Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Forum Fun

A list of some of our better Friday Forum speakers:
4. Brother Bancroft, talking about his trip to Saudi Arabia
3. Brother Heninger, talking about entrepeneuership
2. Sister Dalton, speaking on conflict resolution
1. My sister Katey, stepping in at the last minute to give a talk when our other speaker cancelled. Hooray for my sister!
And here's to the best friday Forum to come- the one that will never be bested- the CSIS recruiting session!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Blogging Like a Crazy Person

I know that I've already posted twice today, but this blogging thing is seriously addictive. Hopefully it will die down as the novelty fades. The worst thing is that I don't really have anything to say. Well, this was satisfying.

The Curse of the Weblog

In the past semester, I have become increasingly dependent on my laptop, a beautiful white MacBook. I have a month's worth of menus planned out, my tasks for the week, Adobe Illustrator for graphic design when I'm bored, Quicken for my expense tracking, episodes of The Office that I download from my neighbour, Al, and most importantly, my homework, assignments for both Statistics and International Trade.
Last night, (right after I created this blog, by the way...interesting) my computer started to behave erratically. It would turn off or restart if it got nudged a tiny bit or when I set it down. By late this afternoon, I would start it up and within a minute or two, it would just restart for no reason at all. I took it into the repair shop in the basement of the University, and it will take possibly until April 9 to fix it.
How will I know what I'm scheduled to eat until then? My life will fall into unorganized shambles until I get my MacBook back. It really will.
Was it the blog that caused it? Perhaps. If so, this blog is cursed.
I have a cursed blog! Suddenly my life is still unorganized, but way more exciting.

Econ isn't just cool, it's funny too!

Can I say how much I love economics? It really is the best field of study I have ever encountered. So much so that sometimes I find myself graphing variables that I downloaded from CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information and Management Database) and calculating regression, just for kicks. But it wasn't until recently that I discovered that economics is funny, too. I was reading a blog of a friend of mine and got some great economics jokes:
What's the difference between a macro- and a microeconomist? The microeconomist is wrong about specific things, and the macroeconomist is wrong about things in general.
Well, I actually have a microeconomic midterm in 15 min. Let's hope I'm right about specific things- specifically the marginal rate of transformation.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Time to Join the 21st Century

Well, everyone else has a blog. So I might as well jump off the bridge, too. Ah, the three pitfalls:
1. Everyone else is doing it
2. Once won't hurt
3. No one will ever know
(courtsey of a Best of EFY session!)
And I should stop this now, since I have a midterm tomorrow.
Night, all! (This is, of course, assuming that other people will read this)