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19th-May-2014 12:51 pm - POLL!
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There are two graduations: the divisional ceremony on Thursday 5/29, and the big, all-school event on Friday 5/30. At the divisional ceremony they will call my name, and I will walk across the stage, and I will receive my latin honors. At the big one, I will sit in a chair and listen to the President of the college give a speech.

Which one is more important? Please elaborate on your reasons in the comments, particularly if you picked the big one, or both.

Poll #1968722 Graduation

Which ceremony matters?

The divisional ceremony.
The big one.
They are both crucial.
Ceremonies don't matter.

Which ceremony should I attend?

The divisional ceremony.
The big one.

If you think the big ceremony is important, please elaborate:

15th-May-2014 09:41 pm(no subject)
Number One
Mirror-universe Star Trek is ruled by an evil empire that conquers and subjugates populations rather than allying with them, in which advancement can be accomplished through the murder of one's superiors, and wherein a plucky band of rebels works tirelessly to restore order.

So, it's Star Wars.

Just with more sex and less moral ambiguity.
11th-Aug-2013 04:33 am(no subject)
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I have had quite a several weeks. I hope to update properly soon.

In the meantime, whoa.
13th-Dec-2012 11:26 pm - Worst Xmas Song Ever
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When they announced that Paul McCartney would be the musical guest on this week's SNL, Greg blanched. I asked him why, and he said, "McCartney. On the CHRISTMAS episode."

Oh, no.

"It's the second worst Christmas song ever!" I whined. Greg asserted that it was the worst. I told him my nomination. He stuck to his guns.

So which is it?

I've thrown a third one in there because it occurs to me it's pretty awful, too. Now that I see them all there together, I'm no longer certain of anything except that I wish I never had to hear any of them again. Can you think of a worse one?

Poll #1884747 Worst Xmas Song Ever

Which is it?

Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid
Last Christmas by WHAM!
Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney
I know a worse one! (share, please!)
23rd-Aug-2012 04:55 pm(no subject)
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I just had a disturbing and enlightening conversation with a friend about responsibility and infidelity. I know where she stands on this, and where I do, and I'm curious what a group's take will be.

Does having sex with a married person (whom one knows is married and nominally monogamous) necessarily make one a bad person?

22nd-Jul-2012 02:57 pm(no subject)
Putting together my textbook order for the upcoming semester. I always manage to sneak in one book I don't quite need. This time, I'm springing for the official Game of Thrones cookbook. I plan to eat like a Lannister.
22nd-Jun-2012 01:36 pm - Get a reading, help a kitty!
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miintikwa is hosting a One-Card Tarot Draw on her livejournal today to raise money to pay for her kitty's necessary medical treatment. Check it out!

If you miss the draw this afternoon, buy a reading from her website!
23rd-May-2012 03:48 pm(no subject)
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My friend Johann is roaming the world and blogging about it. He's a very thoughtful dude who spent ten years driving a cab in NYC and has seen a thing or two. He'd like to expand his readership, so I present to you: Johann the Cabbie.
23rd-May-2012 02:34 pm(no subject)
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I started rereading A Game of Thrones again last night. It's a treat for the summer -- I haven't read A Song of Ice and Fire in a while and it's been a long semester year.

I've lost track of how many times I've read them now, but my eye for detail must be getting sharper, or maybe I'm just looking for new things to notice... I don't know. At any rate, I found what appears to be a continuity error, three pages into the prologue.

I guess I'll put it behind a spoiler tagCollapse )
2nd-Mar-2012 02:00 pm(no subject)
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Miintikwa is hosting a One-Card Draw today! Check it out, ask for a card, and donate if you can.
11th-Oct-2011 08:01 pm - Grammar is most fun when it's tricky.
Believe it or not, I ran across this looking for an answer to a quick question for a paper I'm writing on the Establishment Clause. The answer is truly brilliant. The website is here.

Q: Which is the correct plural form of the proper noun "Spiderman" — Spidermen or Spidermans? On the highway, a car absolutely crammed with little Spiderman action figures passed us and I said, "That car is filled with Spidermen!" My husband said the correct plural is Spidermans. Thanks!

Edneyville, North Carolina Tue, Dec 21, 1999

To avoid the problem, you should have said, "that car is filled with little Spiderman action figures." Now you've gotten into an existential or ontological debate that can only be solved by priests and rabbis. Wherein does the essence of Spiderman reside? Can this essence be shared by others, so that there can be Spidermen? Or can there, in fact, be only one Spiderman and the illusion of Spidermans be just that, an illusion. Perhaps the utterance of the word in its plural form should be, in fact, "a word which should not be spoken," a taboo. Also, this might be a guy-girl thing. I would have said "Spidermen," myself — but then I was never a great believer in Spiderman, being a fan of Superman — and of that Plastic Guy, whatever his name was. Perhaps only the true believers — those who regard the essence of "spiderness" as a singular entity — will say "Spidermans." In short, I refuse to get involved. I will leave an e-mail icon here in case someone else wants to suggest a better answer.
14th-Sep-2011 05:59 pm(no subject)
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Someone posted this over in debunkingwhite and I found it powerful and moving (not to mention true) enough to want to share.

Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did.
27th-Aug-2011 03:04 pm(no subject)
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There is no shortage of available parking in Manhattan right now.
31st-Jul-2011 04:36 pm - New Orleans recommendations?
Greg and Skitty
I'm glad you're back, LJ. I was worried about you.

Greg and I are considering honeymooning in New Orleans. Are any of you very familiar with the city? We will want to see the French Quarter, of course, but not necessarily stay in it. We are interested in hearing good music, eating good food and taking in as much of the local culture as we can.

All suggestions are welcome.
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