It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. I knew the amazing weather wouldn’t last long – I’ve lived in Ohio my entire life, changing weather is Ohio’s trademark. Hopefully the weather shapes up for my first bridal shower this weekend! Sad news today though – I misread my indoor/outdoor thermometer, and thought it said 68 degrees for the outside temperature instead of 50, so I’m just wearing a longsleeve t-shirt, with no coat, and it’s definitely a little too chilly for that. At least I’ll be inside most of the day.
A few shameless plugs before I actually start my blog
- Support my sister and her team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure by clicking here. Her name is Jennifer Osborne, and you can donate to her, or to the team or to the cause in general. Imagine a life without Breast Cancer
- Support the Fisher 5K. As of a few days ago, they’d raised $17,000 and counting. Click here for more information and to learn what the money supports – the Boys and Girl’s Club of Columbus.
- This is a great song. I just discovered it, thanks to Pandora. Check it out!
- Whenever you’re bored with life, or studying, or you’re just plain procrastinating, check out Mark “The Shark” Titus’ blog – Club Trillion. It’s pretty awesome and entertaining. I won’t bore you with details, you can read them in Joseph Fahrendorf’s blog if you want to know.
Now that that’s over…
So far classes are shaping out to be very interesting this quarter. It’s week 2 and so far I am completely caught up on reading. Be impressed. Normally I read before exams, and skim through it as the need arises for projects. Tonight is our first quiz for our Seminar class, aka economics. Why don’t they just call it economics? Anyway, we’ll see how it goes. Last week I missed class because I was in church for Maundy/Holy Thursday, so hopefully I’ve prepared enough to make up for it. I have notes from two of my classmates, so that should give me a fairly well rounded view of what I missed. And, as a reassurance, if I totally bomb the quiz, I can always have my lowest dropped. Whew.
I found out last night that a few of my classmates read my blog. It’s a really weird feeling to know people read it, but kind of cool, too. Most of the time when I write these things, I write them as if no one ever reads them, because I feel like it gives a more honest view of what actually happens in my life. But, still sweet that people read what I write.
Anyway, have a great Thursday. Tomorrow’s Friday and I’m going to the Daughtry/Lifehouse concert with Jaimie and a few friends, so I’m excited. It should be a really great weekend!
Last Thursday I was a TA for a public speaking course at Ohio State and was responsible for grading student oral presentations. Overall I was very impressed with the talent of the class, even if topics included “Why Jim Varney is the best actor ever” and “Everyone should buy a Hangover Helmet.” Despite a clear disinterest in the class, most students were way more comfortable at speaking in front of a classroom than I was seven years ago… (Yes, I realize that my public speaking skills in 2003 should not be a benchmark to grade a class – but I used it anyways).
Although most speeches were interesting, one topic really stuck out from the rest. This student decided to talk for seven minutes as to why Mark Titus (OSU Men’s Basketball Player) has the best blog in the country. As you can expect, I was skeptical at first. Who is this Mark Titus and what does he have on Joe Fahrendorf’s Fisher Grad Life Blog? After all, the Google analytics are reporting that my blog actually receives a few unique hits per month (although this is steadily fading – c’mon Mom & Dad, start reading my blog again). Well, as it turned out, this guy was right. Mark Titus’ blog “Club Trillion” is one of the best blogs in the country.
Mark “The Shark” Titus (#34)… aka Mr. Rainmaker is a staple of The Ohio State Men’s Basketball bench. Mark’s blog provides a perspective on college basketball that is impossible to gain from ESPN or other news sources. The name Club Trillion was developed from the stat line Mark usually earns: 1 minute played and nothing else. When this happens, the scorecard reads 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – hence 1 Trillion. Although Mark is a highly talented basketball player (or so he claims), he is unable to be an everyday player on a program that is consistently ranked in the top 10.
Club Trillion has received nearly 2.5 million hits, slightly higher than my blog attendance. The blog has become such a hit that the website even sells Club Tril t-shirts, which have become very popular on The Ohio State campus. All the proceeds from the shirts go to support the charitable group A Kid Again.
As you can tell, I highly recommend you check out Club Trillion – in addition to the other authors on My Fisher Grad Life Blog. However, I will give you this warning: if you are like me and have no time for the next couple weeks, postpone exploring his blog until you have time to spare. I could not have been introduced to this website at a worse time. Next week I have a large marketing paper due and a negotiations exam. The following week I have 4 finals (so this will probably be the last post you see from me for two weeks… sorry).