Thursday, March 29, 2007

So, who would have thought that if you sit at a computer for 5ish hours and only moved to move your laundry it could show about two inches? I love snow in March!!!!

The Keithies might be consuming all my brain power, but he has no problems saying he ripped off the idea.

Today Becky and I are going to a Seder meal here at Regis. I have been told that there will be very good lamb.

I honestly cannot believe that Alberto still has his job. It really boggles my mind that he is still around. I should start a pool on when he gets sacked.

Speaking of pools, I never entered the “which cousin will have a kid first,” but congrats to Bill and Katie Kuder who are expecting a child at some point in the next 9 months. My mother was a little sketch on the details.

Okay, I cant see across the width of the quad right now. It is snowing that hard. I kind of ate this state. Dang.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The weekends are getting too short as school roles along. However, one the bright side of things, 6 weeks and school is out for summer!!

This past Wednesday the Westword published an article about a former Regis students experiences on campus as a lesbian. Read the article, you will be a better person for doing it.

In other news, it looks as though some members of the GOP seem to be watching the news recently.

Today after mass Becky and I went on another picnic. It was another beautiful day and I couldn’t ask for more.

Finally, this might be one of my favorite songs of all time.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I have yet to receive any angry comments from my last post. SUCCESS!!!

I found this video the other day and it made me very happy. I cant wait until some little American kid can sing this song. That will be a day when we have made some real progress. It has a very catchy tune and even though I don’t speak Dutch I do get this song stuck in my head.

Today should be easy. We are watching Mississippi Burning in seminar. Very compelling movie and I think one of my favorites from the class.

Finally, if the weather keeps staying this pleasant I am afraid that summer will be bad. I don’t want to use up all the good weather days when I can’t enjoy them because of classes.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Today, as you surely know, is the 4th anniversary of the beginning of “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” This could also be called the 2nd or 3rd Gulf War or the invasion/occupation/liberation of Iraq. Whatever you call it this is all I plan to discus today.

To start I will quote my brothers update of 12 September 2001:

song of the day: "light one candle" by peter, paul, and mary

the pentagon is still smouldering. the fear of yesterday morning and the confusion of yesterday afternoon have been replaced by anger in all too many. please, pray for those effected. pray for justice. but most importantly, pray for peace. the following days, weeks, months--perhaps even years--will be among the greatest tests our nation has ever endured. now, though, is a time for grieving. grieving our lost loved ones. grieving our lost sense of security. grieving the pain that so many throughout the world have felt for so long. lord, make me a means of your peace...

These years have been a time of struggle: what trade-offs must happen for the security of our nation, what rights do these enemies have, how do we respect their human dignity when they do not respect ours.

The great thing about history is that we get to learn from it. Maybe President Bush should have read a book about Vietnam, and then thought whether or not this war would be a good idea.

Pope John Paul II once said that “War should belong to the tragic past, to history: it should find no place on humanity's agenda for the future.” And that “war is still a defeat for humanity.” He also reminded us that “War and violence can never resolve the problems of men.” But who knows, maybe God tells him something else. Our own Douglas MacArthur, a war hero, said “I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.”

What is the cost of freedom? Or a better question would be what is and acceptable cost of freedom? Is it worth 409 billion dollars? Is it worth the tens of thousands of humans killed? Is it worth the loss of US credibility around the world?

The president today told us “that the Baghdad security plan is still in its early stages, and success will take months, not days or weeks.” Well Mr. President, we gave you four years, and you did not succeed. How many more months do you want? You only get 22. We gave you 409 billion dollars. How much more do you want? We gave you tens of thousands of lives. How many more do you want? How much more must we sacrifice to finish the war you started but most likely will not end?

I don’t pretend to have the answers, but it is good to question. There is no solution that will solve this war immediately, but lets have a free and open debate where all can be heard, then at least we would be a model of democracy for the world.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Well hello. First, would everyone please say a pray for the Maloney Family. James passed away yesterday. His sister, Sr. Peg Maloney, is the director of University Ministry here at Regis, and his niece also works in UM and lives directly above me. Please keep the family and James in your prayers.

Here are two groups of photos from the RMAC shootout. There are some photos with me in the background.

In general last week was the greatest weather ever.

On Tuesday night some UM staff filled the student activities office with 720 balloons. Here are some pictures.

Bill O’Reilly is a horrible person, and really needs to be slapped upside the head. For two straight days he was the “worst person in the world” by Keith Olbermann two days in a row. Here is the first and the second. Bill O truly has no soul.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Today was so beautiful it was hard to go to class. It was the first great day of spring, which doesn’t mean that winter is over, but it does mean we are in the crazy month of March.

I got back my IR and Public Policy Midterms today. A- on both, which is better than I was expecting for Public Policy.

Today was also the first time I listened to Jesus Christ Superstar this Lent. Which, if you are a House, is the true start of Lent. You can find most of not all of the music on YouTube, Which only adds to the other great YouTube Jesus videos.

Becky still has not bought me birthday gift, but we are going to do cake and gifts this Thursday, so she better have it by then.

What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening. Okay, here is the news: scary plane landing, signs of the apocalypse, and a story that seems to forget that anything is possible in March.

Let’s see how many Superstar references I can make before Easter. It could be fun!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Who would ever have thought that a law written, introduced, and passed a week would have provisions that those who passed it didn’t know it existed? Who would have thought that one of those mystery provisions would make national news the same week an internal report would say that another provision has been misused? The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 is a law that has been dangerous since it was passed. Also, it has not had any long lasting “uniting” affects on this country. Should Alberto Gonzales go? I don’t know, but he has many questions to answer on both the firings and the FBI screw up. I wonder what my professor will say tomorrow.

Today is Selection Sunday, I love March, and March Madness might just be what gets me through this March.

The Georgetown game last night was great. Go Hoyas!!!! Go Zags!!!! Go Cougs!!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Congrats to the Rangers who beat Metro for the third time yesterday. They won the match 67-66. It was a very close game and I was married, but we pulled it out in the end. Good game. They play today at 3 MST today. You can watch the game live here. Good luck ladies.

This is a very interesting wikipedia article. After all tomorrow is Selection Sunday, and I am very much looking forward to seeing how things have panned out.

That is all I have for today. GO REGIS!!!!

Friday, March 09, 2007

There is no reason for me not updating yesterday, sorry.

Good luck to the Basketball team. They play Metro today at noon MST. You can listen to the game somewhere. Becky said that it was on our site, but I don’t see any links, so try to find it!!

This is the epitome of what youtube should be used for. I love it, it is amazing, but in other youtube news, this is also a great video. The first is a stop motion music video, the second is a “worst person in the world” clip that has three real winners for the category.

Big thanks to Kay and Jean who yesterday joined me for a nice picnic downtown at Denver’s “Riverfront Park.” As Becky would point out it is more like a “Streamfront Park.” I had the Salmon Melt from Heidi’s which was very good. Except for the wind it was a very good outing.

Finally, last night I watched Running with Scissors. It was very interesting, and it makes me appreciate my family so much more.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Happy Birthday to Becky!!!!

I found a charming little video on Google today about La Conner, WA. What a great little town La Conner is, always a staple of the trip to the beach.

Today is the half way point of spring break, but there are still more fun times to be had.

Thank you to Kay Selby who yesterday made a great beef stew and shared it with Ruben, Jean and I. It was almost like a little family dinner.

I have no plans for today except to return the movies I rented yesterday. Little Miss Sunshine was very cute and a great movie and End Game which only follows in the footsteps of The Cutter i.e. bad movies filmed in Spokane that were never released in theaters.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

If the women’s basketball team gets to the Elite Eight I will shave my head. Just throwing that out there ladies.

Right now I am watching MSNBC to announce the Libby case. I am so excited. I love the B-roll they are showing while they wait for the verdict to come down.

Yesterday was fun. Hung around and then went to Jillian’s to play shuffleboards and bowl. I won at shuffleboard with Jean against Jean. Then I bowled a 120ish and won at that also.

Kelly O’Donnell from MSNBC is getting info from her earpiece, but it seems to come in sporadically, which makes for great television. Along with the wind, it is great tv. GUILTY ON COUNT 1, 2, 4, 5. Not guilty on count 4. YEAH!!!!! Okay, have a great day, I am!!!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Well hello. It has been quite the time since I last updated. First, CONGRATULATIONS to the Regis University Women’s Basketball team. They won the RMAC shootout this afternoon with a 76-62 win over Metro State (aka the most expensive community college ever or the women’s basketball team that needs to wear less eye makeup.) It was a great game, and trailing by 1 in the first minute of the game was the only time that would happen. The crowd was also amazing, very loud and boisterous.

Pictures will be posted after my lazy sister uploads them to her computer.

Gonzaga is leading the semi-final of the WCC tournament with a score of 26-40 at half. Some of the commentators are saying they are in no matter what, others are saying they have to win tonight. The guy on ESPN just compared Clemson’s tourney hopes to Grey from Grey’s Anatomy and the cold heart possibly starting again, shaky comparison, but whatever. In other NCAA news, I don’t think this foul was an accident. I think he should get more than a one game suspension. Sean Mallon has no armpit hair, or it doesn’t look like he does. Finally, I have noticed that quite a few basketball players are now chewing gum during the game, which just sounds like a bad idea to me.

For the first time in 4 years today I bought a pair of pants with a 36 inch waist. I just keep loosing weight, so I stopped by the Gap outlet in Castle Rock to check things out, and I just got so excited that those pants fit that I bought them.

I started writing this update so that I would be able to wacth the DII selection show and tell you who we would be playing, but it has been delayed due to technical difficulties. So, here it is….. We are the 4 seed playing in North Dakota against METRO!!!! Wtf?

Hello from Pueblo, CO. This city is odd. Becky said that Friday night, the team’s first night in town, a few of the girls got headaches. Last night I had a horrible headache. It was no good, and I am glad it is over.

Right now I am watching Little Manhattan. It is a very cute movie about little kids in love. How sweet. Plus Josh Lyman is in it.

Yesterday’s game was great. We were down by as much as 14. We ended up winning by 8, but it didn’t seem like that much until the last minute and a half. Today we will play Metro. We should win but we need to hit our 3’s better.

After my last post I had quite the adventure. Wednesday night I stayed up until 9am and slept for an hour and a half. Then, Thursday night I was up again until 9, but this time I only slept for an hour. Both nights I stayed up so I could write my Comparative Public Policy paper on analytical Modern Liberalism. The paper is pretty good. Plus, my roommate left on Friday, so I was able to go to bed at 4:30 and wake up 7:30, best night of sleep ever.

Okay, I am going to breakfast now. GO REGIS!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

You might now be asking yourself, “Why is he updating at 3:45 in the Morning?” Well, there is a good reason. My Comparative Public Policy paper is a very slow write, so it is taking a little while, and I need a quick break. The paper is on Modern Liberalism, and it really is the slowest writing paper ever.

Congrats to the RUWBB team for winning yesterday. The win was Coach Raunig’s 300th career win. Great job coach!!! Also, great job team, 102-64. Becky drew two offensive fouls, one of which was practically a punch to the jaw, and the other was a great help-side charge. Here are a few more pictures of the Beckster in full size!!! If you want to download the picture click on it so it is in a screen of its own and it is huge. Thanks to Brett for sharing these with me.




Paul Vu the director of CLC in UM made Chicken Lo Mein for Carbs for Christ on Tuesday, it was great. Thanks Paul.

I really should get back to this paper, but this was a nice break, so thanks.