Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


Oh, is it September already?

Filed under : Life in general,Student Life
On September 2, 2009
At 10:15 pm
Comments : 9

I jotted down all kinds of notes on my orientation but in the end, I’ll just share this one thought with you: the math teachers of the future are going to be HOT. Oh, and the orientation volunteers were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable (any one I asked knew the answer to any random question, I swear) that they kind of scared me. Also, TC has wifi so I can Tweet in class. Just kidding! Maybe.

The US Open has been awesome but fitting it in between school stuff has been hard. I’m a little exhausted. I know because I wrote a post at midnight on the #7 train last night and when I looked at it this morning it resembled the ravings of a drunken hobo. But, if anyone knows what it means in Spain to make a stinky face while mock pulling down your shorts gesture, I and the rest of the people at the Feliciano Lopez match would like to know. That one didn’t make the BlackBerrycam, but you can see others by clicking on the links on my Twitter page.

Also, I got a graduate assistant job and it is fabulous. It is not pushing papers or filing stuff, like my work-study job at Hopkins was. It is doing marketing on a literacy project and I am truly excited about it.

I did have my first class and it was online but live, which was weird. Afterwards, they left the session open so people could get to know each other. You know the intro to the Brady Bunch where everyone’s head is in a box and they each are looking around at all the others but not saying anything? It was kind of like that.

In housekeeping news, I had to remove the fun box that ranked my commenters by verbosity because there is a new and awful trend where companies hire people (not like the bots who usually spam you) to make relevant comments on a few of your posts so they can appear on the list. I could deal with computers doing this (they’re usually caught before they appear by the spamcatcher) but the idea of some woman in the Philippines going through all my posts page by page and leaving comments like, “I never thought Carrie was pretty!” with a link to some spammy site really creeped me out. Stupid spammers ruining it for real people who think Carrie isn’t pretty!

But that reminded me to change my description over there in the About Me box. That box is actually based on one that Blogspot has on their blogs, but when I came over to my own site I really wanted to keep it. I could remove it now but I’d definitely miss the picture. I’m not sure I love this descriptor, though, so I may tweak it.

Anyhoo, more US Open and more classes tomorrow! And maybe I’ll figure out what to write About Me.

Big Star – September Gurls


9 Comments for this post

North of the City says

Congrats on the job! I’ll get the details from you after tennis is over ;-)

KP says

WTG on the job! Now where are those concert pictures missy?

Irishcardinal says

Your grad asst. job sounds like so much more fun and more interesting than the usual. Hurray for you.

Irishcardinal says

And I swear,I’ve never even been to the Phillipines.

sarpon says

We can post links in comments?

Becca says

North, done!

KP, I can’t find the cord that connects my camera to the computer. Still looking. This is why posts have been looking so… texty lately.

Irish, I hope it will be! And I didn’t even suspect you, as there were too many tennis-based comments. :D

Sarp, yes. Both in the content and in the “website” spot. It’s that second one that would have shown up in the sidebar if you made the Top list and to Google, that looks more important than just a comment itself.

KP says

No problem Bec. Until then I shall continue to visit the NIN website and look at some dude’s pictures. They’re probably the ones that the 7’6″ guy in front of us took.

P.S. I got The Fragile, Broken, and Pretty Hate Machine CDs this past weekat rock bottom prices. It’s all NIN all the time here now!

Melanie says

Ok, I know this one! In Spain – more precisely, in Cataluna – they have this tradition of putting a _caganer_ (or “pooper”) in their nativities, so I suspect that’s what’s alluded to by your question of “what it means in Spain to make a stinky face while mock pulling down your shorts gesture” – see here (hope it’s ok to link):

Becca says

OMG, that is it! Thanks so much, Melanie!

Oh ahahahahahaha!