Monday, December 31, 2007


Man, I look goofy. But the point is: you need to go skydiving. As soon as possible.

Monday, December 17, 2007

how do you say this word?

Two of my roommates just burst into my room to ask me to settle a dispute. The first said: "How do you say this word?" and wrote down "both" on a scrap of paper. That's right, that was the big argument. Is it pronounced "both" as in rhyming with oath, or with a slight l sound, like "bolth"?

And keep in mind, this is after midnight on the night before finals officially begin.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Star Spangled Funky Banner

I was just talking with someone today about Jimi Hendrix's great rendition of our national anthem, and I was reminded of this version too:

Marvin Gaye at the 1984 NBA All-Star Game.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Have a cow

So maybe you've memorized every word available at and you're bored of staying at level 50 vocab all day long. Well, the good news is that there's another way to help feed the world's poor. Feminist Mormon Housewives has set up a team of Mormon blogs (appropriately named Team Bloggernacle) to raise money for Heifer International, a charity organization that purchases animals for poor people in third world countries, trains them on how to get the most out of them, and requires the beneficiary to pass on the wealth. As the wikipedia article explains:
Heifer International works to ensure that the gift of each animal will eventually help an entire community to become self-sustaining. Animals such as goats, water buffalo and camels are "seven M" animals: they provide meat, milk, muscle, manure, money, materials and motivation. Once its immediate needs have been met, a family is free to sell any excess at market. Heifer International provides a breeding animal along with the gift animal so that it can produce offspring. Participating families are required to "pass on the gift", that is: they must give at least one of the female offspring to a neighbor who has undergone Heifer's training. In time, that neighbor will pass along one of the offspring of its animal, and so on.

So go on, give what you can, it's for a good cause. Check out the Team Bloggernacle website and click on the "General Team Donation" tab at the top to donate.

Put Down the Ducky


Who's your favorite character? Mine is probably the lady with the scarf, or Pete Seeger.