Archive - Jan 2008 - blog
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:19pm
Remember the wait before getting the last Harry Potter book? If you spent the days before the book came out like me, at least half of each day was spent obsessing over what would happen.
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:27am
The rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig are the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac that are celebrated during the Chinese New Year. Each animal of the zodiac has its own unique set of attributes that I find are accurately applied to people born under the animal.
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 11:28pm
Sports fan or not, there’s an event on Sunday that you’re guaranteed to hear about for weeks to come — the Super Bowl.
Aside from everything to do with the election, the Super Bowl is the biggest event of the year in this country. Yesterday’s media day alone drew thousands of journalists (but I had to go to class). The game is always surrounded by tons of hype, and this year that hype is justified.
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 11:11pm
Ignorance is bliss? Not if it makes you look like an idiot, and that’s exactly how author Cooper Lawrence seemed in the eyes of video gamers everywhere following an appearance on a Fox News program.
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 9:29pm
Like many teenage girls, I love shopping.
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 12:39pm
Uni is always noted as being a unique community: You get to be with relatively the same 60 people for five years. And to some extent this is good (you get to know each other better and are able to form “lasting bonds” with your classmates), but being around the same people for those five straight years also can result in a lot of tension.
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 1:12am
Back in seventh grade, when I had all the time in the world to do whatever I pleased, I often visited a Web site called Quizilla. I would spend hours taking quizzes that other users created, finding out what "Family Guy" character I am or what lies in the depth of my blue eyes.
Published: Monday, January 28, 2008 - 10:02pm
Two weekends ago, my dad came home from Kokomo, Ind., with a brand new girl puppy. My dad finally decided to take the decisive step in getting a dog by actually going out and getting it.
Published: Monday, January 28, 2008 - 12:35pm
The self-portrait is a pain in the butt. It’s difficult and generally unsatisfying. Yet it’s something that I, an individual not necessarily driven by an obsession for perfection, want to do accurately.
I think, perhaps ignorantly so, that of all artists photographers may very well have the most difficult time with self-portraits, and painters the easiest.
Published: Monday, January 28, 2008 - 1:16am
For the past hour and a half I've been overwhelmed by college. Why, you might ask? I'm just halfway through my junior year. I shouldn't be wanting to think about college right now. But one site makes the journey a little less stressful.
Published: Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 10:10pm
A year or two ago, I sat down and turned on the TV just in time to discover that "The Terminator" was playing on TV. I had never seen this famous movie starring the governor of California, so I decided to watch it.
Published: Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 1:24am
"Hey! I've got 1 Trade Request and 1 New Private Message!"
Published: Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 1:11am
Remember all of those old High School movies? The ones that supposedly depict the average American High School where the cheerleaders, jokes, nerds, and dorks all fit into their own cliques. The school where there are no empty seats at home games for any sport and everyone in the crowd is dressed in school colors, shouting and cheering at the “big game.”
Published: Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 12:42am
One vice I have never fallen victim to is the hypnotic debauchery of online games … until I discovered the enticing Facebook application, Jetman.
Published: Friday, January 25, 2008 - 1:18am
I walk into the building, immediately surrounded by the plush comfort of a warm silence. I can smell the faint scent of unleavened bread, and it combines with the scent of a recently vacuumed carpet to become what my nose recognizes as church. The sunlight falls in shafts revealing the undisturbed dust floating in the air, and I stand face to face with the pulpit.