Prairie Oyster


So Long, Suckas!
April 30, 2006, 8:46 pm
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I left NYC today. Woohoo! Hopefully I’ll either be back in the forest chasing wildlife or will be relocated to a new graduate program very soon. For now I’m back with the fam. The dog is comfortably lying across my feet. Unfortunatley, the position is not very comfortable for me. She weighs 90 pounds.

That Brazenest of Hussies tagged me.
I am full.
I want no more food.
I wish I hadn’t eaten so much.
I hate food. Wait, that’s a lie.
I love food. Yeah, that’s more like it.
I miss my friends who make good drinks. Why aren’t you here?
I fear I won’t see La Blonde again.
I hear my dog making funny noises, I think she’s dreaming about food.
I wonder when I’ll have a home again. And furniture. My camping hammock doesn’t count.
I regret ALL of my ex-boyfriends.
I am not particularly good at saying goodbye.
I dance only when no one is looking.
I sing only when no one is listening
I cry everytime I see that commercial with the pizza taking a shower.
I am not always in a good mood.
I make with my hands obscene gestures at boys.
I write poorly.
I confuse being a graduate student with having a real life.
I need a drink. Is there any other answer to this question?
I should email the program and tell them to give me the fellowship already.
I start giggling whenever I hear the word ‘boob’.
I finish the dishes before I go to bed, yes?

I tag Wild-Eyed Rose. Just to give her more work to do!



Sometimes Love Just Isn’t Enough
April 28, 2006, 8:26 am
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Why do you hate me, Computer? You were so pretty, I loved you so much. But it turns out you have issues that just can’t be fixed. When I need you, you overheat and turn off. Now we’re stuck together. Forever. Or at least until I have a job and can afford someone to replace you. Damn you Toshiba for making me love you. Damn you for making me cry.



Ethical behavior?
April 27, 2006, 11:11 am
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So, I gets an email from the department at that lovely school I want very much to transfer to. It’s from the woman who is collating the applications for the large fellowship, asking if anyone has a disability because they forgot to put that in the application. They need to know right away so they can make their final decisions.

The thing is, she sent the email to all the competing applicants… which means that I now know the names of all the competing applicants.

Needless to say I spent an hour or so googling all of them.

Honestly though, my current institution has hardly encouraged me to be professional or ethical.



Fainting Goats!
April 26, 2006, 12:07 pm
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Just the other night we were weighing the relative merits of Nigerian Pygmy Goats versus Fainting Goats as a more amusing pet… and lo and behold this was posted on Art Dorks:



Argh!
April 25, 2006, 12:10 am
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Silk Stockings just told me that my template isn’t looking too good on her machine. Damn it. My screen is abnormally large, so I didn’t realize that the marking was too wide.

I’ll fix it tomorrow on a lil screen.

Sad Christmas!



Excellent Posting
April 23, 2006, 10:16 pm
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Came across an excellent post on the Immigration debate (via Frozen Texan). REALLY worth reading.

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez responds to the immigration issue. One quote:

“Meanwhile, since taking office, George W. Bush has SLASHED taxes for the top 1 percent of the population – ie the VERY RICH. The average amount of money SAVED in taxes for the 1.3 million wealthiest Americans PER YEAR thanks to these new laws is: $53,120 PER PERSON. That is a total of $69056000000.00 – PER YEAR – in taxes that we were getting from the nation’s mullti-billionaires BEFORE Bush that we are NOT getting now, taxes that the billionaires would not have even noticed were gone. That’s $69 billion. A year. For this amount of money, we as a nation could have provided health coverage for 40 million AMERICANS for a year; almost the exact number of Americans now living without health insurance. For that matter, we could have provided health coverage for FOUR TIMES the number of illegal immigrants as currently reside here; not that you’d ever want us to do something like that. My point is, this money you’re worried about? It’s being taken from the poor to give to the rich by our sick Reverse-Robin-Hood administration.

Sixty-nine billion dollars PAID BY OUR GOVERNMENT AS A GIFT TO THE RICH OF THIS NATION is many, many times more than anything 11 million illegal immigrants working for $4 an hour could contribute.

You want to talk about people sucking the country dry and not doing their part to contribute to the nation? Let’s talk about Bush’s billionaire friends and their outrageous and criminal tax cuts, and the people who suffer as a result.”



Nifty! I’m Green!
April 23, 2006, 10:10 pm
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The Chloroplast
You scored 56 Industriousness, 41 Centrality, and 30 Causticity!
You’re the Chloroplast!

Most of the Earth’s energy comes from the chloroplast’s ability to capture the energy of the sun and fix cabon dioxide for conversion to starch. Like the mitochondria, they have their own DNA and live somewhat independantly from the rest of the cell.

In terms of real life, you have it all! You’re the person everyone wants or wants to be. Just watch out for being overconfident, as you may end up alone.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 47% on Industriousness
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You scored higher than 81% on Centrality
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You scored higher than 78% on Causticity
Link: The Which Cell Organelle are you? Test written by fading_shadows on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test