Thursday, March 30, 2006

Contemplating the 2nd floor of the library

So I am sitting here in the back corner of the "Shultz Information Center" trying to do my G&NP project, yea that is so not happening. Not only do I have the attention span of a gnat, I also have no idea how to get the freaking beginning trial balance to tranlate into their corresponding journal entries (but I do feel smart, because most of the people reading this have no clue what those even are:)). Anyway, because of my lack of studiosness(word?) I have been people watching intermitantly, while also brushing up on my current events. People act really strange in this library! Now I don't know if this is because I go to SSU, where most of the students would belong to the marijuana legalization party if they lived in Israel, or if this is a general college thing. The only other librarys at colleges where I have spent any measurable amount of time is at the 3 JC's where I have taken classes, and those really were just glorified high school libraries, so they don't count for diddly. You have the people actually studying, but those are few and far between. If you glance at most of the laptop screens, I would say more than a few are on MySpace/Facebook, as well as ESPN and the like. Very little actual scholarly work seems to be gettign done. You also have the random wandering in of teenagers with their parents literally at the same time every hour...I guess the tours end and they all run here! You here the low rumblings of conversation, which I guess less than 5% is school related. The frequent buzzing of cellphones on wood tables and the obligatoey whispered hellos of clicking of button follows. I am befuddled, though, by the number of people here at 2 o'clock on a Thursday. Granted the library is closed tomorrow (all hail Cesar Chavez), but still, this is not the most studious campus on the planet. Other than on the third floor in the quiet section, I would classify a trip to the library as analagous as a trip to the gym, more socailizing than the actual reason for its construction. There are study groups scattered at different tables, but mostly consisting of people required to be there for their team or organization. I find it slightly disturbing, though, that there are not enough outlets in the places where studying takes place for everyone to plug into. I had originally planned on being on the 3rd floor, where actual studying takes place, but was forced down when I discovered there was no where for me to plug in my ghetto iBook:( I hope everyones day is going better than mine becasue I am back to the salt mines trying to figure out what to do with this dame unreserved fund balance...geez am I looking forward to Tequila Thursay at happy hour!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

George Clooney strikes again

So he wins an Academy Award and suddenly we are given an Ocean's 13...Oh well, I will not deny a movie including Pitt and Clooney is a bad thing, and I know there are no new scripts in Hollywood, but this is the same movie for the 3rd time and therefore it is overdone...please tell me it is vastly different or I may cry, bah!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Dear South Dakota,

You can be Pro-life and still be Pro-choice!

Someone who will now never contribute to the tourism revenue of South Dakota

You Are Fozzie Bear

"Wocka! Wocka!"

You're the life of the party, and you love making people crack up.

If only your routine didn't always bomb!

You may find more groans than laughs, but always keep the jokes coming.

Your Birthdate: June 22

You tend to be understated and under appreciated.

You have a hidden force to do amazing things, doing them your own way.

People may see you as strange and shy, but they know little.

Your unconventional ways have more power than they (and even you) know.

Your strength: Standing up for what you know is true

Your weakness: You tend to be picky and rigid

Your power color: Silver

Your power symbol: Square

Your power month: April

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

You Are Los Angeles

Young and fun, you always know where the best parties are.

And while you tend to keep things carefree and casual...

You certainly can glam it up when you need to.

Famous people from Los Angeles: Tyra Banks, Jake Gyllenhall, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Quiz time...

So if you haven't noticed, I've gone quiz crazy!
Boredom+internet quizes=trouble

You Are Midtown

You love so many things, you don't fit into any one label.

Your city girl persona goes to a fancy restaurant one night and a dive bar the next.

Your Element is Water

Your power colors: blue and aqua

Your energy: deep

Your season: winter

Like the ocean, you evoke deep feelings and passion.

You have an emotional, sensitive, and spiritual soul.

A bit mysterious, you tend to be quiet when you are working out a problem.

You need your alone time, so that you can think and dream.

Your Celebrity Sisters Are Jessica and Ashlee

Beautiful, feminine, and stylish.

Who care's if you're a bit of a daddy's girl?

Monday, March 06, 2006

My Thoughts on the 2008 Presidential Election

I have no numbers to support this, it is just my thoughts and what I see as a probable situation form a Washington outsiders point of view.
If Hillary Clinton will actually admit to the fact that she is going to run, we could end up with the most interesting election ever, but the White House will remain firmly in the grasp of the GOP. For if she runs and wins the Democratic nomination, the Republican party will have to answer with a candidate who can outwit her strategists. Hillary's biggest assest is her ability to capture the female vote. Being a woman, this increases the odds she will win this segment, and therefore, as the female vote weighs heavily on the outcome, she could win because of this issue alone if not properly challanged. Therefore, I beleive the strongest candidate for the Republican party to run is Condeleeza Rice. She, as well, needs to admit her presidential asperations, because everyone knows she has them. This is the smart candidate to run. We are in the middle of a war. People are looking for stability, and someone from this current administration is the best to represent this. Now Bush can't run again, no one will ever vote for Cheney, and a large portion of the rest of the administration is engulfed in scandal. Now, if Jeb decides to run, he has the legacy thing going for him, but I see him more in the VP slot if he is really serious. Back to Condy; with her in the field, you automatically take away the female vote going to one candidate. Also, with Rice being an African American woman, she pulls votes that traditionally would go democratic from the African American voting pool. Hillary could counter by naming rising star Obama as here VP, thereby recapturing some of this voting pool, but he is still a little green when it comes to time spent in Washington. If all this happens, I see the presidency going to Rice. Although Hillary is in the news all the time and has the media exposure more than Rice, who only gets it when on official business, the country is leaning to a more conservative stance (I am happy to reside in liberal California) and the Republican party is the poster child for the Conservatives. Although I have no idea how this happened. I believe we need to change party names from Democratic and Republican to liberal, moderate, and conservative. The original arguement between the parties was federal versus local government. And although this is still an issue that comes up in their platform for social welfare programs and taxes, it seems to be less about the type of govenment and more about who's values represent the ideals of their constituents.
Any who, if I had my way, I would live in a world where government was run as it was on the west wing, so my vote goes to:

Thursday, March 02, 2006