Yay! I’m going to read Harry Potter 1 in Spanish! It came in the mail today! !Que exigente!
July 28, 2005
July 26, 2005
In grad school, this was my superlative. It is still true. I’m terrible, I know.
What was your superlative or what would yours be?
July 25, 2005
We salute you, Mr. Karaoke Superstar Wannabe (Mr. Karaoke Superstar Wannabe)
You can’t sing a note, but when you step up to the mic, you shout your little heart out and all the girls go wild (woah-oh-yeah!)
Your two-song repetoir leaves all the regulars wondering which one you’ll dazzle the crowd with tonight. Will it be “Common People” or “Song 2”? (Song 2, woo-hoo!)
Your genuine British accent and your fancy stage work (jumping up and down) leaves the whole pub cheering for more (one more song!)
So crack open an ice cold Bud Light, captain of Karaoke, because if only you weren’t British, you’re confident that you would be the next American Idol.
**This is dedicated to my memories of doing Karaoke at the Student Union pub in England. Every week, this guy named “Stu” (we called him “the little guy” because he was short) would get up and shout one of two songs, and we loved it! It was so hilarious! Whenever it was his turn, my friend Nicola would tap me and excitedly “ooh, it’s the little guy!!!” He had so much charisma even though he couldn’t sing at all. He would just get up there and shout “Want to live like common people” with the thickest accent you can imagine. It was great!
July 22, 2005
Who doesn’t enjoy a used book sale? …especially when the used books are FREE!
A professor in my department was giving away some old books and journals so I went down to take a look and I scored myself a free copy of the DSM-II (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Second Edition), published in 1968. Let me tell you, the 119 page publication is a far cry from my 943 page DSM-IV-TR (the current edition, published in 2000). Interestingly, the book is bound by that black, plastic binding. It’s not at all fancy… and it seems that there are a whole lot more named mental disorders than there were in 1968. I wonder how far psychiatry will advance in the next 37 years.
July 19, 2005
I’ve never been a fan of fru-fru musicals. You know, the happy, light, I’m-in-love-with-a-beautiful-girl musicals. I saw “Singin’ in the Rain” last night, and though it was a lovely, fun production, I did not care for the show. It did have it’s funny and moving moments, but it does not rank highly on my list of favorite musicals. Seeing the show was not a waste of time, and I did enjoy having a decent seat (one that’s not in the back like I usually am).
I’d like to see them do “Ragtime” at the Muny. That’s one of my favorites.
July 11, 2005
I ate seaweed last night. Yich! What does seaweed taste like, you ask? Ocean. It tastes like ocean in solid form. I don’t care for the taste of ocean and I will not be eating seaweed again anytime soon. I never much liked those sushi rolls that come wrapped in dry seaweed either, but I will still tolerate that.
I’ve been eating a lot of Chineese food lately (including seaweed just that one time). Mostly the food consists of tofu, egg, celery, and noodles or rice. It’s tasty and good for you too! It is almost the first time I’ve been able to enjoy cooking for myself. I’ve never been a fan of cooking at all, but I will actually take the time to make decent food to eat. This is a first for me.
Well, happy Monday! In a few hours St. Louis will be enjoying our “hurricane season.” They’re saying that the winds from Hurricane Dennis are still above 30mph and it will rain off and on here for a couple days (an unsettling change of pace from the perfect sunny hot weather we’ve had every day in the last month and a half, but the rain is much needed).