Work it girlfriend

November 24, 2004 by  
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First things first, university is done for the year. I’m going to fail one subject but I’ve got three months of beach time to think about it.

University this semester has been pretty bad. I fell behind from the very start and never really caught up. I have a friend who’s been in a bad way also and we started studying together in the second half of October to try and pull each other through the last month or so. We’ve been spending huge amounts of time together. What am I saying? We’ve spent almost all day, every day, together. It’s been great to have someone to talk to, act like a fool around, encourage and receive encouragement, pray with…

To cut a long story short I’m taken, spoken for, unavailable, off the market. That is, not single. And the same can be said for Kate. I could tell about how we got to where we are, why we’ve gone ahead with it even though Kate will go to India in seven months, what I see in her. But this post is just to let you know about current events. Right now, I’m off to see my girlfriend, Kate.

Domain

November 22, 2004 by  
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A brief post for the hordes of readers visiting this site. I’m thinking of registering a domain name. That’s right, my very own .com . If you have any suggestions for something creative and useful, leave them in the comments below. Alternatively, if you can’t work that out, click on the word comments.

To get you started, earleyedition.com and earleynews.com are available, while earley.com, daveearley.com and davidearley.com are not.

Choose what least represents what you believe

November 17, 2004 by  
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I had to blog this. Using Netscape 7.2’s ‘News Sidebar’ and they have the following poll right now. Also on their News front page – until it’s not… (Results added after polling)

Do the resignations of Colin Powell and other Bush cabinet members worry you?
  1. They abandoned the US in a time of need (9%)
  2. Qualified replacements will bring a new outlook (52%)
  3. If they’re leaving, who else will? (39%)
    Vote

I’m sorry, I’d like to answer the question please. Does it worry me? I’d like to answer, YES. Obviously ‘yes’ is not an answer Netscape is prepared to hear. Why the hell would you ask a Yes/No question and then not have those as the simple choices for answer? Tossers. So I’ll choose 3, despite that not being a current concern of mine… Would you be more worried if you think they’ve abandoned the US, or more worried about who else will leave? Eh.

It’s 4am. I have two assignments to hand in today and have been up until now, the majority of the night, wondering what I am going to write. Anyway. Obviously I’m spending my time…….yeah, surfing. Oh good, it’s slowly getting light outside and the birds are singing.

Coming Home Baby

November 15, 2004 by  
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I feel compelled to post. It may have something to do with avoiding study, but that’s just some crazy theory. Holds no water I tell you.

It’s the home stretch. I have an exam five hours from now, two assignments to hand in by Wednesday and some other complicated issues I won’t attempt to explain here. But by Friday afternoon…bliss.

It’s been a tough slog the last few weeks and it’s not over yet, but I’m thankful it’s in view now. Miracles.

My how you’ve grown

November 9, 2004 by  
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Has it been that long? What have you been doing with yourself? Where does the time go?

Yes, it’s been a whole six days since my last post. Oh, and by the way, if you live under a rock but have internet access and only ever visit THIS website, I’m sorry to leave you in suspense for so long. George W. Bush is still president of the United States.

Things have been hectic, so I will give you a very, very quick update. Ten days ago I was on the verge of failing three out of four classes at university, but today am only on the verge of failing one!! So that’s a cause for celebration. Something may yet save me in the last subject, but life will go on regardless.

Because of this edge-of-my-seat ride through the last three weeks of this semester, I’ve been grinding out more work than I did in the previous nine weeks combined. The reason for that? Oh, I think she may be that I had a solid nine weeks of work that hadn’t been done. Yeah.

Good things now though. I have, depending on what happens in my remaining failable subject, one week tomorrow to finish this semester. I will go to the beach. Perhaps have some fish and chips. Probably a dip in the big blue or a kip on the sand. Anything’s possible really, you can just be sure it won’t be study. Earlier in the semester I may have been despondent enough to throw some alka-seltzers to the seagulls just to test a theory, but not now. Oh no. They’ll get chips. Things are looking up.

I still have a lot of work to do, so I’ll see you in a week. Or so.

Bush / Kerry

November 3, 2004 by  
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So who is it? All the networks are calling a Bush victory. Electablog is fantasising about Kerry pulling it out of the hat and, honestly, I don’t think it’s that far-fetched.

Florida has been called for Bush (leading by 375,000) but there are up to 1.6 million absentee ballots not even counted yet. I don’t think it’s possible to ENTIRELY rule out absentee ballots pulling it back. It may not be likely, but it’s still possible.

Kerry is also currently behind in Ohio, although it’s only about 140,000 votes there.

I guess everyone will hold out right until the last.

Shorts

November 2, 2004 by  
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The Choice – The New Yorker editorialises against Bush. Oh, and for Kerry.

From Al-Jazeera, you can read the Full text of the Bin Laden video, or excerpts. Yes, it’s in English and, yes, it’s all fairly boring.

Republicans can challenge Ohio voters.
They can challenge, but does that mean they have the legal power to stop them from voting?

I’m really beginning to wonder why America is the bastion of ‘democracy’. Luckily I received America (THE BOOK): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction today. Perhaps this will give me some insights – and at the same time provide me with amusement. Judging by first four pages, amusement likely, education as yet not. Although, like I said, it’s only the first four pages:

  • Foreword by Thomas Jefferson
    P.S. Oh, and is it true Halle Berry is once again single? If so, I’d be forever in your debt if you would put in a good word for T.J. Oh how I loves the mochachina.

  • Timeline of Democracy
    1300 B.C. God gives Ten Commandments to Israelites, making them His Chosen People and granting them eternal protection under Divine Law. Nothing bad ever happens to Jews again.

It’s just a fact

November 1, 2004 by  
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Ann Althouse, in a post on Instapundit, quotes an interview with Bob Kerrey on ‘Meet the Press’, saying he must think the people of (Galena,) Ohio “a bunch of selfish louts” when he said, “They don’t give a damn about the war in Iraq”.

How she reaches that conclusion from what Bob Kerrey said, I have no idea. If anything it gives more insight into her contempt for the people of Galena, Ohio. I would argue the fact is the people of Galena really, REALLY couldn’t care less about Iraq. I would liken it to the real fact where I was living in the US on 9/11 and afterwards, many people didn’t care about what had happened in New York. It WAS a world away – something the majority had no physical or emotional connection to. It’s not in contempt that Bob Kerrey says they don’t care about Iraq. They really are more concerned about the loss of their jobs, health care and pensions than they are about some ‘backward’ country on the other side of the world. And those very words have been spoken to me. George W. Bush is not the best leader to help them in those domestic concerns, let alone Iraq.

Interesting article in The Australian today where Malcolm Mackerras predicts Kerry winning in a landslide with 316 electoral college votes to Bush’s 222. The gist: while actual voting may be 50-50 as polls suggest, he says Kerry will carry every state Gore held in 2000 but add Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio and Nevada. It’s a big call.