Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

"One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place." -Emily Dickinson
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Friday, October 30, 2009

BRR 2009

The Monster Bash from Off Track Events on Vimeo.



Riding to Rocheport tomorrow!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hitting the Streets


“I don’t think I would let my 8-year-old run New York City alone.” -Former Columbian Wesley Paul, who completed the NYC marathon when he was an 8-year-old. See the complete NYT article here.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pre-Halloween

"Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world." -Linus, in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Words and Words

"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." -Thomas Mann. Starting to believe this is true as the deadline for my thesis prospectus quickly approaches.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Religion Flowchart


I'm right where I should be. Amazing.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday Night

"Whoooo! Going to buy some porn! Yeah!" -some random guy yelling out his car window - through a megaphone - near the Olde Un Theatre. Columbia gets a little crazy on game days - whether or not you're a football fan.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Don't Mess With

"Change comes whether you want it or not. The question is whether it owns you or you own it." -Evan Smith, former EIC of Texas Monthly, who spoke to the Magazine Staff class yesterday.

Later in his lecture: "The thing that Texans hate more than anything else is ... not executing people. (pause) That joke is funny in all other 49 states. The thing Texans hate more than anything else is having Texas explained to them."
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Race Across the Sky



"You're lining up with everybody; it's just not an elite race of the best bike racers in the world." -Dave Wiens, six-time winner of the Leadville 100. Check out the film :)
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Peter Cottontail

"Does your rabbit like ice cream?" -A Sparky's scooper questions a girl accompanied by a black and white bunny on a leash.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Competition

"If there's one thing that a makes a guy work, it's hearing footsteps ... and I'm hearing a lot of them, and most of them are from you all." -photojournalist Bill Eppridge addresses Mizzou students at yesterday's Missouri Honor Medalist lecture.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coop de Ville

"I confess I love littleness almost in all things. A little convenient estate, a little cheerful house, a little company, and a very little feast; and, if I were to fall in love again (which is a great passion, and therefore, I hope, I have done with it), it would be, I think, with prettiness, rather than with majestical beauty." -Abraham Cowley, Of Greatness

Thought this was appropriate after staying in a little Chicken Coop over the weekend :)


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Family Reunion

"Your mom called; she says she'll meet you here on Sunday." -awesome church sign near Osage Beach (sorry I didn't stop for a photo).
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Road Trip

"Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that's even newer. I don't even like old cars. I mean they don't even interest me. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake." -J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

Headed back to Columbia today. In the car. Ugg.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Southern Mo.


"Missouri has the reflexes of its own celebrated mules; this is a state with a kick." -John Gunther, Inside U.S.A.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Fall is Here


"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many." -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Off to Carthage, Mo. for the Maple Leaf Festival :)

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

On the Way to Rocheport

Posted in the A-Frame bathroom...


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Better Late Than Never

(she was pretty funny when she took off her pants during our bike ride, but you kind of had to be there...)
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lincoln, Neb.



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Monday, October 12, 2009

Cluck Cluck Cluck

"What's the best way to hold the chicken?" -common concern amongst our relay team at the Market to Market relay from Omaha to Lincoln (the chicken was our "baton"). By the neck turned out to be the best tactic.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

On the Road Again

"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." -Seneca. Headed back to CoMo today after good times in Alabama and Nebraska.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nebraska

Running from Omaha to Lincoln today (with seven others from the Columbia Track Club for the Market to Market Relay).
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Punctuation

"When you're reading a sentence, when you have to take a breath, that's when you slap in a comma." -advice from a speaker at last night's AJHA reception.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hey Porter

"I'll take this to my home. Maybe there's something I can wear." -response from the tiny Indian porter who stored my luggage while I waited for my hotel room to be ready. Unfortunately for him, I don't think he was the dress-wearing type.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Heart of Dixie

"There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind." -Prologue, Gone With The Wind

Headed to Birmingham, Al. today for the AJHA Conference.


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vocab Lesson

"The churches down here either have a good sense of humor or no clue." -Kristy's assessment of religion in Mississippi (accompanied by this photo).


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Monday, October 5, 2009

Rocking the Rainbow

"Like a fine pair of jeans, iPod nano colors may vary and change over time." -the fine print on the box of my new iPod. Odd.
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pumpkin Perch

I wonder if pumpkins were larger in Thoreau's time? I would most definitely crush a pumpkin if I sat on one. Pumpkin Ale sounds pretty good, though. :)
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Credibility

"Fact checking is life." -a Vox editor's note under the "What I Learned" section of her portfolio. It's true.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

The Feminist Fight?

"I always felt that the girls in a family should get a little more than the boys even though all are equally loved. They need a little cushion to fall back on. Women can stand on the Empire State Building and scream to the heavens that they are equal to men and liberated, but until they have the same anatomy, it's a lie. It's more of a man's world today than ever. Men can eat their cake in unlimited bakeries." -A thought from Maureen Dowd's mother (published in the NYT). Hmm.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

October

"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." -Nathaniel Hawthorne
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