Today is Monday

I figured I’d finally post something since I have’t in a while. Lot’s been going on since I last posted here, so let’s get to it.

I’ve really taken a liking to the band “Phish” since I came home for winter break. The band produces music which is just outlandishly fun to listen to and super creative. I’m a closet musician, if you didn’t know, I’ve been playing a musical instrument now going on ten years I think. The tenor saxophone for most of that. Their music really speaks to me, and it’s addictive. See for yourself: My Last.fm Profile

I’ve also gotten myself a new keyboard for my desktop, since the one I was using could be considered complete rubbish. It was an old Microsoft model which was hard to sue and made my fingers hurt after prolonged typing… you could get it for $5 too if you come to the garage sale my Mom may have over the summer. In any even I like my new one a lot more: $35 after rebate Logitech Ultra-Thin Illuminated Keyboard

I like the way it types so far, best described as smooth and snappy.

I’m excited to finally have three stalks of bamboo to adorn my desk, Felix (my bonsai tree) was getting lonely. I can’t decide whether to call my bamboo Moe, Larry and Curly or Groucho, Harpo and Zippo. Maybe folks will be kind enough in the comment section to lend their opinion on the matter. OR! I can name them after the people I think are most notable: Dennis Kucinich, Jon Stewart, and Julian Assange. There are women to be had on a notable persons list but these are the people I’d like to model myself after. I, many will agree, am not a woman. As such, I’m not including one in the list.

If I were to call them by women’s names, they would be the one’s I find most pretty. Since I’m biased in being a male, I’ll stick to my side of the aisle in the gender war.

What else… nothing big happened while on duty with Matt, just a couple phone calls asking for information. Really people, who wants to print something on-campus, two days before Christmas? Weird people, that’s who. buy a printer, that’s my advice, only I had to be a bit more tactful while answering the question. “No, I’m quite sure all the labs on campus are closed since the university is closed for the winter holidays.”

New classes next semester, and not a single 8am in sight. Since my M,W,F all start at 10am I’m hoping to find the time for a run at least 2/3 of those days. I could do with a good long run… only my knee seems to be acting up today for some reason. It hurts a good deal when I bend it a certain way.

Bed time all, until next time.

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I’m going to write.

There are two words I can’t quite bring myself to use and feel good about: it’s and like.

For example, it’s like freezing outside.

What exactly is “it’s” referring to? The temperature would be the most likely candidate, but why do we feel the need to speak this way? There isn’t much intelligence ascribed to that sentence, because there’s very little structure to it. Protip: don’t use “it” in place of a subject you have yet to introduce.

Secondly, the temperature is not “like freezing” it is below freezing. But I’ll not delve into using the freezing-point of water as an atmospheric indicator.

If you would like us to be interested in your description of the weather, perhaps recount how it made you feel, or a specific instance in which you felt particularly chilled. We’re suckers for human interest stories, just look at what shows up being aired as “news”.

Anyone else think that news is an atrocious adnoun?

Government

Imagine playing a game, like Sim City, where you have an unlimited limit on your loans and there’s nothing stopping you from spending more than your income.

Say you find a credit card that isn’t yours, and there’s no limit on it. You can spend as much as you like, and you’ll never see the bill.

If the government were a firm held to the guidelines of publicly held corporations, it would have exited the market a long time ago. I’ve learned from economics a firm is either making profit, minimizing losses ( while covering variable costs), or covering no costs (where a firm should immediately exit the market).

Unfortunately for us, the demand for a government is high and supply is relatively low.

Well, the demand is high, unless you talk to the GOP where demand is slightly lower. “Smaller government!” …but I don’t think the problem is the size of our government, the problem is with efficiency. Our government is fucking inefficient and uses too much money. Stop wasting, and start saving more.

If the government were run by women, this shit would have been solved a long time ago.

You see what I did there? I reached out to a group which has traditionally had a small amount of influence over the legislation pouring out of Capitol Hill. The thing is, there are fiscally irresponsible people everywhere irregardless of how you want to divide the populous.

The problem with governing people is that anyone who wants to do it, isn’t suited for it. I’m convinced of it. If someone nice ran our country, we’d be helping a lot more people and shooting a lot less.

People are ridiculous.