Friday March 21, 2008

I’ve never been one for controversy, but has anyone seen this website:

Stuff White People Like

Wow.  I mean wow.  They have got me nailed.  I love all of the following things:

#1 Coffee
#8 Barack Obama
#25 David Sedaris
#28 Not having a TV
#30 Wrigley Field
#44 Public Radio
#46 The Sunday New York Times
#61 Bicycles
#63 Expensive Sandwiches
#64 Recycling

Who knew I was so stereotypically white?

Wednesday March 19, 2008

The other day, I started thinking about how much I loved libraries.  I like them because they always seem holy.  Maybe that is largely due to the quietness and hushed voices – which always seem to signal holiness – but when someone speaks loudly or rudely it seems to violate the sanctity of the library.  I also like that they are free and that you can do whatever you want there.  Whether it be the latest mystery novel, checking your email, reading a magazine, it is all there and it is all free.  What could be better?

If I ever have to give one of those Ms. America speeches – which, by virtue of this thought, I am apparently planning on – the way I would make the world a better place would be by mandating all citizens get library cards.

That is pretty much my only profound thought for the day.  This afternoon, I will be taking the beloved Amtrak back to Grand Rapids for a prolonged Easter Break.  Have a good one and catch y’all on the flipside.

Monday March 3, 2008

First off: sorry.  This has likely been my longest break from xanga, and I have no excuse for my absence.

Onto other things.  Life is strange, no?  A year ago, I was just starting to teach in Bronzeville – an experience I have chronicled in a recent HandsOn article (www.handonsmag.org check it out!) Today, I taught at a private school quite similar to the one in the movie Dead Poet’s Society.  The contrast was stark.

Yet here I am.  Same old Andy Meyer.  But, on the other hand, these situations have changed me and influenced me in major ways.  Whether I am antagonistically called ‘Mr. Mayo’ of familiarly called ‘Andy’, the math is the same.  The Pythagorean Theorem is wonderful like that.

I hereby pledge to update more frequently.