Archive for April, 2005

This week’s column

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

This week’s The Societal Nitpick column – “A new endangered species”

A New Endangered Species

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

My first job was babysitting four children, whose ages ranged from two to nine. The mother warned me that the oldest girl was “Nine going on 19,” and I laughed it off. However, when I met the daughter, I saw what she meant. The girl was wearing a low-cut shirt, nail polish and makeup.

“Let’s watch a movie,” I suggested, looking through their extensive Disney collection. I picked out Aladdin.

“Too babyish,” the girl told me. “I want to watch Friday the 13th.”

I informed her that it was rated R and we would not be watching it, because she was only nine, and her brother and sister would be watching it with us.

“But Mommy lets us,” she argued.

Sure enough, her mother stuck her head in the doorway right before she left for the night. “It’s okay for them to watch that movie,” she said.

I then found myself watching Friday the 13th with a four, seven and nine-year old. (more…)


Monday, April 25th, 2005

Amanda Noelle Marsh’s Aliases

Your movie star name: Doritos Joseph
Your fashion designer name is Amanda Paris
Your socialite name is Mandy Pie New York
Your fly girl / guy name is A Mar
Your detective name is Panda ASJ
Your barfly name is Pop Tart Amaretto Sour
Your soap opera name is Noelle Nassau
Your rock star name is Skittles Subway Train
Your star wars name is Amapip Marste
Your punk rock band name is The Happy Muffin

Anyone with an hour to spare and PayPal… easy $10!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

I just did the thing yesterday (it took me about half an hour, but I’m a fast typer) and they send me an eCheck for $10 to PayPal today (even though they said there would be a delay). They’re looking for people ages 22-50 (even though it says 15-61, they’re limiting test space now). Not only that, but you also get put in a raffle to win a free iPod.

A freakin’ SWEET entry

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

1) I’m getting Fordham’s Sigma Delta Chi award for outstanding senior in journalistic studies on awards night. Freakin’ SWEET.

2) I just bought myself a Dell Inspiron 9300. Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750 (1.86 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB), Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 17 inch UltraSharp” Wide Screen XGA+ Display, 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 2 Dimm, 100GB Hard Drive, 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability, 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, 256MB NVIDA® GeForce” Go 6800 Video Card, six USB ports, External USB Floppy Drive, Dell 2-Button Scroll Optical USB Mouse. Freakin’ SWEET.

3) Journey’s new promo photo is freakin’ SWEET.

4) Craigslist is freakin’ SWEET.


Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

My iPod from came today! I am now the proud owner of a 4th gen 20 GB iPod. I might trade it in for the 30 GB. Still debating.

“Just Say No” – To Crack

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

Ahhhh, springtime – the birds are singing, the squirrels are out in full force and daffodils and tulips are blooming everywhere. However, these balmy months at Fordham could be described more accurately in a mathematical formula: the longer the daylight, the shorter the skirts, and the higher the temperature, the lower the waistlines. This has lead to the rapid growth of something other than flowers. Butt cracks are sprouting everywhere. (more…)

This week’s column – “Just say ‘no’ to crack”

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

I might as well start shamelessly plugging my column here.

The Societal Nitpick – This week, explore the relationship between warm weather and butt cracks.

My apartment smells like chicken. Yuck.

It’s spring time at Fordham Plaza, so that must mean one thing…

Sunday, April 10th, 2005


Or so these group of men who stand in Fordham Plaza say. When the weather gets warm, they bring out their soapbox and a megaphone to scream up and down Fordham Road that Jesus was black, and that the white man was wrong about him.

One day, I’m going to get my own soapbox and megaphone, and scream:


Let’s see what they have to say about that.

However, there was proof that Jesus was black:

1. He called everybody “brother”
2. He liked Gospel
3. He couldn’t get a fair trial

Jesus’ other nationalities here…

Have <i>Ram</i>, will travel

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Yesterday, I was waiting for my bus at Port Authority Bus Terminal, when I noticed the girl sitting in back of me in the waiting area was reading The Ram. Not only was she reading The Ram, but she happened to be reading the Features section. Not only was she reading the Features section, but she was reading my column. So I stared (I really didn’t mean to) at her, to read any expressions on her face as she read. Conclusion: she was devoid of all emotion while reading. But then again, she was deviod of all emotion while reading the entire paper. It’s neat to see people reading The Ram outside the Fordham setting – it’s also happened on the Long Island Railroad. Little did she know I was sitting right behind her, mwhahaha. Mom asked why I didn’t introduce myself – yeah, let’s freak out a Fordham student who probably isn’t used to such randomness.

Also came across the Coliseum bookstore yesterday while walking from Grand Central Terminal to Port Authority. I’ve always seen the store advertised on the 7 and D trains (due to its subway stop being 42nd Street-Bryant Park), but I’m never in that area, because I dislike Times Square. But I forgot how great Bryant Park is, and now I plan to go down there often, because it’s a great place to just chill out and read. I purchased two great books: Latin for All Occasions, and The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to New York City… ah, they’re such great books for dorks like me. I’d highly suggest you purchase them.