Thursday, January 02, 2003

This is puzzling, too
Community bailing out school district includes this picture of a community meeting in Longmont, Colorado. As Colorado State Treasurer Mike Coffman sets up his podium in the back of the room and begins delivering his address to a blank wall, Silver Creek junior Matthew begins to develop a theory about why the school district is in such dire financial condition.

posted by Rebecca 1/02/2003 06:43:00 PM

Migrations, indeed
Wonder what the planet is up to these days? From the crack image editing team at come the following helpful visual aids...

This is taken from the article titled Study: Global warming migrations and seems to depict the overheated earth moving to some more temperate region of space, complete with gigantic icebergs.

And this is taken from the article titled College campuses going green, but might be better titled BPOC (Big Planet on Campus). It's not clear whether Earth is actually attending school or whether it's just hanging about in the hopes of picking up cute co-eds at the next fraternity party.

posted by Rebecca 1/02/2003 06:30:00 PM

Monday, December 30, 2002

I'm baaaaaack...
I just flew in from Knoxville last night (and boy, are my arms tired), after spending a lovely Christmas week with the in-laws. Lots of pie, lots of loot, lots of fun.

Now I'm back at work, trying to remember what it is I do for a living.

It's clear to me that I'm not going to be able to get anything of substance done until I've had a chance to catch up on Dave Barry's column, browse the news headlines, and end my nearly-month-long hiatus from blogging. Two down, one to go.

Since I read Dave Barry's 2002 Gift Guide after Christmas, I'm not able to add any of these items to my Christmas list. I do have a birthday coming up pretty soon, though. For instance, we all no there's no better way to celebrate 30 years of life than by arranging one's funeral. And with the theme coffins recommended in Mr. Barry's gift guide, this can be the ultimate personal gift. Personally, I don't think there's a better alternative for me than the "return to sender" coffin. Unless it's to choose a nice high gloss black or chrome coffin and adorn it with these magnetic flame decals, also recommended in the gift guide. Very stylish, although I suppose it does make the wrong sort of statement about the afterlife.
posted by Rebecca 12/30/2002 01:38:00 PM