Friday April 29, 2005

it’s official: i’m staying in chi-town this summer.

the job i want (working as an inclusion counselor with a special needs camper) has really worked out, like:
     it is either in skokie or lincolnwood (much closer than des plaines as orginally thought)
     i can work up to 40 hours a week.
     i can take classes at north park.

if you are staying in chicago, please let me know so that we can be friends.
we can do fun things, like:
     cubs games
     chicago festivals
     horseshoes in the park
     movies in the park
     long walks by the beach.

i have a lot of things to do, like:
     real analysis take-home exam
     real analysis in class exam
     laundry
     finish up a research paper on augustine
     learn a semester of stats
     ace a stats final
     live the good life.

i have eaten a lot of great food in the past few days, like:
     my 92nd hot dog.
     6 words: free all you can eat buffet.  to say i was a glutton would be an understatement.
     late night pancakes
     left over korean food
     fika treats (later today)
     shamrock shakes

i want to be doing many other things besides sitting in stats, like:
     working on a crossword
     eating something
     flying a kite
     napping somewhere
     getting a back massage
     climbing a mountain in colorado

i wish i was seeing some cool people, like:
     nick bruckner
     tim murakami
     jim meyer
     my parents
     david g. horner
     you.

Wednesday April 27, 2005

on ode to the week before finals week:
(a poetic journey of the mind)

ode to this, week before finals week.
so it comes to your time of year.
and though you cause us lack of sleep
it is not you we truly fear.

we are all preparing for our finals;
tests and papers
group projects (like pig head capers)

armed with mountain dews and coffees
we storm your walls
and, unless our professors are softies,
eventually our studying stalls.

the code red is out;
the sun is shining
skies are blue (frisbees are flying)

we long for the out of doors
but are stuck in burghatory
continuing our own assault on
the week before finals week, purgatory.

we hit a wall, we reach that point
there goes our grade point.

summer is almost here
the weather is beginning to heat,
it is about that time,
to eat more encased meats.

in conclusion:
drink more code red (or shamrock shakes(!))
play more minesweeper.
don’t let finals make you hate learning.

Wednesday April 20, 2005

star log 4202005413

top ten reason i could marry jenny williams:

1) compatible food interests.
2) similar volleyball skill level.
3) double date oppurtunities with megan and scott.
4) she is already my friend; thus, she tolerates my prescence.
5) worldviews compatible.
6) we practically already share an apartment.
7) she is a history major; thus, she knows history teachers.
8) already familiar with many of my quirks.
9) covenant camping experience.
10) i leave the tenth reason for the xanga community to decide.
or to start a list why we should never marry.

in other news, the hot dog count has improved to 87 yesterday, and looks to increase my 2 more tomorrow.  if i am going to reach the century mark before school is out, i had better kick it into a higher gear.

im dodgeball is in full swing, though my rigorous academic schedule prevented me from joining a team this year, i watched a bit on monday.  i would have to say my favorite moment was watching adam johnson hit erik anderson in the crotch with a dodgeball.  thus, adam johnson is elevated to ‘man of the week’ on my xanga.  be sure to let him know the tremendous honor that i have bestowed on him.

i am still doing a lot of homework.  so much that i really should not be updating my xanga.  but hey, everyone says that, and library work is not condusive to deep intellectual thought.

the library has new book scanner things, and i do not like the change.

i’m glad the weather has cooled down.

my summer plans remain up in the air.  but i suppose that is a topic for another xanga entry.

if anyone has extra money lying around, feel free to buy me this shirt

or the cd that i have listed under currently listening.
(as a point of order, i am not listening to it, rather, i am longing to listen to it.)

star log 4202005446 end.

Monday April 18, 2005

greetings.

my life is pretty out of control right now.  much homework remains to be done.  i the next two weeks, i hope to prove the fundamental theorem of calculus, read and understand one of the most important works in western theology, master the greek language, and eat another few hot dogs.
i’ve got my work cut out for me.

i wish i had something funny to share with the xanga community…but i can’t think of anything.

Friday April 15, 2005

6:54 woke up
6:58 check email
6:59 sat sohlberg desk
7:00 turn on npr
7:01 sign in desk
7:03 start reading tribune [1st section]
7:05 radio too loud; turn down radio
7:26 turn up radio, civil war vetran talking
7:41 radio: history of the papcy
7:50 finish section 1 of paper, begin metro
7:54 finish metro, start business.
7:55 security comes.
7:57 finish business, start sports.
8:02 finish sports, start tempo
8:06 finish tempo [not crossword], start weekend section
8:10 finish weekend.  start crossword.
8:22 josh anderson leaves sohlberg singing “he’s off to see the wizard”
8:37 set aside crossword
8:38 start working on greek
8:45 greek is very hard.
8:50 put away greek.
8:54 get NP press [yes!]
8:59 leave desk
9:02 gather books
9:05 ara [eggs, sausage, yogurt, granola, orange, cranberry juice, mountian dew]
9:07 eat with debra and bethany
9:40 finish chatting pull out the greek.
9:52 ben wall
10:05 resume reading NP press.
10:20 finish paper, drink more mountian dew.
10:21 resume greek.
10:54 finish greek exercises.
10:55 chill
11:02 get a sandwich, pickle and banana.
11:07 begin work on real analysis.
11:19 talk with andrew freeman
11:31 return to sohlberg.  use bathroom/
11:34 check voice mail.
11:42 walk to real analysis.
11:50 massive test announced for next week.  dang.
12:03 continue proof of fundamental therom of calculus.
12:40 chat with sam barron.
12:55 finish updating my xanga.
1:02 set up appointment with dr. iverson
1:04 go to greek class.
2:05 get dismissed from greek.
2:07 call little brother.
2:10 mail room
2:16 statistical theory.
2:22 bored.  xanga update.
2:30 work on online crossword.
2:49 regret not skipping class.
3:09 finish crossword.
3:19 leave class
3:35 get van keys from phys plant.
3:50 swing by jessica and kathryns for fika.
3:58 enjoy fika with evan on the nook
4:25 go to van for cornerstone.
4:26 drive van to anderson parking lot
4:35 drive van to cornerstone.
5:00 arrive at cornerstone
5:01 wash some pans.
5:10 play with kids.
5:35 play soccer with kids
5:51 watch as ball flies over fence
5:52 convince young girl not to climb the fence on the rooftop playground.
5:53 climb said fence myself
5:54 retrive balls.
6:28 try and leave cornerstone
6:58 arrive back at NP
7:02 take NP van to bankone [don’t tell gordana about this personal trip]
7:08 park NP van.
7:12 go to laura rodriguez’s house
7:14 go with laura to los mogotes.
7:20 decided between buritto and quesadillas.
7:26 decide on quesadillas and jarritos.
7:30 chat with laura
8:18 leave los mogotes.
8:21 arrive back at laura’s house.  roommates watching end of mr. deeds on tv.
8:22 start watching remainder of mr. deeds on tv.
8:57 head over to the festivals of cultures.
9:02 get there.
9:06 enjoy free middle eastern food.
9:14 get code red.
9:19 listen to suprising good latino band.
9:44 watch, but do not join in, a middle eastern folk dance.
10:03 more code red.
10:15 ohlson computer lab.
10:16 email and xanga.
10:27 leave ohlson computer lab.
10:34 gather books/articles for term paper.
10:37 begin work on bibliography.

Thursday April 14, 2005

7:44 woke up (too early)
10:56 woke up (too late)
11:04 took shower.
11:12 check email
11:19 check xanga.
11:26 finish xanga.
11:34 enter ara, sit down with vicki
11:39 eat: rice and beans, chicken nuggets, pizza, mixed fruit. code red.
11:50 begin talking about summer plans.
12:23 begin talking about male dominated ‘God-language’
1:06 enter megan and jenny’s apt. 
1:07 they are watching felcity, they tell me to get lost.
1:08 check email and xanga on megan’s computer.
1:12 begin on-line crossword
1:15 megan, jenny, and derek do crossword
1:47 finish on-line crossword.
1:50 hangout with megan and jenny.
2:20 check email and xanga.
2:34 decide to go ‘get a treat’ from mcdonalds.
2:40 see luke bruckner on green space.  he orders a treat.
2:45 arrive at mcdonalds.  order 2 apple pies.
2:52 enjoy apple pies.
3:17 bring luke his treat.
3:20 go to mailroom.  check from grading paper and lost cell phone in the mail.
3:25 call little brother.  not home.
3:28 orchestra time
4:35 orchestra break.
4:36 steal pop from bioethics lecture.  and cookie.
4:37 check email and xanga.
4:39 back in orchestra.
5:15 out of orchestra.
5:17 call brother and parents.  neither there.
5:22 enter ara.  eat: apple, orange, carrots, and salad.  drink water.
5:27 talk with brother on the phone.
5:38 eat
6:24 leave ara.
6:31 call parents.
6:40 end call to parents.
6:42 check email and xanga.
6:51 hang out in room.
7:14 leave room.
7:19 arrive at lecture about Christian Zionism, postmillenialism, and dispensationism.
8:57 leave lecture.
9:00 rhs.
10:04 talk about streaking (among other things) with strom and stina
10:32 head over to luke bruckner apt.
10:40 contemplate theodynamics.
10:48 watch video on-line of man cutting himself with some type of sword.
10:52 watch short documentary on great lakes surfing (lake effect)
11:13 conversation
11:25 decide to prank call someone
11:26 decide to prank call jenny williams
11:27 listen as matt prank calls jenny in spanish
11:28 listen as luke prank calls jenny in swedish
11:29 prank call jenny myself
11:34 a little more tom foolery
11:52 leave with strom, matt, and andrew
12:04 drop off andrew
12:14 drop off matt at sohlberg desk
12:20 check email and update xanga.
12:29 finish xanga.
12:36 minesweeper
12:40 bed.

***i’m not sure whether i will continue this revolutionary style of xanga.  i think i will do tomorrow in glorious detail, and then be done with it.  or maybe not.  the jury is out.***
(my apologies to jenny william and roommates for the prank calls.  i was intoxicated by peer pressure.)

Thursday April 14, 2005

6:59 woke up
7:01 sat desk (listened to NPR, read tribune, nearly completed crossword, study greek)
9:58 finish sitting desk (an hour later than normal)
9:59  check email/xanga.
10:00 hit back to room, put on socks and shoes.  drank some raspberry lemonade.
10:02 debrief with ‘the Suz’. (i feel guilty that i am actually beginning to enjoy debriefs…)
10:42 finish debrief
10:44 check email/update xanga.
10:46 read other xangas and play minesweeper
10:59 go back to room.  drink more raspberry lemonade.
11:10 head over to ara
11:17 eat (fish, peapods, hot dog (that for jamsnpu), fries, and some code red.
11:40 walk to carlson, eating an apple.
11:42 talk to dr. snell.
11:45 sit down in real analysis.
11:45 begin constantly checking email.
11:46 talk to tiffany about xanga site.
11:48 math class…
12:34 prove calculus
12:50 class ends.  run to greek.
1 greek begins.  take quiz.
2:15 check email compulsively.
2:20 start statistical theory [note, i hate this class, so i will spend the period updating xanga]
2:57 finish updating xanga.  amount of knowledge obtained = 0.
2:58 start working on on-line crossword.
3:23 class down (thank God!) crossword puzzle not…
3:24 walk to mailroom (no mail)
3:30 sign in at library
3:33 walk to sohlberg to get book
3:34 see vicki smith
3:37 chat with vicki.
3:57 begin work in library
4:05 check email and try xanga (not working…)
4:06 start reading augustine again
4:22 play minesweeper
4:34 augustine
4:56 minesweeper
5:02 eat sunflower seeds i found in library.
5:07 augustine
5:12 minesweeper
5:19 augustine
5:30 minesweeper
5:42 augustine
5:55 minesweeper
6:01 leave work
6:04 head to ara.
6:10 rejected from ara (too many meals)
6:12 walk to vicki’s house.
6:14 meet small group and find phone to call people to obtain free dinner.
6:17 call carissa.  she’s busy.
6:20 sit
6:22 start discussing themed parties with natalie
6:27 call jessica and kathryn.  no answer
6:28 attempt to guess margrits number. wrong number
6:29 attempt to guess evans number. wrong number
6:30 attempt to guess margrits number again.  still wrong.
6:31 decide to stop trying to guess phone numbers.
6:32 resume conversation about themed parties.
6:36 eat pasta.
7:12 leave house.
7:14 arrive at margrits apartment (unannounced)
7:19 eat left over pizza. (or ‘za, as some say)
7:58 leave apartment
8:01 arrive at housing lottery
8:31 go last a housing lottery, still get the ideal apartment
8:37 arrive at jessica and kathryn’s with the promise of rummicube.
8:40 talk about apartment life next year
8:58 leave apartment (never played rummikube)
9:02 start work in library (again)
9:04 check email and xanga.
9:07 start xanga entry
9:10 minesweeper
9:37 finished xanga entry
9:38 begin playing minesweeper
9:40 talk with ‘theflin
10:48 finish playing minesweeper
10:49 consider doing teaching with technology homework.
10:50 begin playing text twist online.
11:20 realise i have not checked my email in 6 hours.  immediatly check email.
11:29 update xanga.
11:42 go on 3rd floor walk to clear people out./
11:54 lock library doors.
12:10 check email.  finish xanga.
12:15 back to sohlberg.  good night.

Wednesday April 13, 2005

someone asked me-and i thought it would be interesting to chronicle a few days in my life.  how i spent my time, money, and energy.  so i will list it.  on xanga.  these next entries will be frequent, but also boring.

***the next xanga entries mark a large departure from the status quo.  read only if interested.  this is only an experiement.  eventually wittyusername1 will return to normal***

***second note: i have combeined entries to make things more readable.***

7:45 wake up
7:50 see if quizzes had been deliever to school (this was rather urgent)
7:55 email check 1
8 everything is a-ok.  go back to bed. (open window more to enjoy cool weather)
8:20 start lounging (aka work on crossword, do some reading, clean up desk top, waste time)
9:30 shower/brush teeth time
9:40 get dressed
9:45 email check 2
10 math club meeting (this is an emerging club on campus, keep eyes peeled)
10:05 ate 2 donuts, 3 glasses of orange juice, i glass of jarritos.
11:20 eat another donut
11:30 leave math club.  walk back to room
11:40 chat with brian momentarily.
11:47 talk to kerry at desk, decide to start daily log.
11:48 go to library.
11:49 read for religion in the middle ages.
12:30 open “City of God:
12:31 realise i don’t want to read it
12:32 go to computer email check 3.
12:35 start looking for articles/books for research paper.
1 finish researching.  start reading book XI of City of God
1:15 hungry.  time for lunch.
1:20 enter ara.  end up eating 2 slices of pizza, a turkey sandwich on rye, pickle, chips, and 3 glasses of code red.
1:50 (ish) leave ara.  walk to burgh lobby
1:51 call jenny/megan.  no answer.  walk back to library.
1:55 email check number 4
2:00 start reading book XI of City of God again
2:40 tired of reading.  email check 5
2:45 start writing xanga entry.
3 finish updating xanga
3:05 comment on xanga and played minesweeper.
3:07 back to augustine.
3:25 leave library.
3:30 orchestra practice
4:27 orchestra break.  go to mail room but it is closed.
5:27 orchestra done
5:31 enter ara. eat potatos, chicken, vegetables (cooked and raw), biscut, apple, and mountian dew (2)
6:05 leave ara
6:11 email check number 6
6:17 finish updating xanga.
6:30 religion in the middle ages class with Dr. Rabe.
8:12 break
8:13 email check 7
8:15 walk around library with kathryn
8:20 back in class
9:32 out of class
9:36 enter hilary marshall apartment.  eat small piece of vegan cake
10:17 visit megan and jenny.
10:26 email check 8
10:34 return to hilary’s
11:17 back to sohlberg.
11:21 email check. 9
11:25 xanga update
11:30 bed.

Wednesday April 13, 2005

someone asked me-and i thought it would be interesting to chronicle a few days in my life.  how i spent my time, money, and energy.  so i will list it.  on xanga.  these next entries will be frequent, but also boring.

***the next xanga entries mark a large departure from the status quo.  read only if interested.  this is only an experiement.  eventually wittyusername1 will return to normal***

***second note: i have combeined entries to make things more readable.***

7:45 wake up
7:50 see if quizzes had been deliever to school (this was rather urgent)
7:55 email check 1
8 everything is a-ok.  go back to bed. (open window more to enjoy cool weather)
8:20 start lounging (aka work on crossword, do some reading, clean up desk top, waste time)
9:30 shower/brush teeth time
9:40 get dressed
9:45 email check 2
10 math club meeting (this is an emerging club on campus, keep eyes peeled)
10:05 ate 2 donuts, 3 glasses of orange juice, i glass of jarritos.
11:20 eat another donut
11:30 leave math club.  walk back to room
11:40 chat with brian momentarily.
11:47 talk to kerry at desk, decide to start daily log.
11:48 go to library.
11:49 read for religion in the middle ages.
12:30 open “City of God:
12:31 realise i don’t want to read it
12:32 go to computer email check 3.
12:35 start looking for articles/books for research paper.
1 finish researching.  start reading book XI of City of God
1:15 hungry.  time for lunch.
1:20 enter ara.  end up eating 2 slices of pizza, a turkey sandwich on rye, pickle, chips, and 3 glasses of code red.
1:50 (ish) leave ara.  walk to burgh lobby
1:51 call jenny/megan.  no answer.  walk back to library.
1:55 email check number 4
2:00 start reading book XI of City of God again
2:40 tired of reading.  email check 5
2:45 start writing xanga entry.
3 finish updating xanga
3:05 comment on xanga and played minesweeper.
3:07 back to augustine.
3:25 leave library.
3:30 orchestra practice
4:27 orchestra break.  go to mail room but it is closed.
5:27 orchestra done
5:31 enter ara. eat potatos, chicken, vegetables (cooked and raw), biscut, apple, and mountian dew (2)
6:05 leave ara
6:11 email check number 6
6:17 finish updating xanga.
6:30 religion in the middle ages class with Dr. Rabe.
8:12 break
8:13 email check 7
8:15 walk around library with kathryn
8:20 back in class
9:32 out of class
9:36 enter hilary marshall apartment.  eat small piece of vegan cake
10:17 visit megan and jenny.
10:26 email check 8
10:34 return to hilary’s
11:17 back to sohlberg.
11:21 email check. 9
11:25 xanga update
11:30 bed.