Saturday, May 10, 2008

Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill!

The bestest blog evar had the bestest video evar. So I took it:

Oh, and yes, I'm aware that this is the epitome of an empty post that makes other people make fun of pathetic bloggers - the funny cat post. yadda yadda, I like cats. :)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Excuse Me, I'm Going to Need to See Your Fashion License

Ok, folks, now, as your TA*, I feel that I should let you in on some news you can use. I'm speaking in particular to the double-chromosomed among you. I realize that as the weather gets warmer, many of you are deciding to wear less clothing. I completely agree that this is a good idea and I support your choice as far as that goes. Now, as I am a heterosexual man, you might think that I am particularly in favor of the women among you wearing much less clothing. While I am a great admirer of the female form, there are some issues here. First, you are in a classroom situation, this might suggest a slight need for a little bit of decorum. Also, there is a difference between comfortable and cool clothing and oh, so very trashy. Finally, what the fuck? Did you really choose to wear that? With that in mind, I offer some warning signs that you may want to rethink your wardrobe:

  • The neck of your blouse/shirt/top ends at your belly button
    • even moreso if you are wearing a granny bra
    • Also, go get your bra size checked. You aren't the size you were when you were 15. Seriously, folks, that looks painful.
  • If you are wearing a micro-mini skirt, go ahead a put a sweatshirt or bag or something in your lap when you sit down, and go ahead and keep your knees together or legs crossed.
  • I don't care what fashion says, I still really really really don't want to see half-way down your crack. really. I don't.
  • Your heels are so high that you can't actually walk
    • Although I have to admit it is hilarious to see you running to classes in flip-flops.
  • Remember that when you are walking up stairs there will be people behind you that are eye-level with your butt. Perhaps the very thin white pants are not the best choice to pair with your teddy-bear undies.
    • Admittedly, they were cute.

* Note that your TA is particularly fashion-challenged, and no one who should be listened to when it comes to clothing suggestions. Go here for better fashion advice.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Hooray for funding!

I just found out that I have a real live source of funding for next year! I actually won a competitive fellowship! Woot! It's even enough that I might not have to teach at all next year - just take classes and research. What a novel idea!

Now, the question is, do I want to keep my name in the hat for teaching anyway? I do love teaching and this fellowship allows for some teaching, but these past two years, teaching has been a huge drain on my research time.

If I don't teach, it would be the first time in - jeeze, about 4 years that I haven't taught. Will I remember how life works without it?

Also, on a completely related note, does going to Taco Bell count as celebrating Cinco de Mayo?