Ozzily Yours

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Joys of an iPod on Shuffle

This may be the only time in my life I will hear the Violent Femmes' "Kiss Off" immediately followed by "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Proving the Stereotype Yet Again

So the husband wrote a post yesterday about sitting down at a law library table only to find some other scholar had left behind a Milton Friedman text. My response was something to the extent of, well, yeah. Duh. You're at the University of Chicago. He, on the other hand, thought it was a rather funny observation about how stereotypes are true.

And it wasn't until THIS MORNING that it occurred to me that I, a University of Chicago alum myself, not only didn't question that the book was there... but I also know Milton Friedman's basic economic perspective, and why he's adored at the University of Chicago (although I don't claim to be an expert by any stretch, especially given that I know people who adore his theories so much they founded a Milton Friedman Society while we were in business school), and a fair amount about alternative economic theses as well.

Whereas I suspect that quite a lot of folks may not actually know who Milton Friedman is.

And I realized that stereotypes are, in fact, true. I still don't think that makes it funny, though. I just think it makes me a big nerd.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I am a Menace to Society

Or at least to society's feet. Lately, it seems like my commute always features at least one episode involving me stepping on someone's foot, doing the quick "Sorry!" while pulling back and smiling apologetically. Just a hazard of commuting by public transportation, to be sure. But yesterday, I managed to knock someone's shoe CLEAN OFF. I have no idea how I did it, or if I could repeat the achievement.