Monday, October 31, 2005


Today is Halloween ( I say that like you don't know it already). As expected, some people on campus were dressed up. Unfortunately, none of my teachers were. I was looking forward to Dr. DeVault being a Stephen's Kangaroo Rat or California Gnatcathcer, but, alas, he was not.

There is a dancing ninja walking around campus (complete with his own boom box). Also, the awesome guy that works the swipe-in machine for breakfast was dressed in drag. This guy is like 60 too so it was freakin' awesome!

Last night, Me, Garrett, Ross, and Mike decorated our floor for Halloween. I'll take some pictures tonight (with Mike's digital camera) and put them on here. It turned out awesome and the hallway decorating contest is our bitch. We even have a 4' inflatable mummy. Honestly, there's no competition. Tonight, the trick-or-treaters are coming around. We are all ready with the candy and the little sign to hang on our door.

I think we're getting a scary movie for tonight but that is still being worked out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Eliminating Waste

WARNING: This is a rant and will most likely be long.

Today, while sitting in the School of Management Advising Office, I realize how much waste there is. Mostly, wasting of my time and helping me become angry. Now, I know that it is only an advising office but they should still make some accommodations for students since that is who they are there to serve. I came up with a list of the things I found wrong with the Management Advising Office while I was waiting for my appointment. Don't get me wrong, I love my advisor and I do not think this problem extends to advisors. All these problems are front-end problems and the actual advisors aren't even involved, so don't think I am taking a shot at them.

1) I call the appointment line and get told different things every time. One time, I was told I need to come in to make an appointment even though it was something as simple as the classes I picked for Spring semester weren't offered, so I needed to put different ones in there. The man wouldn't give me a reason why, he just said that that's how it's done. I called the next day and a lady told me I could make the appointment over the phone with no problem.

2) The front desk is in total chaos if there is more than one person at it. When I got there, I was the fifth person in "line." Nobody knew where the lines were going since there was nothing to tell us. The receptionist was completely overwhelmed and just wanted to pull her hair out. THERE WERE ONLY FIVE PEOPLE THERE! IT SHOULDN'T BE HARD!

3) I had to check-in twice. First, I have to check-in with the receptionist. She marks that I am here. Then I have to go to a computer to check-in... even though I just checked in with the receptionist (more on the computer in #4). Wouldn't one be enough? To top it off, advisors don't ask the receptionist anything, they just come out and look for you. I sincerely doubt they check the computer either, but maybe they do before they leave their office (which, again, I doubt because advisors come out all the time looking for people who aren't there).

4) Here's when I just about went insane. The computer check-in. First off, I have to type in my name, even though they knew I was supposed to be there two weeks ago and could have put my name up on the screen to just click. Then, they make me type in my Social Security Number. This is linked to my name in Purdue's system, shouldn't the computer be able to figure it out. Then, I select my advisor. My advisor is, once again, linked to me in Krannert's system (and I even told them which advisor I wanted to meet with over the phone and they made an appointment for that advisor. Then, to top it off, it asks me what the purpose of this appointment is. Once again, I TOLD THEM THAT ON THE PHONE. All of this should already be in the computer, waiting for me to just tell the computer I am there. At my orthodontist, I make the appointment over the phone and give them all my information and, when I go in, my name is on the screen, I click it, and it says Thank You! Please have a seat. The doctor will be with you shortly. There is no reason I should have to give all that information twice.

5) Lastly, the advising office CLOSES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CLASS DAY! From 12-1pm, the advising desk is closed and an appointment cannot be made. Now, considering Krannert is the most inconvenient building on campus (especially from the dorms) and that students would never be near it unless they have a class in there or are at the Union for something, they should be open while students are sure to be on campus. This way, since we have to go in to make certain appointments, we can go in any time between classes, when it's convenient for us. I understand that people need to eat lunch. That's fine. Can't we at least get a student aide or somebody in there to simply write down appointments. I can't imagine it's that hard (after all, we give all the information to the computer before our appointment anyway).

I understand what people have been telling me about the MAO now. I don't blame people for not wanting to deal with them. I hate dealing with the front desk but I have to. I would love to see what they are doing while they're asking me these questions on the phone. The just plain shouldn't, since I will just have to tell them later. To me, that's a waste of my time. Advisors don't want their time wasted and neither do the students. We have homework, papers, projects, online homework, and classes to deal with, and I think that is enough without having to find time to hike over to Krannert for them to waste our time.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Quality English Class


This is my English teacher. That is what is wrong with this country, we hire teachers who can't even say words correctly. (He was trying to say manipulate.)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Colts Game

indThis may surprise some of you who know me and know that I'm not the biggest football fan, but the Colts game this Monday was AWESOME!!! It was such an exciting game and so much fun to be in the crowd yelling and screaming (my voice sounds really weird) and high-fiving the drunk people who were really nice. They aren't like the obnoxious drunks at baseball games. They were all really nice drunks. It was so much fun. By the second half, I was even jumping out of my seat and yelling when we got interceptions, touchdowns, long runs and the like. So amazing. And good news too, the Colts will be on Monday Night Football two more times this season. I see a Superbowl!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Monday Night Football

Everybody should watch Monday Night Football this Monday (Oct. 17) with Colts vs. Rams because I am totally going to be there!

Amazing Library!

Okay, so I'll write about it later but the Humanities Library (in Stewart Center) has these amazing Self Check-Out systems. Oh my God, it was AMAZING!!! You have no idea how amazed I was at this machine. I'll tell you about it later, hopefully in person because it's better that way with the hand motions and all. But no, seriously, there are no words for this machine's greatness. It even prints out a little receipt to tell you when your books are due back. I'm so glad I live in this day and age.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Are We Ready?

I don't know if we've quite recovered from the last time they invaded, but FURBY is BACK! And... they're even better. That's right, as if they weren't creepy enough already, Hasbro has made them even more FURBYlike. Now, I admit that I enjoyed Furbys when they first came out... until I got one. It was the single most annoying toy I ever had but I am still amazed by the FURBY.

furby_feelingsThe new FURBY, though, has some new features. First of all, it has facial expressions. When it's sad, it will change to a sad face. This is all thanks to Emo-tronics. Yeah, we should all thank them. This new FURBY is also better at English than the old one was. No more "ah-may koh koh" and us trying to figure out what the hell that meant! (Just FYI, it meant "Pet me more.") To get its attention, just say "Hey Furby!" and it will wake up and start talking with you. Oh yeah, and it's bigger than the old one too so it's not as easy to stuff in a drawer when you want to sleep and it's still talking.

The best thing, though, is that it's so much easier to get the Furby to sleep than it used to be. Say "Hey Furby! Go to sleep." or, if it doesn't want to, you can just turn it upside down and switch it to off. That is definetely something that used to be missing... an off switch.

Well, here we go again. Do you remember trying to get the Furby our 6th grade Christmas? It was impossible. I guess it's kind of like a blast from the past.

Oh yeah, FURBYs come from FURBY Island. They're going to put the whole story out soon. I kind of want to read it but I'm not sure why.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Indiana Lawmakers Don't Fail Me Now

A forklift going full-speed through the Wetherill/Stanley Coulter plaza during a passing period with its forks at knee level has to be against some kind of public safety law. Do I even need to explain why?

Funny Line

From an MTV "MADE" Commercial:

Trainer: "Focus!"
Girl: "I'm trying but I think my cat is peeing in my closet."

Friday, October 07, 2005


Today, when walking back from English, I saw an older woman, sitting in her scooter, watching the construction of the Neil Armstrong Engineering Hall of Engineering. She was just sitting by the Civil Engineering Building, next to the fence, watching the cranes and back-hoes. It made me relax a little just seeing her. I should have gone up and talked to her. She is probably very interesting to talk to.

To Help Improve Your Life

At Freshens, in the Union, the yogurt smoothies are so much better than the fruit juice smoothies. I hope you will learn from my mistake.

Fall Break

I GO HOME IN LESS THAN 9 HOURS!!! I miss home a lot, which is weird because I never have before, but I do now. I really just want to go home and sit in the family room with the rents and sisteradora and watch a movie. Or maybe a bad VH1 reality show. I miss those. I'm so excited to be in my own house, my own bathroom, and my own bed these next 4 days!! It's going to be amazing!

I have a birthday party this Saturday night to go to. Then, on Sunday, my family is going to see Corpse Bride in this really cool theatre in Illinois where the ceiling looks like the sky with clouds moving and everything and then, when the lights dim for the movie to start, the sky changes to night with starts and everything. I've heard about it and always wanted to go. Monday is my sister's first choir concert. I'm excited for her but I'm not sure if she is. Oh well. Joe is teaching her choir this year and she has lots of friends in it (which didn't work out so well with Mrs. Bodak but who cares). Also, this weekend, when Mom misses me, she buys me things so there will be talking the mom into going to the mall or, even better, the outlet mall (thanks for the idea Amy!) on Monday when Dad is at work and sister is at school. I'm looking forward to that.

There will be so much laziness these next four days it is inconceivable. My head hurts just thinking about it. Well, time to go get breakfast (oh how I love you breakfast!). Adios

P.S. I wrote this instead of writing my english paper, which is due in 5 1/2 hours. Worst college student ever! (remember that lindsay? Good times!)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Dirty Computer Labs

Does anybody else ever feel dirty after using a computer in one of the labs on campus? I do. I feel like I need to go wash my hands for the next ten minutes after I'm done in a lab. Since I've been in this one for two hours though, I think I may need a shower.

Sunday, October 02, 2005


I am so drunk but I can only feel it when I stand up. That's so weird. Everything is weird when you think about it. That's weird. I tyhink I already said that. Goodbye!