Archive for August 29th, 2005

Ugh x 2

Monday, August 29th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 4 Comments

We just had a brief summer shower and it has resulted in two dramatic changes on campus.

1) It is now so hot out there that I literally burst into sweat the second I walked out the door – and if you’ve never seen me, I’m a fairly lightweight individual who is not prone to instant and profuse sweat.

2) The previously obnoxious smell of bird shit on campus has become completely overwhelming and incapacitating. In all the years I’ve been on campus, I don’t think the bird shit has ever been quite this bad. It really is horrendous and quite a negative impression to give to new and prospective students. Who wants to go to a school that is covered in and smells so much like bird shit.

Welcome to good ol’ bird shitty UNT. Where are colors are Green and White, with that little black spot in the middle.

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Monday, August 29th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 1 Comment

Posted by: peloquin3 on Buzznet

Students will lock their bikes to any damn thing
Be careful not to stand in one place too long, you might get a bike attatched to your thigh.

If you look closely, you can see there are more bikes attatched to anything other than a bike rack. You know, there are bike racks on campus.

It is now 9:26 and the news for the hour is:

Monday, August 29th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 2 Comments

It takes a lot longer to install Windows XP on Virtual PC than on a real PC.

That is all.

Don’t believe the hype

Monday, August 29th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 1 Comment

By the way, the “No Gas” Buycott is coming again, and as usual, it will be a big waste of time. Don’t fall for the foolishness. People think by not buying gas one day out of the year, it will make the oil companies realize we don’t need them. It stupid because the people who actually try to support this boycott are just filling up one day earlier or one day later. The oil companies are going to see the same proffit for the week/month/quarter as they would normally. No harm no foul.

More details here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/nogas.asp

If you really want to make a difference – carpool, ride the bus, ride a bike, walk to work, don’t go anywhere. Not buying gas for one day ain’t gonna do jack!

Welcome back students!

Monday, August 29th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 6 Comments

Now get out of my hallways, my parking lots and off my roads!

Okay, I’m just kidding… mostly. The arrival of students back on campus marks the beginning of the realy work year. Sure, unlike faculty, us staff are here all year long, but the summer is a distinct lull for us. When the faculty comes back, its a warning that the lull is almost over. Then there’s the fateful Monday when all the students come back and we really do get back to work. Its less dramatic for me this year since I’m no longer in charge of the lab (and from what I hear, Steve got the lab mostly set up this weekend).

So now I’m kind of hiding in the office, trying to figure out what is next on my list of priorities that involves going out into student traffic the least. I really want to take a couple macs over to Oak Street, but I kind of need my car to bring their predecesors back. I’ll have to wait until after the first to go get them.

Other than work and WoW, I’ve started my gears grinding on NaNoWriMo. I need a plot. I have a couple I could use, but I don’t feel completely comfortable with them. I put a note on our dry erease board for Heather that says “NaNoWriMo Blurb.” I told her to write some plot blurbs (like you would see on the back of a dvd or book) and if one seems to sprout into an idea, I’ll write about it. She hasn’t done any yet, but then again she never told me “What Food Am I?” either.

Oh, and keevs, you deserved the compliment, but I didn’t mean anything creepy by it. You just looked good and I felt like telling you. My wife thought it was wierd, so I just wanted to clarify.

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