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26 August 2008 @ 10:08 pm
BET  has coverage of the Democratic convention. It's better than NBC, if you have cable.
08 May 2008 @ 11:12 pm

News writing like the following. The person being interviewed is Bill Rammell, the higher education minister, a New Labour guy. Keep in mind, this is not categorized as 'editorial':

But why is it such a delicate matter to say that in a properly socially mobile society, such a massive share of the sixth form at one public school would not be going to Oxford or Cambridge? "Well, look ... if people have got talent and ability, wherever they come from, whatever their background, wherever their parents have sent them to school, they should get that opportunity. My priority is to look at those schools where we need progress." It's all said with admirable oomph, but the standard government habit of thinking inequality is all about the bottom rather than the top is depressingly present and correct. Really, it makes you want to weep.

US reporters take note, if you're not going to try to be objective, just don't pretend. It makes better writing anyway.

Current Mood: bitchybitchy
23 February 2008 @ 01:56 pm
So, I've had these perfect glasses for almost a year, and last night some one stepped on them or sat on them or something and they broke!! Right now I'm wearing the ones I've had since high school, and they're making me dizzy. Plus, I look really funny.  Trip to lenscrafters is scheduled for tomorrow. 
Current Mood: nerdynerdy
15 February 2008 @ 11:48 pm
Today was much much better. 


Tomorrow's lookin good too. 

If I can stay awake, I'm off to read some Christian ethics. We'll see how that goes. 
Current Mood: goodgood
09 February 2008 @ 04:10 am

 The article's courtesy of T.

Who in this world ever said we were living in a 'post-racial' era?


03 January 2008 @ 05:08 pm
 C'mon, peoples, update your journals. I'm still in finals and I * need * to procrastinate!
29 December 2007 @ 11:36 pm
I am now the proud owner of--

1) a dress that makes me feel like a plastic doll

2) a sweatshirt that makes me look like a soccer mom

3) at least 12 pairs of legwarmers, possibly more

Startin the new year off right.
20 December 2007 @ 01:38 pm
Some of the most peaceful moments I've had in grad school involve watching snow fall from the reference desk on the second floor of the library. Tall chair and big windows. *sigh* 
13 November 2007 @ 09:24 pm

So, I made this account over a month ago and this is the second time I've written. Here's the thing...

I've never burned a cd. When some one gave me an ipod nano, it stayed in the box for almost a year before Toby took it out and set it up. I don't know how to connect my dvd player to the tv, and making phone calls causes anxiety.

I'm, like, a hundred years behind when it comes to technology. Except that without antibiotics, I would have been dead before I turned 7.

07 October 2007 @ 10:56 pm
Entering the world of LJ... 

Something tells me this is a bad idea, academically speaking.