Archive for September, 2007

Fall ’07 TV

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

We’ve been sampling some of the new shows, deciding which to give a second viewing (and beyond) and which to ban from our TiVo. So far, the only show I’m really excited about is Reaper (Tuesday, 8:00/7:00, CW). It’s the only new show we’ve watched this week that I’m already looking forward to watching again. […]

Between the Rockets and a hard place

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

I got this in my e-mail yesterday, from the Rockets: Basketball 101: Rockets coaches set to host basketball clinic for female fans He has coached Clyde Drexler and Yao Ming. Now, Rick Adelman will try teaching hundreds of female Rockets fans about the fundamentals of basketball. Following a casual, half-hour cocktail session, the clinic’s attendees […]

Acting your age

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

On campus this afternoon, I saw a guy who had to be in his mid-forties, gray at the temples and all, cruising around on a skateboard. He was fairly well-dressed (polo shirt tucked into khakis), so it’s not like he was trying to be a sk8r or anything, but it did make me feel like […]


Monday, September 17th, 2007

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have stumbled on the Canongate Myth Series. I was looking for information on Margaret Atwood, because I love her, and one of the most recent books she’s written was a book in this series. Basically the idea is that various authors revisit myths and retell them. […]

I can see fuzzily now

Friday, September 7th, 2007

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to Lasik recently, because my eye doctor has reminded me every time I’ve been in there in the last three years that I’m a good candidate for it, and also my sister-in-law had it done. I’ve always been scared about the procedure itself, and never more so than […]