Sunday, May 31, 2009

Small Appliance Museum

Watch this video. The best part is the coffee-pot-on-top-toaster-on-the-bottom contraption.
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fight Song

Not quite the Good Old Song, but it'll do.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

A Wise Man

Complements of Miss Miller.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Optimism is Key

"There are indeed (who might say Nay) gloomy & hypochondriac minds, inhabitants of diseased bodies, disgusted with the present, & despairing of the future; always counting that the worst will happen, because it may happen. To these I say How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened!" -Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 8, 1816.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hold Up

Outside of Katfish Katy's.
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Cycle Extreme

"Put the Fun Between Your Legs." -best Pedaler's Jamboree t-shirt out there.
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Round Trip

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." -Ernest Hemingway

Did the 37 miles to Boonville yesterday; headed back to Columbia today. Ouch.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Bicycle

"Tens of thousands who could never afford to own, feed and stable a horse, had by this bright invention enjoyed the swiftness of motion which is perhaps the most fascinating feature of material life." -Frances Willard, How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle

Riding from Columbia to Boonville today for the Pedaler's Jamboree.

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Friday, May 22, 2009


"Self reliance is the key to a vigorous life." -Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum (we watched it last night in anticipation of the Smithsonian sequel).
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Nature Calls

"So I went on a 16-mile run today, and about halfway I had to go ... well, it's not like there's a porta potty in the middle of the countryside, so I had an adventurous climb/squiggle into a group of trees." -a dear friend shares her adventures of long distance running.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Setting the Bar High

"If you let someone else set your standard, whether it's physical appearance, academic achievement or economic success, then you will never be content with who you are. Your purpose should be to set your own standard, not to catch up or to beat out somebody else." -Elaine R. Jones, former president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Edu-cation Fund and the first African-American woman to enroll in the UVA School of Law.

And on that note, I'm off to begin my part-time summer internship at Missouri Life magazine.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fashion Police

"They sell clothes that are a season old ... but that's okay because the Midwest is about two years behind East Coast fashion." -Kristy's thoughts on a Columbia thrift shop.
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Monday, May 18, 2009

On the Wall

As seen at Arch's. Yum.
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dinner Convo

Matt: What's your favorite Hank Williams song?
Jack: There's a Tear in My Beer ... story of my first year of college.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Going Bananas

Beth helps Matt feel right at home. Hopefully these will be good luck before our 4-mile race tomorrow.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Day in the Country

"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." -Henry James.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

En Route to Va.

"Place the oxygen mask on yourself first and then on your favorite child." -a goofy Southwest flight attendant delivers the emergency instructions on yesterday's flight out of St. Louis.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

I Like Cows

Saw this truck outside of Starbucks and was reminded of one of my favorite commercials:

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Weekend Haze

Sign in the window of Shakespeare's Pizza. #4 sounds particularly good.
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Report Card

"I'll say you're the best tutor in the world, and you'll get a raise." -part of an end-of-semester voicemail from one of my tutees. Cute; too bad it won't work.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

One Year Down

Last day of class today! Hooray for surviving the first year of grad school (only two finals & a paper revision/submission left to go!).
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Working With Words

"I don't want any one getting disqualified because they can't count." -Dr. P. reminds us that the American Journalism Historians Association only accepts paper submissions of 25 pages or less. Looks like I've got some cutting to do.
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Monday, May 4, 2009

High Hopes

"The youth of the nation are the clearest mirror of our performance." -JFK

(and hopefully the 30-page paper I turn in today will be a clear reflection of my academic performance ... ?!).
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yum, Yum, Potassi-yum.

Is the best part the funny stickers or the fact that Matt beat me by almost 20 bananas?

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Friday, May 1, 2009


"Over hill, over dale,
thorough brush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere."
-Will Shakespeare
Unfortunately I couldn't quite wander through this flood yesterday. Gotta love Missouri weather.

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