The saddest question…

I don’t talk to my grandmother very often. I try to reserve my conversations with her for days when things are looking positive for me, and when I’m pretty sure they’re looking nice for her too. So I called her today and we had a nice conversation. My cousin graduated from law school last weekend and my aunt staged a huge bash in my grandmother’s yard with catered food and everything, and the church across the street agreed to let them use the parking lot as long as they promised to clean it up afterwards. The Bishop place, which always looked like it was going to fall over if you breathed on it, was bought by this nice lady that had it remodeled inside and out and she loves to garden, so it’s become quite a cute little house, and she reminded me of the neighborhood pastor who was killed by some gang members while he was walking down the street with his bible in his hand.… [Read More]

Wii vs. PS3

Many have looked at the impending console war for the next-gen machines and concluded that it would be a battle between Sony and Microsoft. So many people have discounted Nintendo’s contribution as irrelevant that I think they all need to take a look at this.

The wait in line to play a PS3 at E3 is thirty minutes. The wait to play Nintendo’s new console (ridiculously named, the “Wii”) is three hours. According to the above article, people are walking away from the Wii impressed.

So here’s my take. Nintendo’s name for the console is stupid, I can’t argue that and I won’t even try. I liked “Revolution” much better. However, their main goal with this console was to get it into the hands of everyone, both gamers and non-gamers and give everyone a fun gaming experience. They’ve hit their target dead-center.

I will probably buy a PS3, mostly because I want to get my hands on Lair and it’s a cheap entrance into the world of Hi-Def DVD compared to how much the initial stand-alone blu-ray players are going to cost.… [Read More]

Advertising Company Sues Blogger

You’ve probably already seen this one running around the blogosphere, but I thought it important enough to repeat it if you haven’t already seen it.

The Maine Web Report is being sued for defamation of character, libel and other various and sundries. Having read the lawsuit, there are many arguments that the advertising company’s lawyers are going to have a hard time sticking to the MWR.

Good luck to you MWR, I think you have a good case and I hope you will be able to set a legal precedent that protects bloggers in your state from frivolous lawsuits such as this one.… [Read More]

How cool is this?!

I’m not a professional writer, but it’s always cool to see other people at the academic level referencing your works for their students, particularly when it’s for a subject area that is not your area of expertise.

So.. for this brief moment of squeeing and girly giggliness, everyone please make note of the online reference at the bottom of the page that, unfortunately, spells my first name incorrectly, but I’m willing to forgive an honest mistake. I think the only person that can spell my name right, other than myself of course, is my mother.

Thank you Biological Science Dept at the University of Texas! You have given me a warm, friendly smile to brighten my incredibly stressful, test filled week.… [Read More]