Land of the Acme Packers

20 02 2008
Below is a few notes I took about Wisconsin while I was there last summer.  I intended to turn this into the actual post about the trip, but instead I wrote Pork Chop Sandwiches, Grenades, and “Special” Bartenders

White people everywhere…even working at the gas stations! And at the gas stations, you are allowed to pump THEN pay.

An entire state built around an NFL team.

The Packers unite the entire state of Wisconsin into one large block of white (Anglo) cheese.

“Tonight, after the Packers game.”

Beer is cheaper then bottled water at the Piggly Wiggly.

They still have Piggly Wiggly’s.

No really, give me your honest opinion…

20 02 2008

    I just got off the phone with one of my future (Today at 5pm, to be exact) student’s mother.  She was a sweet lady, and she spoke very highly of her son.  However, she felt it was necessary to “warn” me that her son is “So brilliant that he’s stupid.”

I know exactly what she means, as I often have students of that same nature.  But for a mother to admit something like that to a total stranger strikes me as somewhat odd.

I’m sure I would have come to the same conclusion anyway.

So where have I been lately?

Sitting right where I am now, only with a bit less spare time.

Damn you Warcraft III!

School is moving along somewhat quickly, too quick in fact.  Before I know it I’ll have 20 or so pages of writing to turn in, and finals, and all that other school related nonsense.
I decided yesterday to apply for the teaching credential program.  Well, I decided years ago to do it, but I actually made the effort to obtain the application yesterday.

Little did I know that the deadline is April 1st.  Not a big deal, as thats over a month away.  However, I need to get some letters of recommendation, get myself fingerprinted (Live Scan, for those of you in the know), get a TB skin test, make sure my immunizations are up to date, have two separate interviews with different people, somehow get copies of my transcripts from Scottsdale Community College from 1998-1999, write a page or two essay about why I want to teach (as well as other bullet points that need to be covered), attend an hour and a half orientation class, and acquire a manila envelope for my fourteen page application and all the above mentioned documents.

What’s weird is that I had to do less to enlist in the Navy.  Although getting out was a pretty similar process to what I just mentioned.  I think that’s why people stay in the military for more then four years.  They must be either to dumb, busy, or impatient to finish the exiting process.

When will that “dust repellent paper” come out?

3 02 2008

I’m not thinking so much about paper though, but computer covers.

I remember when I (my parents) got my first computer in 1998. It was a huge investment ($2,500 at Best Buy!), it was top of the line (for about a month or so), and it was good looking (for the time). With the computer, they purchased some “dust covers” that were supposed to go over it.

It was three pieces, and each was made of some heavy, translucent plastic. There was a cover for the monitor, one for the keyboard, and one for the actual CPU. I guess the idea was to put the cover over the components when I wasn’t using it, because on the packaging it had a strict warning NOT to keep the covers on when in use.

Kind of like the warnings on those sun shades for car windshields that say “DO NOT OPERATE VEHICLE WHEN SHADE IS IN PLACE.

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I f***ing knew it!

1 02 2008

For years now (at least 10) I have suspected that there is something rather “unnatural” about blue eyes.  At last, years of me not doing anything about it has yielded evidence to suggest I am right.