I’m blogging from a public library in Midtown Manhattan; I have limited time. But I wanted to post a few things.
About media organizations who keep reprinting the Guardian’s retracted Paul Wolfowitz “quote”: “This is how political myths begin.” Yup. I suspect my liberal friends will be repeating that “quote” as fact for months or years.
About Bush’s WMD “lies”: Right Wing News has a long list of people who apparently also lied. Yeah, yeah, I know, the source is “Right Wing News” — but that doesn’t make the quotes fake. (Now, quotes in the Guardian and the New York Times, on the other hand… heh.)
And finally, about outer space: There have been three major solar flares in the last three days, which means there could be Northern lights during the next few nights. SpaceWeather.com, of course, has the latest, including this very cool shortwave-radio chart showing the radio blackout that occurred after today’s flare:
Okay, that’s all for now.
Craig Stern, a frequent commenter on this website, is threatening to sue a town government in Tennessee over an ordinance, as Craig explained it to me, “that I find to be unconstitutional.” (I love the humility of Craig’s wording there.) Anyway, he’s posting updates on his exploits on Relic Forums. (His nickname is “malignus.”)
I’m at a Kinko’s near Rockefeller Center, by the way, hence the ability to blog without the cell phone. But now I must stop, lest I spend a fortune!
My pre-interview (that’s probably the best word for it) seemed to go well, and I scored really high on the typing speed and accuracy test. I may get an interview for a “case assistant” position.
Here is a photo of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
I finally arrived. Long wait for the subway, but that’s okay because I made a friend while waiting: Corey, a 30-year-old musician/DJ/karaoke manager from North Carolina. Anyway, here is a picture I took of the A train approaching. Time to sleep now.
I’m on board a Greyhound bus bound for New York right now. I will probably have very limited computer access for the next several days, so don’t expect too much blogging. It will probably be mostly audio and photo posts from the cell phone.
In the space of about five minutes just now, I was admitted to UConn Law School and scheduled for my first job interview (or quasi-interview) of the summer. Not bad for two phone calls. :)
I am meeting with a guy at Carol O’Neil & Associates, a midtown law firm (or are they a staffing firm that serves a midtown law firm? I’m not sure; I think the latter, based on this), for this position, tomorrow at 2:00 PM. I’m not sure if it’s technically an interview or not; he also said there’s a “group interview” on Friday. But whatever, I’m treating it like an interview at any rate. I need to go to Sears this afternoon and buy a decent pair of slacks. :)
I applied for the job last night after seeing the ad on the New York Times website. See, the Times is still good for something — they have good Classifieds. :)
Going to Carol O’Neil will be the second major event of my day tomorrow; first, I am sitting in on a 10:00 AM constitutional-law class at Cardozo, touring the law school (again) at 11:00, and meeting with the career-services department at 12:30. Should be fun.
My mom, for her part, has an interview for a library position at Yale University tomorrow at 10:00 AM. This is her second interview there, so she’s hoping they may be about to offer her a job.
In order to get down to New York in time for these various appointments, I plan to take either the 11:30 PM or 12:45 AM Greyhound bus from Hartford tonight. I was planning to go earlier, but I have to be at home to watch Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on TV!
Anyway, that’s what’s happening tomorrow. As for UConn, they admitted me off their waiting list for Fall 2003 and then, at my request, deferred my admission to Fall 2004. That means my law school picture now looks like this:
Admitted for Fall 2004:
Admitted for Fall 2003, deferred to Fall 2004:
Admitted for Fall 2003, but told I can definitely get a deferral to Fall 2004 if I want it:
Admitted for Fall 2003, applied for deferral to Fall 2004, no word yet:
Admitted for Fall 2003, haven’t inquired about deferrals yet:
Admitted for Fall 2003, did not make a deposit, lost my seat:
Becky, house-hunting in the Phoenix area with her dad this week, reports by phone: “We’re going to go into a cold snap where, instead of highs of 103, we’re going to have highs of 99! Woohoo!”
Here’s the latest forecast. Ouch.
The Sunday Times of London has an excellent play-by-play of Howell Raines’s downfall and the blogosphere’s role in it.
I love the way the Times, unlike so many American papers, doesn’t mince words in its analysis. They tell it like it is over in the U.K. Check it out.
You see? One minute you allow gay civil unions, and the next thing you know, the whole institution of marriage is going to the dogs:
As if SARS wasn’t bad enough, now we have to worry about monkeypox.
Apparently it’s being spread by radical, militant, Islamist, bioterrorist prairie dogs. At least that’s what I heard.
Two weeks ago, Sean sent me a photo of himself outside Gampel Pavilion on UConn’s commencement day, responding to my mass e-mail requesting graduation photos from my friends. Unfortunately, I missed his message until just now! But, two weeks late, here is the photo:
Sean Vivier graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education. He will be going back next year to finish up his Master’s.