Monday, March 11, 2002


I baked chocolate banana muffins the day before yesterday, and they turned out much more harmless (less harmful?) than some of the muffins on this site: Muffin Films features some hilarious Flash animation films. “This page and the films within it were made by Amy Winfrey for her MFA thesis project at the UCLA Animation Workshop. All films are about muffins.” And from the FAQ:
“You got a Masters Degree at UCLA with this as your thesis? – Yes.”

“Does the fact that you can get a degree from a major university with this as your thesis signal the decline of our civilization? – Yep.”

The Museum of Hoaxes features hoaxes from all times, beginning as early as Pope Joan and ending with hoaxes from 2001, such as Kaycee Nicole Swenson.

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Jeff linked to The World’s Most Easiest Quiz. This reminds me of a test I had to take for history in the seventh grade. One question required us to write down the years and names of events of a certain period in history. And I wrote: 1618-1648 – Fourty Years War. Can you believe I’m a math teacher now?


Today felt like the first real day of spring: sunny and even a bit warm. The sunrise this morning was just gorgeous; I wish I had had my camera with me. I have to admit that I although I normally don’t like getting up at 5:30 am and riding the train for one solid hour in order to get to work, I often enjoy my hour-long commute to school. The train runs through a rural area with few villages, beautiful little hills and nice views, and when the weather is fine, it’s interesting to watch the world waking up.