Michael Jackson, all over the world his albums are some of the most popular ever for his creative lyrics and sound effects.
Music is probably also one of our greatest downfalls. Teachers can’t keep kids from using them in class and kids often have them blaring loud enough to blow out their eardrums in three uses. i-pods are one of the most commonly stolen items in schools and locker rooms. As a nation we adore music. We have songs about our country and songs about religion. We have songs to represent ourselves individually and as a unit. Music is America.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
- unusual tiredness,
- runny nose,
- sore throat,
- shortness of breath or cough,
- loss of appetite,
- aching muscles,
- diarrhoea or vomiting.
Friday, October 9, 2009
"I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results."
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Don't get me wrong, I think its important that people regulate the government and keep track of whats going on. Its also important that they question decisions that they make, but its just as important to remember we are not the final authority on the subject.