Archive for March, 2003

6 Ways to Skin a Cat

The Direct Approach Kill Cat. Make incision from throat to rump. Peel. Corollary: That shirt looks very becoming on you, and if I were on you I’d be coming too.* The Indirect Approach Obtain kitten. Raise kitten into cat. Provide food, toys, veterinary assistance, attention, love. Wait until cat dies. Make incision from throat to […]

National Champions

last tuesday i left for Colorado Springs, CO to support my teammates at the NCAA fencing championships. it was quite the trip. Those who drove were 4: Steve, Mad Dog, Matty, and myself. the first 18 hours of our drive out there were fine; until we arrived in Colorado amid the aftermath of one of […]

Politricks and Fencing Championships

at 6 this evening i’m driving out to Colorado Springs, CO and the USAFA for the NCAA fencing championships. It is about a 19 hour drive and at the end of it i still might not be able to watch my team compete for the championship. i had to submit my social security number, driver’s […]

St. Patrick’s Day at Notre Dame

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! w00t! This is the only St. Patrick’s day that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing at Notre Dame. For some unbeknownst reason, ND usually arranges it so that March 17 is during Spring Break. Hypocritical that the premier Irish-Catholic university avoids celebrating said day? of course, ’tis to be expected. We […]

Debt

i received a notice in the mail the other day explaining to me just how much money i owe the federal government for my Stafford loans. now i feel like a true adult, because i have something resembling adult size debt. discussing this with real adults has led me to conclude that debt only grows, […]

Dream Rules

if you ever find yourself in one of my dreams always remember this. anyone drinking tea has been or is about to lie to you. that includes you and me. if you are drinking tea, you have been lying to yourself about something. when i drink tea in my dreams it is always Earl Grey. […]

Job Market III

back at ND after my 3 day spring break. i’ve written a generic cover letter and am primed to send it out amongst various production companies to see if they would like to hire me. do you know of anyplace to work? i’ll go anywhere. i’m serious. i have three more things to type today. […]

South Bend Fencing

i’m eradicating the friday mp3. i’m bored with it. tonight i went to a local fencing tournament and beat down. overall i placed third, but the only two bouts i lost the whole evening were against the same person, who won the tourny. he is ranked as an ‘A’ by USFA standards, while I, a […]

Round and Round We Go

round and round we go. i’m dropping my Fictions of Insanity class. but if i drop it i’ll be two credits short for graduationg. so i’m picking up a 2cred Sociology class that starts in april. in order to do this i had to call the institute for latino studies who had an open spot […]

Film Theory Grade

my Film Theory midterm was returned to me yesterday. i didn’t miss a damn point. 25/25=A. in celebration test your vocabulary. i got 161 correct. apparently that only puts me in the lower 25th percentile. i guess i’m stupid after all.

Stereotypes

discussing stereotypes has resulted in the following conclusions. Critical Assumptions: Stereotypes are false. Stereotypes are negative. Stereotypes are externally imposed. Stereotypes are neither false nor true, but are the result of the ossification of value judgments into apparent facts. Quite often the foundation of the stereotype lies within fact (ex: a woman is usually found […]

No More Notre Dame Fencing

the greatest thing in my college life is now finished. i’m no longer a varsity athlete. i’m now a varsity alumnus. to preface: there is this guy on our team, a pretty good ep eist, who could be so much better if he applied himself. unfortunately, he feels no need to come to practice or […]

Last Team Bout

The Midwest Championships were today and unfortunately ND came in 2nd. Alot of us fenced poorly. I only had one bout, but I won it. my last contribution to the team was a victory. I’m glad of that. Tomorrow is the Individuals, so I must fence for myself, which basically mean I won’t do as […]