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(no subject) [Jul. 11th, 2008|12:09 am]
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I, I hope she's got a baby
I'm hoping someday, maybe
He'll come for me and break both of my legs
I'm not looking for trouble
I'd rather something subtle
To come along and carry me away
A class-5 hurricane
To clear away the slate
And clear the air so I can breathe again
The fog out of my head
The smell out of my bed
The creepy sound of her voice in the den

Cause loving her's not something that I find
Comes to me naturally but sometimes
Loving her's all I can do to keep
Myself together through the week

I, I hope she's got a husband
I hope that he is coming
To find me out and tear out both my eyes
I'd rather something subtle
Reducing me to rubble
To raze me so that I may someday rise
A human sacrifice
I think that it's be nice
To go down like a plane in flames tonight
The thing is I don't mind
I wouldn't miss the time
Reminding me of my life ticking by
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Mary Desler, how I love thee [May. 30th, 2008|12:12 am]
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[Current Music |Zero 7 - Throw it All Away]

I don't know, this just doesn't seem like something Mary Desler would write in an email:

"Windigo Kite Surfing will be demo-ing kite boarding and showing off their baller kites all day."

I don't know about you, but I'm down for baller kites.

Oh, and the Royals just lost their 10th straight game. My homepage is KansasCity.com (the homepage of the Kansas City Star) and they actually have a section called "How will the Royals lose today?". Personally, I'm sick of these fairweather fans in Kansas City. When the Royals finish in 3rd place, everyone will be acting like they were behind them the whole way and blah blah blah. When the Chiefs stop sucking, people will be acting like they had faith in them the whole time. When Kansas City finishes its transformation, everyone, especially shelter Johnson County residents, will act like they weren't scared to go down to 12th and Oak when it's nowhere near as rough as some of the places I've been to off of Prospect.

I'm going to go see them play next week against the Sox. It should be interesting as always...I'll even wear my powder blue Mark Teahen jersey just for them.
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When I met you I was just a kid, hadn't built up my defenses. [May. 27th, 2008|10:04 pm]
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[Current Music |Lupe Fiasco - Dumb it Down]

I have been oh so very busy for the past quarter that I haven't had time to update this. What's happened in the past three months?

School. I got the best grades of my NU career last quarter. I mean, they weren't straight As by any means, but I was beyond pleased. Who knew that once you switched majors, your grades would drastically improve? My GPA is more than a full point higher than it was at this same time last year. This quarter's going equally well. Maybe my days of C's are over?

Rugby. This season was amazing. I scored three tries, which is quite a feat for a prop, especially on my team with its back emphasis. I really feel like I understand the game and where I should be on the field at all times. We had a great season, performing well at the NIU tournament and equally well in individual matches. My dad came and saw me play in our last match of the season against U of C. We beat them pretty badly and also had quite a large crowd of fans. I'm sad that the season's over, but I plan to continue playing during the summer.

Boys. Overall, they're lame, especially here at NU. They need to get over themselves. That's all I'm going to say about that.

About three weeks left and I'm back to Kansas. I can't wait. Before then I have a shitload of stuff left to do including, but not limited to: finishing my study abroad application (Denmark here I come!), a fatty book review project that I realized was more complicated than it appeared over the weekend, Earth 101 report, and never ending Latin translations. I'm looking forward to Dillo Day...COMMON IS GOING TO BE HERE!! I'm so stoked/amped/any sort of synonym that means excited. I've been a fan of Common for years, going back to when he was still Common Sense. It rained last year and we were crowded into Patten (ugh), but I hope the weather cooperates this year (showers are in the forecast). I guess we'll see.
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(no subject) [Mar. 6th, 2008|01:12 am]
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[Current Music |Britney Spears - Piece of Me]

Big news in the Kansas City Star:

North Dakota now produces more wheat than Kansas.

Now I know two things about North Dakota, the other being that its capital is Bismark...
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(no subject) [Feb. 19th, 2008|03:06 am]
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[Current Music |Iron and Wine - Passing Afternoon]

Why am I up at three in the morning...oh yeah, Linguistics.

Stuff White People Like.

Any truth? YES.
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(no subject) [Jan. 28th, 2008|06:54 pm]
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[Current Music |Sly & the Family Stone - Que Sera, Sera]

Subhead for an article on the front page of today's Daily Northwestern:

26 percent of NU's black men are athletes

Really? I thought it was higher. What's sad is I don't think this figure bothers many people.
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(no subject) [Jan. 23rd, 2008|01:04 am]
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[Current Music |Stevie Wonder - Evil]

stop sending me mixed messages.
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(no subject) [Jan. 7th, 2008|11:04 pm]
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I made it back from India in one piece, food poisoning and all. I can't say that I didn't expect it to happen, but the fact that it happened with two days left was sort of a slap in the face by the gods.

I was reading Sports Illustrated and came across this letter to the editor that made me crack up:

Did you see Kansas' collapse against Missouri coming when you added "so far" to the cover? The last time you pur one of our football teams on your cover (November 17, 2003), the 9-0 Chiefs also lost the next week. Please don't put Kansas City-area football teams on the cover anymore! ––someone from Lenexa (one town over from me!)

Good point.

Cover in question:

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There is a God. [Dec. 18th, 2007|12:30 am]
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[Current Music |Michael Jackson - Thriller]

Keeping abreast on Kansas City and Johnson County news:

After years of planning, a computer-coordinated effort to synchronize traffic lights on many main thoroughfares in the five-county metro area is quietly starting to change our driving experiences.

State and suburban traffic engineers who work with the system, called Operation Green Light, already have produced new timing patterns for one-fifth of the 624 traffic lights targeted. Many of the rest will be done next year. Synchronized lights for better-flowing traffic ultimately will cover more than 160 miles of road.

The completed roadway corridors include stretches of Shawnee Mission Parkway, 87th Street Parkway and 95th Street in Johnson County; Missouri 350 through Raytown in Jackson County; and Barry Road/Kansas Avenue through the Interstate 35-Missouri 291 intersections in Liberty.

Studies bear that out. One prepared by the Mid-America Regional Council, the metrowide planning agency that coordinates Operation Green Light, estimated that synchronized lights along a two-mile stretch of Shawnee Mission Parkway decreased travel times one to two-and-a-half minutes, or generally about 30 percent, depending on the time of day and direction of travel.

Along two miles of Missouri 350 through Raytown, the amount of time the typical vehicle was stuck at traffic lights dropped one-third, or about half a minute. Along a one-mile stretch of Lenexa’s 87th Street Parkway between Lackman Road and Renner Boulevard, the average vehicle went from generally stopping at three lights to stopping just once.

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Shawnee Mission Parkway has come a long way from the mess it used to be six years ago. And so has 87th Street...hell, I really don't mind driving on the major streets any more.
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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2007|12:07 pm]
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[Current Music |Stevie Wonder - Someday at Christmas]

I just took my first typhoid fever pill...we leave for India in a week!

Christmas in India should be interesting to say the least.
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