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Back to school and other random thoughts

Yes, I got back across Nebraska last Thursday without incident and now I'm back to school. It's a little strange to think that I'm facing my last few weeks here at the university, but I'm ready to move on. Where will I go next? It's hard to say - I've started applying for jobs and the prospects look pretty good so far.

I caught the last part of last night's Academy Awards. Was I the only one who thought Halle Berry was going to pass out before she even started her acceptance speech? Denzel Washington displayed the type of class you'd expect from somebody who is "following" in Sidney Poitier's footsteps. I've been a fan of his ever since he did such an outstanding job in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X". Unfortunately, I hadn't seen any of the movies that won the bigger awards, but I did see "Lord of the Rings" several months ago and was glad to not see it fall short in some of the major categories. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, I just didn't think it was Best Picture material.

Right now I'm working in the computer lab and we have a policy that states that users can only print one copy per document. How many documents is that? Does one copy actually imply that the user ends up with two identical documents? How can you have one of something and call it a "copy"? If that's the copy, where is the original? This logic closely follows Carlin's "don't make the same mistake twice" idea (in that it implies a total of 3 mistakes).

Although I think my NCAA tournament bracket would be a long shot to win in any pool, I did manage to pick 3 out of the 4 final four teams correctly. (I missed on Duke - I had Indiana being beat by USC...whoops...) Seeing how I only had 4 of the 8 regional final teams picked correctly, I'd say I had a pretty decent weekend.

I've never been a big fan of the kinds of bands the university brings here for concerts. We've had a few notable ones, like Smash Mouth, but about half the time the bands are somebody I haven't heard of, and 100% of the time they're bands I don't listen to. Until now. Just in time before I leave this place, the university is bringing in a legend - George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars. If you aren't down with P-Funk, check out the Dr. Funkenstein portal. (Thanks to www.gongol.com for the link.) My only question now - how are they going to get the Mothership into the West Gym?

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