Thursday, May 25, 2006


You scored as Either. You brain is neither specifically male nor female dominated in the way you perceive things and as bad as this sounds it can easily mean that you are capable of combining both limiting gender aspects to your advantage. Rather than being genderless you are possibly able think freely. This does not nec. mean that you are bisexual or androgynous or indecisive, though it might.









Should you be MALE or FEMALE?*
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Monday, May 22, 2006

just call me "inveny"

My Personal Dna Report

Sunday, May 21, 2006

i am so going to hell

Your Deadly Sins
Pride: 100%
Envy: 80%
Lust: 60%
Wrath: 60%
Greed: 40%
Sloth: 40%
Gluttony: 20%
Chance You'll Go to Hell: 57%
You will die of malnutrition, after the Olson twins make dying of malnutrition trendy.

p.s. I can't believe they misspelled "Olsen."

Friday, May 12, 2006

Clorox Bleach Man

You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and there you have, Amanda's triumphant return to Des Moines. So I just got the call inviting me to the official Facts of Life dvd release party hapnin' tomorrow night around Drake. The next day I get to see Cloris Leachman receive an honorary Masters of Fine Arts degree from Drake. This is all just bonus for going to see some of my old employees (and very good friends) walk across that stage. Now, if only Mackenzie Astin was going to be there.

Another year done

I have just finished calculating the grades of my students, they've been submitted and now I am finally done. (Oh crap, I just remembered one more thing I am supposed to do, but it is something for work that I was asked to do by someone who isn't my supervisor. Do I have to do it?)

Well I am done for now anyway. This was a pretty great semester over all. I feel very accomplished in many ways. I am already thinking ahead that next year there will be even more new responsibilities; but in the mean time I am going to bask in my success while I can.

Teaching this semester really was very refreshing. While last fall I started to doubt this calling, the success of my students this semester should stand as testement to my abilities. I know that probably sounds egotistical, but I have to start admitting my abilities to myself. It was pointed out to me yesterday what a great accomplishment it is to not lose or have to fail any students (especially in an enhanced class). In three semesters I have only lost one student and that feels really good.

Working in the advocate program has also been incredibly rewarding. I have gotten to know so many other people on the faculty and more doors have opened to me. It's been such a great experience.

As for the upcoming hiatus in learning, teaching, & advocating, I am dedicating my time to preparing for applying to PhD programs, working on my thesis and manuscript, getting back in shape, hanging out at the beach, and maybe even start thinking about looking into this whole publishing thing.

Edit: Oh yeah, in other good news, this morning I fit into an old pair of jeans I've been avoiding. I suppose I will continue to work on my eating habits since it's paying off.

Happy summer y'all.

Friday, May 05, 2006

75 Bands

Can you find the 75 bands in this picture?

a couple of us have listed our answers in the comment section

Thursday, May 04, 2006

a quote

"Everyone starts at the beginning of the road, and the world is an endless state of childhood."
(from Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih)

Columbia Poetry Review Launch Tonight!!

Come one, come all to the CPR release party & reading. Lots of us have been working our butts off to put it all together, so come and celebrate with us.
It's taking place in Collins Hall (the sixth floor) of 624 S Michigan Ave. Festivities begin around 5:30 (TONIGHT MAY 4th). Copies of the journal are hot off the presses and will be on sale at a super special price (five bucks). And as the flyer says, Refreshments will be awesome!

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Now an important message from Amandapants

Good juvenile fun:
put ITunes on shuffle, take first 20 titles that come up, and add "in my pants" to the end of it (I of course can never stop when told to do so, I kept on going)

1. The Gash in my pants
2. Closer in my pants
3. Reconsider Baby in my pants
4. St James Infirmary Blues in my pants
5. Breathe me in my pants
6. LP Retreat in my pants
7. Where It’s At in my pants
8. St Clarie in my pants
9. My Dog Was Lost But Now He’s Found in my pants
10. There’s a Doctor in my pants
11. See/Believe in my pants
12. Dirty Harry in my pants
13. You Were Always on My Mind in my pants
14. I’m So Lonsesome I could Cry in my pants
15. The House that Jack Built in my pants
16. Bye Bye Bird in my pants
17. Everything’s Not Lost in my pants
18. The Wrong Band in my pants
19. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ in my pants
20. She Bop in my pants
21. Chemistry in my pants
22. We Didn’t Start the Fire in my pants
23. It Could Be You in my pants
24. Sign of Love in my pants
25. Tales of Brave Ulysses in my pants

Monday, May 01, 2006

Blar. boredom

So, I am finally finished with most of my responsibilities--to the point I don't really have anything to do in my "free time"--the time I usually use getting things done. So, now it really is free time. And now I don't know what I am supposed to do with all this time. If I were at home I would be cleaning my apartment or getting caught up with all my netflix movies. I just don't know what to do with myself right now.