A Silent Musician

A Free Form Column that rarely has a point or a purpose other than to amuse

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Monday, April 30, 2007

The Union Thermometer

There is an interesting thing here on campus, I call it the Union Thermometer. There is a fool proof way to tell what the forecasted temperature will be for the day or week by this thermometer. What is this thing? Well I will tell you.
The Union Thermometer works this way- the length of skirts on campus go up as the temperature goes up and the length goes down as the temperatures go down. There are random exceptions to the rule but those are usually fixed by the afternoon. Yes, some girls wear mini skirts in the dead of winter. That anomaly is merely Darwin's Survival of the Fittest at work.
Like Kevin said last year at our talk with the girls about dress- Maybe this is a little biased panel, we are all Northern boys. If girls don't wear clothes up north, they die. THIS IS NOT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!! 12 inch skirts can not be worn all year long. THEY SHOULDN'T BE WORN AT ALL!!!!
So in summary, Union's Thermometer is pretty consistent. It even works when the temperature is 24 degrees F and the forecasted for 36 degrees F. Have a nice day.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Humane Society Cat named Nardo. He looks like my old cat Bandit.

Dog Run

Yesterday Krissy and I went with Amy, Tim, and Angela to the dog run across 70th from Holmes lake. While there we saw many different dogs from Korgy, Lab, Boarder Collie puppy mix to the Rottweiler Chow cross. Oh there were such beautiful dogs and it made me miss Copper. I am partial to the Chow crosses and at the same time I love the Lab mixes too. This afternoon I looked up the Humane Society here in Lincoln and there are some really cute dogs. I WANT A DOG!!! Why do I have to be in an apartment, in school, and swamped with time? I can dream can't I? Here is my favorite one, his name is Lucky, he's a Husky.
They don't have any employment opportunities, I checked.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Science vs. Theology

A couple weeks ago I was completing my Philosophy study guide and came across this story by Robert Jastrow. I will not type the whole story but in short he was talking about how the Big Band and Creation point to the same thing- a beginning of the universe. His description is incredible and awe inspiring. He ends with this quote I copied from God and Science website-

Robert Jastrow (self-proclaimed agnostic): "For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story [of the big-bang] ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries."

[added by me for clarification]

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I'm not this bad