Archive for October, 2002

Short Short Thinger II

and it seemed that as soon as i closed my eyes they were open again. but the other side: hel/nirvana/heaven/purgatory/hell whatever you call it, was kind of boring. just shades of dead folks walking around looking apathetic. it sucked. i’d rather expected a par-tay. so i went back. and now i’m stuck, ghostwriting in rather […]

Short Short Thinger

it hurt them more than it hurt me, so of course i would put a brave face on it and lie to their eyes as i told them i was feeling healthier and would see them in the morning. they couldn’t understand that i wanted to die. i was worn out, dying is a rough […]

Report Card

a protestant work ethic, coupled with a catholic guilt complex results in neverending stress for me. i got back two midterms and a paper, a- on all three. good for me. however, trying to get approval to shoot and to coordinate 7 different film shoots around everyone’s schedules and at the different times in three […]

Search Strings

a hand picked list of search strings that have resulted in a hit on my site (there could be funnier ones, but I only see 50 and there are over 140 for this month): dirty toenails drunk and shaved my head girls that are crosseyed goth roommate from hell how to prevent a dislocated kneecap […]

Space Age Toothbrush

of all the things to have space age design, toothbrushes should be rather far down on the list, but instead of driving a car that runs off the constant bombardment of neutrinos from space, my toothbrush can do it all. I just bought it a few days ago. apart from the now standard ergonomic body […]

Shit Gets Crazy

8-0!!!!! Beating our 4th ranked opponent of the season. Neal has unsuccessfully predicted our loss for two straight weeks. Maybe now we’ll get some respect. i was supposed to get the storyboards and a paper typed over break, I completed the storyboards, barely, and didn’t do shite on the paper. Starting Monday shit gets crazy […]


back, from remenyik, could’ve done better, but did ok. ND is 7-0, next weekend vs. Florida State. i’m going home momentarily, no updates till next saturday. i love you all.


well, the redesign is up, but needs debugged in the various browsers. last night when i loaded this onto the site i accidentally deleted the DNS authentication…I hope it resets soon. Today and tomorrow I will be at the Remenyik Fencing Tournament on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston, Illinois. Men’s epeé takes so long that it […]


today i submitted my first ever letter to the Viewpoint section of the Notre Dame newpaper publication the Observer. It was in response to this letter: Bedwetting limousine liberals are overrunning the traditional values of American society and our campus, our University of Notre Dame, has become a breeding ground for these ideas. It started […]

Eponymous Duty

another boring night of Society and Culture through Film. We watched Its a Wonderful Life. And the discussion thereafter was just as nickel-and-dime as the film itself. the most interesting thing in the class is the girl that sits next to me. Her name is Anne. i’d rather watch her than another stinking movie. at […]


we’re now 6-0! Yesterday’s game was perhaps the worst college football game i have ever seen; but, we still won! today will be spent preparing for midterm week. i have homework out the wazoo. this weekend steve and ward came in and i finally met their buddies miller and jorg?. the weather is changing to […]

Zoe Beloff

Thursday and yesterday, experimental filmmaker Zoe Beloff was on campus. On Thursday she presented two 3-D film works and on friday she showed 2 of her digital works. The 3-D films were a trip, i’ll tell you that. Not only were they in 3-D, which she jerry-rigged from parts scrounged from flea markets, they were […]

Stadium Steps

its a nice day out today, which means we will be running steps in the stadium. in past years that consists of running all the way ’round the stadium going up and down each set of steps. i do not know if it is going to be the same this year or not. i do […]

Not All That Much

well, i don’t have all that much to talk about today so i’ll just give the news. i turned in my first paper today and got a take-home midterm. my intermediate film class is a lot of work. working in the anthro department is not that stimulating although my alphabetizing skills are now exceptional. fencing […]


i suppose i’m un-American. i don’t want war with Iraq. I see no motivation for it apart from a familial grudge held by the man currently recognized as our the American president. i think the days of rampant die-hard nationalism are past. i believe it is time to focus and concentrate on a more global […]


i’ve never been what someone might call a troublemaker. mischievious yes, but i’m not a bad boy. in my grade school days, the very first time i got in trouble it was for curiosity not evil. i don’t even remember what i did, but i told my mother that i ‘just wanted to see what […]


I’m writing my first serious paper of the year for my film noir class. i’m writing on Charles Vidor’s Gilda. When I first saw it 2 years ago i thought it was a film noir; now, after a month or so of class i’m not so sure anymore. noir is such a nebulous category, it […]

ND beats Stanford

Booya!!! Notre Dame is off to a 5-0 start baby! My cousin Anthony came up for the game, his first for Notre Dame. Late last night i managed to scrounge up a ticket for him. I gave him the whirlwind tour and got him a free sandwich from the Knights of Columbus concession stand. Stanford […]

Recurring Dream

well, i have a new recurring dream. i’m glad too because it is a damn interesting one. my recurring dreams are always action/adventure stories. this one is a bit different in that it has a science-fiction twist. of course, i don’t remember all of the details but i’ll give out the chunks that i do […]

My Fencing Coach

Welcome to the world of Janusz Bednarski, fencing coach. What he says (thick Polish accent): Teoretikally, you all dzould be do-ink dee practiss ev-er-y day. What he means: Get off your lazy bums and show some initiative, damn kids. S: Ahh, dee at-letic office has written me zis letter (waves piece of paper) dat has […]

Attractive Generalization

Generalization: Everyone in this world has seen or knows someone that they find so amazingly attractive in all ways that it hurts to be in their presence. I’ve got three girls that do this. one in my monday anthro class, one in my tuesday/thursday anthro class, and one on the cross-country team. i say everyone […]