Saturday, February 28, 2009


“You see I’m not really a student, I’m rarely, if ever, profound. My ideas of knowledge and going to college are not, on the whole, very sound. But I’ve learned a lot at Virginia; And though I may never go far, I’ll never forget them or ever regret them: My week-ends at old Wahoo-Wah.” -from an old edition of the Corks & Curls (yes, I am still obsessed with UVA yearbooks).

Weekends in Missouri aren't too bad either (the True/False craziness continues here in Columbia...).
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Friday, February 27, 2009

When You Gotta Go...

"We're going to the ladies room first because Mommy can't go in the park - at least not discretely." -Lynn, who brought her dog to work, tells the little fellow their plan of action. Always something funny going on in the J-school ...
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Be Good. Do Good.

"Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these I reckon will give you a good life." -Abraham Lincoln
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hot Pants

Lauren's convo with Tom & Tim (little twin boys):

T&T: Why are you wearing funny pants?
Lo: These are running tights; I'm running.
T&T: You should paint a firebolt on them!
Lo: A firebolt?
T&T: Yeah, it might make you go faster.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


"I only text. I never answer my phone because talking makes my mouth tired." -some random girl walking out of the J-school. Good grief.
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Early Morning

"This is the earliest I've ever gotten up for a work out." -A substitute spinning instructor complains about his 8:15 a.m. class.  He pretty much lost all credibility after that came out of his mouth.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Beach Lovin'

Found this going through some old Tortola photos. Made me smile :)

Unfortunately Missouri is waaaaay too cold for any kind of shack. Sigh.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

In Good Taste

"There are a lot of things you can do legally that are tacky." -my Communications Law professor tells it like it is (after informing us that flag burning is legal).
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Too Much Going On

"In panic, time stops: past, present and future exist as a single overwhelming force. You then, perversely, want time to appear to run forwards because the 'future' is the only place you can see an escape from this intolerable overload of feeling. But at such moments time doesn't move. And if time isn't running, then all events that we think of as past or future are actually happening simultaneously. That is the really terrifying thing. And you are subsumed. You're buried, as beneath an avalanche, by the weight of simultaneous events." -Engleby, by Sebastian Faulks.

Kind of how I feel at the moment: consumed in exams, papers, interviews, stories, etc., etc., etc.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Daddy's Day

"Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what's in him and what's been given him. " -Laurence Rockefeller

Happy Birthday, Dad x
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Flashback to 1938

Found while browsing through the centennial issue of the Texas Posten.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Splish Splash

"This bathroom is boring." -5-year-old Tara notices the lack of toys in my tub.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

In Tune

"I forgot about the nursing home party... I promised I would appear with the accordion, ready to honk out Let Me Call You Sweetheart and other appropriate tunes. This usually leads to me being tied up for an unexpectedly long time. Although it would've been fun to crash your party with the accordion... " -Linda apologizes for missing Friday night's apartment bash.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009


"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.  An elephant's faithful 100 percent." -Dr. Seuss' Horton Hatches the Egg.

Happy Birthday to my favorite Elephant x

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

All You Need Is Love

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Word of the Day

"Paraskevidekatriaphobics — people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th." -read more here, and stay safe today!
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Triple Bogey

"Everyone thinks golfers are smart and rich ... but I'm stupid and poor." -awe, poor little golfer (but at least he's not stupid when it comes to golf, right?!).
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

True False

"When our work is over, we are in a position to enjoy all kinds of recreation for our spirits. There are various kinds of contests and sacrifices regularly throughout the year; in our own homes we find a beauty and a good taste which delight us every day and which drive away our cares. Then the greatness of our city brings it about that all the good things from all over the world flow in to us, so that to us it seems just as natural to enjoy foreign goods as our own local products." -Pericles' Funeral Oration (I don't remember where I came across this quote, but it makes me excited for Columbia's True/False Film Fest ... we're all signed up for our movies!).
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Monday, February 9, 2009

Boys Will Be Boys

"I feel weird telling a 22 year-old to get his hands out of his pants." -reflections on tutoring in the athletic department (is this a common habit for football players?).
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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Men's Daycare

As seen outside the pub in Oakham (does this mean there are quite a few disgruntled Rutland wives?!). Thanks to BL for the photo :)
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

My New Plates

Thoughts? Does anyone get this besides me?!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Maybe It's the Glasses?

"Your dad kind of looks like Rick Moranis." -Matt's observation after seeing a photograph of me and my dad, circa 1985. Reminds me of the time Dad (circa 2008) was compared to Michael Douglas. Can't decide which is funnier/more accurate...
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Biology Lesson

"Twisting and bending with my roommate's boyfriend on the kitchen table." -Kristy describes the process of transforming pipe cleaners into phylogenetic trees.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Different Strokes

"I'm learning there are different types of runners. Matt likes to run short and fast. Whitney likes to run long and slow. I like to run across the apartment." -Kristy demonstrates her gradual understanding/appreciation of the running world.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl Highlights

"Does my pen have write-ability?" -best line from last night's Super Bowl commercials. Very journalist-appropriate :)

Watch it here:

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Rocking Out

"I don't like for music to go off in the class, because that makes me want to dance . . . and you don't want to see that." -one professor shares her feelings about musical ringtones.
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