Once again, a late night. That makes two in a row....all work and no sleep makes Jack a tired boy. But, no practice tonight - bowling and then bed for the Class of 2002.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2000
We had such a good time ice skating last night that everybody wants to go again. The rink was clear, the turnout high, the hockey fun, and the tunes jamming for over an hour and a half, starting at midnight. Unfortunately, all who attended are paying the price this morning - classes on almost no sleep are not fun.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Quite a big to-do today surrounding the coronation of Prof. Dr. Edwin G. Wiggins to the Rosenblatt Professorship. Plus, catered lunch with steak and pasta and cake for dessert. Tonight we are going ice-skating at a local rink at midnight, and I am all kinds of excited about that.
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Monday, November 27, 2000
I've concluded that the sun does come up earlier on the morning after a trip. This morning it was a cruel awakening for class, but it was good to share break stories with the crew. Three more weeks.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000
It's midweek already. Break is half over, but more than half of the excitement is ahead for me...we leave tonight to spend three and a half days in London. Then it is back to New York and school on Sunday. What a drag.
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Friday, November 17, 2000
Basketball took a turn for the worse yesterday when Douggie Fresh went down with a dislocated knee against a VERY tough Berkeley College team. We didn't win either. Rough night for everybody except the new DSA, Mazra, who got to show off her ingenuity at packing ice into a bag while the trainer dinked around. She was "not impressed."
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Wednesday, November 15, 2000
Whadda know. George Dubwya rejected Al's proposal to recount all of Florida. Seriously Al, get with the program - I highly doubt Bush is going to sign up to try and overturn his victory. Next thing you know we're going to have NFL coaches challenging questionable elections by throwing a little red hanky into the polling place...then Janet Reno will have 90 seconds under the little flap to decide whether conclusive evidence is present to overrule the call on the field. At least in that scenario Dennis Miller might be around to share with us a tiny portion of the largest intellect ever wasted. Maybe in a more perfect union.
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Woke up this morning for our field trip to Old Bethpage and noticed snow at the Soo. Winter must finally be there. Wish it were here, although faced with the prospect of wandering around in snow on our first-ever non-technical field trip is hardly heart-warming.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Another day, another 'W' - the Clippers of Webb Institute win by 10 over the Cannoneers of Pratt Institute last night in Brooklyn. It was a rough game that featured about 35 foul shots. This morning was the first day of work for our new DSA, who seems gung-ho and full of great ideas. Expect more fun from Webb.
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Monday, November 13, 2000
Today I will be ranting on the subject of accomplishing things on Long Island. Frankly, it is just hopeless to try and get anything productive done here. If you are ever on Long Island and your car is in need of repair, either drive it into the sound and buy a new one or have it towed to Pensylvania or Connecticut. The people here won't help you. Not that they can't help you, just that they won't. And getting them to try takes more effort than it would to invoke (and carry out) one of the options listed above. Don't say I didn't warn you. OK, on to NA V, or "How to represent sea-sickness mathmatically."
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Saturday, November 11, 2000
Chalk up a 'W' for the good guys - Webb by 12 over UConn-Waterbury. It was a long trip up and back, so the game pretty much carried the day. But, a good time was had by all.
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Friday, November 10, 2000
Just got back from Charlie's Angels. Despite my initial pessimism, it turned out to be a really, really good show - funny and exciting with plenty of cars and boats. Plus, in case you're just joining us, BrownCow News has projected that Luby Lui and Cameron Diaz are HOT!
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It has rained more in the past 24 hours than it has ever, with the possible exception of Hurricane Floyd last fall. Nothing like raindrops falling on my head to make me sleepy and in dire need of a book, a couch with a blanket, and Enya on the stereo. Hoowah...that's the life.
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Thursday, November 09, 2000
No matter what anybody says, tracking this election WILL increase interest in voting. And some people STILL think that their vote doesn't count. No matter who wins, the biggest impact of the election will be the election.
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Wednesday, November 08, 2000
Well, the election is and was a whole lot closer than our basketball game. We lost 71-46. It was never close - Cooper busted off 13 before Webb got into the scoring column. Maybe Gore will pick up Florida to sort 'even out' the score. I think that's fair.
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Tuesday, November 07, 2000
Only American History class this morning to disturb my slumber. My group of four spent the afternoon in the tank, testing a model at high speed - hooWAH! Tonight is the home half of our series with Cooper Union in basketball....looking for that first 'W'.
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Monday, November 06, 2000
Time marches on. More slowly than usual in NA V this morning, but what can we do? The order of the day is finding a way to perform integrals in MS Excel - a seemingly insurmountable task. Wish me luck, or send me a hint.
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Sunday, November 05, 2000
Another lazy Sunday here. Sinclair Lewis and his pointless ramblings have been appropriately reported, the NA III homework is done, and now I am just passing time until the SNL Presidential Bash. Aren't Sundays at Webb fun?
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Saturday, November 04, 2000
No matter what happens, never sign up to do a report on Sinclair Lewis and the revolt from the village....especially on a day when Michigan plays Northwestern. Now that was a game. Except that Northwestern prevailed on a series of self-distruct plays by UM at the end of the game. Either way, if you know anything about Main Street or Babbitt, please drop me a line.
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On the game last night: we played 'em tough, but not tough enough to win. The score was tied at 50 with about 8:00 to go, but our offense dried up and tired legs showed up on D. Final score Webb 62, St. Joe's 74. A bit of a disappointment for the big, partisan crowd that packed Alumni Gym for the opener, but I think people are excited about our chances.
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Friday, November 03, 2000
You wouldn't believe it if I told you, but Prof. Stephan let us out 27 minutes early today. Miracles do happen. The first basketball game of the season is tonight against St. Joseph's College at the Webb Alumni Gymnasium. Hopefully the place will be packed and the Clippers will bring home a victory - I will keep you posted.
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Thursday, November 02, 2000
Tonight the Junior class ate dinner with the President and Mrs. Kiss at their home. Good times as always - I was at a table with two of our favorite professors and laughed for hours on end. Plus, the food was a welcome change. What a Webb experience.
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Yesterday must have been slow and boring here....no entry. Since I missed it, happy November. Last night was class v. class Dali Lama floor hockey tournament here - the Juniors and Seniors battled to an overtime tie in the Championship game. A good time was had by all, except for Jason Updegraph, who had to get 12 stitches for a split chin.
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