Sunday, April 24, 2005

Well, I'm off to Pittsburgh today to see Henry IV with my Shakespeare class. Should be a good time.
Oh yeah, it snowed last night. I really hate when that happens. It's been nice!

Monday, April 18, 2005

look what I just got in my e-mail

Hi Ben,

I wanted to let you know that we have finished reviewing the applications for the internship this summer. We received twelve applications this year, for 5 positions. I am very sorry to inform you that you were not selected for the internship. We appreciate your interest in this project and wish you the best of luck for this summer and beyond!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me....and, please do consider reapplying again next year if your interest in the project persists.

Amara Geffen
Professor of Art
Project Director, Art & Environment Initiative (CEED)
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA

I'm kinda dissappointed, but at the same time, I don't mind too much. I've decided on going to Tel Aviv this summer anyway. It'll be easier on my wallet, my mind, and I'll get to spend time with my folks, which'll be nice.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Congratulations, Ade!

Ade completed her comp and turned it in on Friday! A bunch of us went out for Indian food in Pittsburgh last night to celebrate. Mango Lahsee=love! Craving filled for a while... almost.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

News from the front

Gas is more expensive than ever. I need to fill my tank, but I've been putting it off becuase I'd also like to buy food this week, and I really can't do both (this is not an exaggeration. I can get food on campus, so I may as well fill the tank and not go out this week. Gas is well over $2 a gallon. I pay $2.10-$2.15 depending where I am in the state, and in NY it's like, $2.20 a gallon. THis means it will cost me $40-$50 to actually fill my tank completely. THis is what I pay (literally) for having what is now a moderate-sized SUV.
Also, the people were here selling class rings the last couple days, and mom reminded me I should buy one. Unfortunately, I didn't get that e-mail until they were already gone. C'est la vie; they'll be back.
In other news, yesterday was Bridget's birthday, so I joined her and some other people at one of Meadville's many bars. I have little cash and no desire to drink, but I wasa there for good company, ot bar culture.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

what can I say? I just haven't felt like blogging recently. Not that nothing's been going on, I just haven't felt like sharing, I guess. I've been feeling depressed and rundown, but now the weather is getting nice, and Spring Break gave me some time to recharge (not nearly enough, though).

But now I have some things I want to say.
I got a lot done at work with Franxesca this week, so I feel accomplished with that.
I also went with a bunch of the ARGO (Allegheny Role-playing and Gaming Organization) kids to see Sin City up in Erie Friday night. It's extremely violent, but amazingly well done, and true to Frank Miller's vision in the graphic novels. Instead of making a comic into a movie, the director chose to make the movie look and feel like a comic book.
I was sad to hear that the pope had died. As a Protestant, I felt free to disagee with him on a lot of issues, like abortion and gay marriage, but since he was head of the Catholic Church, I really din't expect him to trake any other stance. And he did do a lot of good while he was Pope. I just hope that whoever they choose to replace him will continue his good work and not be like so many Popes of the past who were self-serving and underhanded.