August 22nd, 2002

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i don't know what i can save you from.

ok. so today I dealt with more signature collection across state lines 1, and it turns out that i'll be able to graduate this quarter, which is nice. at long last a somewhat useful degree.

tonight, I met Ellen at Solstice for a CD exchange2 and then went with the Rachel etc. for Marnie's tour of capitol hill. We started at Linda's and went to the Comet. Marnie wanted to sing a Pat Benetar song, but she, Rachel, and Carole decided to leave before it was her turn.3 I stayed and hung out with Travis, Ellen, et al. for a little longer (but I still missed Travis's big number4), and met up with the rest of the group at the Summit. It was really less difficult to find than I'd imagined.

Yay! Carole remembered to leave my bag on rachel's porch, so i could get into my apartment! Also, I just opened a letter that told me that I'd been accepted to the PhD program, so I can stay and be a student for a little while. This is a relief, since I'd psyched myself up to be rejected.5

Tomorrow: off to the graduate school to turn in my thesis...

(1) Bruce is in Oregon, but he can sign my thesis next week as long as I sign a contract with the graduate school.
(2) Ellen's Looper Up A Tree for my Kings of Convenience Quiet Is the New Loud
(3) Marnie has a good excuse for leaving since she's still on EDT, but the others -- not so much.
(4) A perfect karaoke song, but I can't remember what it was supposed to be.
(5) Maybe this is why I waited until now, when I'm a little tipsy to open the letter?
  • Current Music
    kings of convenience (bouncing around in my head)
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this article from TCS blames the US government for the fattening of America. It's not very good, but I really enjoyed this paragraph:

Obese-Americans now claim their own hyphen, and their own lobby. Southwest Airlines has started charging heavyset jet-setters one seat for each bum cheek. Fat has so dominated the news of late that networks now have stock "fat footage" - low-angle camera shots of bulging abdomens, sagging rumps, and corpulent John Does sucking down cheese steak on random city street corners.
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more good sentences

After all, this culture gave us Bill O'Reilly, but it gave us the Simpsons, too.

Clinton, bless his black and mischievous heart, was too good a show to cancel, particularly at the hands of a passel of foul-tempered theocrats who clearly didn't get the joke.

from a salon story about the Murdoch media machine.
  • Current Music
    Kings Of Convenience-The Weight Of My Words
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i feel like napping.

I dropped off my thesis and graduation warrant this morning. Bernie, my inspector, didn't notice that one of the signature pages was a copy and allowed the improper spacing. It wasn't busy at all. I'd expected it to be a cliche scene out of a movie with people camped out in a long line. I definitely didn't need the music & reading materials that I packed to pass the time.

To mark the exciting occasion of "graduating," the receptionist shook my hand and offered me some peanut M & M's. Wow, indeed.

I walked up to the yuppieland University Village to hang out with young mothers, their children, and dogs. Really, I went to buy my grandma a birthday card, some little gifts, and to ship them off at an express rate almost equal to the cost of the contents.

Doing laundry now, meeting later, and then the french circus tonight.
  • Current Music
    dashboard confessional - saints & sailors [mtv2 control freak]