Archive for August, 2009

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Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Random Thoughts from People Our Age…

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Well, a little older than our age.  This e-mail forward turned message board post on The Lounge.   It has some interesting little thoughts, here are a few of my favorites.  Fuller list after the jump.

  • Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
  • Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ’s. We just figured it out. Today’s kids are soft.
  • I would rather try to carry 10 grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

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Wedding Season…

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

The life stage of weddings seems to be beginning…

Matt & Katie, this May.

AJ & Lauren, within the next year.

Sean & Lizzie also engaged…

Brian & Allison, looking at you…

Interesting tid bits…

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Learned a few things today

  • “If Verizon’s 70 million customers leave or check messages twice a weekday, Verizon rakes in about $620 million a year.” – From NYTimes via Matt
  • “the creation of the modern police force came about in london following the creation of mass-produced cheap gin, which produced so much violence in the streets and homes that a professional force to keep order had to be created.” – via List Serve
  • 1/8 of all APSR, AJPS, and JOP (political science journals) articles misuse the term multivariate regression – via Grad Student Friend

Interesting little nuggets of knowledge…