Happy Valentine’s Day, loyal followers. This is the one day of the year that I’m really thankful for being single. The amount of pressure that some girls create for Valentine’s Day is ridiculous. Still, I hope people were able to enjoy it.
Barack Obama is coming to speak at UT next Friday (2/23), which should be interesting. I’m gonna try to attend, if I can get out of work a bit early. If you are interested in tickets, go to www.barackobama.com and click on the upcoming event in Austin. They send you a crappy little email that says “THIS IS YOUR E*TICKET”. You can print the ticket out a hundred times if you want, so it’s really not going to guarantee you anything. They’re expecting over 5000 people, so I’d imagine the line will start forming a few hours before the speech. I’m hoping to work the event with the SEC, and therefore bypass all of the hassle.
Random Fact of the Day (sponsored by GOV370L: Politics of Hollywood): The Writers Guild of America strike of 1988 struck fear into the hearts of the unions, leading to the process of continuous bargaining, in which the unions constantly re-examine their contracts in advance so they can agree on the terms of their new contracts before the old ones expire.
Kids from my Politics of Hollywood class keep emailing the listserv asking for notes and answers, and my teacher finally wrote an email saying, “Some of you may not know that I get all the emails you send to each other on Blackboard, offering to exchange notes, etc.” I wish the listserv acted in such a way that everytime you send out a mass email, one point is subtracted from your final grade in the class. This would keep “Betsy with one student ticket to the OU game” and “Brad who can’t make it to class three weeks in a row” from flooding my email box with crap.
I’m starting to wonder if Quentin Tarantino is ever going to release a special edition of Kill Bill. I watched the special features on Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction today, and I’d love for them to do a similar release for Bill. My favorite part of the Pulp Fiction DVD was the footage of Tarantino and cast winning the Palme D’Or at Cannes. The stage, and whole ceremony, is gloriously pretentious. I think Brandon should translate his BMAs into French, along with English, in order to achieve a similar effect.
I want to finish decorating my room (with pictures and art) sometime in the next few weeks. Any volunteer interior decorators will be rewarded with food and/or sexual favors.
I’ve realized I’m terrible about giving gifts promptly. I think my average delay/gift is around 2-3 months. In my defense, however, I very rarely go shopping. Anyway, if you want your gift on time, I recommend contacting me three months before your birthday/anniversary/marriage and letting me know. Speaking of late gifts: Veronica, I have yours! Leahanne, I don’t have yours!
The photo collage that Brandon created in College Station is truly incredible. If the Perfects were Islamic, it would be our Mecca. I highly recommend that everyone see it as soon as they can.
That’s all for today. I’d put pictures on, but it’s too late and I need to study for my test. Next time, I promise!