Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Great minds...

To be honest, I'm not sure how many choices there were, but I'd like to think this test was entirely accurate...

Sunday, February 20, 2005

How I miss you

Ah, academe! Why did I think I could ever leave you? That rush when you find something with a kernel of truth in it... or (more often for me) when you recognize that someone else has been sharing your thoughts and so perfectly published them. Anyways, for my own good, here's a link to Lakoff's site so I can be reminded of all the fun books I need to read...

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The problem with newspapers

Here's a scary little story for anyone who has ever considered Teach for America. Sometimes those Onion articles are so interesting--Why don't more newspapers follow their lead and develop these intriguing storylines? I never see any of the Onion's articles picked up by the Associated Press...

But seriously, can I still call this a blog if all I ever do is link to newspaper websites? I'm not sure...

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

For the love of chocolate

And on a lighter note, here's one of the sole articles that I've written for the new job that is NOT about cars or real estate (Yep, sometimes they let me off the leash). For the love of chocolate is a lower-calorie way to enjoy the treat, in case you didn't get enough from V-Day.

Keeping up with the ol' beat

News on the homefront on the casino plans: The Karuk tribe's casino plan is out, the Alturas Rancheria (who? you know, Brazie's property) is in... Interesting, interesting... There is a story developping here...

The Siskiyou Daily News has, of course, been keeping track of things. Here are their stories chronologically:
Karuk tribe fires attorney
Town Hall meeting planned
Casino to bring jobs
Citizens voice concerns

Friday, February 11, 2005

Ode to Valentine's

So, every year I write some sort of half-attempted ode to V-day, because I really have had some spectacular Valentine's days. I realized recently that I spent every year in college single on this silly day devoted to romantic love. And you know what? Every one of them was memorable.

There was the year that I broke up with boy a little too late, and while I was without an official Valentine, I still received flowers. That was fun.
Then there was the "Surprise! I'm gay!" Valentine's Day. Hmmm, that's probably about when he officially got crossed off the list.
There was the anti-romance Valentine's movie night, where I was scarred for life. There really is too much sex on television.
Then there was my favorite--the year of the random-act-of-kindness roses. Everyone on Mill Avenue was strolling along with dozens of roses, handed out by strangers (and looking strangely like a car commercial).

Anyways, since I think my fav V-Days have all been while I was single (sorry love), I wanted to write an article this week about being single on Valentine's Day. It fell through (I wrote about chocolate instead), but not before I found this kinda nifty site, International QuirkyAlone Day. Motto: "It's not anti-Valentine's Day. It just happens to fall on the same day."

Finally, a Feb. 14 tradition that I can really get behind.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Twins, only not

Hey, is this what Mr. Matts was talking about when he said his brother and he were "twins only not"?

Is it just a little too freaky that I remember that story?

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