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Monday, February 14, 2005

I got in!!

I checked my email this evening, and there it was - "Congratulations!" from Nancy Mitchell, the head of the history graduate department at NC State. I'm in!! Now here's hoping they'll accept my previous residency decision so I won't have to fill out the 4 million page form again.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


I went to class on Monday, as I do every Monday. At the end of class, an undergrad stood up and said, "So, about our paper" (which is due in a week) ... "Is it ok to just use our textbooks for our sources?" Now this is a 5 page paper, not just a little 1 page thing. The professor was like, "Well, I guess you could theoretically do your paper using just the textbooks, assuming you very carefully choose your topic..."
Student: So you wouldn't be disappointed to turn to the bibliography and see only 2 sources?
Prof: Well, I would be able to tell that you used only 2 sources long before I got to the bibliograpy.
Student: But it would be ok?
Prof: Ok, as your professor, you can do whatever you want. As your friend, I'd recommend stopping in at the library and picking up a few books.

I'm not sure what happened after this, as I had to leave the room before I started laughing. Wow. This is a 400 level class for the undergrads, and of course it's combined w/grad students. I can't imagine what prompted this student to even think that this would be ok.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Pickles & Potato Chips

My 2 favorite things have been combined. Lay's made Dill Pickle Potato Chips. I've been hesitating to buy them, partially because of the huge cost associated with buying brand name potato chips, and partially because I was afraid - what would they taste like? Well, a giant sale at Lowe's Foods let me save $2 on a big bag, so I gave them a try. Wow! They taste like a dill pickle, but at the same time, it's a chip. If you like dill pickles and enjoy the crunch of a potato chip, I highly recommend them.

Thursday, February 03, 2005


Tomorrow is Andy's birthday. Happy Birthday :)

That and the joy that a Sheetz has moved in to Fuquay-Varina (it opened January 27), just a few miles south of here is a good way to end the week. I think I see a Shmuffin in my future.