Monday, September 05, 2005

has the whole world gone crazy?

After finally weaning myself off of Hurricane Katrina coverage, I had a great weekend (though I still feel guilty for saying that what with all the madness down south. It appears to be finally getting under control--though that apparently isn't saying much). It started out rocky, however, on Friday, when two men in my Asian Lit class threw fits that the country they had hoped to do presentations on had already been signed up for. We had a long, pointless conversation in which they got mad at me for not having a system whereby all 50 people in my class could do their first choice, and I got mad at them (and did my very best not to show it) for being so ridiculous about one presentation. I know you're from China and so you know a lot more about it. But education isn't just about doing things you know already! I could continue to rant on this, but maybe shouldn't. At any rate, I sent them an e-mail on Friday that contained a possible compromise. We'll see if they respond or just drop the class.

Other than that, however, pretty good times. Our DVD player is still basically screwed if we try and play it for more than half an hour, but thankfully we recently moved the computer into the bedroom so we have a very comfortable alternate option. We watched "Sahara" from our bed on Saturday night, and it worked just great. I like this somewhat large monitor, and the computer that goes with it.

Today, I've not only been fairly productive, but also made macaroni salad and some burgers for a barbeque later today. You can't beat that. They won't be my best burgers ever, but they'll work (by the way, I make awesome burgers. I know the Doc claims his are the best, but that's because he's never had my grilled bacon cheeseburgers. Believe me. This is true).

I would like to say one thing before closing. My question is this: why has mental-patient-wear become the new hot fashion movement? All over town on Saturday--and granted it was Saturday, so I'm sure it was just errand day for a lot of people--I saw people in cardigan sweaters over t-shirts, hospital scrub pants, and rubber shoes. OK, I actually only saw one person, but isn't even one person too many for this trend? I kept expecting to see Brad Pitt pop out and fling his hands in my direction--"Here was this guy, and he was always requesting shows that had already played. Yes. No. You have to tell her before. He couldn't quite grasp the idea that the charge nurse couldn't make it be yesterday. She couldn't turn back time, thank you, Einstein! Now, *he* was nuts! *He* was a fruitcake, Jim!"

Am I the only one noticing these things?

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