Happy Halloween! Jason Dahl went out trick-or-treating in Spanish paraphernalia and was accused of being 'Toro' the hispanic exotic dancer. Bet nobody else has a costume that will top that one. Among our class, about a half dozen went out and cleared up the neighborhood's candy supply. Hurray for free stuff.
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First news that matters this morning: Italian chemical tanker sinks off Cherbourg, France. She's carrying some 6000 tonnes of styrene and methyl ethyl glycol, which are both considered toxic. CNN's report on the Ievoli Sun.
Be advised, there is a video showing the Sun foundering on CNN's site.
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Monday, October 30, 2000
Now to touch on the Wall Street Journal article: "Many people post online journals devoted mostly to chronicling the mundane events of their daily lives, dear-diary style." While my college life may seem mundane to Thomas E. Weber, who writes for the Associated Press, perhaps he ought to post the URL of his blog and let us all check and see how much meaningful content he is finding. Granted he may not have time in his busy schedule of bashing my 'mundane' life to search the internet for new opinions to share, but isn't that a case in point? I don't know Thomas E. Weber, but I think he needs to realize that other people are shy on time, and this chronology of events may be enough to serve the purpose for which their blog was created.
To set the record straight, here is the URL of the article: WSJ, 30 October 2000.posted at 11:58 PM - comments
Such a day. Basketball skirmish for this evening cancelled, a recruiting visit by a company that I have no interest in, and what seemed to be a fairly straight-forward math test. Got to take the lumps with the gravy.
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This could be the day of the last ever math test for the Class of 2002. Or it could, perhaps more likely, be the beginning of the countdown to the final exam. Good heavens - you can cut the tension with a knife.
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Sunday, October 29, 2000
And it snows. Pretty early in the season to be snowing on Long Island Sound, but we had some definite flakes this afternoon to mark the end of fall. It was a day when I would have rather been been balled up on the couch than learning about probability and statistics.
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After sleeping very deeply last night thanks to the cross-country meet yesterday and getting an extra hour thanks to daylight savings time, it is time to get back to work. I essentially blew off anything of importance last night and went to see "Meet the Parents" instead. Such a funny movie. Holy cow.
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Saturday, October 28, 2000
This fine morning, just for fun, I rolled out of bed at 0715 and drove to Van Cortland Park in the Bronx torun in the HVMAC cross-country meet. Webb pulled a first place in the boys division, despite my best efforts to hold the team back with my poor showing.
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Friday, October 27, 2000
Foggy yet again today. The Yankees' fans are gloating like crazy - enough hot air to burn off the fog, I'd wager. Almost the weekend, which, as Bill MacDougal points out, is all you can hope for.
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Oh dern it. The Yankees win again - 26 times now. It is unfathomable to me that one franchise can dominate an entire sport for well over a century. Sure the Bulls and Celtics had their streaks, as did the 49ers and the Red Wings, but one of four years? Time for a little intervention.
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Thursday, October 26, 2000
Well, the fog rolled in here; thick and dark, blotting outing the sunshine this morning. Would be a nice morning to stay in bed until 11. Went waterskiing last night since practice was cancelled. Froze to death but had a wicked good time. Hooooowah.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2000
Another foggy morning at the Soo. Dead calm on Long Island Sound, though. Wish I were out waterskiing instead of learning about the design of heat exchangers.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2000
Prof Hadler let us out early - oh boy. Enough extra time to sneak in a trip to the post office and get a bit of a head start on tonight's light homework load. Hoowah. Hurray for sunny afternoon classes being ignored.
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Sleepy morning, this. Should have opted not to stay up and watch the Jets beat the Dolphins 40-37 in OT. Looking forward to lecture today: a Teddy Roosevelt impersonator will be here to entertain and teach us.
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Monday, October 23, 2000
The site continues to change every time I get 2.5 minutes to improve it. As the year rolls on I ought to be able to get the whole thing into this new format. Exciting stuff.
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You know, Alanis should've added "An empty A1 bottle when you've got a dry steak sandwich" to the Ironic lyrics. That really gets my goat. Nothing like that pathetic last drip from the waning bottle. Hmmph. I guess I'm bitter.
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Sunday, October 22, 2000
Another Webb weekend draws to a close. All too short, but each one signals another week down. Maybe this week I'll have time to get the rest of the page fixed up and looking spiff-tastic.
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Well, Michigan escaped with only 14 points, but a shutout beats a blowout any day. Last nights baseball game sure was exciting, too. Holy cow. It only lasted 9 minutes short of 5 hours. I just can't wait for the silly series to be over so that we can all focus on football and hockey.
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Saturday, October 21, 2000
Just passed four hours to kickoff. So far today has been nothing but work and eating (mostly work), so the game will be a welcome break from being a student. My pick is Blue by 17.
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Friday, October 20, 2000
Tonight is the chamber party....bracelets for participants and everything. The big time comes to Webb. Mostly, I am getting psyched for tomorrow's Big 10 showdown between U of M and MSU. Should be a dandy.
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ME IV Machine Design test up and coming. Wish us luck. We just spent an hour in EE I with Steve the photographer capturing us in all of our learned glory. The fun NEVER stops.
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Thursday, October 19, 2000
Chow time! Good smells coming from down below. It is photography day here at Webb....time to generate propoganda for the coming years. Also got the new telescope from my aunt set up completely and trained in. Connecticut is a WHOLE lot closer now.
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Fog, thick and dark, covers the locks at the Soo this morning. So much for watching ships.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2000
Another late-night makeover for BrownTown. Frames. Who woulda guessed this 4 years ago?
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Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night will keep me from my Prob/Stat homework. Today Bruce showed up to class with a tie clip and his tie tucked into hi underwear but STILL managed to have a loose end fluttering in the wind. Amazing.
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Let the rain pour down, eh! Wettest day of the year. Hopefully all of this precipitation will suppress the bubbles in our new fountain.
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"SUBWAY SERIES!" screams this morning's newspaper. "None for me thanks" screams most of the New York area. But, as Ryan pointed out over breakfast this morning, not too many of the people who can afford tickets to watch a game will be riding the subways.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2000
What a beautiful weekend for rafting in fall colors. It was a bit cold, though, and I now have a nice cold to show for my efforts. If you ever get a chance to run the Upper/Middle Gauley, I'd highly recommend it....what a trip.
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Friday, October 13, 2000
Leaving tomorrow morning for whitewater rafting in WV. Get to shoot the Gauley and ride in the big vans for 22 hours. HOOWAH! Last weekend it snowed in Lansing, WV, near where we are going, so we're on the lookout for chilly waters.
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Easily updateable and much easier to read, this new blog should make BrownCow a much more dynamic site.
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We are now live: Welcome to the New(est) BrownCow.
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BrownBlog is preparing for front and center use. Standby.
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If you are to write a muchas longerment blog, what happens? We should find out soon enough, once the results of this post are posted. Nothing like Nirvana on the radio.
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Here is some new text.
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