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The president is in town, because ASU somehow scored Obama speaking at tonight's commencement. Wow. Related to this, our ABC affiliate has been very careful to assure everyone that while they will be streaming the speech live online, it would NOT interrupt tonight's broadcast of the LOST finale...


(Of course, a few weeks ago technical troubles kept LOST off the air for most of the hour, and all we saw was about twenty minutes -- channel 15 showed it TWICE to make up for that...) Of course, right now it's just the clip show wrap-up.

No serious workouts so far this week; I hope to remedy that tomorrow.

I'm putting off working on my writer's group critiques. This computer is excruciatingly slow when I have more than one program open; if I do just about anything involving memory (Photoshop, iTunes, etc.), the virtual memory grinds to a near-standstill, so when I type I can literally be as much as a full sentence ahead of my letters appearing on the screen.

So I wait. Eventually I will afford a new one (with a faster processor), but in the meantime, she's all I got and I must make do.


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May. 14th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
[hugs and stuff]
May. 14th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hey, could you guys see the fireworks from where you were? I wished I could score a ticket, but I figured that I could watch it online later and that you know, graduates and family come first ;) .

Obama's visit actually caused a PR debacle here -- ASU President Crow mishandled how to explain WHY we decided not to give him an honorary degree (it's because we thought it would better fit with both the President and ASU's mission if we honored Obama with a scholarship instead). Anyway, it was quite a tempest in a teacup involving letters and polls and stuff.
May. 14th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
We of course watched "Lost," but they showed some good clips later on the news. Even if I'd been looking, I doubt we could see Tempe from here -- would have had to go down onto the freeway or something!

He seemed to take the lack of honorary degree in stride -- I found it humorous, considering people with FAR less intelligence and ability and, well, deserving of have been honored with such degrees...
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