Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

"Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world." -Shakespeare

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obamamania

"You get to see the One? I just hope you keep yourself hydrated and fed ... many a young lady (and possibly even some men) have been known to pass out in the presence of Obama." -My favorite Republican dishes out advice in preparation for Obama's visit to Columbia tonight ... thanks, Drea :)

Check out my story on the presidential election in Missourah here.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Gayborhood

"I live in a gay neighborhood, so the standards are higher here." -a Washington R Street resident explains why he's more fashion conscious than a typical straight guy...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Save The Date

"I may need to get married this weekend. Just a heads up. This school STILL has not gotten back to me about ABC ... I need health insurance and they're ignoring me ... So I may need to marry so I can have health insurance in 2009." -my lovely neighbor, forced into marriage by our often unresponsive journalism school. Now, if she can only find an insured man between now and Saturday ...
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Monday, October 27, 2008

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A

"Whatcha gonna do when a feller gets flirty and starts to talk purty...Whatcha gonna do? S'pposin' that he says that your lips are like cherrys, or roses, or berries... Whatcha gonna do? S'pposin' that he says that yer sweeter than cream and he's gotta have cream or die?"


Finally finished watching Oklahoma last night (after having the theme song stuck in my head since Mizzou played the Cowboys several weeks ago...). What a classic.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

MCM 2008

"Running is the perfect fit for a lot of regular, everyday people. And the marathon is the perfect goal, because it requires so much thought and preparation." -Super-speedy runner Alisa Harvey, as quoted in yesterday's Washington Post. Good luck to all those running the Marine Corps Marathon this morning! Wish I was there, too.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Momento

"With good friends on my checklist, and love on my lips, and no hate to harbor for a bunch of fools I'll never meet." -Public Property show at Mojo's last night. Awesome.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Homecoming Mizzou Style

Apparently it's a week-long, town-wide event. Go Tigers!

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Farm Use

As seen outside the Mizzou Ag School. Love it.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal?!

Wall decor at Hot Box Cookies (kinda like the Coldstone of the cookie world. Absolutely scrumptious...especially if you're a Cookie Monster ;) ).
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Monday, October 20, 2008

A 1907 Love Letter

"Are you married or unmarried?  If you are unmarried, you can have a good home with me.  My wife died last year and I want another wife. If you can come to me I will send you a ticket and travel money for the spring when it will be good weather.  You must wonder who I am.  My name is Einar, who worked for Adolf Johanson, and you were my first girl-friend." -part of a letter from a Swedish immigrant to a woman in his home country.  Poor guy, he sounds desperate.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Secret World


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Friday, October 17, 2008

Writer's Block

"I've never done TV because I have a face made for radio." -a professor, who then proceeded to Google his name plus "handsome," which returned 14 results. His response: "Not bad for an ugly guy like me." Too bad I actually think he's kinda cute.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Yes I Can

I figure I'm allowed to use Starbucks cup quotes - after all, I do buy their coffee (at least) twice a day.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Reading Days

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us." -Franz Kafka
Currently housing a small arsenal, thanks to my Mass Media literature review on the Swedish Immigrant Press in America. Hmm, could be dangerous.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

You Betcha


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Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall is Here

"October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band."
~George Cooper, October's Party
Missing autumn in Virginia :(

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Straight from the Crystal Ball

"He told me to congratulate you on your admission to the masters in journalism program at Missouri-Columbia. That's just a fantastic school for journalism - and it's no easy task to be accepted. You are to be applauded." -email from the Director of Communications at UVA's Center for Politics, in response to my email asking Professor Larry Sabato which way Missouri will swing in the upcoming election. Loving the UVA love :)
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Groh's Gotta Go

Click here for the rest of the silliness.

UVA v East Carolina today. Mizzou v Oklahoma State.
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Armed & Ready

"He took me back to his room and showed me how to kill someone." -a prof recalls undergraduate life lessons with an ex-military Swedish exchange student (just one of many random moments in that class).

Photo: Swedish guard, Stockholm.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Milk The Cow

"The academic cows have to be milked. Where are the academic cows? They're in the library and in the databases. You're academic farmers." -perhaps my favorite grad school advice yet. Thank you, Mass Media Seminar.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Where No Man Has Gone Before

"It's spelled Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy). All Vulcan names have 5 letters and start with S and end in K ... how's that for Star Trek trivia knowledge?" -recent message from my Padre, in response to my misspelling of Spock in an email. What a nerd!!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pearly Whites

"You can only get to a certain level without straight white teeth." -a professor sums up the class's feelings about American smiles.
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Monday, October 6, 2008

A Runner's World

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running." -did lots of running yesterday at Wilson's Half Marathon Challenge. I even received a coaster (?!) for placing third in my age group. Results here.
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Meat Matters




Some of the more memorable BBQ stands at the Roots 'n Blues Festival.
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Beer Mile

"In the vast world of extreme sports, there exists a sub-culture at its heart best known as 'digestive athletics.' The most famous, glorified, respected, and celebrated of all the events of this underworld is the Beer Mile." -Beermile.com (I was a spectator of this fine event...definitely a wild time. Results here).
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Sweet Sounds

Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival today and tomorrow. Check out my preview article here.


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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Size Matters?

Most random email from my mother: "Interesting fact for the day: We have always thought that Sal's tail was unusually long - we confirmed it last night - Sal's tail is 15" long and Mr. Lewis's tail is only 12" long - how long is Winkley's???"

Unfortunately Wink wouldn't sit still long enough for me to measure her tail. I'm thinking 10" though. Any other cat owners out there care to participate in this o-so-scientific study?!
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008