Thursday, August 26, 2004

election year tactics

from the new york times:
In a striking shift in the way the Bush administration has portrayed thescience of climate change, a new report to Congress focuses on federalresearch indicating that emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases are the only likely explanation for global warming over thelast three decades.

In delivering the report to Congress yesterday, an administration official,Dr. James R Mahoney, said it reflected "the best possible scientificinformation" on climate change. Previously, President Bush and otherofficials had emphasized uncertainties in understanding the causes andconsequences of warming as a reason for rejecting binding restrictions onheat-trapping gases.

we know this is all because bush is trying to get re-elected and he has proven himself to have no qualms about backing out of campaign promises.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

first black tie wedding: check
i'm back from the wedding. got back today and decided to ditch the minority orientation program. i just didn't want to wake up at 5am so i could drive four house to meet a bunch of asians. and as my friend put it, i enjoyed the wedding fully -- mainly by consuming wine to my heart's content. as it was, i woke up kind of hung over and had this like really compact dense period of stupidness. i was at the bagel store and within five minutes i dropped my orange juice, royally screwed up my order, spilled coffee on myself, and forgot to put my car in gear when i was driving away. i'm lucky i didn't hit something with my car.

anyways, the wedding was FABULOUS! i had such a great time. i cried when my friend walked down the aisle, because there's just so much history in the friendship. i've known him a long time, went to his bar mitzvah, at which the guests were given ankle socks to dance in. no such thing last night. (and no champagne bottle full of fake m&m's either...) but it really was, as the rabbi said, this culmination of years of growth coming together for that exact moment of marriage, of their blessed union, of a lifetime of growth together. i think it was especially more striking because i had known the groom for so long, so when the rabbi talked about growth, i could think back to seventh grade, when his hair was frizzier and he was just a kid. aww. :)

tomorrow i start orientation, though it's only optional. volunteer day. i think i'm going to weed or something. i'm not even sure to be honest. and i'm REALLY nervous about school. i went with my friend to bc to buy his books ($554.96) and i started freaking out. those books are big, expensive and really BORING looking. what the hell have i gotten myself into?!

Friday, August 20, 2004

so tired of driving
i hate driving. and the one between ny and boston is particularly tedious. probably because it's about 4 hours long. less than three and i can do it without stopping. four and i usually need a nap and a feeding. anyhow, i'm on my way back to jersey for august wedding #2 of 3. yeay for love and marriage!!

Monday, August 16, 2004

hello world
ok. i can finally sit down and breathe for a little while. i've been sort of out of the blogging world because my apartment is a mess, i haven't had an internet connection, and for five days i was in the (sort of) wilds of maine. but i'm back from a lovely trip to acadia national park and bar harbor, my dsl is on, and my apartment is starting to come together. whooppee!

two weeks until classes start, one week until orientation. in the meantime, i've got about 12 more boxes and one ikea trip standing between me and a complete apartment. come and visit!

oh, and in the rest of my spare time, i am ADDICTED to the olympics! go usa! go iraqi soccer team!

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

moving sucks
there ain't no way around it. moving is tiring, sweaty, dusty and annoying. i'm too tired to even make a post. tomorrow: wedding 1 of 3 in august. yeay!