Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ryan Sweeney’s Walk-Off Bunt

I listened to “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” as I shopped for groceries yesterday.  They made comments about the Democratic National Convention.  I saw a lot of people around town wearing Michigan State shirts.  At home, I unsuccessfully played some … Continue reading

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Jack Cust Bobblehead Night

One of the girls at work asked me if I had a cell phone so that maybe she could call me while I was at tonight’s A’s game.  I had to say that I did not have a cell phone, … Continue reading

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Superman

I had a respectable day of teaching yesterday.  There seemed to be a fair number of pretty good students who were getting what I was talking about.  I handed out the quiz, which everyone finished within half an hour. I … Continue reading

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Klute

Before I went to work yesterday, I listened to The Pogues’ “Rum, Sodomy & the Lash,” which I rather liked.  It was a day of work that was more difficult than usual, with too much to do.  I worked steadily … Continue reading

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The Front Page

I had a decent day of teaching yesterday morning, and afterwards I ran into one of the girls from work at a pizza parlor and had a discussion with her about her future plans, which included going back to school.  … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Paradise

On Sunday night, I fell asleep while listening to a CD of Mozart overtures.  I didn’t even hear The Marriage of Figaro. I awoke yesterday morning and found that the focus of the news media attention had shifted within 24 … Continue reading

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The Marrying Kind

Yesterday morning I was doing my laundry, heating some beans on the stove, and listening to Ben Fong-Torres’ radio show when my mom called.  She said that my brother had to go back to work today because his vacation time … Continue reading

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Gilda

Yesterday I used the computer to order a copy of a McGuinness-Flint album.  I don’t even know about McGuinness-Flint, except for some old record reviews I’ve read.  I’ve never heard any of their songs, and it seems that they’re all … Continue reading

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Sicko

I walked over to work early yesterday and had just a normal day.  I checked the enrollment in my class and saw that it went up from 40 to 43.  I thought I had scared off more students than those … Continue reading

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

Yesterday I awoke early and went over to the school.  I reviewed my lecture notes and waited around for the start of class.  It was one of my better first lectures, although I wondered if it would drive away some … Continue reading

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