Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

identity crisis? February 27, 2008

Filed under: humor,links,random — Amy @ 4:01 pm

Surfing the internet while attempting to study leads to all sorts of gems, and today, it happens to be Stuff White People Like. Don’t get me wrong. Or, perhaps, if you’re that shallow, do, but I am almost assured now that I am a white person. Heaven help us all.

I promise more birthday details later, although, alas, there were no photos taken. However, Lambrusco was imbibed, and it was good. 🙂


newsflash! February 19, 2008

Filed under: links,politics — Amy @ 1:33 am

Castro is stepping down! I suppose I should have seen this coming … so he’s not dead after all!

My favorite quote from the Reuters article:
“Castro, 81, said in a statement to the country that he would not seek a new presidential term when the National Assembly meets on Feb. 24.”

… I don’t think there have been true elections in Cuba since Castro came to power. Oh well … now we just get to deal with his brother, Raul, who is 76 to Fidel’s 81. Wonder where he might be in 5 years? It’s the last communist stronghold in the Western Hemisphere, but I’ve got to say, it’s just not going to be the same without Fidel.


he’s following me! February 3, 2008

Filed under: humor,links,music,random,videos — Amy @ 11:41 pm

Oh, Pachelbel …

Oh, and if you dig Rob and all of his craziness, find more of him at his website. 🙂


the little things! October 29, 2007

Filed under: college,links,music,rant,videos — Amy @ 11:37 pm

Whoa … I won this contest over at I AM FUEL, YOU ARE FRIENDS (which is a rockin’ music blog, by the way), and I’m getting a copy of the soundtrack for the new Bob Dylan biopic, I’m Not There. Excuse the linking and all, but essentially, I won myself a CD of Dylan covers, and I’m thrilled. Dude … I never win anything … right?

Along with that, bare: the album is releasing tomorrow! (See previous posts.) Thrilled yet again. 🙂 It’s all well and good … except I have no idea how much it costs.

And, to top it all off, I’m trying to work on a draft of a paper, to review tomorrow and to turn in on Thursday. I also have a test. So I’m going to see the professor. And I have to plan Bible Study, and I want to check up with people, and I need to study, and, Christ, it feels like there’s just no time in the day for all the things I need to do.

Halloween’s on Wednesday and I’m leading Bible Study. I have a test and a paper due the next day, so all work and no play makes Amy a dull girl … but perhaps a smidge more successful. Wish me luck!


it took you long enough July 4, 2007

Filed under: college,links,politics,rant — Amy @ 10:35 pm

Well, I must apologize. I kept promising myself a blog entry, but it never emerged from my fingertips. I started a few, I think, but they just didn’t materialize. I haven’t blogged since school ended. For the record, I didn’t fail any classes, but I know I could have done better. In face, for the record, too, I’m considering changing my major. It’s not settled yet. On Monday, I’m taking the day off, and I’ll be sorting out a few things, including a little bit of medical weirdness and the whole let’s-go-talk-to-an-advisor-and-figure-this-out thing. That was a lot of hyphens.

In random, Fourth of July/Independence Day news, the 92nd Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest went on, and the winner was Joey Chestnut. (Does it blow anyone else’s mind that there is an International Federation of Competitive Eating?) It makes me worry about the state of he world … just a little bit. I mean, I am thoroughly entertained, but a little nagging part of me wonders how much of that food that these folks consume could feed others. Just a thought.

Additionally, in more intriguing and possibly infuriation news (that is admittedly a little old), Scooter Libby’s sentence was commuted. We can only hope that this is the end of the road. I have the bare bones of this case, but beyond that, I don’t feel like I can pass strong judgment. However, I feel like he seriously put lives in danger, and because of that, he got a punishment that the court thought was suitable for his crime. President Bush did not think so. This I have a hard time comprehending.

Otherwise, not much to report on the Amy-front, other than that I have been working around 80% at my office so far this summer. It’s fun, and, though I don’t think it’s the kind of job I see myself in full-time in the future, it’s worthwhile experience, and I appreciate all of my co-workers. In the fall, I’ll be working a lot less, as I’ll have bigger fish to fry (namely, trying to graduate in 1+ years.)

I’ll try to keep updating. Oh, and I read Schindler’s List. So good! I highly recommend it.


good music for all seasons June 12, 2007

Filed under: links,music — Amy @ 3:06 pm

Timothy Daniel’s new CD, Wonderment, is shipping now! I can’t wait.

Right now, I just can’t get enough of Spring Awakening. It seriously gives me chills.


big props for spring awakening June 11, 2007

Filed under: links,music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 2:55 pm

Spring Awakening won 8 Tony Awards.

This is an amazing cast. Check them out! Seriously!