Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Who Remembers Yanni?

Did you know that he came out with a new CD this year? Yanni Vioces.

It may be new age and you can sneer if you want, but he's got some nice relaxing themes.


I just need to say that the log in background for the university this fall is horrible. It is a lovely fall scene. It wouldn't be so bad except for the tiger that has been to obviously photo-shopped in. He looks really awkward and lost amongst all the fall colors.

Poor tiger.

Where is my flash drive? I can't remember and that makes me sad because it had a lot of important things on it. Note to self, look for flash drive.

On this, the third day of classes, I have discovered the following.

-Behavioral biology and Behavioral Ecology may in fact be the same class with different teachers and different names. I may end up dropping one to save myself the frustration. On the other hand, if I decided that grad school is what I want to do, I would get my masters in Behavioral Biology.

-Dr. Nilon who teaches Human Dimensions talks really, really fast. I had him several semesters ago and I forgot just HOW fast he talks. Sometimes it sounds like someone pressed a fast forward button on his voice. You have to listen really hard to get what he's talking about because he remembers everyone's name and calls on students randomly to answer questions. At least I won't be able to fall asleep because I am trying so hard to catch the fast-balls flying out of his mouth.

-Biometrics will be just as boring as I thought since it is a pre-requisite for Animal Population dynamics which I took last semester. Class today was going over how to create and format a table and figure. I spent hours and HOURS formatting figures and tables for our project in Practicum last semester. So I think I have that down.

-I really don't want to go to Behavioral Ecology. If I were to choose, I would drop that one. No offense, but I REALLY don't prefer Dr. Morris. Plus, I wasn't able to purchase the textbook yesterday and that makes me unhappy. Maybe it's a sign.

-It is so funny to have teachers teach computer techniques to students who are more computer literate than they.

Those are my conclusions. I can't wait to see how interesting or not interesting my Geography of Cemeteries class is.

Bob Evans has some new pasta dishes and one of them is Pot Roast Stroganoff. It is one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted.

Juli, I can't find this NCIS trailer. Oh well.

I have recently been frustrated that my iPod wont hold the capacity it is supposed to. This has forced me to be more choosy about the music I put on it. I am no longer annoyed because I no longer skip over song after song because all the songs are ones I love and would listen to over and over again.

I didn't exercise today and I don't know if it was a good choice or bad. I got 8 hours of sleep. If I had exercised I would have gotten 7. I can survive off of 7, but isn't it healthier to get 8? So would I be healthier exercising or getting 1 more hour of sleep?

It is a dilemma.

I am finally going to bite the bullet and pay to have Sadie groomed. Hopefully this will happen soon.

I am however excited to get off the computer soon and go read The Road (which is actually EW's top book right now according to the bookmark they sent me in the mail the other day.).

I am reading an article about cemeteries and necrogeography. It is actually very interesting. It's true that you can discover a lot about the cultural make-up of a region from it's graveyards. Huh. Maybe this class will be good.

I can't tell you enough how much I love Slumdog Millionaire. I also love the soundtrack. Check it out. I think you will love it too.

The Allen and Craig Show.

I go to watch it. Then I go to read. Then class. Then home. To so some things. I am really hoping that The Ptetender 2000/ Island of the Haunted comes today.



Julina said...

re:NCIS - guess you're just gonna have to watch CBS soaps every day till you can see it :P

Talk to you soon!

Beckie said...

I decided to read The Road b/c of EW's naming it as the best book written in the past 25 years. It is different than your average book and it may take you a smidge to get into it, but I promise you, it is worth it. And then we can go see The Road when it comes out October 16th.

Peeser said...

Okay, so maybe I need to not only add The Road to my list of books to read, maybe I should bump it up so I can watch the movie with you... On the other hand, my experience has been that by watching the movie, THEN reading the book, I tend to like both and not be nearly so critical of the movie.

And Sarah, I can't wait to hear more about your cemetary geography class- it sounds so interesting. And would you mind sending me a link to the articles you are reading? (Or copies if you only have a hard copy...)- They not only sound interesting, but I think I could also find a way to use them in the classroom...

Happy Friday!

Peeser said...

btw- to answer the question in your title, I remember Yanni, and I'm not afraid to say that I enjoy his music a great deal (not universally- I have a CD of his that has some weird stuff I'd just as soon do without- but generally, I like a lot of his music. so there. :)

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