01 May 2001, 10:45 a.m.

Fickle Fiona takes over my dreams

Is being in a teen chick flick a dream or a nightmare? Another day, another dollar, another dream. This one is much less excruciatingly, er, exhaustively detailed. And I make cranky complaints, too. Another weird …

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30 Apr 2001, 10:32 a.m.

A dream I had last night

I had a really weird dream last night. If other people's dreams bore you, then be warned. This one's long, with attempts at interpretation. First, I was a reporter for some national humor magazine, and …

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29 Apr 2001, 2:19 a.m.

In which the writer performs mundanities

Mediocre paper, Square One TV, pens ... oh hell, I'll just call this "Quickies," since that's what it is. I am writing a long paper about the naturalization rates of Indians (the small subsection that …

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25 Apr 2001, 9:33 a.m.

Do I look fat in this font?

Media experiences I've had today: Bellwether, an un-put-downable book by Connie Willis. I really couldn't stop once I'd started. Sure, the contrived frustrations (as usual with Willis) get annoying, but it was worth it anyway. …

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23 Apr 2001, 12:58 p.m.

Russkies and Injuns

By request. My trip to San Francisco -- or perhaps I should say "Maya excursiyoo v San Francisco," since I went with my Russian class and the tour guide spoke in Russian and pointed out …

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20 Apr 2001, 8:21 a.m.

Watch yo'self!

"Tell me who the infallible philosopher is. I'd like to read her work."-Me, during discussion of The Matrix today. "You know, some people just don't want their Ph.D.s." -Prof. Bruce Cain, yesterday, after a playful …

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19 Apr 2001, 2:49 a.m.

I done got schooled

Yesterday, after I beat Nathaniel (twice!) at air hockey, a young-looking guy -- Samuel, he said his name was, from the Middle East -- absolutely schooled me. Afterwards, when he -- quite kindly -- explained …

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18 Apr 2001, 2:29 a.m.

Without Darth

there would have been no Luke," said a girl to another girl on Hearst yesterday evening. As my friend Drew would comment, Dostoyevsky was saying basically the same thing. A report on the Comedy Night. …

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15 Apr 2001, 2:55 a.m.

So heaven is a slasher flick?

Weekend fun, I had. A Gateway to Heaven, I saw. Various jokes, sight gags, and puns, I discovered. Cheeriest, to me, was the nicknaming of "CollabNet" as "ClamNet." So Dan, a friend of mine, told …

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11 Apr 2001, 3:52 a.m.

Comedy Night Is Coming!

Many of you may know that I often indulge at the open-mikes at the Squelch Comedy Nights on campus. Well, here comes another one. Monday, 16th of April at 8 pm in the Bear's Lair …

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