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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10:36AM - Until there's a folklorist song...



Saturday, September 12, 2009

1:55PM - Question to the room

I promise a real update is coming at some point, but for the moment I need some suggestions.   Apparently folklorists in Indiana love potlucks (who doesn't?) and I have a third one on Tuesday.  Need suggestions for what to bring.  I have the following restrictions though:
Must be vegetarian
Must be fairly inexpensive
Must be easy to transport by bus (best if it doesn't need to be hot to taste good)
I brought my normally popular French potato salad to the first potluck and no one ate it
Would prefer something on the easy side
Must be delicious

Thoughts people?  I'm running out of ideas.

Friday, August 14, 2009

10:45PM - Quick check in

Just popping in briefly to let you all know that I am alive.  I'm currently on stage 3 of an overly complicated 4 stage move.  My computer access/time for blogging has been limited the last month or so and yesterday we were without power.  Fun times.  Tomorrow we load the truck and hit the road Sunday.  I'm not happy at all to be leaving, but a little excited to get settled in to my place there and definitely excited to go back to being in school rather than teaching school.

There are so many of you I didn't get to see before leaving I will be back at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  There will be many festivities then.  In the meantime, I'll be better about being online and all. 

Thursday, July 2, 2009

10:30PM - Aw Man!!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

1:51PM - Book Meme

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

12:14PM - Fujimori convicted

Having already been convicted of corruption Alberto Fujimori has been convicted of human rights abuses and sentenced to 30 years in prison.  He becomes the first democratically elected president to have this distinction. 

He's a strange little man.  In the midst of the 2000 election debaucle (Peru's not ours) the US Embassador went to meet with him about major concerns (ie blatant election fraud) and he was telling jokes he found about himself on the internet.  I think he still believes that Peru needs him and maybe that's what makes him so insidious.  And truth be told, on an economic level he did great things for Peru.  I guess it depends on whether economic growth is worth living in a world where the police can pull college students out of their dorms and have them never seen again.  

Even stranger, although 64% of Peruvians think he was guilty of human rights abuses, 2/3 of the country thinks he was a good leader. 

Strange and yet, there's truth to that.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

6:51PM - You know you're in an awesome discipline...

When you get an email titled "Highlander Job Opening"  And it's not spam.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

11:27AM - Broccoli recipes?

So I have a whole bunch of broccoli and have had a bunch for a while now (long story).  Fortunately, I like broccoli a lot, but I'm kinda out of things to do with it.  I've been steaming or roasting it as a side dish with everything, which is great, but getting a little boring.  My go to standby is stirfry which I'll probably do next week, but do any of you all have brilliant suggestions?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

3:47PM - This year may suck, but friends are awesome

So I would be remiss today if I did not say

Happy birthday admarian</span>[Unknown LJ tag]

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

9:23PM - In happier news though

One of my students (from Peru) came to class with a bag.  He told me he'd brought in an ancient drink of the Incas.  Fearful he'd brought in chicha I smiled weakly.  Nope.

It was Inka Kola!

Yeah, I'm the only prof who would get excited by getting that from a student, and it's not like I can't buy it at Wegmann's, it's the thought.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

12:00AM - I'll stop with the meming I promise

But this was too funny not to post. And a good reminder I aught to update my profile...

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Mareska sent to me...
Twelve shiningchilds drumming
Eleven prettyprincessbs piping
Ten msflibbles a-leaping
Nine ragnarok42007s dancing
Eight mel21clcs a-milking
Seven stonethrows a-swimming
Six rspaulettes a-laying
Five co-o-o-osmobs
Four telenovelas
Three cats
Two tin whistles
...and a contortionism in a firefly.
Get your own Twelve Days:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

10:15PM - Annual Memage

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In January I helped a_muse_amused see the light (8 points). In March shiningchild and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points). In August I gave rspaulette a wet willie, then I took it back (-5 points). Last Tuesday I pulled dansr's hair (-5 points). In October I gave addergirl a Dutch Oven (-10 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-1 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!

Sincerely,
Mareska

Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:


Is Dutch Oven a euphemism or does this meme not like to cook as much as I do. Why did I lose points for that?

11:26AM - I guess looking like Sophie Marceau

Just about makes up for being in a movie with Denise Richards.

Your evil

Monday, November 24, 2008

10:41PM - The Saga Begins

Cut and paste this into "write a note".

1. Put your iPod (itunes) on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag 10 friends who might enjoy doing this as well as the person you got this from.


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Friday, November 14, 2008

6:20PM - Would you like my kidneys as well?

Because application fees, transcripts, etc don't cost enough money, did you know that ETS charges $20 for each copy of your GRE scores?

Yup.  Twenty dollars to print a one page document and mail it. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

7:40PM - Memes!

My astrology sign never seems to fit me, but this actually does somewhat...



What Your Height Says About You



You are powerful, brilliant, and a bit of a rebel.

You are an idealist, and you will work hard for a better world.



It's hard for other people to keep up with you - both mentally and physically.

And you're so independent, you actually prefer to go it alone.



You are about as tall as the average Italian man.

What Does Your Height Say About You?


And from several others:

If you saw ME in a police car, what would you think I got arrested for?

Answer me, then if you want, post to your own journal and see how many crimes you get accused of.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

5:08PM - Call my MacGyver

I just repaired my flash drive with a rubber band.  Not sure it's gonna last, but it lasted long enough for me to copy all the files on it to my PC (the important ones already were, I know my purse is a dangerous place to live) so I don't care all that much at this point.

In other news, does anyone, and by anyone I mostly mean stentoriansista know why there's an oversized sarcophagus at the base of one of the stairwells in Robinson?

Monday, October 13, 2008

11:56PM

A cat that's afraid of the litter box is really funny.  Sometimes causes problems, but is really, really funny.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

10:18PM - Just for addy

Taken from thatliardiego

As evidenced by Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.

Go forth, and edumacate!


Eldred v. Ashcroft. Unsuccessfully challenged the Copywright Term Extension Act. Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion, Breyer and Stevens both wrote dissenting opinions but I'm not sure which was the official one. I'd say more, but I'd get it wrong and admarian would beat me.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

1:12PM - Breaking news

hulkingmanchild didn't break this story this year, so I feel it's my duty to step in.

Grocery stores now have in season candy corn.

Like many of you, I'm in denial about the proximity of October, but this is the one upside.

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