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4/11/2002

Beginning the final push


As finals have begun to loom, time to do ANYTHING has become very precious. However, that has not stopped a few extracurricular projects from finding their way onto my to-do list. Last weekend, for example, Maggie and I repainted the bulk of our house and removed the carpeting to reveal a fine, old, hardwood floor. This has made our house much more enjoyable to live in. This weekend I am going trout fishing with Jeron. But for those activities, it seems the school is beginning to consume all. However, a few completely irrelevant thoughts to share.

I found it very gratifying that others share my hatred for movie trailers that give away the plots of the movies they advertise. I have a good memory, and I'm sure that many if not most moviegoers do as well. When I see a movie, I involuntarily check the scenes from the trailer I have seen off of a mental checklist. How irritating is it to have that checklist be entirely analogous to the major plot of the movie? For this reason, I avoid movies that use this tactic to advertise their wares.

As it is nearly canoeing season, I have been anxiously checking ice out status of Minnesota lakes. Come on, spring! Shortly after my last post we were socked by a three day snow storm that dumped an extra 8 inches of snow on the area, but since then we've been blessed by nice warm weather, and I believe my target date of April 12 for Phalen may only be off by a few days. As for our canoe trip we have planned next week, I have been investigating backup spots as I don't believe either of the ideal lakes will be ice free yet. Boo.

Finally, a neat article on Jules Verne's record as a prognosticator. Enjoy.

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