Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Last weekend...I got headbutted by an ex-SBG president, how about that? David S. was talking about rugby and smashing heads. I made the mistake of underestimating how much he had to drink and dared him to butt my head. He was a polite, stately, married man in his 30s, so I didn't think he'd do it. BONK! A friend who was talking with us was like OMG I could hear it. Lucky him. Skulls colliding is truly one of the most precious sounds. I gamely acted as if it didn't affect me that much (it did for a few seconds). Later I asked David if it hurt him. "I don't want to talk about it," He said.

When I was a froshie, at G & G (a dive near campus that served alcohol to the underaged), on a whim I told a guy to take off a cheap looking plague off the wall and drop it to the floor. That he did, without hesitation. The plague was made of plaster and shattered into many pieces. A furious manager stormed to him and told him that thing was worth $500 and he'd call police if he didn't pay for it. When his attention briefly got diverted (by froshies giving him backrubs, what else?), I grabbed the friend and fled the place.

The moral: be careful what you ask for in life, for you might get it. Especially if the recipient of your request is God or a drunk *nodding furiously*

Friday, October 22, 2004

I'm in French II class right now. Gonna pass time by babbling. I'm applying the 80%-20% rule to this course very well. I'm like some kind of an idiot savant when it comes to French- I know just enough to average A+ on exams, and not much else.

When I was taking French I five years ago, I was a motivated learner. I thought it'd be cool if I knew like 5 languages. Hell, I was learning German on my own. But when I visited Europe for the first time, fucking everyone spoke English. I lost motivation since.

Before I left for Europe, I had memorized this phrase "Do you speak English?" in several languages. Let's see if I can remember:

In French, "Parlez-vous anglais?"
In German, "Sie sprechen Englisch?"
I forgot how to say it in Italian but I remember the word for English was "Ingeles" or sumthin.

And everyone nodded to that and we spoke English from there. The only exception was a janitor in a German train station.

The class's over already? I should do this more often :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

I finally moved to DC last Sunday.

Got a new job.

I'm a so-called events coordinator for the HC week. Last night, on only a couple days of notice, I had to set up a class bowl. It's like academic bowl except that it's classes competiting against each other. At the chairperson's insistence, the Q & A's had to be about Gallaudet and nothing else. I learned this during "research": in late 19th century, the first women admitted to Gallaudet were kicked out because the administrators felt they were too distracting for male students. Obviously they later changed their minds. Collective GPA's been in a free fall since :)

I'm tired. Hit the sack, I will.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Last Friday, Maryland School for the Deaf's football team played a hearing team on MSSD's field. Normally I wouldn't give a bleep about a high school football game but I heard MSD has a pretty good team. Here's the scores of all their games so far: 89-0, 37-0, 58-6, 61-0, 74-0 and last Friday, 49-0.

I watched the game only until halftime. MSD was already leading 43-0. As I was leaving the field, I walked by the opponents, mostly well-built inner city kids, as they were having their halftime meeting. They seemed deeply dazed, as if they were thinking, "WTF? We're getting blown out by a bunch of handicapped white kids?"

Like Coach Andy Bonheyo or not, you have to say he's a football genius. Everywhere he goes, he wins. I root for his teams because they explemify what the deaf can do.

One ceveat: MSD has a fairly easy schedule. There's talk of them moving up to a higher division. They should do it. There're only so many 77-0 games a coach could take before dying of boredom.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Out of fear of being labeled a flip-flopper, I must never change my mind. Even when it's been repeatedly proved that Bush is NOT a reptilian alien.

What'd Dubya do if in the next debate, Kerry wore a "I'm with stupid --->" shirt?

Our flag football team won today. The playoffs are coming up next week. We did lose last Wednesday, 25-12. We were one man short, played 5 against 6 instead of the usual 7 on 7. We were brave enough not to forfeit ^__^