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Monday, May 31, 2004
added to the of things lost and retrieved since moving to DC: my shoe, which I lost near 16th and Harvard NW!

We slept at the MVS house last night because we missed the last train out of the city.

I spent a portion of yesterday riding double with my dad on his bike around Bethesda, Maryland. i get the feeling that folks around there aren't used to seeing a 52yr old man and his 21yr old daughter on ther same bike.

Hopefully my job at the Kennedy Caenter for the Performing Arts gift shop starts tomorrow. Also, my brother graduates tomorrow!

p.s. guest what i saw yesterday? it was USA-a-licious!

Sunday, May 30, 2004
534 House this summer?
So, Hussein unexpectedly dropped out of 534 House, making the rent go up. Would anybody be interested (or know of anybody who is interested) in living in 534 this summer and making the rent go back down? So far, it is Ross, Bryn and myself.

(What's up with "O Holy Night"?)

yeah for val
yes that's right val very unselfishly lent me her iBook so that I might entertain myself at the front desk of the RFC while she guarded. I love Val. Now I can enter my hours and get paid.

ohh and Peru kicks complete ass. retrospectively the 6 hours of stairs the second day on the trail with inflamed hip flexors wasn't so bad. Although I did think thoughts of killing my guide. He was smiling way to much.

Saturday, May 29, 2004
Do you ever...?
Do you ever have one of those "oops, I just spent a little less than $50 on an extremely hard-to-find 'Alvin and the Chipmunks Sing the Beatles' CD while shopping online" kind of days?

I hate those.

The Girl from the Fiction Department, if you will.Robin, thanks for the update. Very cool.

Me, I'm sitting on the couch waiting. This guy is supposed to come and evaluate where our landlord can install central air when she moves into the basement. I hope she's really stuck on central air, because there's no way she's ever going to have enough money to put it in, no man no way. Which means she'll never move in. Which means our washer and dryer can stay in the basement where they belong.

For the rest of the weekend I'm cooking for a CPT regional training then heading to the beach with my family for Monday. I'll ride back Tuesday morning to avoid end-of-the-weekend traffic. It's kind of cool today, though. I hope it warms up for riding and reading on the beach. I'm shivering with all the windows cranked open and the curiously cool morning air flushing in and out. I'm trying to cool the walls down so that when it heats up again we can shut the windows and stay cool indoors.

I should bring some books to read on the beach, which is to my mind one of life's more sublime pleasures.

So now I'm just waiting. I think I'll hit that Sonia Orwell book again.

Shit-fucker Report: All the shit you want to get pissed about.
Saturday, May 29.
Tool announces completion of his Brick House Torque-n-Tour. Fans are unsurprised by the high placing of Sasha's bed but confused by the bounce factor in Jesse's bed. The possibility of an extended tour seems remote but repeat venues are expected on Tool's way home.
K & K are rumoured to be on a whirlwind expedition of gay-barhopping in Lancaster City. Currently they are expected at The Belvedere, and Tally-ho.
The Wenger trio is reunited once more and this time they have the homefield advantage. Already reports are coming in of innocent bystanders being accosted by rowdy Irish drinking songs and flailing limbs. Family members are pleased and amazed. Maruader in the middle, S. W., reports that she would like "a keg of whiskey lads, and beer galore." Juicy Juice is alternately repelling family theories concerning her name and college-aged men, and playing Magic. Experts predict that unless Lancaster shapes up and shows her a good time she will be sure to head Westward come Spring.
R.S.W is maintaining an air of aloofness after being ostracized for assininely commenting that he is "tired and bored" with summer and wishing that he didn't have to leave for Italy where he will be forced to drink wine, eat pasta, dress nicely, and dance with dark-eyed women. Family members are still holding him to their bargain: in exchange for paying his way he must return with an Italian Contessa as his fiance.
Cuban students have to leave their little "Revolution in Paradise" due to complications between a fuck-ass president and a likely-totalitarian-but-definitely-not-fuck-ass presidente. So much for the Proletarians.
May 26th sales of cigars and rum in Havana rose 15%.
The students have been moved to the alternate location of Costa McAmerica where they will be placed in service assignments teaching locals how to speak English, use a credit card, and hate anyone who is not white/anorexic/rich. Leaders have commented that they expect this to be "an enriching experience, where through experiencing another culture we can ultimately learn more about our own." Friends in Goshen are not expecting to receive any gifts of cuban rum.
G-"MF"-C standards are expected to take a blow after the recent discovery of a loophole concerning alcohol. The loophole allows drinking with students provided that one's name begins with "D", one is in England, and one is not gay.
Weather: hot. or wet. maybe both. randiness: 60. loneliness: 45.

Cabin fever-o-rama
Fuckin' Hell! Who knew that a friday night at the beginning of summer vacation could possible be this boring. Robin and I checked three different places of possible interest and they all turned out to be a bust. Who sleeps this early on a friday night. Who sleeps this early on a week night for that matter! people are usually up til all hours here. Perhaps Robin and I will have to make our own party. I hope things are more interesting where everyone else is.

Friday, May 28, 2004
Yet another "fuck you!" to Phys. Plant
Fuck you for fining me for parking in visitor parking right behind the building where I work despite the fact that it never even comes CLOSE to filling up during the summertime!

Me: "But, that doesn't make sense to me, the parking lot doesn't even come close to filling up during the summer."

Joy Hite's logical reponse: "That doesn't matter, you're not allowed to park there."

Fuck you extra hard for your "We make the rules, you follow them" bullshit answer!

Bruce Cockburn and Synchronicity
So I knew it was only a matter of time until it happened. In a city of eight million people, it's only a matter of time before you run into someone from Goshen. So when the first person I saw when I walked into the Bruce Cockburn concert on Wednesday night was dlc I really shouldn't have been surprised.

Its always interesting to see Goshen people outside Goshen. They're so much more relaxed. Doug even bought me a pint of Strongbow. And he was the second person in England to tell me that the dialect in Carthaginians was right on.

And of course, Cockburn himself was pretty impressive. I can understand now why Joann used his songs to introduce each new section in "Biblical Themes of Peace." His lyrics mine those wierd biblical archetypes. All this stuff about lions and star fields and rocket launchers. And the music wasn't all that bad either. My Canadian colleagues seem to think he exemplifies the spirit of Canada. And that seems to be a pretty good description.

Thursday, May 27, 2004
My baby came back!!

Welcome home little iBook. I missed you. Don't ever leave me again. And don't you worry about the big ol' G4 sitting in living room. He's harmless and immobile. I love you the best.

I guess I'll be adding one of these: to the chart tonight!!

be cool, enable your blogger profile!
Giant Puppet Making Workshop!
if you're in the area on Sat the 4th and are interested, you should e-mail me!

We're hanging out with Weiss 2nite. hopefully on the back porch, yipee!

as of 10pm yesterday, everything that we've lost so far has been found. (wallet, checks, cell-phones, drivers licenses....)

Wednesday, May 26, 2004
The highlight of my day
At the switchboard I'm pretty much right in the middle of the social work department. I overheard the following conversation between professors Robert Birkey and Carol Jarvis:

Birkey: Hey did you see "South Park" last night?

Jarvis: Oh, wasn't that hiliarious?

B: It was great the way they were spoofing The Passion. I wish I would have known that was going to be on; I would have taped it!

J: Remember when Cartman's hair went up in flames and they made him look like Hitler? That was great!

florida's fucking hot
Hello to all from sunny fucking Florida. Got a car, working on getting a job, sleeping in a nice house with good food. That's about it, and did I mention it's fucking hot?

Oh, and what happened at the meeting about the gay summit pictures, anyone know?

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

I can't check the blog here.. that sucks.

anyway.. i'm writing this to tell you guys that I might be quitting at some point...
I'm not eating well here, and I'm constantly stressed out.. I only have one friend here, and she too wants to quit... I've had spasims every night so far...

and well. yeah, I don't even start in the saloon yet.

I'm forcing myself to stay until I try that out... but i may leave not long after if I can't get healthy.. or at the very least, if I'm still not eating well and still losing too much weight.. I'm going to go home...

sorry to post something so down. anyway. only my goshen e-mail account works here... so e-mail me there if you can. I could definately go for some words of encouragement right now.

Attention Mike Shank
you are on a roadtrip with Ben and Andrew and im sure you are listening to The Walkmen cds I lent you. Have fun with them but bring them back someday soon, unscratched. Don't be like most cd owners and let my cds lay around outside of their cases. I hate that shit. If you anticipate never ever coming back to Goshen mail them. my addy is college addy you know. You better come back you ass otherwise your Sara will be so sad Im living with her next year and im not very good at consoling the inconsolable so do it for HER.

Tristan "The Mungry Dodger" King, living at le Cave on 9th come and visit i sleep nites

redefeat bush '04
get your bumper stickers now - watch "fahrenheit 9/11" when it comes out - vote for someone who isn't bush in november.

Monday, May 24, 2004
I particularly like this one because it has no description attached. The enigmatic quality is enticing, don't you think?

I went to Southwest today. I didn't know that southwest DC even existed until three months after I'd moved here when I had to go to the FCC headquarters to meet with my legal writing adjunct. I got lost, ending up somewhere around Union Station because she didn't specify the quadrant, but I got there eventually.

I went to southwest to take notes and be a presence at a meeting between two tenants' associations, one of which we represent, and the building management agency. It didn't go very well, which we expected. They won't hire another guard or set up the monitors so the guard at the front desk can watch the security cameras until we force them to do it, which I don't know if we can do or not. We'll have to take it to court. I actually am not very involved with this, as I have to put in 400 hours for my Haywood Burns fellowship and 300 hours from some Americorp program. But the Americorp program won't let me work for the tenants' association because they're an organization that's not a 501(c)(3). So I can only spend one-third of my time on them. Too bad, because they're a bunch of fun, angry people.

Oh, and Kate and Jules, in case you don't read your email, write me!

Kate and Julia take over DC!
22 of may, The District of Colombia
Late last night, while cicadas buzzed calmly, Julia and Kate roared into the district (sic) *corrections: we're really in maryland* in Htun Htun Soe's muffler-deficient mini-Jetta (like a Jetta only EVEN SMALLER causing complete neighborhood disruption. Following the noisy arrival, the two career-driven women (sic) *correction: unemployed* dismounted the strange, 10 wheeled vehicle (car + 3 bikes) and proceeded to harrass the cicadas until promised to take us to their heartless leader who made off with Julia's wallet. The head cicada vowed to place the wallet in the care of the U.S. Postal System, and informed them that it should be arriving within the week.

Thanks Meg!!

summer friends movie night
monday nights at the dienermeyer resedence
1605 s 8th apt 2 (what the fuck house #2)

starts tonight, monday, may 24

good shit. be there. invite your mother. bring your own whatever.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

I'm spending a butt load of money on this post..

hey might be my only summer update until my brother's wedding...

anyway.. Cedar Point is ... it's different. It's nice to be on a working vacation basically.. I've been on 9 coasters of the 16 in two days. will finish the rest later.

best way to get a hold of me: cell phone or post. preferably cell phone. Many people have my number.
Libby G is one, Sean is one, Daron is one... Meg should have it... a lot of people should.. I sent out a mass e-mail with it... if you need it, ask around.

my passes have been claimed, but if you want a discount, call me and we can work something out.

so yes, call me.

things are interesting... dorms are really old.

miss you all. have fun, I'll try to visit.
call me.

Saturday, May 22, 2004
Marching by the Thames and obscure ramblings on Trotskyism
Today I went down and marched along the Thames as part of an emergency demo called by the Stop the War Coalition and Muslim Association of Britain in response to the torture of Iraqis and the ongoing occupation.

Apparently we were also calling on Blair to Resign. I didn't notice because I spent most of the time talking with a guy named Gabriel from Voices in the Wilderness UK. He gave me a thorough rundown on the left in the UK. The Stop the War coalition, like ANSWER in the US, is dominated by the The Socialist Workers Party who apparently don't play well with others and are not so in to grass roots stuff, but very organized and efficient in their own authoritarian kind of way. And they have a bunch of different front groups, like Globalise Resistance, known among British activists as Monopolise Resistance.

Apparently, they're Trotskyist, which is a term I still trying to figure out, though this paragraph from the page above makes them sound kind of Mennonite:
"After [Trotsky's] death this organisation has split many times. Trotskyist parties and groups are notorious for their tendency to split into smaller groups, quarrelling over theoretical differences that seem insignificant or indecipherable to an outsider, but which sometimes have major practical consequences for those who hold those positions."

The wierdest part of this all is that I ran into a guy I had met at a SPEAK (a Christian social justice network) conference who said he was a member of the SWP and found out other Christian student activists were members as well. These guys are even more impressive than the Workers World Party. It almost makes me start to believe in The Grand Communist Conspiracy.

P.S. Great poem, Meg!

The Apocalypse has come

And I'm dancing.

Gas prices amazingly high, they're practically European. $2.17 per

Hallelujah! It costs $50 to fill up a Jetta. Some day soon it will cost
a beautiful green-faced Franklin to fill up the silver SUV.

And what a beautiful day that will be! Imagine.

Hollingers will be sold out. The streets will be lined with in-line
skates, bicycles, and donkey carts.

Long lines of people will form in an early morning march from
Evansville to Chicago. Trains don't go to the Suburbs.

A bike ride in the country will not require saying good bye to love
ones and family first. Every street will be a bike route.

The Bus in Goshen will be full for the first time in its life and the
trolly, for once, will have more than one rider.

The trains would be more frequent but they wouldn't blow their horns.
Cars are the only wheeled vehicle that is stupid enough to run into a
train. Bikes don't have sound systems. They don't get road rage.

There'd be a Tour du Pont every morning on 495 around DC, but nobody
would be watching. Yellow reflective jackets will become stylish.

Bread and Chocolate will allow patrons to wear skates inside.

Cops will be bored as ever. What do you do when there is no one to pull
over? Doughnut sales will skyrocket at 7-11.

There will be no more drunk drivers.

All hail the coming of $8/gallon gas.

I can't wait.

Friday, May 21, 2004

dude, I'm sorry if I didn't say good-bye to you. Good-bye. Have fun without me.

Dude!! Free Pizza
become famous
eat free pizza
Wise 3rd at noon
make your hair presentable
don't wear stripes or checkers
they vibrate

Thursday, May 20, 2004
So....I was helping sara move out today (thanks for the cheese sara!) and you know how all the floors look alike, especially when no one is living there? well, I was like, "damn, I have to pee" so I did and when I came out of the bathroom I saw some boys and I was like, "oh, I must be on the wrong floor, that's funny" and then after like a minute I was like "Holy SHIT, I just pissed in the boys bathroom." It was way unfortunate because it took me much too long to make that jump. but to make matters worse/funnier: that RL lady (I don't remember her name) was checking people out of there rooms and saw me come out of the boy's bathroom and was like "damn girl, you gotta stop smokin' the wacky weed" and then I laughed a lot.

p.s. I might have lied about the christy glick-shenk bit.

Kate and I biked up to the Goshen cemetery this afternoon to look for gravestones with Hebrew writing. Barb Hassan, from Assembly, told me about them. Apparently the Goshen-Elkhart area had a thriving Jewish community at the turn of the century. At the cemetery we found a group of tombstones with for Kaatz, Stein, Oppenheim, Cohen, and Dembufsky with birth dates beginning in the 1840s, and then their children born in the early 1900s. Most had writing in Hebrew. It seems like the Dembufsky building was probably owned by a Jewish family in the early 1900s. Where did everyone go, I wonder?

A recent historic event:

Same sex marriage legalized

More photos here, but oddly none face-on of couples, mostly posters, and the Equal Rights Fairy.

the annoyance of being home...
so apparently whenever I touch my mom's computer, it dies... so I've decided until I can accurately get rid of the roughly 425 things of spyware and however many viruses it has.. I'm just going to keep "borrowing" my mom's connection for my own computer.

I leave for Cedar Point on Saturday... begin my first day on Sunday.
And after talking to my new boss, I found out I will not be in a little western dress. Apparently I'm in a standard uniform. oh well.

to keep updated on me there.. here's my blog that I hope to update every chance I can..

Rini at the Point

Have a great summer everyone, I'll swing by goshen if/when I can!

i love cleaning my room!
in addition to finding my wallet, so far i've found a little over $300*

*$99 of it was a cheque from student senate and $50 came with my wallet

Wednesday, May 19, 2004
this fri evening at parti time at rubber--celebrating:


OK seriously, what the hell?
I got the following from IMDb:

Fox News Asks N.Y. Times for "Correction"

Fox News has demanded that the New York Times publish a correction after a reference to it as "the conservative cable network" appeared in the newspaper. Referring to an article by Alessandra Stanley, Fox News spokesman Robert Zimmerman said that the reference either reflected "either the writer's editorial opinion, which should not have been evidence (sic) in a news story, or an intentional attempt to mislabel Fox News." In an interview with the Washington Post, the newspaper's culture editor responded that Stanley was writing as a critic and was therefore "well within her rights to call Fox pretty much whatever she wants."

U.S. To Fight Terror With Terror
Great Onion article.

Check it out:

Also, Michael Moore's new film, Fahrenheit 9/11, received the longest standing ovation that the Cannes Film Festival has ever received, clocking in at about 20 minutes.

Moore: "People will see this film, by hook or by crook. I will get this out if it means breaking the law or committing an act of civil disobedience."

If anyone cares

So, it's done. The Mama Ho Site is an example of the work I can do from what I learned in three weeks of Creating for the Web by Merrill. I'm pretty happy with it all. I would appreciate constructive criticism from anyone.

an interpretation of how meg's and my presentation went today:
"oh man, i can totally ride my bike up this wall, I just need to get enough momentum..."

Wondering what to do with your Gmail invitation?
So now you don't even need to mess around with Ebay to auction off your gmail invitations. Visit Gmail Swap and see just how far folks will go to get in early on gmail. Among the noteworth offerings...

An Arachnid of Foresight, imbued with the Elixer of Knowledge
A custom etched beer mug
A nice bottle of scotch
A banana dog
Translations of words into Dutch
500 Venezuelan Bolivares!

With these kind of offers, how can you not trade away your invitation?

In other News...

For all you Wal-Mart boycotters out there, here's the story of someone who takes it a bit farther. And for more great pranks (albeit a bit more subtle), along with copious photo documentation, check out Cockeyed is a good reminder of how great people named Rob are.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004
soda shop
we spent the last part of the night at the soda shop fishing birdies out of the vent and we killed some on accident, it was very sad.

1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
4 3 door... AC, cassette, leather seats, heat.. power steering, ABS.. passenger Air bags.. tilt steering column..
All right. I really want to get rid of this...
It's not a bad car, it's just that the radio antenea doesn't go up, and there's a dint in the rear.. and now you can't use the back driver's side door..
BUT! it's a really good car other than that. trust me. If it wasn't for the door, I wouldn't mind keeping it.. It's awesome for travel. I average about 350 miles on a tank.
The main reason I'm getting rid of this car is because I don't have the time to take care of it. It doesn't even need that much, and it's a good car as is...

so.. buy my car..
only $1000.
after talking with my father, eh, not sure about the $1000 offer... but trust me, the price is a lot lower than originally planned. if you are interested, or need a car, please call me, IM me, hunt me down and we can work on something. I really want to get a new car, I want someone else to be able to have a car that's good, just only has 3 doors for the time--mainly because I don't have the time to fix this stuff.

Kelly Blue Book had it at $1930 (before I knew about the door, though)

But PLEASE! Buy my car!! I'll be in Ohio on Saturday.. leaving for Muncie tomorrow.. but I will 100% change my plans (minus Ohio) if you are interested in this car.
It's currently in the Yoder parking lot if you want to see it. my cell number's in the window, so please call or find me if you want to test drive it..
please please PLEASE buy my car!!!

Pancake Breakfast

Free Food on Wednesday morning!!

Pancakes!! Eggs!! Sausages!!!BACON!!!!!! Orange Juice!! Fruit!!

6:30 am cookin’ and dancin’

7:00 am EATING!!! yum!


Wonderful little Justina is leaving us before the early hour of noon tomorrow! Oh no! And we want to bid her farewell. Good-bye!


We want to thank all those who made the Wiener Winner lunches profitable. So free food for you and your friends!


Hell Yeah
Damn straight (or gay)

the shoup site
Well, if anyone's been on the shoup site lately and found broken image links (I don't know if this has actually happened but it could) you can blame me. I took stuff off my w drive and put it on a cd so if anyone wants those pictures, you can see me to get the cd. I took my space back.

How you know when you've pissed off google.

And in the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up category, the Republicans are touring California with Reggie, the Voter Registration Rig. I'll leave it to you to thing of all the punny possibilities when Reggie the Rig starts touring Florida.

Just in case you don't religiously read the Campus Communicator:
Ensemble Acting class's FREE presentation!

Come have the most fun you will ever have watching other people take a final
exam! The Ensemble Acting class has been working toward tonight's performance at 7 P.M. in Umble Center all of May term and they are excited to perform for you. Come see nine short
skits, all of which have come from our own warped minds. It is less than an
hour and free; it will be a well-deserved break from studying. Performers
include Derek Bontreger, Dan Clouse, Rebecca Fast, Stephanie Hirschler, Laura
Kraybill and Anna Yoder.

Monday, May 17, 2004
Who broke my shield?
I'm blogging from my email! This is fun, and hopefully will work. Anyway, just a heads-up that tomorrow at noon there will be food and dominos sponsored by El Club que Sabe que El Domino es Mejor. It all goes down by the Broken Shield, so be there or be cuadrado. Then from 2-3pm Student Senate will give away mad popsicles, also at the Shield.


So I'm done with my first day at work. Yeah! I copied stuff, then came home, had a late lunch, and did some research. Some of it was good, some was bad. Now I am going to make dinner. I think working will be just okay.

i don't understand politics, should this be right? sigh


So I received two emails within 22 minutes of each other, one from HRC and one from the AFA. At least the AFA has got everything "straight". Crazy HRC liberal bastards. Some excerpts:

Federal judge upholds homosexual marriage. Marriage laws in other 49 states expected to be struck down!

Dear Eric,
Homosexual marriage is now legal in Massachusetts. The laws defining marriage as being only between one man and one woman in the other 49 states are expected to be struck down by an activist Federal Court Judge. There will then be no law forbidding the marriage of groups of more than two people. [sweet! then i can be gay and married to more than one person!!]

Representatives and Senators are refusing to even vote on a constitutional amendment to protect marriage. They say they haven’t heard from but a few of their constituents and thus homosexual and group marriage is something the majority favor. [the majority of people i know prefer group marriage]

The only way to keep the sacred institution of marriage from being destroyed by our Congress is for you to demand that your Representative and Senators vote for the Federal Marriage Amendment!

The last thing they want is to be forced to go on record with their vote so you can see.

If they don't hear from you the amendment, and marriage as we have known it, are dead. They fear the wrath of homosexual activists and liberal media more that they fear you.

In all my life I have never seen as many Representatives and Senators – Democrat and Republican – so weak-kneed as on this most vital and important issue. This is a defining moment in history. It is time to demand that members of Congress go on record for or against marriage. It is time to hold them accountable.

Please, please, please forward this email to your friends. We simply must get millions involved to save marriage. If we are silent on this issue, the institution of marriage is dead. It will be our children who suffer the most because of our inaction. [ha! the children you won't have because everyone will be gay!]

knot in a quarter-lifetime
Knot Magazine. A good read, especially if you're worried about having a quarterlife crisis.

Sunday, May 16, 2004
oedipus cds
the full-length oedipus debut is done!! over 45 min of music! only five bucks!! buy it from bandmembers or at the new music recital!!!!!!!

O Holy Shit ( A drunken lament to the tune of O Holy Night with guitar chords)
Oh holy shit, I drank to much champagne; [C F C]
I should have stopped but I lost all control. [C G C]
Long did I lay behind Prude House in the grass, [C F C C7]
My roommate at my side, to drunk to bike ride. [Em B7 Em]
A second wind, I'm drunkenly rejoicing. [G7 C]
I look at my hand, the bottle is not yet empty. [G7 C]
Mooooooooore champagne, please, [Am Em]
But my eeeeeears won't stop riiiiinging. [Dm Am]
The niiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh was mine, [C G7 C F]
Oh the night, the night was mine! [C G7 C]
Oh shit, o holy shit, and then I died. [G7 G C Dm C G7 C]

Did I hear right?

At the brew last night Girlyman admitted to marrying Catie Curtis while on tour in Utah.

Saturday, May 15, 2004
A lot of people talk down on Wal-Mart but don't say similar things about Target. Why?

I went to Target today. I needed to get something for my cousin's wedding. I wanted to get her the vise grip that was on the registry, but it wasn't there so I settled on the needle-nose pliers and ABS level instead. Whoo-hoo tools.

I also needed to spend the money my grandmother gave me for Easter on something that I could tell her about. I decided that I need a lamp, not so much anymore now but rather for the four remaining times in my life that I'll have to study for finals. It was a bear moving the lamp between the bed and the desk all the time.

I also bought a blacklightbulb and a martini shaker in two separate fits of nonthrift. The martini shaker cost $10 and looks huge, like big enough for several martinis. I really don't know why I got it.

Also, don't you all read Robin's article and then skip over the site that did the survey. There's some exciting stuff there that might have been a better investment than a martini shaker. If only shipping from Britain wasn't so expensive.

Does Gwen really feel this way?

cuddly wins over curvaceous

knock knock..who's there? Dwayne. Dwayne who? Dwayne the bathtub, im dwoning... season the yearning, for flesh ramparts thee, walk...walk....shhh...

Friday, May 14, 2004
The Elkhart Truth: Future looks dim with GC gradsThursday, May 13, 2004
Letter to the editor:

Future looks dim with GC gradsThursday, May 13, 2004

To you parents out there all across the countryside and around the world: Think you're trusting your offspring to some religious, well-thought-of college? Think twice. Anyone reading the article in the Goshen News on April 26 will have an eye-opener. (See also Truth news story, "GC confers 211 degrees," April 26.)

I'm not saying all kids will turn out as such, but many will. Of all the 211 grads, the one who gets personal attention is the one idiot who feels he can do as he pleases. Free country, isn't it? Well, what of all the other 210 that I'm sure are decent individuals, who are pushed to the back just because of one who even gets to have his say in the article.

I feel the president should have refused him freedom to do this and rejected his right to graduate. Left to do his thing, where does this open doors to? Maybe next, naked? Wouldn't surprise me one bit.

Do you look forward to a future of such as these for our next generation of leaders? The years have changed many things, many ways, but our future sure isn't uplifting when you see such as this.

When your sweet innocent daughter, or son for that matter, arrives at Goshen College, that innocent little creature that left home won't be the same upon return, you can bet on it.

They will have been whitewashed, indoctrinated, brainwashed and many of you won't even recognize your sweet loving offspring.

As a matter of fact, many of your colleges these days have been downgraded and don't begin to measure up to what once was a school of learning and prestige.

As for that matter, Bethany Christian High School isn't really such a great starting off place.

Depends on who you are, your upbringing, and how strong-willed and determined you are. With an eye on your goal and nose to the grindstone, you might just make it.



What's better than whatever the hell else you'll be doing on June 11-13
wilco, ani, patti smith, dylan, gillian, yo la tengo, M M & Wood, gomez, beth orton, del mccoury, doc watson, the dead, taj mahal, cracker, moe., wide spread panic and Maroon5 to name a few. all at bonnaroo 2004. i feel like it's a good idea, even though willie nelson canceled...
plus, they have wireless!

I am a putz
but I did have it on there, I was just doing a lot of copying and pasting, that's how derek's thing got moved to sunday and new music fest and liz's thing was deleted, it's definitely on tues...I'l fix it

Ok ok, the tag is closed and the other events added in italics. You know, Mike, you can do this too with your administrator access. So, when is the acting thing, anyway? Meg says Sunday but D-Bo sez Tuesday...

OuchThis just in: GC students turn to self-destruction in wake of President Council shafting. How many will have to sacrifice themselves before their voices are heard? Developing...

meg, you putz
meg, you forgot to put the new music recital in yer list of things going on!! you were even involved!! i'm hurt!! also missing is elizabeth hershberger's senior recital, the hostess of so many wonderful wine and chesse parties and who deserves our support!

What's going on in the next few days?

What: Vance George conducts the Heartland Chamber Chorale performing Back Home Again in Indiana: Choral Contrasts.
Where: Sauder Concert Hall
When: 8pm
Cost: Free for GC students

What: Girlyman
Where: The Brew
When: 8pm
Cost: $5 cover

What: Elizabeth Hershberger's Senior Recital (song + poetry + photos)
Where: Rieth
When: 7:30pm
Cost: Free


What: New Music Recital
Where: Rieth
When: 7:30pm
Cost: Free

What: Last Pub night for seniors
Where: The Courthouse Pub
When: 9ish
Cost: well now, that all depends on how drunk you want to get

What: Last Pub night for seniors
Where: The Courthouse Pub
When: 9ish
Cost: Free

What: Ensemble Acting class final exam
Where: Umble Center
When: 7pm
Cost: Free

Derek Bontreger and Laura Kraybill rapping on Umble Center stage???
That's right! Come to see the Ensemble Acting class's performance (aka "final exam") this Tuesday at 7 P.M. in the Umble Center. Not only will you see Laura and me rapping ("Word"), you will see a second grade version of me get traumatized in the classroom, as well as Rebecca Fast and I talking about our wild sex life and Anna Yoder talking about her well-endowed "boyfriend," Andrew! (He has a big dick.) It should be fun times and less than an hour, so you can "get your studying on" afterward. It's also FREE! Look for posters around campus. Expect it to be like "SNL," very hit-or-miss, but fun anyway.

good scene
and yet too much of a free thing, can be a bad thing, i.e. beer.

Who said that there is no such thing as a free lunch?
Dear stinky "properties" of fair distribution and a perhaps later mentioned math prof,

I had a beautiful free lunch at the rot yesterday. The free lunch was complete with a free buffet of almost anything I could possibly want, free drinks, free desert, free fruit, free candy, and free advice. Then, to top things off, last night I was able to treat some some cool kids down at the pub to a few pitchers of free beer. (meaning that I didn't buy the pitchers, but they weren't necessarily free for me). So David Housman, when you're trying to work out how to distribute fairly or whatever the hell it is we're doing in class. keep in mind that there is such thing as a free lunch and give the little guy a bigger portion of the cake.

Meg Schrock

Thursday, May 13, 2004
Oedipus covers
I mean, do I really need to state my number one choice? My second choice is D. I think C would be better if it had brighter colors.
And I think it would be great if we used game theory to solve this. I mean, what good is college if we can't apply it to our lives?

oedipus cover
i like b and then e.

I'm not in oedipus funk but...

my cardinal preferences out
of 12 are as follows.
A (12)
E (10)
D (6)
B (6)
C (1)

I think C could definitely
be improved through some
slight color manipulation,
but it wouldn't change my
ordinal preference list.

The most-old-skool-site-of-the-week award goes to...

Tom's Midi Site 

Possible Oedipus Funk album covers.
So, I thought I would make a trashy, cut-and-paste cover like Slanted and Enchanted for Oedipus, but instead ended up with the sleek photo look. Tell me what you think. Especially Oedipus members. If your not happy with them, I'll make more.

A. Abstract red thing from a pinball machine photo I use for everything when I try to be artsy. Reminds me of a shoegazing album.

B. My attempt at gritty/lo-fi. Looks like hardcore punk.

C. Might be more appropriate for folk or a jam band.

D. Fuzzy background with words.

E. Would work better for a singer-songwriter.

*%&##!!!Okay, for the love of g*d, whose idea was it to send me junk mail for this? Do they really think that just because I ride motorcycle on my days off, I would like to purchase a g*dd*mn figurine of a f*cking bear on a bike? What the h*ll!

All across the nation, subscribers of Motorcycle Consumer News are getting this dumb*ss letters. F*cking morons, selling our addresses to the *ssh*le c*cks*ckers at Hamilton Collectibles

Yo, Tasara's school is profiled in the Washington Post.


I think one of the most humorous emotions in the world is sophistic desperation. It's the emotion that, when you see it on someone else, looks like that person really has to go to take a shit and is walking towards the bathroom and they know that the bathroom is really far a way and they really want to get there but they don't want to look like they have to shit so they walk kind of fast, but not too fast, and they look somewhat pained because they're not sure if they can make it or not. I just think that's really funny.

For some reason I always see that emotion when I walk through the computer lab during may term. I think it is because everyone really wants to be outside but they know they should do their homework so they do it. But the whole time they're in the lab they desperately want to go outside because it's beautiful, even when it's raining. But the desperation that they feel isn't true desperation, because they know that, really, it's just a paper. It's not like they are dying. Babies with bad gas do a much better job of looking like they are in true distress than people in the computer lab during may term.

heh heh

hee hee, fun with google image search

old PR photos!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Decision 2004
Goshen College's President's council chooses required four year residency.

Fuck them. They don't need me. They don't want me. They don't want you. andrea cook stated "we want students coming here who want to live on campus." That's not me. That's probably not you. yes, they may have more students enrolling here. but they're going to have a hell of a time keeping those students when they realize that alcohol isn't satin's juice and they really would like to get shit-faced every once in a while. Smokers are also leaving. No wants to have their pseudo off campus house be the side of a building when they need a smoke. It's fucking cold during the year here. No one wants that. But hell, at least it's a community builder. so we've gotten rid of the drinkers the smokers. who else? the cheap-ass bastards and the not-rich-as-fuck kids! yes they're leaving too. I like eating hot dogs for lunch everyday. that's a 9 cent meal! but a meal at the rot.... um, that's like $7 a meal. add the cost of an apartment, I think it comes to something like $60 a day just to live. I can't pay that, I don't want to. wether you can't pay or you just don't want to, those students are leaving too. so who have we eliminated now, the smokers, the drinkers, and those who live simply. Next we can count on losing anyone who care's about having a stake in the institution that they're a part of. this whole process has obviously shown that they don't care about present students opinions. fuck them. "we want this institution, even if it's only non/smoker/drinkers/spenders, to be around in 20 years." ha! that's terrible. Who the hell wants to give alumni donations to a college of apathetic conformists?? not I. Those kids shouldn't even be going to college. they should become managers at some large corporation or work for the government...wait, that's the same thing. I don't want to support conformity and I'm not going to.

So who's left? Every hypocritical mennonite who professes the values of living simply so others may simply live while they're living in an apartment their rich pastor mom is paying for while our so-called "diverse" population (minorities, people from outside the US, the poor, etc) are living in the crappy-ass miller and kratz because they can't live with their family who is not in goshen or they can't afford to live in the fucking fancy apartments. Goshen will be left with a population of rich little white mennonites from mennonite schools who don't see anything wrong with nice apartments of giving money to Sodexho. Those kids will happily "give back" to the college in alumni donations. Why, because they don't like living on 5 hot dogs a week with the occasional shower and clothes that were never purchased.

argh. so what the hell do we do?

I haven't the foggiest. I really want to write a letter to the college saying that they've killed our culture and are creating a homogenous culture of kids who like to have soft-serve ice cream available to them at every meal. fatty fatsters. I also think that if I truly cared about this institution then I should accept the decision as being for the best, or at least, that our decision makers made the best decision they could and not send nasty letters to the president's council. Perhaps a massive release of energy is needed. like a good game of anarchist anarchist cop.

Miami Cubans
It's a pretty cool job. I mean, as cool as anything you'll get anywhere else I suppose. And you'd be on the east coast.So my Mom tells me that they're hiring at her work. Entry-level social work position helping homeless women with families find jobs and housing. If you want to live near Philly, this is your chance.

I wouldn't sweat any invasion of Cuba too much. With the Spanish and just about everyone else pulling out of Iraq, I don't think there's any way they can pull it. The Miami Cubans are like dogs: you don't actually have to feed them to get them excited. They'll dance around if you just wave the milkbone in the air for a while.

oedipus funkers
you guys should get on publishing your hour after on a cd, or in mp3s on your webpage.

News from Cuba
I received this e-mail from Rachel Eisenstat this afternoon. Anybody for a bonfire in D.C. on the day we invade Cuba?

I didn't expect to send another update so soon, but I understand recent events
here concerning the United States may not be big news at home. Sometime last
week, Bush apparently delivered a speech that included "regime change" and Cuba
in the same sentence, something that could have slipped by most folks in the
U.S., but also maybe secured the vote of the Cuban-American population in Miami
in Bush's favor. Here, it has made enough news to shut down Cuba this coming
Friday (nobody will go to work and the public transportation will be out of
service) so that everyone can attend massive protests against the U.S. all over
the island. The words "regime change" bring quick associations to Cubans' (and
our) minds of the administration's adventure in Iraq, and Cuba is taking all of
Bush's words seriously. The folks here have been kind enough to recognize a
possible distinction between U.S. citizens and the government, but recent
events have colored things a bit enough to cause us to keep our U.S. identity
low (we're learning a bit about Canadian politics in the process!).

As I said, our information is limited, but I also understand that Mexico
recently withdrew its ambassadors from Cuba, and President Fox and Bush are
closely connected. In any case, I'd encourage you to look into the news about
U.S. - Cuba relations as much as press is a wonderful thing.
We are a little bit nervous, but mostly still feel warmly welcomed by our
neighbors and new friends.

Recent news related to this topic:
BBC News Article: May 7
BBC News Article: May 12

Mayterm Feast
Everyone should come to the feast tonight at Avon house. It will be at 5:30 and there will be a three dollar charge to cover expenses. It will be well worth it. We've been cooking various different dishes from around the world all day. I hope to see you all there.

Oh man, be very thankful you don't have to publish your choral compositions by printing them... and then feeding them back through for double-sided efficiency. Actually, there wouldn't even be enough paper if I hadn't done it that way. Hooray for logical analysis. Anyway, let me just say that if you miss the New Music Recital it will be your loss, this piece is killer. There's a new midi file that does it some justice at

Well, I think it's decent anyway, if unrefined.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Baltimore.Went to see Sarah Rose today. She lives at Jonah House in a cemetery in West Baltimore.

Some of West Baltimore is very depressing, most of the houses boarded up. People black and white walk around the empty streets, and it feels very surreal. Sometimes people sit on the stoop and watch me go by.

It's good to see her again. We tear up weeds. Some of her old friends are getting married. It's probably a bad thing. I tell her it won't last, as if that would make it better. She's not even on speaking terms with Scott.

I leave at 3:30, trying to make it out of town before rush hour. It's an hour back to Harvard Street, even with a stop to buy two and a quarter gallons of gas at just under two dollars a gallon but I don't care because it comes out to four and a half bucks exactly. I pay with my debit card so I can get back on the road as quickly as possible.

I love it, the open road. Going places.

A reasonable verdict? Judge for yourself...

What Brand of Heretic are You? (In honor of our noble heritage)
by asqmh
Personal Heresy"Fish are people, too!"
Face the Inquisition onSeptember 10, 1421
FindingsGuilty and funny looking
Condemned to Death onJune 2, 1257
Method of DeathDeath by exposure to the Nanny
Created with the ORIGINAL MemeGen!

beginning the summer potluck season
Phoebe Brubaker is starting a summer tradition of a weekly potluck. The first one will be this Thursday at 6:00 at the College Cabin pavillion. Bring food, games, music. If you want notice of these potlucks, e-mail:

Kristin Walker wants you pantyhose

"...Yes, indeed. Believe it or not, those man-made women torture garments have actually been discovered to have a useful purpose: they create excellent nets for elementary students searching for creatures in the wetlands. And we are running out of these handy devices! [...] So, if you have any pantyhose, PLEASE contact me, ext. 7090, or just drop them by Coffman 2 North any time of the day. Much obliged.

Kristin Walker

Monday, May 10, 2004
Free Beer
This is not a picture of the band. But it is a picture of somebody playing at the Velvet Lounge. And hey, you can't really tell who they are anyway. So use your imagination and pretend that they're the people I saw whose name I didn't catch.So Tasara's housemates, Tasara, her friend Isaiah and I went to free beer night at the Velvet Lounge. We got Yuengling. There was a free show, too.

The bass player was a girl, the band had that going for them. And she was sexy in the way that Lucinda Williams is sexy, which is the best because it's the hardest to pull off, at least I think so. It requires confidence.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what was wrong with them. And I finally figured it out. They had the hard rock thing down, there's no question about that. They were tight and knew what they were doing. But they had nothing special going for them. Sleater-Kinney has no bassist and doesn't really play chords ever. that dog. does strings and pop-punk. Lucinda Williams manages to pull together blues, rock, and country into one coherent whole. But these folks did nothing. The lead guitarist had good solos, but nothing special. The vocalist could sing fine, but didn't do anything new. And so on.

Oh, and the last song they played before we left to walk home was about Israel. I'm not kidding. A rock song about Israel? That's just weird.

Mill Race
I would be interested... Or at least in the RFC pool.

i'm sorry
i meant 6am swim in the mill race.

who's in?!?!?

pool time!
Pool Time at 6pm!

So if you score 1775 points in a certain game, Strong Bad says something funny. Oh yeah. Now I have to cook dinner.

Also, Joel, write me about this weekend.

Truth and rumours...
ben beachy in his soon-to-be-illegal robeYar, here's Bona's GC to build dorm article from last Friday. Will President's Council make a residency decision tomorrow morning between 8:30am-1pm? I guess we'll have to wait and see. Also, they are apparently [rumour!] planning a "forum" for Wednesday to "talk about the issue." Does this mean they want to hear from students or do they want to inform them of their fait accompli?

And here's T-mo's GC confers 211 degrees graduation article that created such a stink with PR and Institutional Advancement. Also apparently [rumour!] in the works: a new rule banning dressing gowns at commencement. No joke.

In incredibly unrelated blog news: now the "title" section saves you from bolding your subject head, and you can now blog from your email! Oh, happy day.

Update: Wednesday's meeting is to inform us of the decision. Huh, wonder what they will have decided... Stay tuned in case we need to do something. And come to Brick at 9pm for Black Cat White Cat!

Black Cat White Cat -- a film
Tonight at Brick. 9 pm. Read first. Come second.

barking spiders!
kate schrock just used a pc! holy shit, maybe i need to adjust my underwear.

I don't know what I think of this new blogger style thingy...
Anyway, it'd be awesome if people would visit me at Cedar Point! If you give me some time to talk with people and check things, I might be able to buy the tickets for you guys and get you a discount (grr. the urge to use "y'all" is still there)...
but yeah, you should definately check out Cedar Point. They're adding new things. By November there will be an indoor water park even.

I hate you dorm, and your stupid fire alarm. I was going to sleep until a whopping 7:30, until you woke me up. The 'rot isn't even open this early. First thought of the day; "oh my god I'm naked" before blindly scrambling around my room, grabbing wildly at contacts, pants, and a shirt. Now I sit in my room watching the fire people from my window show up, their alarms blaring, five minutes after we have all been let back in. I should be asleep right now. One and a half weeks and never again.

Cedar Point?
So, we tried this last year, people were interested, but nothing came of it. So, why not try it this year? For those who are around after May term, we should definitely get a group together to take a Cedar Point trip to visit Erini and ride the coasters. (Actually, people who aren't around after May term could meet us at Cedar Point as well.) What do you think? It will probably not work out, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

Sunday, May 09, 2004

It's definitely better than filling out financial aid forms! That, if you hadn't guessed, is my next task.Is Motorcycling Better Than Sex?

Got the bike back from Garcia. So fast! I was very pleased. And only $60 for a few things that needed to be done. All around a very good deal.

Headed out into Montgomery County for a spin, leaving the beltway for the first time in almost two months. Headed out to Potomac, then up to Rockville, then back down 270 to the beltway and home. Oh you big roads, I will give you both cylinders and you will like it!

Tomorrow I'll go in to drop off the forms, and then if they tell me I've gotten everything in, off I go into Virginia.


The great Carl Helrich
   The great, the indomitable... Dr Carl Helrich!   
"I’d love to come back. I wouldn’t be able to fill his shoes, of course, but I’d love to be able to teach physics at GC. To live in the legacy that he leaves would be great, kind of like coming full circle. It would also be my way of thanking him, to try and become the type of professor that he is. That would be cool."
—Micah Rogel, on the record.

God Bless America!

Eric, I thought the article kind of made some sense. I mean, the homosexuals (and the abortionists and the feminists) were to blame for the 9/11 tragedies, so just think what else they're capable of! You missed some other good articles on the Web site, such as "Why Are Lesbians Marching for Abortion Rights?" and "Michael Moore: Bowling for Treachery," in which Moore is compared to Hitler's propaganda filmmaker.

And, wow, Krispy Kremes and The Blues Brothers sounds like the perfect day.

back from my weekend in Alabama.. despite the fact that we drove 15 hours both ways to only spend about 1/2 day there.. it was still a nice change from GC.
I'd forgotten how nice a lot of the people in the south are... also, I'd forgotten how many still sport the confederate flag...

anyway.. back to the Blues Brother and my free Krispy Kremes.

Secret Plan
At the gathering on Friday in which members of Rubber House anticipated the arrival of a secret agent to give them valuable information about a new secret plan in which we are involved but unable to talk about. At between 0:00 and 3:00 hours, the secret agent left the message on our chalk board. Though we are ashamed to admit it, we can't decipher the message. Can someone please send us the decoding key?


Sasha's carrot ruined my garden mcveggie sceeeeeeene! (exactly 7 "e"s)

Too many rooty greens.

End communication.

Are we supposed to meet in our garden? Chain ourselves to the Adelphian fountain? Eat rooty greens to gain superpowers?

Tell us please so we can complete our mission!

Saturday, May 08, 2004

I cleaned my room today because my parents were coming. It looks so pretty now! Though you should never clean because as part of this I lost my keys and searched for them for a long time before finding them jammed into my chair. Blast. And my parents came and we went out for dinner and after that we couldn't find our car and got very lost in Mount Pleasant. So, the message here is: don't clean your room.

And the Friday Night Party Stamina Award goes to:

Bryn Lehman
Rozanna Nafzinger
and Meg Schrock

for staying awake until 6:30 in the morning watching the fire burn low and then finally retreated when it was decided by all parties that there was sufficient
sunlight and bird song. HTML skills suck

Good grief, have you checked the blogpoll results lately? There's a hundred and ninety-three votes for "God Bless America." Zow.
Also, please join my choir.

new music festival
stan here on a soapbox with my first shoup posting ever. i'm sure you all have heard about the new music festival on the 16th, but i'm not sure you understand how undeniably cool it is going be. i mean, original compositions, most of them world premiers, by shank, wenger, clemens, dengler, wulliman (that's right, jed, who is now going by austin), wulliman's friend einbond (with a name like that it must be fantastic), jesse b. miller, stutzman, and myself. you can even perform in rob's choir! or you can sit in the audience and sing in dengler's piece for audience! let massive guitars and percussion from mike wash over you! listen to dan stutzman do way cool improv on piano! get bored and/or enlightened by the minimalism! listen to jesse's bycycles, blips, and beeps! gaze at the terrific program cover designed by meg and kate! no joke, last night i dreamed about this, i was so excited. tell all of your friends and non-friends, and we'll see you all there.

in other news, i can't figure out how to post to this site using my existing blog name and password. maybe i'm a dumbass.

Friday, May 07, 2004

Vanguard celebrates!Now hear this!

LaCasa of Goshen is doing their annual thing, the Help-a-House, with free breakfast, t-shirt, snack (not drunken) and lunch to boot. Meet in front of Kratz at 7:15 tomorrow (Sat) morning. It will be kick0rzing.

Also: Good luck, Meg (it looks terrific), pool parties rock and we'll see y'all tonight! Laterz.

New Music means New Lovers!

So the plans have changed and I'm now sending out a call for anyone who would like a non-singing role in my New Music Choir. The concert is 7:30 pm on the 16th of this month. Non-singers will perform two roles as: hissing and speaking text. Singers will sing, definitely hiss, maybe read.
You can check it all out here. I hope you will.

Woo hoo!!
Cool, I might be traveling from Washington state to Washington DC this summer following two bicyclists from WA in this way cool internship. That would be so amazing. Oh man, I'm so excited, it's between me and 23 other people for a crew of just a few. Chances not so good for me, but I would be way excited if I got it.

In other news:
I always think its kind of funny and sort of gross when I wake up in the morning and I run downstairs because I'm way late for class and then I forget my flip flops or keys or pants or something and then when I re-enter my room, I'm like, "gahhh, my room smells terrible, it didn't smell like this this morning" so then I have to decide. Do I take a shower and be 5 minutes late for class or do I go to class stinky. something like entropy or newton's first law or thermodynamics or something tells me to go to class stinky, but something else, I'm not sure what, maybe, like, the reverberation of a roommate's sentiments from weeks past, or my conscious/conscience (spelling?) or something tells me to take a shower. so I took a shower and put on all new clothes, even new pants. I was really proud of myself

parti tonight
at rubber--bonfire if there's no rain--hot dogs--cheap beer--BYO good beer or other grillables if you want something better

so, um, wow, this is incredibly offensive
My favorite part from this Men's News Daily "article":
"Many people believe that homosexuals have a much greater potential than heterosexuals to be sexual predators. In addition, a sizeable number of sexually dysfunctional individuals (aka sexual predators) take pictures of their illicit acts. It gives them an opportunity to glory in their "conquest" as they visually relive their sickening activities."

I don't mean to put a damper into biking and hot tubbing plans, but anyone interested in eating Ethiopian food at Daniel's should come over to Commie House at 6 p.m. See you then, Landon

Oh boy! we're all in for a real treat today. At five pm meet at brick house for some (hopefully) rainy biking. At six we'll head on over to the rec-fit to warm up in the hot tub and then it's back to brick at seven for some nosely hanging out before the party at rubber house. I hope to see you all here for what promises to be a very hot ham! Oh, and if you really want a hot dog you can come over and we'll cook it on the stove but no outdoor grilling today due to the weather.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Don't worry, my standards will remain where they always have!TequilaSo now I'm going out to buy beer.

Goshen announces 2004 PLA recipients

Last names of the winners are:
Beachy (x2)
Yoder (x2)
And most are siblings/offspring of GC students/faculty/grads. Good thing we're not a really exclusive and inbred Mennonite institution.

cool!In absolutely unrelated news,
The Japanese: always ahead of the curve. How did they know about my two May Term passions (hot dogs & sculpture), let alone combine them into one awesome site? Delicious. Also: send email (shits + giggles) to and we'll see how it works. Cheers! Games at Brick tonight!

Wow, it's like getting e-mail forwards, except it's a blog

Oh great, so now we're reposting a psuedo-cybersex dialogue that have already been posted on about 300 other sites and forwarded enough times to make it into the the classic forwards archive. While we're at it, we might post as well post the Craig Shergold appeal or better yet, the Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe. Really, there are thousands of clever e-mail forwards out there just waiting to be reposted on the shoup blog. Have you seen the one about dihydrogen monoxide? Or you best of all you could post the cunningly postmodern forward that is actually a rant against all other e-mail forwards.

Perhaps a link would do just fine, eh?

will someone from Rubber please let me in.
why did you lock the door, we never lock the front door.
i'm confused.
and tired.
i'm glad we have internet on the porch, except that my fingers are cold.
that guy from math class stole my bike again.
i had to ride sasha's sorry bike home.
it has a flat tire, no brakes, and the chain skips like 5 time per pedal.
maybe i could sleep out here... if only there was a blanked or something...
maybe my computer can keep me warm
i'm lonely.
this is a mean trick.

maybe Bailey will lat me in

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

no, i'm not a sophomore but...

i'm inviting you all to come hear my sophomore voice recital tomorrow (thursday the 6th, during the music dept. recital at 1pm in rieth recital hall.)


a little something something someone passed on to me

Wellhung: Hello, Sweetheart. What do you look like?
Sweetheart: I am wearing a red silk blouse, a miniskirt and high heels. I work out every day; I'm toned and perfect. My measurements are 36-24-36. What do you look like?
Wellhung: I'm 6'3" and about 250 pounds. I wear glasses and I have on a pair of blue sweat pants I just bought from Wal-Mart. I'm also wearing a T-shirt with a few spots of barbecue sauce on it from dinner, it smells funny.
Sweetheart: I want you. Would you like to do me?
Wellhung: OK, sure.
Sweetheart: We're in my bedroom. There's soft music playing on the stereo and candles on my dresser and night table. I'm looking up into your eyes, smiling.
Wellhung: My hand works its way down and begins to fondle your thingy ... I'm gulping, I'm beginning to sweat.
Sweetheart: I'm pulling up your shirt and kissing your chest.
Wellhung: Now I'm unbuttoning your blouse. My hands are trembling.
Sweetheart: I'm moaning softly.
Wellhung: I'm taking hold of your blouse and sliding it off slowly.
Sweetheart: I'm throwing my head back in pleasure. The cool silk slides off my warm skin.
Wellhung: My hand suddenly jerks nervously and accidentally rips a hole in your blouse. I'm so sorry.
Sweetheart: That's OK, it wasn't really too expensive.
Wellhung: I'll pay for it.
Sweetheart: Don't worry about it. I'm wearing a lacy black bra. My soft breasts are rising and falling, as I breathe harder and harder.
Wellhung: I'm fumbling with the clasp on your bra. I think it's stuck. Do you have any scissors?
Sweetheart: I take your hand and kiss it softly. I'm reaching back and undoing the clasp. The bra slides off my body.
Wellhung: How did you do that? I'm picking up the bra and inspecting the clasp.
Sweetheart: I'm arching my back. Oh baby. I just want to feel your tongue all over me.
Wellhung: I'm dropping the bra. Now I'm licking your, you know, breasts. They're neat!
Sweetheart: I'm running my fingers through your hair. Now I'm nibbling your ear.
Wellhung: I suddenly sneeze. Your breasts are covered with spit and phlegm.
Sweetheart: What?
Wellhung: I'm so sorry; really.
Sweetheart: I'm wiping your phlegm off my breasts with the remains of my blouse.
Wellhung: I'm taking the sopping wet blouse from you. I drop it on the floor.
Sweetheart: OK. I'm pulling your sweat pants down.
Wellhung: I'm screaming like a woman. Your hands are cold! Yeeee!
Sweetheart: I'm pulling up my miniskirt.
Wellhung: I'm pulling off your underwear. My tongue is going all over, nibbling on you ... umm, wait a minute.
Sweetheart: What's the matter?
Wellhung: I've got a hair in my throat. I'm choking.
Sweetheart: Are you OK?
Wellhung: I'm having a coughing fit. I'm turning all red.
Sweetheart: Can I help?
Wellhung: I'm running to the kitchen, choking wildly. I'm fumbling through the cabinets, looking for a cup. Where do you keep your cups?
Sweetheart: In the cabinet to the right of the sink.
Wellhung: I'm drinking a cup of water. There, that's better.
Sweetheart: Come back to me, lover.
Wellhung: I'm washing the cup now.
Sweetheart: I'm on the bed aching for you.
Wellhung: I'm drying the cup. Now I'm putting it back in the cabinet. And now I'm walking back to the bedroom. Wait, it's dark, I'm lost. Where's the bedroom?
Sweetheart: Last door on the left at the end of the hall.
Wellhung: I found it.
Sweetheart: I'm tuggin' off your pants. I'm moaning. I want you so badly.
Wellhung: Me too.
Sweetheart: Your pants are off. I kiss you passionately, our naked bodies pressing each other.
Wellhung: Your face is pushing my glasses into my face. It hurts.
Sweetheart: Why don't you take off your glasses?
Wellhung: OK, but I can't see very well without them. I place the glasses on the night table.
Sweetheart: I'm bending over the bed. Give it to me, baby!
Wellhung: I have to pee. I'm fumbling my way blindly across
the room and toward the bathroom.
Sweetheart: Hurry back, lover.
Wellhung: I find the bathroom and it's dark. I'm feeling around for the toilet. I lift the lid.
Sweetheart: I'm waiting eagerly for your return.
Wellhung: I'm done going. I'm feeling around for the flush handle, but I can't find it. Uh-oh!
Sweetheart: What's the matter now?
Wellhung: I've realized that I've peed into your laundry hamper. Sorry again. I'm walking back to the bedroom now, blindly feeling my way
Sweetheart: Mmm, yes. Come on.
Wellhung: OK, now I'm going to put my ... you know ... thing ... in your ... you know ... woman's thing.
Sweetheart: Yes! Do it, baby! Do it!
Wellhung: I'm touching your smooth butt. It feels so nice. I kiss your neck. Umm, I'm having a little trouble here.
Sweetheart: I'm moving my ass back and forth, moaning. I can't stand it another second!
Wellhung: I'm flaccid.
Sweetheart: What?
Wellhung: I'm limp. I can't sustain an erection.
Sweetheart: I'm standing up and turning around, an incredulous look on my face.
Wellhung: I'm shrugging with a sad look on my face, my wiener all floppy. I'm going to get my glasses and see what's wrong.
Sweetheart: No, nevermind. I'm getting dressed. I'm putting on my underwear. Now I'm putting on my wet nasty blouse.
Wellhung: No wait! Now I'm squinting trying to find the night table. I'm feeling along the dresser, knocking over cans of hair spray, picture frames and your candles.
Sweetheart: I'm buttoning my blouse. Now I'm putting on my shoes.
Wellhung: I've found my glasses. I'm putting them on. My God! One of your candles fell on the curtain. The curtain is on fire! I'm pointing at it, a shocked look on my face.
Sweetheart: Go to hell. I'm logging off, you loser!
Wellhung: Now the carpet is on fire! Oh nooo!
Sweetheart: logged off

Bush meets the Mandamn, girl
"... of the $100 million so far dispensed to faith-based charities by the Bush administration, not one dollar has gone to a Jewish or Muslim organization."
I know we were all worried about this, but really. Kind of makes you want to feel like JohnKerryIsADoucheBagButImVotingForHimAnyway[.com].

Also: Kate, I just about pissed my pants. Especially since I just invited our friend Jodi Beyeler to the blog. Oooh, this is going to be funny in the worst way. She's overstating, Jodi! But not a lot! Hoo boy.

Burn Constitution! Burn!1.

Con Law final: You Suck! I hate you. You are so confusing, testing me on stupid things like executive removal powers, things that I do not really understand very well. And what's with that last question? "Federalism and separation of powers were established to preserve freedoms. In the past two-hundred years, how has the court succeeded or failed in maintaining these structures to preserve freedom?" WTF? That's basically asking me to cover everything we ever talked about ever. Know that I hate you, Con Law exam.


A question for all of you who are moving to the house in West Hyattsville: What can I call you collectively? Can I just get a provisional appellation? It's very confusing otherwise. Thanks.

my "pastor", ross erb, a guy i'm sure i've never met, asked meg and i to write about what our "Goshen experience has been like, how you have benefitted, etc. ... I am trying to get students who have received money from the Christian Education assistance fund to give these reports as one way of giving back to the congregation, as well as to (hopefully) inspire current youth to consider church schools"
I feel like being honest in this situation would be "kinda a bad scene."

Dear Ross Erb,
thanks for the $500, it's helped lower the cost of my christian liberal art experience tremendously.
I spent my first 3 semesters here holed up on Yoder 4, most of my floor mates are either married or have dropped out.
Then i went to Ethiopia where Goshen College funded my after class drinking habit. It was in Ethiopia when I discovered the beauty of a warm beer in the afternoon.
In my third year here I joined a co-ed on-campus house where most of our socializing was done on the kitchen floor drinking cheap beer and liquor. After 2 full years of playing soccer, I finally quit half way through the third season because i was tired of trying to play soccer hung-over, plus the free shoes and food weren't worth having to put up with an ass-hole asst. coach.
Aside from the drinking, we spent a lot of out time hanging-out on the roof where we smoked the cigars our housemates brought back from sst in the DR and cuba. We also broke a window and a large glass picture frame. Oh, and someone pissed on the couch that came with the house after of one of the parties we hosted.
By the end of the year 25% of the house had dropped to part-time and 33% of the people in the house had dated each other.
In my final year at GC i moved off-campus where i could drink when ever i pleased, sometimes before class.
As for my future plans, this summer i'm living in sin with my girlfriend in DC.

C'mon get pissed off

So I was hanging out on my favorite website Right Wing News and saw some things I thought should share.

First there's the funny stuff , well, mostly funny anyway. There's also a couple of funny bits that are funny no matter which side of the aisle you sit on, like thing about Cable News and The Axis of Just as Evil .

But then there's the horrible sad stuff that reminds me that there are real people who think that "the whole Middle East needs a good flushing" (#4) and other ones who use Lord of the Rings as an allegory for America's role in the world (#1), with bad guys as orcs.

Oh yeah, and come to the Seth Sanders lecture at 2p in NC 19.

God Bless America.

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