"You sound to me as though you don't believe in free will," said Billy Pilgrim. "If I hadn't spent so much time studying Earthlings," said the Tralfamadorian, "I wouldn't have any idea what was meant by free will. I've visited 31 inhabited planets in the universe...Only on Earth is there any talk of free will." -- K. Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Friday, March 24, 2006

Undergraduates still talk in the library. While listening to iPods and text messaging. Must they do this? I've spent the week trying to figure out if those eating their giant gross lunches in the library is worse than just talking. Hey, I was really enjoying this book before you sat down next to me with your giant bag of chips and two liter of coke.

The current conversation taking place directly in front of me has progressed something like this:

Undergrad One: Dude....did you get the tickets for the game? Dude. I need to go to the bank.
Undergrad Two: Yeah, I need to hit that. Hey, so I got this credit card? Can you like, use those to deposit and take out money at like the ATM?
#1: You mean like to put money in?
#2: Yeah, like, can I take money out of the credit card? Dude, I just got this thing two weeks ago, and I already put $300 on it.
#1: Awesome.

It's like the best dream ever of every credit card executive.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

spell check

I just spent 7 hours reading an essay by Heidegger. About a half hour ago, I feel confident saying that I was feeling a little brain dead, yet I still needed to write the response to send out to my class. So I type it up. Being, time, ek-sistence, metaphysics, blah blah. Just when I had enough, I thought "hey! I'll spellcheck! that's easy!"

Thank you Apple-Mail for your wonderful dictionary which immediately changed MARTIN HEIDEGGER to MARTIN HEADGEAR.

and now I can go to sleep.