Deaths/year by tobacco: 440,000 (Center for Disease control)
Deaths/year by poor dieting & inactivity: 400,000 (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
Deaths/year by alcohol: 85,000 (Journal of the American Medical Association)
Deaths/year by marijuana: 0 (US Drug Abuse Warning Network)
I think you are all smart enough here to make some connections so that is all I have to say on that topic.
Hey, how about that power outage today? I still had to sit in class for an hour and a half in the dark. You have no idea how hard it was to not fall asleep. School has been happening now for 3 1/2 weeks I have officially fallen into "drone mode." Drone mode is when you wake up and the next thing you know you're in the middle of a huge lecture and you have no recollection of walking to the building or anything the professor has said. It's like in driver's ED when they talk about "high way hypnosis." Drone mode is aided by drinking coffee all day and then half a bottle of Nyquil before you go to bed. I have a feeling alcohol doesn't help either. For example this morning I woke up, took a shower, ate at HOCO and then read at the library for two hours. When I got back to my dorm I didn't remember leaving the library or walking back at all. Luckily I did remember most of what I read.
So, this weekend I'll be heading north to Orono, Maine to visit a friend from high school. I plan on terrorizing the UMaine campus and then writing about it on the blog next week. Because of my departure I may not have a blog post on Thursday or Friday so I apologize in advance. Also, for those of you who read my Tuesday columns in TNH, I have already started my next piece. it will be my first one to be highly opinionated and bias like my blog so I am very excited to see how that goes. Keep an eye out for next Tuesday's issue.
Bigs news for the blog, yesterday's post is up to number 3 on The College Blog Network blog-wire hotlist. The University of Nonsensical Happenings is also ranked as the number 1 comedy blog ...cough*with 3 thumbs up*cough... The site is basically a directorial for college blogs across the country, so I'm pretty pumped about that. If any of you are new readers, I hope I gained some because yesterday was my highest page hit view counter of the semester, I have a facebook account for the blog. Feel free to friend request the New Hampshirite if you wish to stalk me even more.
Stay classy not UMassy.
PS: Happy Birthday to the boss!