Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.

personal

jan
24
2003

frigid, with a side of ::burr::

I don’t think “frickin’ freezing” even begins to describe the weather here in the DC area. Current weather: 21 degrees, with a wind chill of 6 degrees. According to the Washington Post, the high temperature has only been above 33 …

jan
14
2003

back to school

My spring semester classes start up today at Georgetown. My classes this semester: • CCTP-510: The Post-9/11 World - CCTP-510 is a required class for my program. This semester, the theme is the world after September 11, with respect to …

jan
13
2003

crappy commute

Sometimes, I truly hate public transportation. (Then I have to stop and remind myself of the exorbitant monetary and psychological cost of driving and parking in the District. Would I rather take Metro for cheap (or maybe not-so-cheap?), or deal …

jan
02
2003

tree 1, aly 0

Went tubing with my dad, sister Ashley and brother Ross on New Year’s Eve on Tucson’s Mt. Lemmon. Aside from the lovely headache sustained in this collision, a wonderful time was had by all. ;) These types of family outings, …

dec
25
2002

merry christmas … of death

'Tis the season for family angst … and, for some, mourning. I'm in Tucson, visiting my family for the holidays. Current events are seriously depressing me.

dec
05
2002

snow day

Woo-hoo! My first snow day! Having spent most of my life in fairly warm-weather climes, snow is a bit of a novelty to me. It started snowing late last night, and is supposed to keep up through this afternoon. Falling …

dec
03
2002

all aboard

Flew out to AZ see my family and b/f for the Thanksgiving weekend. Learned some of the joys of balancing (or at least trying to balance) the demands of multiple family factions — trying to split my time among boyfriend, …

nov
23
2002

a tourist in your own hometown

I spent most of today in downtown DC, around the Mall. I’ve lived in the DC area since August, and, since I’m usually limited to my work / school / home / repeat routine, I don’t get beyond my usual …

nov
22
2002

welcome to my world

After some technical hangups, etc., I've finally gotten this thing up and running. Here's hoping that, in the months/years ahead, I can produce something worth reading.