I graduated high school with Lawton Grinter, he’s traveled pretty far since then.
It’s like a little online socialization project. You can see folks collaborating to both create things and destroy things. It’s just magical to watch.
This week I found out I have passed all nine sections of the Architectural Registration Exam. I’m just a bit of paperwork and a $140 check from being professionally responsible. I’m through with architecture as an academic endeavour, something that began when I started UT in 1994. It only took me ten years and two months.
You’ve probably seen the commercial all weekend if you were tuned into any football related programming, Under Armour is running a series of ads where the “Under Armour” team must protect their home field. My question, who are they playing? A bit of web searching revealed their 2004 schedule:
9/26 – Hanes (Home)
10/5 – Fruit of the Loom (Home)
10/12 – BVD (Home)
10/19 – Underoos (Home)
I got the best spam just now, subject was:
New! Viagra soft tabs.
You can make your own joke, of course.
This shocked and surprised me. So the federal government placed Cat Stevens on a government watch list? What, was he planning to drive a peace train straight into the White House? I understand that he has changed significantly in his worldviews since he was a popular singer in the 1970s, but what about that should keep him out of this country? What physical threat is he to the United States?
It’s my thinking that this is purely for show. There are probably only ten Muslims that the average American could name–one of them probably is Cat Stevens. (Osama Bin Laden. Saddam Hussein. Yassir Arafat. Muhammad Ali. Malcom X. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The guy off of Office Space.) If he is any threat to the United States it would be through financial support of terrorists and for that he only would need access to his corner Western Union.
Do you feel safer that he is not being allowed in this country?
About 6:00 tonight I got a picturemessage on my new phone from my friend Dave. “It finally happened, but I’m okay though.” Not very funny, but very Dave. He’s remarkably unbroken given the nature and circumstances of his automobile accident. His car didn’t fare as well.
I spent the better part of my tonight checking up on him, I went and picked him up at the hospital and made sure he got home okay. He’s going to be sore in the morning, for sure.