Monday, January 30, 2006

Kibbles and Bits

Random thoughts on life while I try to recover from 4 hours of linear algebra:

1) Fuck Oprah. I mean, fuck her right in the ear. The guy wrote a memoir, embellished a bit, and wrote what was a moving and entertaining story. If it was cathartic for him, entertaining/emotional for her, and in general a good read, then what is the problem? Is her memoir completely accurate? Has she ever suggested something untruthful? Like convincing women worldwide that if they buy her crap their lives will be better? For the sake of humanity, it's a freaking book, a piece of entertainment by its very nature. So what if it's a little off from reality. Let it be.

2) The Resident Female and I were discussing our coffee preferences this evening, and the description "robust" seemed to please her. When I suggested I would probably be using the word "robust" in the future when discussing the models I work with, she seemed displeased. Upon further inquiry, I discovered her puzzlement was along the lines of, "why will you be working with models? And does "robust" mean like a super-model?"

To sum up: The Resident Female is so cute!

3) If I never have to do another Bellman equation, it will be too soon. Unfortunately, too soon is likely tomorrow, as I have a problem set due on Wednesday.

4) Is it wrong that I have started calling my students "The Kids"? Further, is it wrong that I want to strangle each and every one of them? How many freakin' kids can have freakin' emergencies every freakin' week? And why do they feel the need to freakin' tell me? They haven't had any quizzes or assignments due, and I've said that we don't take attendance. Do they just want me to know their name and associate it with being annoyed? I don't get it.

5) Chenqui. Da Ali G Show, Seasons 1 and 2, have now been watched in their entirety. Hilarious. Success! Link on the right, hint hint...

6) Oh, and just to further say screw Oprah, and unintentially make this guy rich in spite of her, also find Frey's book.

7) Something people forget about the whole Roe V. Wade/Alito Brewhaha: If Roe is overturned, abortion doesn't become illegal in the US, it just means the right to offer abortion reverts to the individual states as to whether or not they offer them. Note to self: if Alito is confirmed, buy lots of Southwest Love!!! (LUV)


At 10:11 AM, January 31, 2006, Blogger Lindsey said...

so all of the models i know would be quite upset if you called them robust, since robust means full- bodied i am sure they would think you were callng them fat. as for refferring to your students as the kids its quite normal most people get to that point at some time. and i think they are probably amused at your annoyance with them. who knows even when i have an assignment or test to make up all i tell the teacher is that i wasn't there and can i make it up. they never seem to want more information. as for oprah i have no opinion, i don't watch her tv show or read her magazine or watch her tv movies or care if she throws a hissy fit over some memoirs

At 11:15 AM, January 31, 2006, Blogger Fletcher Austin McGuffin said...

Though calling an economic model "robust" just means strong, and, unfortunately, I have a feeling I am more likely to work with economic models than fashion models in my career, especially robust ones.

At 9:10 PM, January 31, 2006, Anonymous Everyone alive said...

Can I robustly whack Lindsey in the head??


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