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Archive for September, 2007
Does anyone else think that I’m becoming more like Katie every day? Oh, a very happy Birthday to Big Jugs, before I forget. Back to my story, I find myself talking about LSAT more and more each day. When you spend hours working on something every day, it’s hard not to, I guess. It’s not as bad as Katie talking about Arabic, but just give me a few more weeks. If only I knew how to write everyone’s name in LSAT.
I forgot to mention the passing of Fox’s magnus opus, The 1/2 Hour News Hour a few weeks ago. Never before has a current events show managed to have their hand so far from the pulse of the community. In an attempt to take on the Daily Show and Colbert Report, Fox News forgot what made those shows so popular in the first place: making fun of both political parties. If you’re missing this case study in a lack of irony, please enjoy the following snipits from the show’s short lifespan. The horror!
Leahanne was complaining about how I never mentioned Flugtag a few weeks ago. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the annual competition to build human powered flying devices which are launched off a 30 foot platform into a body of water. I have always seen clips from the event on ESPN, so I was excited when I found out it was going to be held in Austin this year. Little did I know that the rest of Austin would share in my excitement. There were easily ten thousand people at the event, and we did not have the foresight to get there early. We spent a few minutes walking around the event, and ended up running into Elaine “I’m a Red Bull Girl” Schulz!
After realizing all the spots on the bridge were taken, we walked to the river bank directly across from the launching platform to get a better view. There were still TONS of people, but at least we were able to see what was going on. After the first launch we met up with Taylor for exactly twenty seconds before she disappeared, never to be seen again. Check her Facebook photos for details on what her group of friends did. My group of friends, on the other hand, wanted a closer look. In an attempt to keep Austin weird, dozens of citizens began to wade out into Lake Austin where they could get an uninterupted look at the contestants plunging into the water. Without thinking, we followed the crowd, holding our wallets, phones and cameras as we struggled to not lose our shoes. It definitely paid off, and the view from Lake Austin was infinitely better than the view from the bank. My favorite group was Team Stoneage, comprised of three college students dance fighting as Paper, Rock, and Scisssors. After the fight, the street students just ran and belly flopped off the platform, much to the crowd’s delight.
This week I got a letter from my landlord that talked about the complex’s rules, and evidently we’re allowed to have pets! Since Taylor is out of the house, I doubt the pets are getting the attention they require. This has led me to decide that Shadow is moving in with me after I’m done with the LSAT! You can’t even imagine how excited I am about this, but I already got permission from my dad, so all I need to do is stock up on dog food and make the trip back to Friendswood to get his stuff! Let the countdown begin!