Thursday, November 22, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

The Conference: Post Presentation

Everything went really well. I didn't fall over my words (or anything else); however, I am now exhausted. Mom and I went to eat at a Mexican restaurant...which was really great because I had not eaten all day!

Tomorrow, I have to act as panel chair for one group and then man the registration table for a couple of hours.

Meanwhile, I need sleep!!!

Two and 1/2 hours to go...

Until the conference presentation.

Wish me luck.

I will need it.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Have you heard about this video game?

It should be banned. Here is a description from an article explaining why "Manhunt 2" has been banned in Great Britain:

"Manhunt 2 is distinguishable from recent high-end video games by its unremitting bleakness and callousness of tone in an overall game context which constantly encourages visceral killing with exceptionally little alleviation or distancing.

"There is sustained and cumulative casual sadism in the way in which these killings are committed, and encouraged, in the game," he continued.

Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=77988

Sunday, November 04, 2007

There is a first time for everything.

Even pinkeye/ pink eye. Not sure if it is two words...have seen it both ways...don't really care. All I know is that I woke up in the middle of the night with a very bad realization that something funky was going on with my eyes. YES. BOTH EYES.

So, here I am, 31 years old, and experiencing pink eye for the first time in my life. I am not a happy camper. This is not a good time for this to happen. I want to meet the freak who passed this on to me.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Do I really have anything interesting to say tonight?

Not really. I am trying to cram in a lot of reading this weekend. The conference is next Friday and Saturday. I present on Friday during the first panel. I am trying to cut my paper (at about 13 pages now), but I think I am giving up on that. I am the last presenter....so, I think I will just grandstand it and take advantage of my captive audience. RIGHT. Anyway, I honestly don't know where else to cut this paper. So, it will just have to be a little long.

Other than that, I am reading Rudyard Kipling's Kim. It is a very interesting story. I have never really enjoyed Kipling before now. I would like to finish the book this weekend so that I can start my research and begin my paper.

Well, that is it for my boring life. Hopefully, I will have more to say later.