Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Best Fucking Day Ever

Hi All, I am in Geneva (actually this is day 7).

However, today was the greatest day ever! In case you all are not following the news all that closely, here at the UN, UNHCR is hosting EXCOM (the 60th Executive Committee). This pertains to me in the following ways....

My day started at an amazing side session on alternatives to detention of improperly documented immigrants (see notes on

This was followed by EXCOM!

Following the day's agenda, I attended a very suave reception hosted by the US Delegation in the Delegate Restaurant. I chatted with the Vatican's representative about his family in Chicago! Of course the day was not complete without hearing from Assistant Secretary of State Eric Schwartz (I stood besides UNHCR High Commissioner Antonio Guterres while he spoke). Then Commissioner Guterres mentioned World Refugee Day in CHICAGO and we laughed about his not being able to root for the Chi Olympics because he was from Portugal and he is torn by our competition, Madrid and Rio (oh how we laughed :).

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen Life is Wonderful!

By the By, quick tip, the view from the Delegate Restaurant here at the UN is probably the greatest in Geneva :)

Thanks Mommy

Hey All,

(I have a real post in a second) I wanted to write this even though it will probably never be read by the one it is dedicated to.

I just have to say thank you to my mom.

No matter what, the opportunities I have are entirely the result of her (and not just monetarily Steve!)

Mom, you are my inspiration, my mentor, and my friend.

Thank you and I love you.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Im Back Bitches

So, Spring quarter has commenced here at OSU. As such, I find myself stuck in more classes which I dislike. I am typically an enthused student, but this is my second quarter in a row in which I find myself in classes that I don't care for. OSU like pretty much every other university out there has general class requirements which one must take in order to graduate. So, there I sit, unenthused and unmoved. Slowly trudging through, working only to achieve a respectable grade, no more, no less.

Therefore, I am thanking high heaven for my iPhone. If I must sit through statistics, at least I can do so while watching the play by play of a Sox game. Baseball has become my salvation. My cure-all for the lack of motivation, the distain, and the cruel indoor entrapment.

So my recomendation is to wrap you arms around America's great pastime.

Go Sox! Go OSU!

By the way, if you've never been to an OSU baseball game, go. They are cheap and fun, and the team needs more fan support.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hell Ya

Baseball season is on! GO SOX!!!!!

... more later

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fuck It!

Hey Everybody,

So, it is finals week here at OSU. As such, I just wanted to spend a minute and give everyone some heart felt advise. FUCK IT. For all those out there who are fretting over finals, STOP! Finals are simply a review, a check of what you have learned the past ten weeks. So, as long as you've been awake for the last ten weeks, review you notes and take your test. There is no need to worry, it is only counterproductive.

For those of you who haven't been awake... your probably screwed. Time to freak out... but good luck anyways.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Ok, so our own economy is in the toilet. Don't get me wrong, President Obama will save us (Hallelujah! America's dumbest didn't decide this election). Anyways, here I thought the Brits were way worse off than us (I mean come on Land Rovers look top heavy as shit, and as much as I love it, the Harry Potter franchise can't be racking in that much... oh, I guess they have Elton John too...) Anyways, I thought the last thing we had to worry about was trouble from across the pond, little did I know, some c*ck s#cker from a London based investment group is trying to make up for his own short comings by stealing the Sears Tower.

Now in my short time here on Earth, I have seen Frango Mints sent to the cheese state, Marshall Fields taken over by macy's (Eww), and my own White Sox sell the name of their new stadium to U.S. cellular (and any cubs fans about to crack a smile, ur stadium has been named after a company for many more years, your probably just to dumb to realize it, so stop trying to ridicule people when your drunk off one beer at the bar). So here I was thinking the rest of the city's great landmarks would be safe at least through this recession, and this happens. Yes the Sears Tower is already named after a company (Sears) but hey, it's the name we know and love.

So I leave you with this, either let the new tenets know how you feel about them ( or at least stick to calling the building by the name of the first rich b@st@rd who rented the place.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Build it Dammit!

Ok, so this is an artist rendering of the Chicago Eco-Bridge. It is a design created by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill's Architecture firm. I came across it while I was on a "green" kick this afternoon at work. It looks awesome, it's green, it could be a great capstone for our Olympic bid, and it's inspired by the Burnham's 1909 plan for Chicago.

Anyways, why do we not see construction crews slowly waddling around past the Adler Planetarium?
Well... it'll cost 1 Billion dollars... and there aren't any financiers lined up yet. 

But this is immaterial. I mean come on look at this...

 This is right up the Mayor's ally. It's is big, showy, and green. It generates wind power and is built using a waste product of steel production which will be none harmful to local lake marine life (what there is of it). 

So hey, Stimulus money is on the way, this can create good paying construction jobs, not to mention the tourist revenue. Plus when I quit smoking, I might even use its jogging path.