Archive for February, 2011

February 14, 2011

Hearts Taste Like Antacid Pills


Heart of shells found at Clearwater Beach in FL. Framed by sunset.

Valentine’s Day is a big deal around here. Well, to be honest, it is a big deal everywhere. The average American spends $100 on Valentine’s Day. That lucky Benjamin will cover a dinner out, a few flowers, and maybe some chocolates. According to MSNBC, America is expected to spend $13.7 billion. For those of you who face statistic ennui, that’s 13,700,000,000 dollars.

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February 7, 2011

Modern Modularity

The roads still wet after the rain stopped in the morning (conveniently directly after I got back from class).

This morning, I woke to the winning combination of rain/snow/sleet. And unlike other mornings of this semester, I could not just snuggle deeper into my cotton candy combo of pink duvet and blue sheets. No, today was when it all begins.

Today was the first day of modules. Forget classes, or courses, or even lectures; modules are the wave of future. Every time I see that word, I suddenly picture myself saying, “More tea with your modules?” in a British accent.

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February 3, 2011

Good morning, Land o’ the Scots

If the Scotch knew enough to go in when it rained, they would never get any outdoor exercise. – Simeon Ford