Monday, February 28, 2005
cause when the pretty girl walks, she walks so proud, and when the pretty girl laughs, oh man, she laughs so loud - Posters, Jack Johnson
wanna be young, the rest of my life. never say no - try anything twice - 18 Til I Die, Bryan Adams
I need a brand new friend, that doesn't bother me....I need a brand new friend, who doesn't trouble me...I need somebody,who doesn't need me - Hyacinth House, The Doors
cause the good ole days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems - Keeping the Faith, Billy Joel
you always were the one to show me how, back then i couldn't do the things that i can do now. this is slowly take me apart, grey would be the color if i had a heart. - Something I Can Never Have, Nine Inch Nails
I've never been so alone, and I've never been so alive. - Motorcycle Drive By, Third Eye Blind
chippin' around - kick my brains around the floor, these are the days it never rains but it pours. - Under Pressure, Queen
you don't care much for a stranger's touch, but you can't hold your man... - Wasted Time, The Eagles
oh yes I'm touched by this show of emotion -Better Be Good To Me, Tina Turner
though nothing will drive them away, we can beat them, just for one day - Heroes, David Bowie
she might need a lot of loving, but she don't need you. - Listen To Her Heart, Tom Petty
I'm so terrified of no one else but me, I'm here all the time, I won't go away... I can't get myself to go away. - Long Day, Matchbox Twenty
well our hearts beat like thunder, I don't know why they don't explode - Ain't Even Done With The Night, John Mellencamp
prove that you love me and buy the next round. oh lord won't you buy me a night on the town. - Mercedes Benz, Janis Joplin
either way there's gonna be blood on the floor, when you tell her you don't dig girls anymore" -Grant Park, The Marvelous 3
Sunday, February 27, 2005
the bidding has surpassed $7,000 for a mystery envelope.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.i can't argue with that one.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
* this is, after all, a criminal justice class.
Friday, February 25, 2005
Labels: three things
9.1 billion = Projected world population in 2050
2.5 billion = Projected population growth in world's poorest nations from 2005 to 2050
394 million = Projected U.S. population in 2050
298 million = U.S. population in 2005
''It is going to be a strain on the world,'' said Hania Zlotnik, the division's new director. She said the expected growth will be concentrated in countries that already struggle to provide adequate shelter, health care and education.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
on a different note: it was not my first, nor my last, but i had to deliver a 'lecture' to my child tonight. this week's discussion: on taking her time and putting forth effort in school. each week, she brings home a folder with various tests and assignments they have been working on. tonight, her grades were bad. lots of Cs, which is unusual for her. i gave her the 'i know how it feels cause i was there, too' speech.* all the stuff she has learned so far, she knew and therefore had to put forth no effort. this is new stuff. and she has to try. probably even just a little [since she is so smart and all]. specifically, her downfall was the water cycle. for those of you who do not know, the child is in second grade.
it's still a good day. i felt she was really listening. this is good. and our bellies are full of IHOP pancakes. just what i need to get the midterms graded and new statistics on probation and parole. [the agenda for tonight.]
and to cheer anyone up who is not as content as i: visit sorryeverybody.com : americans apologizing for reelecting bush to a second term [thanks to my student, brandi, for the link].
* of course, little does she know my example came from 10th grade chemistry. but that's not the point.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Saturday, February 19, 2005
[quiz] What Gender Is Your Brain?: Your Brain is 53.33% Female, 46.67% Male
Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female
You are both sensitive and savvy
Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed
But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve
UPDATE at 3:54pm: here's more:
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Psychologists at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland asked 1570 young women on oral contraceptives and 1325 women who were not, to choose between healthy and less healthy male faces. All women preferred the healthier face on average but those on the Pill were significantly more choosy. "Women using oral contraceptives expressed stronger attraction to apparent health than women not using oral contraceptives," the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.look how smart women are. and we don't even have to think about it. we just know. more info here. [thanks kathy.]
Women, they suggested, may have evolved strategies -- triggered by raised progesterone levels -- to reduce the risk of infection disrupting development of the unborn baby when their immune system is weaker than normal.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
it is true, we don't have music with a message anymore. remember songs like Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan ), Revolution (Beatles), Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud (James Brown), Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones), and I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley)? even Fast Car (Tracy Chapman) and Keep Ya Head Up (Tupac).
sure, there may be a song every now and then with a message, but we have lost it as a whole. granted, many of the songs of the 60s protested war and demonstrated the general social unrest at the time. but do we still not have war? social unrest? where's the message?
Saturday, February 12, 2005
a student turned me on [again] to ratemyprofessors.com. the entries are nice as everone liked both me and the class. however, a warning was given [to other students] that i was very liberal. now i make no accusations to the contrary, but it is hard to even appear as anything but a liberal when discussing the problems in the criminal justice system. or issues of poverty and a lack of healthcare in society. just because you care about social problems does not automatically make you liberal. does it?
Thursday, February 10, 2005
You have at least two friends who have no idea what their relatives do...because its "top secret" government work.
When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because its easier to explain.
You've never told someone you're from Virginia without putting "northern," "central," or "southern" in front of it (See above).
It's not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.
You know yellow light means at least 5 more cars can get through. (Yeah, man...at least. Probably also happens everywhere else.) A red light means 2 more can.
You actually know what the black boxes at stoplights are for.
Despite the fact that Virginia fought for the south in the Civil War, you are not, under any circumstances, a "southerner."
You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak English.
An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of school.
All the potholes just add a little excitement to your driving experience.
Crown Victoria = undercover cop.
For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa.
If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have three new names.
You have to dial the area code to call your neighbor.
"Vacation" means spending a day at King's Dominion or Busch Gardens.
You have never been served tea without the waitress asking "sweet or unsweetened?"
"Going to the beach" means anywhere from Ocean City to Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach.
* i am going to add one: you can't show your underwear. what a crock.
* i just noticed that there is one place in VA that is rated the best rural place to live in the country.
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
You tend to be grounded when it comes to romance. Sure, you can fall hard... but only for someone you've gotten to know. And once you're in love, you can be a total romantic goofball...yesterday, my daughter told me of how her teacher mentioned that valentine's day wasn't a holiday. i could tell this surprised her, but i had to agree. perhaps i'm bitter because nothing special ever happens in my life on valentine's day. the year before last i exchanged [very late] christmas gifts with a girlfriend and the kids. last year i took my daughter out to dinner [i decided i would try to be normal]. though i am dating someone this 'holiday,' i have to work all day on monday. so this year is out, too.
But you'd never admit it to your friends!
Monday, February 07, 2005
there is a bright side. after such a great season and an appearance in the superbowl, people will have to take the eagles seriously. we'll be back.
Sunday, February 06, 2005
'Not only did the Patriots and Eagles give up the exact same amount of points in 2004 (260), but over the last four years, the rivals had the exact same record -- 48-16. If that isn't proof at how evenly matched this game is, I don't know what is. '
Saturday, February 05, 2005
some say you make a wish at 11:11. i have never heard this, nor have i done it.
i've heard that at this time a portal to the otherworld opens up, but no-one knows where it is. man, i've got to find that. i may be missing out on something huge.
Thursday, February 03, 2005
If you scored...if only kate read this. totally cruisin in the 'bitchin' Camero' for sure. black.
1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!
1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.
1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!
1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.
1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!
2. finally: Emmitt Smith retires. my attention is elsewhere. three more days!
3. note to self: turns out donnie ray tucker is in the sex offender registry.
You may think you are an asshole or a bitch, but the truth is you are a good person at heart. Yeah sure, you can have a mean streak in you, but most of the people you meet like you.
[quiz] What kind of little girl were you?: I was a Playful Girl
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
i found the story. both of these animals have a checkered pasts: 'In October, Zeke, right, a 4-year-old Grant’s zebra, is thought to have chased a rhino into a moat, where she drowned. In July 2002, Kalisa, left, a 6-year-old African lioness, killed a female lion over a wild duck.'
they are getting rid of the zebra.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.this sucks cause i am 26. i guess it will be interesting to take this quiz again in a few years.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
A teenager who shot and killed his grandparents as they slept is "a shy, decent boy" who was led to kill by the antidepressant Zoloft, his attorney said as the boy went on trial... Christopher Pittman, now 15, is being tried as an adult for two counts of murder in the November 2001 slayings of Joe and Joy Pittman with a pump-action shotgun. Their house was set ablaze and the youth, then 12, drove off in the family car.bill banning death penalty for juveniles gets tabled - of course it did. this is virginia!
21 Virginians have been executed since 1787 for crimes they committed as juveniles, three of them since the U.S. Supreme Court re-instituted the death penalty in 1976.Medicare to cover Viagra - but not birth control. this doesn't make sense.
one more: i can't find the news story yet, but there was havoc wreaked in the Norfolk Zoo today. the zebra jumped in the lion's exhibit and almost became dinner.
Labels: crime and social justice
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