October 19, 2005

Damn Tricksy Weather

You turn your back for one minute--just one! And all of a sudden the little tropical depression is THE LARGEST STORM EVER IN THE HISTORY OF ALL STORMS!

I don't know about you, but I'm well and truly tired of the freaking hurricane one-upsmanship going on this year. And I don't even live in Florida.

Related note - sorry for the continued radio silence. I barely have time to remember to practice personal hygiene just now, let alone try and think up something pithy and blog-worthy. This should change soon.

But thank God our academics are hard at work on the thorny questions that plague mankind. Just makes you sleep better at night, doesn't it?

Posted by Big Arm Woman at October 19, 2005 01:37 PM

Ms. Mentor misses the most likely explanation of the Dean's mispronunciation: some academics adopt strange practices because, well, they know they aren't going to blind anyone with their brilliance.

On another subject entirely, do you suppose the recently discovered shortfall of young men in college represents some shriveling of the male psyche? Or is it that women, who have historically been trained to go with the flow, are simply more willing than men to put up with the overpriced mediocrity that passes for college these days?

Present company very much excepted, of course!

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at October 20, 2005 11:49 AM

Men were still dropping motorcycles off of the frat house balconies in the mid 90s, so they were still fully functional then, at least.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at October 20, 2005 03:06 PM