Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Things I'm Sad and Not Sad About

Things I'm not sad about:
1. Rahm Emmanuel not being able to run for mayor. Maybe if you weren't creating enemies everywhere you go people would give you the benefit of the doubt.
2. Keith Olbermann leaving MSNBC. Some argue that you were the foil to FoxNews, but you just came across as pompous. Besides, I don't want a foil to FoxNews; I just don't want any rhetoric like FoxNews from the left or right. Plus, I don't think his "Worst Person in the World" segment did much to engender civil political discourse. Plus, it was like shooting fish in a barrel.
3. The Bears losing. They played terribly and didn't deserve to be a Super Bowl team. Not to mention Jay Cutler's knee.
4. Not owning a 3D TV. I'm sorry, those things look stupid.
5. Missing the Golden Globes. Yawn.
6. That January is almost over. I enjoy winter, but around this time I'm ready for spring to begin.
7. My decision to buy tickets for three different concerts at Old Town School of Folk throughout this spring semester. While it was a hit in the pocketbook right away, it is now reaching the point where the sting of the financial loss is past, and now it's like I'm getting to go to a bunch of free concerts! It's definitely something to look forward to.
8. Having Mondays and Wednesdays off from school.
9. Having my earliest classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1.

Things I am sad about:
1. My fan falling off its chair throughout the night! It's like it faints and can't hold itself up anymore; I don't get it. It's also a rather recent phenomenon, only occurring the last two nights. There's nothing worse than drifting slowly to sleep when suddenly a large, metal fan crashes to the ground.
2. Thinking about all this wonderful seminary class of 2011 going their separate ways. It's going to be like the Fellowship of the Rings separating! If so, I call Aragorn as my representative in this analogy.
3. Not putting the tabs on my car before I got a ticket. Typical Dave.
4. Bad theology.

Things I don't understand:
1. Zero calorie sports drinks. Isn't a calorie defined in relation to energy? Don't you want energy to play sports? Isn't zero calorie sports drinks just another name for water? I think you're not working hard enough if you don't need any calories. If so, you do not need a sports drink.
2. Fiscal hawks who want to cut budgetary spending without touching military spending.
3. How one can forget their jacket in January.

That's all.


  1. i love reading your thoughts. Good call on the "zero calorie sports drinks."

  2. Wait! Do you mean the registration tabs!? If yes, you can contest that! I've done it before and won. The thing is that TECHNICALLY the ticket is for "expired registration," and if you already had the stickers, your registration was NOT expired.

    In fact, Luke JUST put our contestation letter in the mail...we got 4 (count them, four) tickets for the same thing.

    If you want, I'll send you the word document so you can just insert your information.

    Look at that, I just addressed a CPD issue without using any derogatory terms for cops!