Saturday, September 18, 2004

Beginning Anew

Time goes by way to quickly for my liking.
Tomorrow is Sunday, September 19th and for those of you who never attended OSU or aren't in Columbus, that means it is the official campus residence hall move in day. Basically, students have to go to the Schottenstein center, get their keys and sign in and can go move in to their dorms. It's scheduled from 8am - 5pm but I get to be there from 6:30am - 6:00pm because our office is set up there all day for students who find out that they are unpaid or some other financial aid didn't pay yet...which, if you wait until the day of move-in (10 months after you've applied and 5 months after your financial aid is created) and have the nerve to complain to us because you didn't do something during those 5 months, don't look for too much sympathy. But, thankfully, those are the minority and most of the people that come to our office are nice, gracious and at least thatnkful if we tell them how to correct what they may have done wrong this year. But, it can still be a damned stressful, pain in the ass time because of the huge increase in office traffic once all the students come back to school. With 30,000+ financial aid recipients it still pisses me off when one parent or student has the audacity to bitch and complain that they have to try for days to get a call through to us or they have to wait 30 minutes - 1 hour in our lounge before seeing someone. Someone who is going to help you figure out a solution to your problem, no less...frickin' ungrateful... ...after 5 1/2 years of hearing it, it does tend to get on ones nerves a bit.
But, it's not all bad. I mean, after a couple weeks once classes start it begins to die down some and stress levels fall.

Plus, I'm very happy about it because it means one of my favorite people and best friends is coming back to Columbus too. ^_^

So, that far outweighs any of the negative things that I can think of.

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Sunday, September 12, 2004

I wish I had occasions to use my video camera more often. I've been playing more with some software for designing professional dvds with full motion menus and buttons and various highlight effects and stuff and it's all fun and nice but I've really only used my video camera like twice in the past2-3 years so I don't have anything recent that I really want to put on dvd. Plus, it's more fun to actually present someone else with a product instead of just making them for me, but alas, no opportunities to do anything for anyone. Although, if I had tv capture card for my pc I could record OSU football games in high-def and create dvds of those with all kinds of extra features and stuff...not for public broadcast or sale, of course, but just for me and friends. :) I may have to do that. At least it will give me a project to occupy my time.
If you know me and have any ideas or requests, let me know. :)
Now, off to spend time with my sofa and Family Guy dvds and let my pc continue dowloading POA. ;D

Thursday, September 09, 2004

The day the puppies got even

Forget "man eating sandwich", this is too funny...
"Dog shoots man"

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Oh no! Re-elect Bush or we'll be attacked again!!! ...ass...

...what a dick...

"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States."

"Dick Cheney's scare tactics today crossed the line."

N.Y. Times' Full Story

Friday, September 03, 2004

My thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of loved ones involved in the school hostage/terrorist situation in Beslan.

Laura Bush's "wave" & desperate presidents

Is it just me, or does Laura Bush's wave creep anyone else out? Every time I see this woman on tv or in a photo waving it doesnt look like a wave, but instead looks like she is gripping an invisible nozzle and twisting it back and forth. That, or giving a "tittie-twister". It's just frickin' weird I tell you. And the expression on her face every time I see her too - Stepford wife plastered smile. It's just not right...but fitting when paired with G.W.

And, even though I'm neither republican or democrat it annoys me to look at the Bush/Cheney website and see multiple attacks and shots at John Kerry on the damned index page. The first thing you see on the page is probably the large Bush photo near the top left but then essentially outlining that are graphics and liks to the "Flip Flop Olympics", the "Gas Tax Calculator" and "Kerry's Hypocritical Attacks". Then go to the Kery/Edwards site and you'll have to scroll down a little to see an area on the lower right of the page with a link labeled "Bush-Cheney: Wrong For America". That, I like. The whole Bush campaign of constant attacks has gotten on my nerves ever since ads and speeches started running. Then to see Arnold speak at the RNC...that was something. I loved his accent when chanting "four more years" though. And, I had just watched Terminator 3 for the first time the night before. He should have come out in biker leathers and carried a shotgun. Then I'd vote for him to be president. No weak, clueless head of state with a weak handshake (King of the Hill reference) being boradcast all over the world as the voice of America. Give me the Terminator and Colin Powell then we'll see how the global opinion of the U.S. changes. Anyway...
I hope Clinton's surgery goes well and that he makes a speedy recovery.
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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Apple does it again

I love my Mac and I love so much that Apple produces and the new iMac is no different. This thing is so cool and perfect. Only 2" thick, a G5 processor, amazingly tiny footprint...only $1200, educational pricing. I would love to have one just to sit in the kitchen for a fully digital cookbook and recipe storage or sit on a table in the living room next to the sofa or on a coffee table and it takes up no space at all. Quite cool.
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