28 Apr 2009
17 Apr 2004
Somehow this morning Jeff and I got on the topic of Morse Code and he mentioned that the @ sign was just added for email addresses. I wondered why you couldn’t just signal “at” instead of adding a new symbol, until I realized that my email address would render as Matt@HitOrMiss.org or M@TatHitOrMiss.org (which Jeff suggested would be the blogger at a site about unfortunate tattoos).
2 Feb 2004
Walmart is experimenting with a new Starbucks-style coffeeshop that will deliver your drink while you’re shopping.
Because you know, you really can’t take time out from pawing your way through mountains of sweatshop-manufactured clothes and local-business-destroying loss-leading wares to actually sit and enjoy your double mocha.
8 May 2003
Supercar: the tanking of an American dream. Looks like if I want to buy a fuel efficient vehicle, it won’t be an domestic car anytime soon.
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6 May 2003
College Must Rebuild After Tornado Strikes. It’s tornado season in Missouri, and William Jewell College was particularly hard hit on Sunday. Most of their dorms were damaged and several had their roofs blown right off — resulting in the rest of their classes and exams being cancelled.
I consider myself pretty lucky that I haven’t had any major emergencies during my tenure as a Hall Director (other than water mains bursting). I don’t know how I’d deal with a real emergency, like when my old residence hall at DePauw caught on fire last year.
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29 Apr 2003
My mom emailed me this morning about the 4.9 earthquake, 37 miles southeast of Chattanooga where they live. She said my brother’s girlfriend (who he’s shacking up with), ran and jumped into the bathtub because she thought it was a tornado.
And I’m actually contemplating moving back to the South?
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29 Mar 2003
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7 Dec 2002
How can people live without a Target or Walmart? I’ve done nothing BUT shop at Walmart since moving to rural Missouri. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have to visit more than one store to buy groceries, clothes, hardware, computer equipment, etc.
But since I’m foolhardy enough to be thinking about trying to find a job in New York City, I’d better try and figure out how it works…
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