Sunday, March 30, 2008

Runny Nose

There's a New Balance commercial that didn't make any sense to me. It was like

"Runny nose when you've cheated on it.
Runny nose when you sleep in."

Anyway, apparently the voice-over dude is saying "Running knows..." He needs to enunciate.

See the ad for yourself.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Some Good News

Mary Jean Harrold, a computer science professor from Georgia Tech, asked me to be the CRA-W Featured Alum in the April Newsletter. CRA-W is what sponsors the Distributed Mentor Program that I participated in as an undergraduate and as a graduate student mentor. I was pretty flattered. She's going to send me the questions and then call to interview me. That's strange. I'm trying to remember if I've been on the receiving end of an interview of this sort... I was always the interviewer at The Beacon, The York Daily Record, and The Gettysburgian. When the newsletter is posted, I'll put up a link. Well, if the interview is any good.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

An Idea for Next Year

Gym story: there was an intramural power lifting contest at Monday at the gym. I saw a female professor on the bench press. I told Frank. He asked, "What was her last name?" I told him, and he said, "She went to Penn." She was in the Ms. Penn contest the year before Frank was in the Mr. Penn competition. I talked to her briefly (Frank had a fit because I wasn't supposed to go into that area while they were competing), and she confirmed that she went to Penn.

Even after seeing my biceps, she encouraged me to participate next year. Well, I would have come in third in the women's competition if I did it this year, so maybe ... "Congratulations, you lifted the bar once. That's good enough for the bronze."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

What Makes Sydney Cry

The Pitt Panthers lost to Michigan State (the Spartans). Sydney got off her scratcher and repeatedly cursed. Normally, I would think it was a bad dream or something, but she seems really bummed that her cat-mascot-picks aren't doing so well. Go, Memphis! Don't make Sydney cry.

Favorite and Despised Teams on Facebook

I found this interesting. UNC and Duke are loved and hated. I didn't realize Duke was hated so much. I hate them a little bit myself because of how they played today.

Top Favorite NCAAB Teams
1. Tar Heels (38,248 Fans)
2. Blue Devils (26,763 Fans)
3. Jayhawks (20,249 Fans)
4. Badgers (13,414 Fans)
5. Wildcats (11,484 Fans)

Top Despised NCAAB Teams
1. Blue Devils (74,059 Haters)
2. Tar Heels (35,654 Haters)
3. Gators (10,641 Haters)
4. Buckeyes (8,765 Haters)
5. Jayhawks (7,917 Haters)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gettysburg Hoops

A story from Dad about Gburg hoops:

They were down by 7 points with 40 seconds to go in the championship game. A guy (and I forgot his name) hit a 3-pointer - now behind by 4. The other team missed a foul shot. The same Bullet hit another 3-pointer - behind by 1. A guy from Opponent made a foul shot. With time running out, the Bullet hit *another* 3-pointer to give them the lead. Then a guy from Opponent fired a shot from half court at the buzzer. And it went in.

And the referee said the shot was after the buzzer. Gburg wins.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Campus notices had an ad for a free puppy: part Siberian Husky, part Sneaky Neighbor's Dog.

Frank has been checking out the Lexington SPCA and a litter of St. Bernard/Bassett Hound puppies.

This one is my favorite:

This one is Frank's favorite:

Sydney doesn't have a favorite.

They are tempting, but they'd outgrow the apartment quickly. Or maybe not. Who knows how big they'll get.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy Birthday, KK!

Nothing witty to say,
Just wishing you a happy day!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Happy Birthday, Frank!

Recently, Frank's 3.5-year-old niece was counting "27-28-29... 100!" I'm glad I turned 30 before the rules changed and 100 is after 29.