Tuesday, February 12, 2008

League Of Pissed-off Voters

The primary election for Wisconsin will be taking place next tuesday. There's a group on campus, the League of Pissed Off Voters, that's been working their tail off to raise awareness of the date, register people on campus to vote, and provide shuttles to the polls on voting day. I feel the need to take a moment and recognize their hard work- I tip my hat to you, LOPV.

I know I'll be on one of those shuttles come tuesday. The democratic process is thrilling, isn't it? If your state (or country) has an election coming up, I urge you to get involved. It's an exciting time for the world, and if one has the opportunity to speak up then what is there to stop them?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Look before you Leap!

You know what makes me happy? Leap years. You forget about them every other year, but once every four years there's a whole nother 24 hours to play with. I think february 29th should be a national holiday that people aren't allowed to work on. It's a free day! All the other years when you're thinking, "Man, I just wish there was more time in the year." Well, this year- there is! What isn't exciting about that?
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Also, I love when people are born on February 29th. One of the things I remember about elemnetary school is that Mrs. Healy's dad AND son were born on february 29th. Isn't that crazy? Another thing I remember is that the Healy clan was extremely tall... and not by little kid standards, either. Sure I'm short, but when everyone in a family is over 6 feet tall- whew! It hurts my neck just thinking about it. She was a great teacher, though. To be honest, I don't remember exactly everything I learned from her, but I do love school and I think it comes from being excited to go when I was little. Thanks, Mrs. Healy! Also, my dear friend Angie Bonilla ('10) is a leap year baby. I can't wait to celebrate with her this year!