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My new favorite site

SomeECards.com: Dave Barry always does right by me.

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This could be interesting

The University of Pittsburgh has some points to take into consideration when choosing a roommate:

Will the apartment be the place where you want to study or party or both? What are the prospective roommate’s habits? Does he or she smoke? (Do you?) What about alcohol or drug use? What about musical tastes? Does reggae or jazz get on your nerves?

My only requirement is that my roommate have a good dealer.

Consider living habits. Remember the Odd Couple—Are you like Felix or Oscar? It may seem trivial at first, but small things like leaving dirty dishes for days, drinking milk out of the carton, or not flushing the toilet can become very irritating over time.

This would never seem trivial to me.

How do you feel about guests sleeping over? Waking up with your roommate’s boyfriend or girlfriend, friends from home, or the whole wrestling team can be a memorable experience. Occasionally. But there’s nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in your own apartment. If your roommate has frequent guests, and if they empty the refrigerator, hog the PlayStation, or run up the phone bill, they can ruin your life and studies.

D’ya get the feeling we’re missing a prepositional phrase here? Or are we saying it’s ok to wake up with your roommate’s boyfriend in your bed every once in a while?

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I am such a loser

I ran into the linked-arms couple again today — literally, since the stairwell in our dorm is only 2-and-a-half people wide. Well, it’s probably actually about 3 people wide, but you take up more space when you feel the need to be in physical contact with your S.O. all the time.

I kind of really hope they were going down to do laundry or something equally mundane, but it was gorgeous outside today, so probably not.

I should probably put the “easily amused” tag on this, now that I’m humming the theme from Love Story and giggling like a moron.

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So don’t even try

From a prospectus of the School of Library and Information Sciences at UW-Madison:

How can I fit all my interests into Elective Courses?

You cannot.

Good to be upfront, I suppose.

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Breaking news: I’m a huge dork

I would have loved to have been at this conference; what an interesting topic!

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Where have you been all my life?

Last night was my last night at home, so we ate dinner at Denny’s and then had an Office Max run to buy me notebooks and a thumbdrive. The drive is a welcome addition to my gadget circle; not only can I back up those frustrating papers, but I can take my thesisy stuff with me to work. However, as great as those things are, I was browsing around while my parents contemplated buying a label maker (we are true party animals), I came across this and was totally floored:

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It’s a weekly calendar thing! And each week you write on the days and so on and then each week is a page that you tear off! And there are post-it notes along the side that you can use for… something. I’m not really clear on that part — why not just write on the page? Anywho, this thing was made for me and how I think about time. Look! — Monday is even the first day of the week! Just right for those of us scarred by British kindergarten.

Sure, I could do without it being bubble gum pink and … swirly … but it was still office-supply-love at first sight. I am very excited to start my quarter (and my term as CU prez) (!) with such a useful doohickey over my desk. My only disappointment so far has been the quality of the posties on the side there. The topmost pink pad fell off as I was hanging it and does not want to stay stuck on. Not a good sign for your so-called “super sticky notes”, 3m. Luckily I am always willing to welcome new pads to my postie harem, so even if they don’t want to stay stuck on the wall they have a home in my desk drawer.

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