Monday, November 27, 2006

It's not what you know, it's who you know

And I know a lot of very smart people. For example, today's roundup at SCOTUSblog links to an article written by Joe Brunner, who happens to be a classmate of mine. Congratulations, Joe.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Go Buckeyes!

Big day for football. My beloved Buckeyes beat the hated Michigan squad, and afterward I went with two friends to see UC take on Rutgers. When we decided to go earlier in the week we thought we'd be scouting out a potential national championship game participant ( n.b., not a possible national champion--don't be ridiculous). We had no idea it would turn into our first-ever experience rushing the field. (I'm pretty sure, though, that my buddy and I were the only people to do it while wearing wedding rings. Probably getting too old for things like that.)

Anyway, can you believe that they actually dismantled the goalposts before the game was over? I was bummed.

Oh, and also, this makes for a pretty ridiculous BCS picture, doesn't it? I'm pretty sure that Michigan is the only team that has any shot-- at all--of beating Ohio State any time soon. Then again, that game might not have been that close if not for the bizarre OSU turnovers on the bad snaps. Those led to 10 late points, and even with that Michigan never really legitimately threatened to tie or take the lead at any point after the first quarter.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

What do you call the guy who finished last in his class at med school? "Doctor."

My wife is in the midst of interviewing for medical residencies. The hospitals usually host a reception dinner for out-of-town interviewees the night before the all-day interview. This gives the candidates a chance to get acquainted with the residents, and prevents them from having to sit around in a hotel room all by themselves.

At one such dinner on Tuesday night, one of the residents related the following tale from his interviewing experience. According to him, in some cities sitting around in the hotel room all by yourself isn't particularly terrible. One hospital puts its candidates up in a very posh hotel downtown -- and in one of its suites, not just in any old room. The suites apparently have a lounge space with a couch and television, a kitchenette, and French doors separating the living space from the bedroom and bathroom.

At breakfast the morning of the interview, the program director greeted the candidates with the usual pleasantries -- "Good to see you again! How did you sleep?" and so on. One candidate, looking a bit disheveled, piped up that he just didn't sleep very well at all, and was very disappointed with his room. Thinking there must have been a mistake, and feeling very embarrassed, the director replied, "Oh, I'm very sorry -- you were supposed to be in a suite. Was the room inadequate?"

"Yeah," the student replied. "When you walked in there was a kitchen right there, which was nice, but then there was just a couch and a TV. There wasn't even a bed or bathroom -- I had to groom myself over the kitchen sink!"

Needless to say, the genius who didn't think to open the French doors to find the bedroom and bathroom did not get a residency with that hospital.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Shut down?

Obviously I haven't been in the blogging spirit lately, and Tre disappeared months ago. We'll probably just let this thing die. Which is a shame, I guess -- this blog has a long tradition of existence to its reader. I dunno. I'll think it over.