i am out of shape

25 01 2007

After work, I decided to go to the gym instead of to the bar.  I just passed up $1 draft night for running up and down the basketball court getting schooled by 5′-2″ girls who are in shape and much faster than me.

I think I’m finally going to write my book on my Ugandan dieting experience.  I’m entitling it The Starch and Diarrhea Diet.  Look for it soon.


Finding Mr. Right by Stephen Arterburn

24 01 2007

You know what I liked about this book?  It tells the truth.  It’s not just the male’s fault.  Women need to change themselves and become Miss Right while looking for a guy who is Mr. Right.  It’s not about changing each other, it’s about becoming the right person and then identifying the right person for you.

the dwight schrute dateability test

24 01 2007

Today, I threw a snowball at Mike and smacked a girl in the face. Square in the right eyeball. This chunk of crystalline water ice was thrown with considerable velocity, as it was aimed at Mike.

Thus, it was determined that this worthy of something named after Dwight Schrute. If you can smack a girl (accidentally) in the face with a high velocity wad of snow, it’s okay to go on a date with her. She might even be good on the beet farm.

That’s what she said.


23 01 2007

The cost of my books for this semester is one of the lowest totals in my four years here at Grove City College.   McGraw Hill should be sending me a thank you card any day now.  I have bought over $1000 worth of their books in the past few years.  Check out how well their stock is doing!

kicking off #8

22 01 2007

Books are bought, syllabi are had.

The room is still pretty disorganized.  But here is today’s schedule in case you missed my bullet diary:

  • Looked up my textbooks online.
  • Went to Engineering Economy
  • Picked up my free iPod shuffle that was mailed here about three weeks ago.
  • Printed out the book list.
  • Bought all of my books at the campus bookstore.  For the first time.  Ever.
  • Went to CIV/Lit.
  • Went to CIV/Arts.
  • Went to lunch.
  • Worked on transcribing an interview about peer health education in Uganda.  My Ugandan English has deteriorated to an embarrassing level that depresses me.
  • Worked on job stuff, emails, and senior design work.
  • Dinner
  • Yet to be determined.
  • Mike’s 21rst birthday party.

good news

22 01 2007

I have fantastic news.  I have moved in for the last time to Grove City College.  This was the last time that I have to carry my belongings up to the third floor for the start of a semester.

Four months to go!

He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt, Part 2

19 01 2007

While I was at work today, I reread this book. I liked it less this time. I read it for the first time back in August and now I’m slightly depressed about how much less I liked it this time.

I still like the basic premise of “guys don’t usually have the guts to just tell you that they aren’t that into you so they give glaring clues that should help you catch on”. So Behrendt says that a guy isn’t that into you if:

  • he’s not asking you out
  • he’s not calling you
  • he’s not dating you
  • he’s not having sex with you
  • he’s having sex with someone else
  • he only wants to see you if you’e drunk
  • he doesn’t want to marry you
  • he’s breaking up with you
  • he’s disappeared on you
  • he’s married (or other insane variations of being unavailable)
  • he’s a selfish jerk, a bully, or a really big freak

From a purely secular and pro-female side of this, these points are absolutely right. From a Christian worldview, he’s still mostly right. As I read the book again though, I found myself laughing at the general stupidity of women who would actually believe that a guy would be unable to find their phone number or that a guy would really leave his wife or that a guy really wants to be with a girl that he is breaking up with. Honestly, it’s really not funny.

Going back a step, I agree that even though a woman is beautiful, smart, and funny a guy can just not be into her. I have personally experienced this. But what about the women out there who aren’t beautiful, smart, and funny? What about the women whose personalities are so awful that guys want to blow out their brains after talking to them for five minutes? Is it fair to say that a guy doesn’t appreciate them and that they should blow them off when the balk for a moment to consider that they might not want to take a plunge with someone like the woman across the table? As I reread this book, I noticed the trend of “you are a great woman, don’t take any crap”. This would be true if we were dealing with a perfect woman.

I’d like to propose a second, modified book called He’s Just Not That Into You or It Just Might Be That Something Is Wrong With You by Greg Behrendt and me. We’ll keep almost all of the points from the wildly popular first edition. The second edition will be less popular because it will have the added bonus of not being so feel good. Instead of just “the guy isn’t doing his thing because he’s a loser and not into me” it will add on a little dose of “I might be incredibly annoying and that’s why he isn’t into me”. Smart men and women will love the book because it will admit that guys will move heaven and earth to get a cell phone number of a girl and they’re into but it will also admit that guys would rather throw their cell phone in an outhouse than participate in another hour long listening session about how a woman is fat, depressed, and unfulfilled.

That said, we can all agree on a few things.

  1. Men call women they are into.
  2. Men like to pursue women.
  3. The woman may be the cause of a man not calling or pursuing any more.

I think I might reread this again and then see what I think.