Friday, October 10, 2008

Think Big Thoughts

But relish small pleasures.

Every week I receive a postcard from my mom containing one of "life's little lessons." I just got back from the mailbox so it was on my mind.

The last two weeks have been pretty brutal. I've had a total of 4 papers due, 1 test, and 2 midterms. What I've gotten back so far is looking promising. It's always nice to get the first test out of the way so I can know whether or I'm on the right track. I felt pretty good with the two midterms, but we'll see how they turn out.

This weekend is homecoming so my family will be visiting and many returning "home." There's a whole bunch of stuff (carnival, football game, free food, other activities) so it should be pretty fun.

Dodgers took the National League West and are currently competing for the NL title. They swept the cubs (which was awesome), so as long as they don't screw up this series there'll be a lot of excited people around.

Watching the presidential debate the other night was quite frustrating. I'm not a huge fan of the "town hall" setting but what really got to me was how both candidates completely blew off the idea of a time limit. What made it worse is how they took all that extra time to say the same amount of nothing. 25 days and it's all over.

If you haven't been keeping up with SNL's election/debate skits, you definitely must. I know everyone agrees, but I'll just say it again: Tina Fey makes an insanely amazing Palin.

Keeping with the election theme, it appears that over 4000 Harris County, Texas registered voters are deceased. I've always been curious of what the ideological makeup of the dead would be.

I'm in a Bioengineering club here and at a meeting the other day, we watched a video of the Boston Dynamics "Big Dog," which is basically a headless robotic pony that is programed to walk and maintain balance under essentially any circumstance. It's hard to describe how cool this thing is...just watch the video.

That's it for now...I think I'll go take a much needed nap.


Stutelberg Family said...

Thanks for updating! It was fun to see you this weekend. Homecoming was so fun! They boys had a blast! We are excited for next year! Glad to hear the midterms, exams and papers all went well. The bummer is that your classes seem to be on the same schedule where papers and tests all come around the same time! You are can handle it!

Anonymous said...

We had so much fun yesterday afternoon! Luke took a long nap today and is still recovering from the excitement of the bouncer and petting zoo. He was walking around the house "talking" to "CC" on his "phone" all morning. The first person he asked for after his nap was...CC. You are a very popular Uncle (it is no mystery why)! Glad to hear all your tests and papers are over for now. See you next weekend.
Jon, Weezie and Luke