Hit or Miss

Ah-Ah-Ah-Choo!

Still suffering from my sinus cold, I’ve spent several hours trying to catch up with all my favorite weblogs. Seems that while
I was moving, I missed out on the new color test. I’m brown, the color of academia – appropriate, I guess, because I’m now a university staff member. I got my new Truman State staff ID today. It’s purple, instead of gold like the student IDs. Seeing that my ID was different really drove home that I’m no longer a student. Wow. I’m officially an adult. And a member of the administration to boot!

I’ve had to go through a bunch of rigamarole so far – lots of forms to sign and lots of university offices to visit (to set up voice mail, a computer account, my benefits package, etc). To register my car, I have to go get a safety inspection. To get a driver’s license, I have to go take the written test. They didn’t have any driving books, so I’ll have to go track one down at the public library. Brad, why didn’t you warn me that Missouri is so
confusing?

I’m living in a temporary dorm room for a week or so before moving to a temporary apartment (I think I scared the student advisor on the floor. She was going around and checking all the empty rooms and was surprised to see that a guy had moved into this all-women’s hall). The residence hall I’ll be running next year is getting plumbing work over the summer, meaning the water will be turned off, meaning I can’t move in until they’re done.

Because I didn’t want to unpack everything before I move again in a week, I’m currently using my Linux box. Ugh. I can’t use my webcam and I’m still trying to get my Palm to sync with it. I’ve had a lot of problems trying to read weblogs – all the fonts are too small. Blowing up the text doesn’t work when the designers have specified the font size. I’m glad I let users select what font size they want to use.

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“Brad, why didn’t you warn me that Missouri is so confusing?”

Bwahaha! It’s all part of the evil “Show-Me State” master plan to confuse former Hoosiers. Don’t worry, Matty…things settle down after a spell and you can get on with the business of being a Missourian. (Important issue: Miz-oo-ruh? or Miz-ur-ee?)

Just be glad you didn’t move to St. Louis. While I can scarcely imagine living anywhere else, this place does have its own boatload of peculiarities that can easily trump driving tests and safety checks.

Oh, welcome, BTW.

TheBrad | 11 May 2000
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I had thought (or at least, I was told) that the western part of the state said “Missourah,” while the eastern part said “Missouree.” With a few exceptions. They could have just been messing with my head, though.

Jason, Missouri expatriate | 12 May 2000
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“Brad, why didn't you warn me that Missouri is so confusing?”

Bwahaha! It's all part of the evil “Show-Me State” master plan to confuse former Hoosiers. Don't worry, Matty…things settle down after a spell and you can get on with the business of being a Missourian. (Important issue: Miz-oo-ruh? or Miz-ur-ee?)

Just be glad you didn't move to St. Louis. While I can scarcely imagine living anywhere else, this place does have its own boatload of peculiarities that can easily trump driving tests and safety checks.

Oh, welcome, BTW.

TheBrad | 4 Nov 2009