Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Patience Please

I regret to admit that circumstances have forced me to desist posting for a while. Chris and I are in the process of moving our apartment to three separate locations, so the posting has been sparse and will probably continue to be sparse for another week or so. I may randomly post things up now and then during this week, but please be sure to check back next week when I should be able to resume regular posting.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Don't think he's going to get to plead out of this one.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Sound and Fury

Signifying what?

After all the furor over the book, I expected something rather more than this.

The Da Vinci Code - Reviews - Movies - New York Times

I was too busy being annoyed by the inaccuracies in the book to enjoy the story, and the movie doesn't sound like it's worth paying to go see. Maybe once Netflix has it...

Ducks in a row

Yesterday, Chris took me to the Duke Gardens to feed the ducks (yeah for my sweet hubby! :-)). We didn't get there until about 8:10, and I was afraid that they had all gone to bed already, but the first few ducks that we fed made enough noise to bring everyone else out for a late snack.

When we saw them two weeks ago, they looked like this.

There were nine of them, all lined up behind mama mallard. Last night, they came out again, and while there were still nine of them with mama (hooray!), they looked more like this.

Very, very cute. And lots of fun to feed. The adult ducks would eat out of my hand, but the ducklings wouldn't quite come close enough. Chris got them to brush up against my hand by dropping pieces of bread in the water near where I was holding a piece. They were so soft! (The ducks, not the bread.) :-)

{My thanks to the websites of Illinois Bird of the Day and birdperch.com for the pictures.}

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Got CDs?

Got old CDs? Got some time now that exams are done?

Well, this blog can't think of any better way to burn that time than by performing challenging science experiments.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Hooray for my hubby!

Exams are over, and they all feel good. Proud of him is what I am. My man is now officially a 3L. Or for the time being, as he prefers to say a "no-L" which means that he can spend all day long lounging about zooming through his for-fun book list.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Here's a collection of Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories," which are really positively delightful. If you've never read Kipling, you must. It's wonderful literature (caveat: there are a few of the failings that were common in his day--he uses "nigger" in one story that I know of).

It's all clear now

This is why I hate politics.

A successful campaign almost requires some fibbing -- the candidate is either less extreme than he's telling his party's base, or more extreme than he's telling the general public. The trick is not to get caught -- not to be too obvious in the tactical compromises that are necessary in the marathon race of a presidential campaign.
From A Man Who Won't Sell His Soul

So, will there be anyone to vote for in 2008? Or will it once again be voting against? Sigh...Why can't we just put honest people in office? I know politics is about compromise, but still. I think I'd rather vote for a raving liberal that is up-front about it than vote for a waffling sit-on-the-fencer that stands here, there, and everywhere.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Please welcome

Please give a warm welcome to Barely Legal, a wickedly funny blog detailing law school culture. It's all the fun of law school without any of the work.

(Editor's Note: Please read with discretion.)