|wJul 21, 2006|
love is not a victory march
Woke up feeling shitty, and ready to vomit all day. Still, the day set out to bitch-slap me into a good mood. It turned out to be a pretty okay-day. My dad leaves tomorrow, and my mom Saturday, for their week-long vacation Up North. I'm looking forward to spending a week alone (except for, you know, all the time I'm with other people).
ShopKo called me and left messages for me when I was at my other job/internship today, wondering if I'm going to the "Star Rally" tomorrow at 7:00 in the frickin' morning (I'M GOING TO GO WITH NO!). Maybe if I got more than 10 hours per week, I'd be more inclined to go. As it stands....no.
So President Bush vetoed a bill to provide funding for stem-cell research and the Congress upheld the veto. Louise has shared some heart-felt thoughts on the topic as a person afflicted with diabetes. More importantly, the post is very well-written. You should read it. Even though the vote already happened, you should contact your congressional representative to let them know how you feel about the way they voted. I called mine, which was amusing as I interned in that office last summer. I laughed really hard when I got off of the phone because there was a very awkward pause when the person who'd answered the phone asked for my name after we'd discussed the issue for at least 3 full minutes.
In a bizarre twist, the city of Madison has come out with its next plan to combat the activities that crop at Halloween. Their plan? To make State Street a 'gated community' for the weekend and charge $5 admission. State Street from the Capitol to Lake Street will be blocked off with flexible plastic fencing wrapped around construction barrels. The gated area will have several access points staffed by police and private security personnel, along with ticket booths on both ends of the street and entertainment stages at the Capitol end and midway down State Street. The tickets are also limited to a number of 50,000.
All this is going to do is piss everybody off. So now everyone will show up sluttified, drunk, AND pissed.
Some of my classes have the books needed on the UW Bookstore's website. I need the Riverside Shakespeare for my Shakespeare class (duh). Now, I already own the complete works of Shakespeare, but the Riverside version has special footnotes and stuff and is considered a really good resource. The second edition is listed, but costs nearly $50 more than the first edition at Amazon.com. Do you guys think it matters which edition I get? Even if something that's only in the second edition is assigned (like a literary criticism - obviously Shakespeare didn't write any new plays), I can always copy it from the library, right? Would it be assinine to shoot an email to the professor and ask him, or would that just be annoying? Maybe I'll email the TA I had for Brit Lit last semester.
Every time I write a blog entry lately, I get to the end and feel like deleting everything I just wrote. This is probably why I never write stories any more.
Current Music: Fugainaiya - Yukiscribbled mystickeeper at 12:53 AM
Yeah, email the prof and ask her/him what s/he thinks. It can't hurt, and it's never a stupid question if it can save you $50.
What's a star rally? Retail can make up some stupid shit.
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