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Happy Birthday to Me

22 years ago today, I was born

40 years ago today, we landed on the moon.

56 years ago today, UNICEF was made a permanent world agency. (>.<)

65 years ago today, Count Claus von Stauffenberg, with the help of many others, tried and failed to assassinate Hitler.

83 years ago today, a convention of Methodists officially allowed women to become priests 106 years ago today, Ford Motor Company shipped its first car.

145 years ago today, the Civil War Battle of Peachtree Creek was fought near Atlanta, Georgia.

271 years ago today, the french explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes sieur de la VĂ©rendrye reached the western shore of Lake Michigan.

Yep, lotsa stuff happened on this day. =)

EDIT: I just found out it's Anna's birthday today, as well. =)

Ongoing School Dispute

Holy smoke, I mentioned for the first time to my mom today how I still needed three credits to complete my degree and she nearly blew a gasket! She wasn't angry at me, but at the school for letting me graduate and then telling me after the fact that I still needed these credits. I completely understand why she was so upset though, she and my dad footed most of my hefty bill for four years and expect to be treated better than this.

I'm still upset at the school as well, but I'm also upset at myself for letting this slip by. I should have caught it.

Seriously, Hillsdale is a good college, better than most, but it is not the savior of the world most conservatives think it is. It has its hypocrisies, its surrenders to the culture, etc, and it spends altogether too much on making itself look good to the outside, rather than making sure its dormitories are up to code. No school is perfect, I just wish I wasn't on the receiving end of one of the things that doesn't make it …

Admitting Quietance

(Like the word I just made up?)

It seems like my posts are getting shorter and farther apart. I don't know why. It's not like I don't have things to blog about - but ... I just don't know if I need to share everything I'm thinking or that has happened to me. I just want to be quiet for now. While I'll probably never shut down this blog, and I think I'll still post links to articles, movies, etc. (basically what I'm doing now), I don't know how often I'll keep making original posts.

Still, I do have one story to relate: After a long 4th-of-July weekend (or a "96" in military parlance), EJ is finally back at work today and the apartment simply reeks. We had two of his friends from the shop over from Friday to Sunday morning and they, all three of them, smoked, fried up burger after burger, didn't bathe, and now I'm left desperately trying to get some of the stink out. Even after two days I'm still smelling it, a testament to ju…