news of the weird

A 2-year-old girl left home alone for 2 1/2 weeks survived by eating ketchup, mustard and dried pasta Murder Conviction for rapper C-Murder, brother to Master P and Silkk the Shocker, uncle to Lil’ Romeo The band Hell on Earth…

sayonara to summer/aloha autumn

last night some of the first year silsers (marissa, larissa, and shauna) had a sayonara to summer/aloha autumn party. somehow i happened to be the ONLY second year there (thanks to jane), until i called patrick and told him there…

weekending

i climbed a mountain. visited an indian reservation. ate at a creole restaurant. went to a superwalmart. rollerbladed at the Wheels Family Fun Center. biked the american tobacco trail. changed a flat tire. cooked hamburgers. who has this much fun?…

i need to learn useful programming

project: i’ve got 68 fairly structured html files (example). they contain a long, non-uniform header that needs to be junked, an <H1> title, a line with author(s), a date, some large chunks of text, and a footer that needs to…

shouldn’t a blog catalog those things that elevate one slightly above the workaday state of semi-consciousness?

movies seen since wednesday: masked and anonymous so weird! bob dylan? waking life quite possibly a work of art? school of rock silly. cutesy. kandahar beautiful, wrenching. the joy of madness sadly not so good. i’ve been slowly migrating the…

the show

just got back from the interpol show. possibly the best use of light and fog at a concert ever, also possibly the least a band playing live has ever diverged from their album. they exude a sort of professionalism that…

email down

apparently unc’s email server, “imap.unc.edu” got fried at about 11am. so if you’re trying to send me email and wondering why i’m not responding, now you know. try some alternative methods of communication: cell, IM, and, umm, that face-to-face human…

the oldest document on my computer

This is from January 1993, a hi-larious thank you note I wrote when I was 13. Dear Aunt Betsey, Uncle Bob, and Whitney, Thank you very much for the two Mensa Quiz Books. They are a good challenge and a…

did i just participate in homecoming?

we made it through an entire unc football game–homecoming no less–losing to arizona state in the last three seconds! when it comes to these sorts of things, i’m all about the stadium food, and being in the south, there ought…

i thought maple syrup was for pancakes

someone hit my blog today searching google for toilet paper smells like maple syrup. (i’m the 10th result) i enjoyed the first result page for that query, a web md document that included this gem: “Urine that smells like maple…

is blogging art?

i’ll be away in washington dc for a few days. which means i may not post for a while (big freakin deal, i know). i’ve thought and said before that humans have an infinite capacity for novelty… a phrase which…

before i read anything from anyone else, i’m back from washington dc.

i traveled up with patrick and meg on thursday. they were still recovering from happy hour the night before when we left at 8 that morning. i’m told kathleen is the one to blame for this. i too had not…

is information just entertainment?

i just flipped through the latest smithsonian magazine that arrived over the weekend. the only article i read to the end was one about people who hike around mountains looking for plane wreckage. everything else was almost like tv watching.…

Banned C D

you can’t buy spam like this at your local walmart Hi, Jpseaton, I have been receiving emails saying that I’m contributing to the “moral decay of society” by selling the Banned C D. That may be, but I feel Strongly…