miraje: (football)
The FOX announcers for last's night's game were about the worst I've ever heard. They were too busy worshipping Saint Tebow to even pay attention to what down they were on for much of the game. They really made the game painful to watch. Honestly, what the fucking hell does living in a leper colony have to do with the game? Really?

Oklahoma screwed themselves out of a championship last night, several times. The two missed touchdowns and that retarded offensive line penalty cost them the game. And maybe if the receivers could have caught a damn ball (instead of just handing it over to the other team, literally) once in awhile even those things wouldn't have mattered. Florida wasn't a better team; they just made fewer mistakes.
miraje: (fire!)
I'll do one of those "post the first line from your first entry of the month" things...

January: "I'm too pissed off to sleep for the first time in my entire life which royally sucks (I'm typing this from the confines of a hotel room's bathroom)" (oy that was a really bad day.)

February: "I had a discussion yesterday with someone about what people think about when they see people of the opposite sex in day-to-day life (or same sex I guess if you are homosexual/bisexual)."

March: "Aww, Brett Favre retired. :(" (HAHAHAHAHA)

April: "Stormy loves thunderstorms. Go figure."

May: "I'm so ready for classes to be over, not just for this semester but for my entire life."

June: "Oh come on...somebody give Obama four more delegates so that we as a country can move on. Please?"

July: "I thought yesterday completely sucked, but today was worse. I went to bed last night feeling perfectly fine, but by 3:30 am I was puking."

August: No text...just this:

September: "You know what's cool? We can see the edge of the hurricane from here in central Oklahoma."

October: "I scored a 10, which is apparently exactly as liberal-leaning as Hillary Clinton."

November: "God I am nervous about giving this talk tomorrow."

December: "I've been meaning to respond to the comments on the bailout post, but I haven't done it yet. I will eventually, I promise!" (Yikes, still haven't done that...)
miraje: (tornado)
Woot! [livejournal.com profile] weathernerds is in the spotlight this week. :D
miraje: (feet)
Thanks for the congratulations!

In other wacky and random news, I totally have this. I just didn't know it was actually a documented disorder. People think I'm joking when I say I sneeze when I eat too much. Well, I'm not! My aunt has it too. :p
miraje: (Obama)
Woot! No lines at the polling place! Some little old ladies from the church always give out free coffee, lemonade, and cookies on election days, so I ate one of the most amazing pecan cookies I've ever had. Whodathunk you could make cookies out of cake batter (she told me how she made them, lol).

Anywho, I'm looking forward to an evening of being glued to CNN and MSNBC. I might switch over to Fox News just out of morbid curiosity too.
miraje: (Obama)
You preferred Obama's statements 100% of the time

Voting purely on the issues you should vote Obama

Who would you vote for if you voted on the issues?

Find out now!
miraje: (wtf wide eyed cat)
Jeremy found the video last night of JFK getting shot and just had to show me all the goriness frame by frame. He found multiple videos in fact. Thanks Youtube...it's burned into my brain now and will not go away. I'd rather not see half of someone's head explode, thankyouverymuch.

Today is the university holiday in honor of the OU vs. Texas game tomorrow. I've been here for three years now, and getting school canceled for a football game still irks me. It's not like I benefit from it much. I don't have classes on Friday but have to get my research done anyway, so here I am working. Sigh.
miraje: (good research)

I scored a 10, which is apparently exactly as liberal-leaning as Hillary Clinton. Is it a contradiction if I consider myself to be pro-choice yet am opposed to abortions being fully covered by health care plans?

I think it's time for me to find an Obama '08 icon.
miraje: (music)
I'm not a songwriter, but that new Theory of a Deadman song would sound so much better if they were saying "badass girlfriend" instead of "bad bad girlfriend." I thought that maybe the radio was censoring it and changing the words, but no...that's how the song really goes. Disappointing.
miraje: (car)

visited 26 states (52%)
Create your own visited map of The United States or determine the next president

If you don't count airports the only state you'd take out is Tennessee.

By the way, my fantasy football team is doing horrible this week (except of course for my bench which is doing AWESOME).
miraje: (feet)
The OU game against Chattanooga isn't televised here, so I just went to espn.com to check the score. I knew it would be a blowout, but damn...50-0 and it's not even halftime yet?! Unless they're going for a record I think it's time to bring in the backups.
miraje: (wtf wide eyed cat)
Um...uh oh. I swear I just saw a story on the front page of either CNN or MSNBC a few days ago about experts worried that the new levies once again haven't been built to withstand a strong hurricane. My colleagues are already anxious to go hurricane chasing, but they have no interest in doing it in New Orleans. They're hoping for Texas.

School started today. This makes year number 20 for me. Sigh, only about four more to go.
miraje: (chicken and egg)
Current temperature: 104 F

I fucking HATE summer. Our poor little trees are cooking. The leaves are shriveling up and falling off even though I've been giving them water every night. Oh, and have I mentioned that our house is being invaded by ants looking for food and water? They're coming from every door and window they can squeeze through. I keep seeing ones crawl out of my keyboard. :(
miraje: (cool lightning)
I hate film now that I've been using a digital camera for so long. I don't have a good enough understanding of light exposure to get decent shots, especially since the light meter doesn't work on my POS camera. I've also become extremely dependent on the pic preview screen on the digital, so I hate waiting now to see if anything turned out. Meh.

Nevertheless, I still managed to get my first lightning shot (the bulb setting is the one thing that I can't do on the digital)! It came back grainy as fuck, so the quality's not that great after the pic's run through photoshop and Neat Image, but here it is anyway! )
miraje: (fire!)
This might be a stupid question, but I'm asking it anyway since I keep running into the same problem time and time again while writing my thesis. Let's say you introduce something in your paper that has a long name which is usually shortened to an acronym, like so:

"The Hydrologic Laboratory Research Distributed Hydrologic Model (HL-RDHM) is blah, blah, and blah." (yes, I'm pretty sure the word hydrologic appears twice in the name of this thing)

If you use up your parentheses to introduce the acronym that will be used later in the paper, where then does the reference go? Does it go within the same set of parenthesis and then is separated with a semicolon? Does it get its own parentheses and then look weird sitting next to something else that is already in parentheses? Do you put the reference somewhere else entirely? This is a particularly bad sentence for me because the "blah blah blah" part actually talks about a separate model that has its own damn reference. Otherwise I'd just put the HL-RDHM's reference at the end of the sentence.
miraje: (cow says mu)
Question: Why is the United States considered to be "America"? America covers two continents and about 30-40 countries where people are not also called Americans. I never understood it.
miraje: (feet)
The July 4th war zone ambiance has started already. It's nice to be able to watch a fireworks display from the comfort of my front porch I guess. This is the first state I've lived in where any average Joe can walk into a fireworks stand, buy the BIG shells, and shoot them off anywhere he damn well pleases. I don't even think you need a permit or anything. In Kansas, you had to have a license/training to shoot the large shells off, and usually city displays were the only places you'd see them. Even for woosy stuff like fountains, black cats, and sparklers, the town I lived in required people to take them to designated places to shoot them off. They weren't allowed in city limits. Plus, I think they were only allowed ON July 4th or the few days around it. In Iowa, NOBODY could purchase fireworks or shoot them off except for cities. I was too young to remember what Texas and Colorado were like.

But Oklahoma? Last year there were two big fireworks displays within a quarter mile of our house, and I think they were better than the Norman one we drove 20 miles to see.


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