Monday Miscellany

1. I proctored a practice LSAT this weekend and once again, I was cold. Every time I do one of these I think to myself "wear a sweater so you don't get cold" and today, even though it was sunny out and I was warm, I put on a tank AND a really thick sweater (I was sweating in my house and couldn't even put on my coat, I was so warm) and still about halfway through I got cold. sigh. I think it's because I can't move around while students are taking the LSAT -- they don't appreciate that much. :)

2. It was Chinese New Year last weekend, thank god. My friends and I have decided that we are officially starting 2010 over again because the first month? Not so great. So Happy New Year, everyone!*

3. SciFi Channel** has been showing reruns of Joan of Arcadia recently. That was a good show. A little sappy sometimes, and the cop sections were a little...cheesy, but the high school stuff was almost as good as My So-Called Life and grittier than you would have expected from a show so sweet. It would be perfect in an 8:00 pm time slot now.

4. I don't watch the Winter Olympics, so I don't have anything to say about them except wow, Norway has the best curling pants, like, ever. And if you're not reading Linda Holmes' blog on the Olympics (and assorted other things), then you're missing out on a great writer. Here she is on Belgian skater Kevin van der Perrin's skeleton costume:

5. I got my tax return this weekend. YAY! I love the feeling of being rich, even if it's only for fifteen minutes until I pay my bills.

One of my favorite skating costumes in the men's short program on Tuesday came from Belgium's Kevin van der Perren, who wore a skeleton-inspired number. I tried and tried to place it, until it finally hit me: this is the outfit that the Cobra Kai wore to the Halloween dance in The Karate Kid. (You can see the clip here. You will see that I speak the truth.)

The Olympics and The Karate Kid? Come on...that's some good writing.

6. And speaking of good writing, some words of wisdom from Margaret Atwood:

"Anybody who writes a book is an optimist. First of all, they think they're going to finish it. Second, they think somebody's going to publish it. Third, they think somebody's going to read it."


* Also, I love Chinese New Year because my favorite Chinese restaurant does a special menu for the holiday and it is DELICIOUS.

** I'm sorry but SyFy? NO. I will honor people's rights to call themselves what they want--I'm talking to you "Ghennie" (Jenny. No, really.) -- but SyFy? Suck it.


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