Sunday, November 23, 2008

I just went to a party. It was a fun, science nerd grad school party.

But then I got into an argument about the relative fame level of Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. I am sure I was right. 

Chuck Klosterman, the voice of pop culture, agrees with me. 

Also, honey avocado beer is phenomenal. 

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Update from California

Good news everyone!

I called Josh, he is my soulmate, and he is this guy.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I found my soulmate, his name is Josh.

I bought an economics text book from, and it arrived today.

I was flipping through it, and, written in the margin, was "Josh's cell number" and a phone number.

The phone number was a Bellingham number.

Obviously, Josh is my soulmate. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Help me, Stacy and Clinton!

Today I did something I swore to myself I would never do...

I wore shorts and a scarf.

It always seemed so stupid, like wearing Ugg boots and a mini skirt. What's next for me, tall bangs?

But seriously. It is nearly impossible to dress appropriately for the temperature range here. When I wake up and ride my bike to class it is 40 degrees. My first class is in a room at approximately room temperature. By the time this class is over, it is about 72 degrees. Then I have class in the COLDEST ROOM IMAGINABLE. Seriously, it is like 48 degrees. We cuddle in big piles of frozen environmental science grad students while trying to listen to a lecture about global warming. When this class is over, it has warmed up to about 80 degrees so we all go outside and dethaw for 15 minutes before it is time to go back into ice room. After class #2 in ice room, it is now about 95 degrees, and I get back on my bike and ride back to my apartment, where I arrive dripping in sweat. 

I have no idea what to wear in this climate scenario. Hence the extensive, ridiculous, counterintuitive layers. Maybe next quarter one of my seminars will be 'Dressing for Global Climate Change in the Business Setting'. It wouldn't surprise me.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

An open letter

Dear President Elect Barack Obama:

I know that there are a lot of things wrong with America right now. I think I have a really good idea for what you should fix first. It's time for the US to join the rest of the world and start using the metric system. What do you think?

I am really enjoying using the water shortage as an excuse to not shower.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I didn't start the fire

Don't worry! I have not caught on fire

Neither has Oprah's house.

I know you were all worried.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Overheard in a coffee shop in Santa Barbara

"Dude, I'm just livin' in the Matrix..."
- Odd middle aged man

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tonight I was walking back from the gym and I was passed by a tall guy with platinum blond hair...rollerblading...while holding a fencing foil.

Thought #1. That was weird.
Thought #2. That can't be safe.
Thought #3. I can't wait to blog about this.
Thought #4. I am such a loser.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes we can!

Apparently, this election has melted my ice heart and turned me into a sap.

As I was walking back from the gym tonight, I could hear the national anthem being sung before the soccer game. As she was singing the last few lines, people started cheering, just yelling as loud as they could. I've never heard anything like it. Then, when the song was over people started chanting, "Yes we can! Yes we can!"

I got all choked up. And now I've gotten all choked up writing about it.

Go America!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I voted for...

Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente of the Green Party.

JUST KIDDING! I voted for Obama of the Party Like Barack.

Since I'm registered to vote in California now, I got to go to a real live polling station. I got to fill out my ballot with a big black marker and then put it into the magical ballot reading machine. Then I traded the big black marker for my I voted sticker. I didn't get any cookies, though.

Monday, November 3, 2008