March 30th, 2004

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This is what happens when I can't sleep

I started writing this, oh, months ago. Then I got mad at it and made it sit in the corner. After this substantial time-out, it's starting to interest me again. I can't decide if that's a good thing or not, but I figured I might feel more motivated if people knew I was writing and wanted to pester me about it -- assuming they care ;)

If completed, this story will be weird (natch), long, and very non-canon. There will be minor character death, wonky science, and did I mention the weirdness?

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The whole 'action scene' thing is surprisingly addictive.
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I am a happy Alli

During my Language Arts fieldwork today, the teacher gave the lesson that I can also pass off as a Social Studies lesson. Outcome: after my two hours on Thursday, I will be done with my Social Studies fieldwork! Weeks ahead of time!

Also, the school district is on break next week. Sweet guilty pleasure of sleeping in til the afternoon, here I come!

And one more thing -- I'm dying to get a copy of Matchbox 20's "Downfall". Does anyone have a mp3 I could snag? *bats eyelashes*

ETA: Woo! Thanks, Andrew :)
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Updated To-Do List of Doom

- Add Z's social studies links to T3 site #1 (waiting for her to email me)
- Summarize reading & music article
- Put 5 reading summaries on T3 site #2 (waiting for my group to email me)
- Complete online class assignments for social studies (waiting for the prof)
- Study for RICA test on Thursday
- Finish SDAIE lesson plan (need to see graphic organizer -- Thursday)
- Brainstorm ideas for social studies thematic unit
- Finish social studies observations (Thursday)
- Write up last two observations (Also Thursday)
- Review Plath reading
- Read Friday's American lit assignment
Amazingly, this does kind of help.
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S.O.S.

The Uppers half of my Fisher CD, Uppers & Downers, has gone missing. Actually it's been missing for many months now. And listening to Downers tonight, I became very sad over the fact.

Okay, maybe it was because I've been breathing fumes from burning resistors all afternoon, but I was still sad.

Does anyone have Uppers and would considering burning me a copy? I can reimburse you through personal check or PayPal for overseas. Or, just as well -- could someone with Uppers save the songs as mp3s and put them somewhere where I can download them and make my own burned CD?

Pretty please?
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    Fisher: I Will Love You
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The List

- Add Z's social studies links to T3 site #1 (waiting for her to email me)
- Summarize reading & music article
- Put 5 reading summaries on T3 site #2 (waiting for my group to email me)
- Complete online class assignments for social studies (waiting for the prof)
- Study for RICA test on Thursday
- Finish SDAIE lesson plan (need to see graphic organizer -- Thursday)
- Brainstorm ideas for social studies thematic unit
- Finish social studies observations (Thursday)
- Write up last two observations (Also Thursday)
- Review Plath reading
- Read Friday's American lit assignment
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    Fisher: True North
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Competitive Sports

A newspaper in England has been banned from reporting on a kids' soccer league because it called a 29-0 defeat in one of their matches as a "trouncing," reports the BBC.

The Sheffield and District Sunday League said reporting on such losses in such language is too humiliating for the little tykes. It said that normally, no games with scores more lopsided than 14-0 may even be reported in the paper.

The editor of the Derbyshire Times said he would not abide by either rule. "It's pointless. If you play competitive sport, the scoreline's an important part of it," he said.

League chairman Matt Hardman said such reporting was cruel. "The children know they've suffered a heavy defeat and they don't need to see it in large print with words like 'emphatically trounced,'" he said.


Now, while it might have been nice to put a kid's game in kinder terms -- seriously. Banning a paper from reporting on something because it might make people feel bad? Give me a break. The editor gets props for displaying some common sense.

And, for the first inaugural Kerry Joke of the Day:

"Kerry has already begun his search for a running mate. They say that because John Edwards still has $50 million in campaign money, Kerry might pick him. Pick him? Hey, for $50 million, Kerry will marry him."
--Jay Leno
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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I'm just a caveman. I fell on some ice and later got thawed out by some of your scientists. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes the honking horns of your traffic make me want to get out of my BMW.. and run off into the hills, or wherever. Sometimes when I get a message on my fax machine, I wonder: 'Did little demons get inside and type it?' I don't know! My primitive mind can't grasp these concepts. But there is one thing I do know - when a man like my client slips and falls on a sidewalk in front of a public library, then he is entitled to no less than two million in compensatory damages, and two million in punitive damages. Thank you.