Archive for May 2010

Books and Busy Schedules

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Boy, things have been pretty busy the past couple of weeks. I’ve had to do some group work to create a presentation, which we all presented yesterday; I’ve of course had other school work, like reading and such, to do; I’ve been working away on my honours thesis, developing a methodology for my upcoming experiment; I’ve been trying to find a place to live for next term; and I’ve been looking at grad schools for further down the road. I’ve probably missed a couple other things as well, but that should give you a sense of how busy I am.

I also had a very busy day today. Despite not having any class time, my day was jam-packed. The morning was spent working on my thesis. After lunch, I went and played some squash for an hour with one of my friends – I haven’t played it for about eight months now and want to get back into it this term. Then, after that, I came back home, spent a little more time working on my thesis, and then went back to the school to be at a club meeting for the atheist, agnostic, and freethinker club on campus. I had to leave that a little bit early, and then hop on a bus to go take a look at a possible place to live. After having some difficulty finding the place, I rang the doorbell and….no one was home. The guy never showed up, and as I found out…Continue Reading

The Rhythms of Rock and Roll

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Well, in the past week I’ve packed up all my things, moved 500 kilometres back home, unpacked stuff, gone through all the remaining stuff I have at home, repacked everything, put it all in a van, and then moved another 50 kilometres and unloaded and unpacked everything again. I guess you could say it’s been an exhausting week. Now I’m back at school for another term, though, which I’m pretty excited about. I’ve got plans to do some reading, plus try to be more active, and also work on expanding my culinary repertoire as well by finding some new things to cook. I think it’s going to be a good term.

Anyway, in the process of going through my stuff at home, I was looking through my parents’ bookshelf for anything that might be mine. I ended up finding a wonderful gem, which I took with me to school (shh! don’t tell my parents!) so that I could read it. It’s called Rock & Roll: The Devil’s Diversion, and it was written in 1967. I just got finished reading it, and it’s absolutely hilarious. And fascinating at the same time. Essentially the author blames rock and roll for everything that’s wrong with society, backs up very little of what he says other than with random stories and anecdotes, and then ends it all off with an “anti-rock pledge.” All throughout the book, I couldn’t help but wonder what this guy must think about the fact that probably 90% of evangelical…Continue Reading