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Campus Chatter – May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

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Please don’t miss addisnana’s BPI Campus debut in today’s Furthermore! and remember to check out our Noontime News. Sorry for the lack of Kossascopes in today’s Morning Feature, and for the late posting of today’s Campus Chatter. Sometimes life is uncooperative.

Greetings and social banter here. :)

Good morning! ::hugggggs::

22 Responses to “Campus Chatter – May 28, 2010”

  1. winterbanyan Says:

    Greetings and social banter. And a heads up. Much to my dismay I don’t seem to be able to get a handle on what I’m trying to say in the diary I offered to post when Caractacus is away next week.

    This could get embarrassing.

    • JanF Says:

      One time NCrissieB found a music video and posted that. Then you would not have to worry about off-topic comments.

    • NCrissieB Says:

      If it helps, because we’re moving into high school graduation season, I thought of focusing next week on the realities and myths of high school: what a good high school education can mean and what it doesn’t, whether those really are “the best years of your life,” how few of us remain close with high school friends, etc. I hope to focus on lighthearted reminiscences, but also touch on some serious points.

      If you’d like to reminisce about your high school years, graduation, what it did or didn’t mean for you … that would fit the week nicely.

      Good morning! ::hugggggs::

      • winterbanyan Says:

        I’m ready to jump all over that. :) At the moment I just can’t get a handle on a heavier topic, one that I had written a diary about over a month ago, then deleted because you were booked.

        Note to self: never delete a diary, let DKos do it for you. Ha.

        • NCrissieB Says:

          Deleting a diary? How does that happen? ;-)

          Seriously, I almost never get the chance to delete mine. I feel lucky if I can get tomorrow’s done the night before….

          Good morning! ::hugggggs::

      • JanF Says:

        I hated high school for a lot of reasons too numerous to go into (and usually slated for those 50 minute hours).

        I will post pootie pictures.

        • NCrissieB Says:

          I know the feeling, Jan. I hated high school too, probably for many of the same reasons. I’ll touch on that a bit, but mostly I’ll keep it lighthearted and funny.

          Good morning! ::hugggggs::

      • addisnana Says:

        I do like knowing what you are thinking of writing about. It gives me time to noodle over the topic. As for the best years of your life…really the best is over at 17 or 18? Strikes me as a pessimistic statement.

        Looking forward to the topic.

        • NCrissieB Says:

          We tend to overvalue what’s new and undervalue maintenance. Much of life stops seeming new by early adulthood, and many adult tasks are essentially maintenance.

          But there is something new to savor in every day, if we look for it. Part of what we do in sharing our thoughts here at BPI is look for “somethings new” … if only another person’s perspective on the maintenance. I cherish that. Y’all keep life fresh.

          Good afternoon! ::hugggggs::

  2. JanF Says:

    It is one of those days.

    Friday before a long holiday weekend, holiday on last day of month which makes TODAY the end of the month.

    If there is a club for “Life is Uncooperative” I am one of the founding members.

    Good morning and huuuuuuugs and stuff!

    • NCrissieB Says:

      Yes, and it started last night. Springoff the Fifth graduates high school next weekend, and last night was the senior awards ceremony. She described it as “a waste of two hours of my life,” and there was a fair bit of wasted time as teachers and administrators droned on and on. But I was proud to see her receive her well-deserved scholarship, and the ceremony was interesting in some ways I’ll write about next week.

      Regardless, I couldn’t draft Morning Feature last night, which put me behind the 8-ball this morning with barely time to finish the story and no time to add Kossascopes. Then at 7am I learned that Springoff the Fourth would need a ride to university, as his carpool driver had a family illness. So it’s been a bit of a scrambling day….

      Good morning! ::hugggggs::

  3. addisnana Says:

    Yesterday I broke two lawnmowers (one for the second time) and one weed whacker. I will remind you that last night was a full moon. I’ve never thought of that as affecting lawn equipment but it may contribute to the “Life is Uncooperative” state of affairs.

    Good morning and hugs and hopes for a better day.

    • winterbanyan Says:

      Um, two lawnmowers? It must be the full moon. Or maybe you got lawnmowers like mine: once it came back from the repair shop, it never ran right again, and nobody has been able to fix it.

    • NCrissieB Says:

      Egads. Okay, I’ll stop complaining about the trivial time issues of my day now! :grin:

      I hope things get better for you, addisnana, and thank you for doing today’s Furthermore! I look forward to reading it!

      Good morning! ::hugggggs::

      • addisnana Says:

        Actually broken equipment = free time. Can’t mow without a lawnmower or at certain times of the late night, early morning. These are old and it’s not my job to keep them running. (I’d be totally unqualified to keep them running). Gave me the free time to write furthermore.

        • NCrissieB Says:

          In that case, I’ll have to break them more often. ;-)

          Good morning! ::hugggggs::

        • winterbanyan Says:

          Your comment reminded me of a night when one of our neighbors decided to mow his lawn at 1 AM. I’m not sure whether he had a fight with his wife, was angry at his landlord, or what. I just know that damn near everyone in the neighborhood was out in robes and pajamas asking, “WTF?”

          A few people tried to tell him to stop, and got cussed out.

          Like most such things, it was funny later.

          • JanF Says:

            1 a.m. would serious stink.

            I live in a subdivision that is only about 25% built so we generally have construction noises going on as soon as the sun comes up. In this part of the country that is about 5:00 a.m. in the summer. Fine with me because I am awake and trying to stay ahead of deadlines but for people trying to sleep, yikes.

            Btw, I would not want to confront a neighbor having a fight with a spouse at 1 a.m. … those people confronting him were either brave or stupid or both.

            • NCrissieB Says:

              Agreed about confronting neighbors who are fighting at 1am. That too often ends with someone being carted away in a police car … or an ambulance.

              Good morning! ::hugggggs::

            • winterbanyan Says:

              I agree, Jan. Trust me, I didn’t go over to argue with him. But it was amusing to see everyone out of bed, annoyed, and helpless.

              It was just a lawnmower, the yard was the size of a postage stamp… So it wasn’t long before we all got back to bed.

              Annoyance may have kept us up longer than the mowing.