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Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Posted @ 03:20p
Re: Philly
The medical cartel has decreed that amandalorelei go to the University of Pennsylvania, which means that I'll be living in Philly for the next four years. I would have slightly preferred to live in New York, but Penn is probably the best medical school in the region, and Philly has a number of advantages. Most importantly, it's cheap and it will take less time for me to get to and from school. Also, it's looking more likely that Amanda's parents will end up in DC, so being closer to them will be nice. I'm a little sad I won't be able to hang out with my various New York friends as much, but it'll still be easy to take weekend trips up there.

The next couple of months will be a whirlwind of activity as we plan a wedding, plan a honeymoon, find an apartment, find me work for the summer, move, have the wedding, and go on the honeymoon. And that's on top of the various tests and projects we both need to complete before the end of the school year.
Current Mood is excited  
Friday, January 2nd, 2009
Posted @ 08:03p
Re: Ontological Arguments
An argument for the existence of the Death Star:

  1. The Death Star is, by definition, a spaceship more powerful than any spaceship that can be imagined.
  2. Existence both in reality and in imagination is more powerful than existence solely in one's imagination.
  3. Therefore, the Death Star must exist in reality: if the Death Star did not, the Death Star would not be a spaceship greater than any spaceship which can be imagined.

People actually say this sort of thing.
Current Mood is amused  
Friday, April 11th, 2008
Posted @ 07:43a
Re: Grad School Decision
I'm going to Princeton this fall. Thanks to sosentos, redherring's boy, aux47, and keledy for helping me decide. One of the major downsides to this decision is that I won't be able to hang out with redherring. On the other hand, Pittsburgh is on the way from Princeton to Cleveland, so maybe we can get together on our way to visit amandalorelei's family.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Posted @ 06:08p
Re: Quotes
Cool! Last night I got quoted by Keith Olbermann, and today I'm cited on Speaker Pelosi's blog.
Current Mood is excited  
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
Posted @ 04:22p
Re: News
I had an aticle on the FISA debate in Slate yesterday. Also, I've started hearing back from grad schools. Yesterday Princeton, my top choice, accepted me. Yesterday was a good day!
Current Mood is accomplished  
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
Posted @ 09:09p
Re: We're engaged!

amandalorelei and I spent the weekend at her family's traditional vacation
spot, Lake Hope in Ohio. On Sunday morning I took her for a walk to a
scenic spot alongside the lake and asked her to marry me. She said yes.

We haven't figured out the details yet, but we're tentatively
planning to get married in 2009 in either Cleveland or the Twin
Cities. You can see pictures of the spot where I proposed and of the
ring here.
Current Mood is excited  
Saturday, June 9th, 2007
Posted @ 07:05a
Re: Me in Print
Current Mood is pleased  
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
Posted @ 08:58p
Re: Toenail Clipping
Amanda and I recently had an argument, which can only be solved by use of a poll!

What do you think about the clipping of toenails?

That's really gross! Do it in the bathroom and close the door.
That's pretty gross. Do it in the other room where I don't have to watch.
It doesn't bother me much if people do it while I'm in the room.
It doesn't bother me at all! In fact, I'd do it when I have company.
Sunday, September 10th, 2006
Posted @ 11:54p
I've joined the myspace herd. If you're also on MySpace, please friend me.
Current Mood is bored  
Posted @ 09:50p
Re: My New Neighborhood is Gay
So I'm walking down the street and I pass two guys out walking their dogs. It briefly crosses my mind that it's a bit odd for two guys to be walking their dogs together, but I think nothing more of it. I greet the guy as I walk past.

About 10 seconds later, I clearly hear one of the guys say to the other: "When did men stop wearing clothes that show off their bodies? Seriously, when's the last time you saw a guy wearing pants that makes his ass look good?"

I don't think I've ever had a stranger comment on my ass before. I guess if I want to fit in in my new neighborhood, I'll have to pay more attention to what I wear.
Current Mood is amused  
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
Posted @ 10:27p
Re: Congratulations to Adam and Kaela
Two of my favorite people, stopityoumonkey and amerikanpatriot, got married yesterday. The wedding was amazing, and I was honored to be a part of it. And the reception... well, let's just say this is the first reception I've been to that featured to gorillas dancing to Smash Mouth's "All Star." Congrats guys!
Current Mood is excited  
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
Posted @ 12:03p
Congrats to miesl and theowlseye on getting married! theowlseye describes the wedding:

The wedding was awesome and I hope to get some pictures up soon for those who couldn't make it. My cousin Tony, the best man, had some real zingers in his speech. Here are some quotes. "I'm about to give Jeremy here the most embarrassing and uncomfortable 2 minutes of his life. Consequently after the reception Jeremy will be giving Michelle the most embarrassing and uncomfortable 2 minutes of her life." And then another one went. "Michelle and Jeremy make a great pair. Michelle is industrious, determined, and loves to solve problems and Jeremy...well Jeremy is a problem." he then went on to say some nice things about us. Our parents came and said nice things about us. WHich cause me to cry. I am horrible at this things with the crying. If fact I'm still looking for the asshole who wrote Ole Yeller.

I can confirm from personal experience that the two of them make a cute couple. Now that I think about it, I believe that Jeremy got a LiveJournal at my suggestion, and he found Michelle via LiveJournal. Does that mean I get to take credit for their marriage? ;-)
Current Mood is pleased  
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
Posted @ 12:17a
Re: Weekends
Here I describe my weekends in reverse-chronological order:

This weekend, yonko and tonarino_totoro came to town for a visit. We (everyone other than aux47, who flew in on Sunday) went wine-tasting at a Missouri winery, took a nap, and then went out for Italian food. yonko was not impressed with his Italian food, which was a bummer. That place has never let us down before.

On Sunday, we picked up aux47 at the airport and then went to watch the Cardinals beat the Cubs at baseball. We had good seats courtesy of the president of my place of employment, who has season tickets, and a good time was had by all. I've never gotten to watch a baseball game from good seats before; you can actually see the players and follow what's going on. We then returned to my house for an evening of potstickers and drunken risk.

Two weekends ago, my parents and my grandma flew into St. Louis on their way to go to my brother's graduation, which was 3 hours away in Terre Haute, Indiana. They came back the day after the graduation ceremony and spent a day in St. Louis with me. We went to tour an abandoned lead mine, and amandalorelei made them an amazing dinner. Then on Monday, we celebrated memorial day by wandering around malls looking for fashionable clothes for me.

Three weekends ago, Amanda had a different Stephanie in town, and they had a great time doing girl stuff.

Four and five weekends ago I spent learning how to scuba dive. This was accomplished partly in the aforementioned abandoned lead mine. The water was 58 degrees. 58 degrees is very cold. Still, scuba diving is pretty cool, and when we go to the Bahamas later this month, I imagine the temperature will be a lot more pleasant.

Finally, six weekends ago I was in DC, where I stayed with rustybluebike and saw assorted other friends.
Current Mood is busy  
Thursday, June 1st, 2006
Posted @ 09:35a
Re: Indecency
I've changed my default userpic to protest this silliness.
Current Mood is amused  
Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
Posted @ 09:54a
I parked next to a motorcycle this morning. It had a helmet with a whole lot of stickers on it. Here were a few of the more charming slogans:

"I might not go down in history, but I will go down on your little sister."

"Respect you in the morning? I don't respect you right now."

"You're the reason our children are ugly."

I bet he's a big hit with the ladies.
Current Mood is busy