June 28, 2012

Well, THAT Sucked!

The live blogings of today's SCOTUS follies are below the fold.

To cleanse the palate, here's something much more pleasant.
 


Cute 8 year old science prodigy being cute is "Professor" from Nichijou.
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June 25, 2012

In Norfolk. Temp is 90ish. Sky is green. It is lightly...sleeting(!?)....Sideways.

UPDATE: Pixy has upgraded mee&u to allow post from mobile browsers! Heretofore, onl the post title field was accessible. There is NO html it seems, so no hyperlinks or images for now, but I'm posting this from my Blackberry! Way to go Pixy! ALSO: storm seems to be petering out. Some minor wind damage and flooding. Temps dropped to 70s.

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June 24, 2012

I Don't Even...

Good grief. I've NEVER seen a track like this.


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Ubu Roi has had a VERY bad week.

Fortunately, although he is bedridden, his prognosis seems decent. He's blogged about it for one thing, which is certainly hopeful. Still,  a stroke is a  terrifying thing indeed.

 I sincerely hope his recovery is swift and full.



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June 22, 2012

Well, THAT Narrows it Down





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June 21, 2012

Almost Over

All papers are turned in.
Now onto Exams.
Apologies for the light posting. Short summer courses are quite vexing.

In other news Ubu is also experiencing some vexation, but of a different sort.

I may have found his problem.

Source unknown...but is likely someone familiar with Apple's quirks.

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June 12, 2012

Oy Vey

Today I went to my Literature professor and asked him for a replacement syllabus. He gave me a lecture on the importance of attendance (I'd missed class yesterday due to fallout from my grandmothers death). His response to my reason was not one of excessive empathy.  In any event he handed me the syllabus, I stormed out of class and went to lunch.

After lunch I grabbed my binder out of the car , went to the library to study, pulled out the "syllabus"and noted that it was, in fact, tomorrows test.



OHfercryinoutloud...
SO....I went to the lit department found his office and he wasn't in (Natch).
I spoke to the secretary who kind of freaked out and did NOT want to talk to me. I was walking around with a loose test.

I ended up shoving it under his door and I e-mailed him explaining the situation.
As of now there has been no reply.

UPDATE:  I did not get called before the honor council and did not get expelled. All is now well.

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June 10, 2012

Adjust Your Schedules

...'cause next Saturday you're going to want to have a half hour free, and popcorn on hand.


Not pictured: (1) The context  (2) Her brass balls.

It looks like there are only 3 more episodes of Bodacious Space Pirates. I'm really going to miss this show.

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Woah

All stop:


I dunno WHAT happened in Ace's comments, but it was bad. Ace seems pretty convinced that it was not Mobeys this time. He's shut down his comments at least temporarily.

He also has a long and thoughtful post on maturity, propriety and becoming that which one opposes.
Read the whole thing.

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June 09, 2012

Lucille Myatt Talton 1919 - 2012


She was born near Raleigh North Carolina to a fairly well to do dairy farmer. Despite this, and to the astonishment of all, she married one of the field hands...a scrappy but utterly impoverished young man from the streets of Newport News who had moved south in search of work. She followed him  to the coast where he built houses and rented them. She bore him a son, then saw him off to war and waited 4 years until he returned in traction. She nursed him back to health, bore him another son, stood by and supported him as he built a business from nothing, built a boat, and became one of the most sought after charter boat captains on the Crystal Coast. A decade ago she buried him, and tonight, just after dinner she joined him.

  Despite her age, it was a bit of a shock. She had actually been improving by leaps and bounds over the last few months and had regained the ability to walk. Nevertheless,  my grandmother, who was born in an utterly different world, passed quite suddenly this evening a little after 6.

  The things she'd seen, the change she'd experienced...it truly boggles the mind.

  She was born before women could vote. For a third of her life there was a polio season. For the first decade of her life there was no electricity in her house. She saw the great depression, a world war the cold war, Jim Crow, integration, all six moon landings, and the Berlin Wall go up and come down. She saw the introduction of radio, then television and then the internet.  She saw all the other things that transpired over nearly a century.

Now, in the blink of an eye, all that perspective has left us.

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