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October 11, 2009

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John and I are finally feeling better!  He’s kicked his strep throat completely, and once my allergic reaction to my antibiotic goes away (I’ll save you the gory details), I’ll be just peachy.  This week is already looking up!

So I’ve had a few posts floating around in the ether recently. At some point I hope to comment on both the Polanski fiasco and the Nobel committee. I’m also working on a review of Black Boy (American Hunger) by Richard Wright–a book, an autobiography actually, that I think is really important. Next week look for a discussion of Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea’s visit to campus.

But tonight? I think perhaps I’ll begin with another GO HOGS!  The handed victory over Auburn on Saturday was a blast, and it was nice having a win at home.  Did you know that most SEC teams call Fayetteville “Fayettenam?”  According to this Sports Illustrated article, they sure do.  It’s where winning seasons go to die.

On another note, Joel’s having his first boy/girl party, AND it’s a Halloween shindig.  I cannot emphasize enough: I LOVE Halloween.  I went ahead and whipped up these Martha Stewart Halloween invitations:

The joints are connected with small scrapbooking brads, so the arms move.

The joints are connected with small scrapbooking brads, so the arms move.

I so wish I had taken pictures of our invitations–they were absolutely phenomenal.  We used red envelopes instead of black, which made the contrast–and the skeletons inside–that much more sublime.  I wish I could help coordinate the party from start to finish, but maybe I’ll be able to send over some other goodies in the coming weeks.

I love Halloween!

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Go Hogs October 3, 2009

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So, I don’t know what football game you were watching, but the Razorbacks definitely handed it to the Texas A&M Aggies last night. I feel like bragging mainly because I think we’ll now lose 3 back to back.

Oh, also? A girl I loathe went to A&M. This gives me some serious satisfaction.

This just reaffirms what I have espoused for years: the worst SEC team is still better than most other teams in the country.  The Southeastern Conference is just such a tough environment to play in.  The quality of football is reflected in the national standings, of course–3 of the top 5 teams in the nation are SEC schools, and 5 SEC teams continue to float around in the top 25.  That’s amazing.  John and I were discussing whether the Hogs should move to the Big 12 after our previous performances, but tonight’s game proves it.  The Razorbacks are in another building season, but we are certainly SEC quality.

Now, if only Oklahoma will lose to Miami, we can call this a five-star weekend.

EDIT:  Oklahoma DID lose.  It’s like Christmas, only BETTER.  I hate Bob Stoops.

EDIT AGAIN:  Holy moly, UTEP beat #12 Houston 58-41.  This was the best football weekend ever.