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This Group Is Raising Money To Test Decades-Old Rape Kits And Find Justice For Thousands January 9, 2015

This Group Is Raising Money To Test Decades-Old Rape Kits And Find Justice For Thousands.

 

Muslim Groups Give $100,000 To Help Detroiters Without Water, Say It’s ‘Part Of Our Faith To Help’

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Muslim Groups Give $100,000 To Help Detroiters Without Water, Say It's 'Part Of Our Faith To Help'.

 

#Superbowlprotest December 5, 2011

   

Nickelback at the halftime show? Hasn’t Detroit suffered enough?

   
   

   

 

Sowing the seeds of desperation … January 30, 2011

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The Daily Hotness – Tom Selleck December 29, 2010

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Blue Bloods

Las Vegas

Magnum, P.I.

3 Men and a Baby

Runaway

The Rockford Files

The Shadow Riders

In and Out

Jesse Stone: Stone Cold

Meet the Robinsons

Ike: Countdown to D-Day

Crossfire Trail

Friends

The Closer

Quigley Down Under

Myra Breckinridge

The Young and the Restless

Marcus Welby, M.D.

California Army National Guard

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

NRA

 

RANDOM MEMORY October 3, 2010

 

 

 

This afternoon I caught the episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” where she meets her freshman college roommate for the first time, and swears the girl is a demon.

 

My freshman year I was assigned a roommate, like everyone else in the dorm. I arrived first, unpacked and started my college career. The girl never came. (I don’t even remember what her name was). I was secretly happy. Hopefully, they’d let me stay there all term BY MYSELF. But, it was not to be. After living there and getting acclimated to college life for about two weeks, I was informed by the R.A. that since my roommate never showed up, they would be consolidating me in with another girl who’s roommate didn’t show either. Having never lived with anyone in the same bedroom (save for a half-sister who moved in with us for a couple of months) I was, of course, disappointed, but I sucked it up and moved my crap down the hall.

 

The girl’s name was Kathy. She seemed nice enough, up front, but she was weird. (Okay, I know I’m weird too but, really – she was weird). Maybe not weird, just goofy and nerdy (Again, I can be goofy and nerdy, too, but … anyway).

 

She kept food in her drawer. Stinky food, that got moldy. (She was a little nasty.) She had a boyfriend who lived in our building one floor up. (We were in the basement – we got a lovely view of feet every day.) Of course, they were in love. (Ugh!) and wanted to spend all their time together. Me, being an antisocial hermit, basically just hung out in the room. He had a roommate so they certainly couldn’t hang in Jeff’s room. Jeff would always try to get me to leave, and even tried to block me from coming in a couple of times. FAIL!!

 

One day we had a huge blowout which ended in her leaving to go home for a few hours. (She was from the city we were in; my home was over 450 miles away). I was still pissed, so after she left, I took her mattress off the bed, sheets and all, and put it in the hallway.

 

She came back a few hours later, retrieved the mattress and we didn’t speak for a few days afterward unless it was absolutely necessary. We were never buddy-buddy but we both survived until the end of the term.

 

That’s when I realized I truly did not play well with others. From then on I had a single room.

 

 

Good times, good times.

 

 

 

Random Parting Thought

 


 

 

School Spirit September 16, 2010

Received my college alumni magazine, Spiritus in the mail today. Usually I just skim through it with no real avid interest. Just to see if anyone I knew or any name I vaguely recognize from 20 years ago is in it.

 

In this issue there was a story about the school being used as part of a movie set. Something called LOL, with Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus was being filmed in the Chemistry building. It sparked a bit of interest; not really sure why. Since graduating, I’ve only gone back once. That was to surprise friends I worked with in the Residence Life office, not for some sense of nostalgia for the “good old days”.

 

I suppose you could say I don’t have a sense of school spirit since I never joined any associations, don’t go back for Homecoming, and I don’t necessarily swell with pride if I happen to hear about the Titans winning a game. I’ll say “oh – I went there” but it’s not that big a deal. I mean, it was over 20 years ago. (God, when the hell did I get this freakin’ old (adult))

 

It’s kind of the same with my high school – another place that, coincidentally, was used as part of a movie set. A movie called Voices was filmed there with Michael Ontkean (The Rookies, Twin Peaks) and Amy Irving (Carrie, Yentl). But, anyway -I’ve never gone back there, and don’t really participate in any alumni stuff.

 

It’s not that I had bad experiences at either institution. On the contrary they were both crucial in helping me learn, and grow and discover different facets of myself. But – I don’t know – I just don’t “connect” with the whole alma mater, camaraderie aspect of it all. Always the standoffish hermit, and never one to “join in” (which makes this whole Twitter/Facebook/blogging thing kind of a trip in itself) yet yearning to feel connected or known, yet backing away from anyone’s efforts to delve deeper.

 

I don’t know. I’m just weird that way.

 

 

 

RANDOM PARTING THOUGHT