Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Boc boc boc

The "cougars" next door are imitating angry poultry today. No lie.

Monday, July 18, 2005

From the annals of pet supply retail

Some favorite quotes from the pet food store:

"Is tuna a fish or a shellfish?"

"What are all these toys? Are they for dogs or for kids?"

And today's favorite:

Disdainfully: "I'm not coming back here. It's too hot and it's making me want to vomit." (Thanks've been in here for 10 minutes, and I've been here for 5 hours...)

Friday, July 15, 2005

Bus poem

So a friend of a friend (not Edward Applebee) had a poem accepted to this year's round of bus poetry. Since I've become a somewhat faithful bus rider, I've been looking for it.

A few days ago, I noticed a really swell poem. I liked it so much I dug out a pen and paper to jot it down. Then I noticed it was by this very friend of a friend! Here it'll like it...thanks Joe.

Conversations with my heart
by Joe Walker

hey bullet dodger
swooning cliff diver
genius in a jumpsuit
Your chute's on backwards.

Let's disassemble
this lantern
toss out the pieces
hold the lighted wick

Let's work on this poem together
every day
risen and steady
like it has no end

Saturday, July 9, 2005

The secret to studying

It's way easier to study when I can draw pictures.

Wednesday, July 6, 2005


I have free afternoon today to study, and I'm not getting much done as the kids next door sound like a pack of cougars. Loud cougars. Every time they exclaim, I jump out of my seat thinking that a baby giraffe or gazelle has just met its maker. I can't figure out what they're doing over there that would warrant such vocal strains. I've gotta put on some Led Zepplin or Brahms or something and drown them out. I don't think that mellow J. Ralph study music is gonna overpower these guys.

Monday, July 4, 2005


Got results back from my first test: 4.0 or 102% (100% + 1 bonus question)!!!!!!!!

This is a good sign as I just registered for my physiology class this fall which I also need to ace.
Note: I had to come back to this post to say that I don't plan on often touting my school accomplishments, as it was seriously annoying when people used to do this in...well, a long time ago. That said, I fear that if I actually publish the previous disclaimer, then it will jinx future grades, and I will never have a reason to write a hooorah post. Thankfully, these two statements cancel themselves out, and I'd say my chances for good grades are okay once again. I could keep going, but I won't.