Friday, February 15, 2008

Another campus tragedy...

and this one a little too close to home for me.

As you all are aware, yesterday, a former graduate student opened fire on an auditorium full of geology students at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, west of Chicago, killing five and injuring countless others.

My sister-in-law, Katie, attends NIU.

Katie had just left work and was on her way to campus for class, when the shooting occurred. The footage showing the students being put into ambulances - apparently, that is where she parks for class. She is fine, but is in shock, which is to be expected. Needless to say, my family is a bit shaken by this tragic and terrible event.

Go home and hug your loved ones. You never know what can happen in this crazy world.

Love to all.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Why I Love Chuck Klosterman

Not only because of the brilliance of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (that's a book, Mom, not my morning ritual!), but because of this article:

Me, On Shuffle, wherein Klosterman tries to answer this question:

"True or False: The music a person listens to reveals many truths about that person."

When you get a free moment, check it out.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Do y'all remember that show thirtysomething with Mel Harris and Ken Olin and Danny from The West Wing, and his wife, the annoying blonde chick, all whiny and dissatisfied with her life? When that show aired, I thought those folks looked OLD......they all had kids running around and one of them had post-partum depression or something and they were balancing careers and families, blah blah blah.............and they were OLD.

And now...I am no longer 30. I am "thirtysomething...." *sigh* Old.