Tuesday, February 19, 2008

On Vices

No, not those kind of vices. My head feels like it is in a vice. I have had a headache for three days now. The kind of headache that is in no way cured by a bottle of aspirin and certainly not helped by the German two-way prepositions I've been staring at.

Look up vice in the dictionary and you will find a picture of my head with a vice grip on it. A very large vice grip.

I would like to say something about why I oppose the FISA legislation, aside from the telecom protections, but I can't with a headache like this and homework stacked to the ceiling.

I would like to relay an opinion piece I read in an Idaho paper today that made me sick. I can't. The insanity of some of my fellow Idahoans must be a part of this headache.

If you're looking for a piece of advice, here's one: If you are about to take on a huge project that a lot of people are going to take credit for, make sure you get at least a degree out of it. At the very least a pass from time to time.

Take my advice or one day you'll be posting on vices.


Nick Speth said...

Ha! I'm teaching concurrent enrollment German 1040 next semester. I'm student teaching. It's great. I feel your pain on studying language with a headache though.

Hope you get feeling better!

Tara A. Rowe said...

Oh, Nick. My sympathies. For some reason this idea of two-way prepositions makes much more sense when people say it--on paper it looks ridiculous.

Jared said...

Tara when you wrote about vices, I thought you were going to talk about Vice Presidents! Hope you get over the headache because I'd like to hear what you have to say about the FISA renewal.

And a big fat ditto on the headaches coming from learning a language. Last summer I had a continual headache because of my Basque class. Basque, with its unique urgative cases, guarantees a headache for those not born in the valley of Northern Spain.