Musings on an English Degree

Month: October 2011

Tech Tips – Offline Gmail and Google Calendar Access

In yet another attempt to make you more productive as you travel around the country, I have a tip this week for you to be able to read your email while you’re on the go and without internet. Of course this message doesn’t apply to those of you who already download your messages using programs like Windows […]

Wireless internet makes my life less frustrating

Who’s got two thumbs, a Ukrainian VPN internet connection, an American Dlink wireless router, and a working wireless network in his Ukrainian apartment? This guy. I’d been having issues with the cable for my internet almost since the day I got my high-speed connection. I have this new type of cable internet in town. From […]

Working on myself

A couple of days ago I mentioned that I’ll be taking 30 Days to be a Better Man. I plan on following this through to the best of my ability in Ukraine (clearly I’ll have a little more trouble finding someone to give me a straight razor shave here than in the States). I’ll also […]

Why I Choose to Leave Facebook

I joined on August 18th, 2006. I became friends with two of my closest friends within the month following. On June 20th, 2008 I entered into a relationship with Emily Meier. That relationship ended a little over four months later on November 5, 2008. I have documented photos of me singing, dancing and partaking in […]

A Song of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords

I find it hard to talk about the Song of Ice and Fire series because there is so much that happens in each one of them. I could have reviewed the first two by now, but I didn’t know where to begin. I’m going to assume you have read them already, however, and this might contain some plot spoilers. […]

Walking the streets of Konotop

Images from walking around Konotop. I thought it was about time I shared. [pe2-gallery class=”alignleft” ] [/pe2-gallery]

HIMYM – Mystery vs. History

This week’s episode of How I Met You Mother – Mystery vs. History had two great story lines which managed to tie themselves together. For once, this season, I wasn’t dreading the scene change to Marshall and Lily. Ted was back to being his usual, self-destructive dating self. At the beginning of the episode, Ted lands himself a […]

Big Bang Theory – The Russian Rocket Reaction

The Big Bang Theory is one of those shows this season which I’ve felt like it’s taken some time to get back in it’s groove. I haven’t felt the story line has been up to par nor have I thought the jokes to be on and nor have I really seen some spectacular acting. but this […]

Community – Remedial Chaos Theory

Community came full force this week. Every now and then they have an episode that goes above and beyond the usual methods for storytelling. For example, the two(/three) paintball episodes, the second season Christmas episode, Abed’s birthday, and the Dungeons and Dragons episode. This was one of those episodes. The episode revolves around a housewarming party […]