Friday, April 30, 2010

Master of Journalism

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." -e.e. cummings




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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thesis Defense Today

"The best defense is a good offense." -proverb.

Yikes.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Academic Angst

"That's not a nice thing to say in this building." -a history professor attending a thesis defense in the Journalism School offers a semi-apology after groaning about the lack of accurate reporting in newspaper articles.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Go Green

"I ate potato chips as a side when I could have had brussels sprouts!" -Matthew, genuinely upset that he forgot to eat our leftover brussels sprouts for lunch. I'm so proud :)
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Straight Talk

"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as if it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink." -George Orwell
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Race Results

And so it begins... but Dreur? Really?


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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Funky Feet


A few weeks ago, I could have won this. Now I just have disgusting calluses.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Opportunity

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." -Helen Keller
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Love that Beard

"Good grief!" -the reaction from the man sitting behind me at P&J's wedding when he saw Nate walk down the aisle.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mile Markers


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bike Skills 101

"If you bring your own bags to the grocery store, that doesn't mean you get to go to the front of the check-out line." -a PedNet instructor compares "green" shoppers to cyclists who might squeeze up to the front of a line of cars at a stoplight (instead of falling into line with the traffic at intersections).
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Living in Paradise

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." -Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wedding Bells

"Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with." -Charles Dickens

Congrats to Pat & Jenny on their marriage! Off to Les Bourgeois to celebrate this evening!
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Back in Action

"That's the super soccer-mom's car. When you want to leave the kids, you can drive really fast." -the guy at the service station (I had to take the Red Dragon in for a new battery). Wasn't really sure how to respond to that one.
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Academia

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

120 pages and counting...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Learning

"I never let schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain.

You've heard this one before, I'm sure, but it seems appropriate after all the thesis crap I've delt with recently. Less than a month left (hopefully)...
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Birthday Boy

Mizzou celebrates T.J.'s birthday yesterday. Amazing.

Believe it or not, his original tombstone (above) is on the MU quad.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tulips

"Earth laughs in flowers." -R.W. Emerson. Our front yard must think something is really funny.
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Ummmm

"Maybe the last week of April." -my thesis advisor recommends a thesis-defense date. Too bad the last week of April is 14 days away, and my thesis is about 14 years away from being finished.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Forward

Good luck to all running St. Louis today!
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Inspiration

"You don't have writer's block. You're trying to start writing before you've finished thinking." -Mary Kay dishes her writer's wisdom at yesterday's Missouri Association of Publications conference. Another good point from her talk: "Boring language is the worst enemy of good writing."
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Twain Talk




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Thursday, April 8, 2010

M-I-Z!

"Self-described as 'College Town USA,' Columbia is politically engaged, ranking fourth among the towns considered in terms of voter participation (71 percent). The University of Missouri, known as Mizzou, is the area’s largest employer with 12,000 full-time employees. It attracts scholars and professors from diverse fields, as one of the few schools with on-campus law, veterinary, and medical schools. Mizzou established the first school for journalism, which currently operates an NBC affiliate with the help of students. Another point of note: The campus contains the largest university research nuclear reactor in the country." -explanation of Mizzou's No. 12 ranking on the list of smartest college towns in America. Surprisingly placed one above good ole C-ville.

Check out the full list here.
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Classified

"I suffer from a genetic disorder: ACS, Attempting Comedy Syndrome." -Craig from Craigslist attempts to humor his audience at the Reynolds Journalism Institute yesterday.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Elections Today

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -John Quincy Adams


Columbians: Vote in the municipal elections today! Who will be the new mayor?

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Elves at Work


"It's easy to believe in magic when you're young. Anything you couldn't explain was magic then. It didn't matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible - elves probably more so." -Charles de Lint

Photos from my walk down Rollins on Sunday.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunny Sunday


"'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Got Lots of 'Em

"A host of golden daffodils; beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze." -William Wordsworth
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Well Done

"Whatever you do, do it with purpose; do it thoroughly, not superficially." -Lord Chesterfield
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

No Joke

"April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain." -T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land, 1922.

Whatever, April's bound to better than January, February or March.
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