For starters, we'd like to award UF and the Gainesville area for their efforts to "go green" with a we-don't-know-what-sustainability-means-but-we'll-do-it-if-Luda-does LAUREL. The local community has made sincere efforts to be environmentally conscious, and we're all for communities that are pro-Earth.
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With the McBama undercard bout out of the way, we can settle into our beer-stained, fifth-hand couches with a pint and a bowl of Cheetos to plunge ourselves into Thursday's vice presidential debate. We think it's going to be a barn burner.
As we ready ourselves for another week of library camp-outs and all-night study sessions, it seems a little too easy for us to be negative. What's the point? We're busy, but so is everyone else, so we have no right to complain.
To lead off, we'd like to shoot a get-your-hand-outta-my-face-and-just-mind-your-business DART at college admissions officers for using students' Facebook profiles to help decide whether a particular student is right for a school.
Two years ago, the City Commission rezoned Buck Bay Mobile Home Park in northwest Gainesville. Buck Bay residents were then told by the new owner that they had to relocate their families to make way for a new single-family housing development.
We've long since passed the days of SAT prep courses, but we remember how painful they were. Laundry lists of obscure vocabulary words. Dozens of not-so-profound analogies. Geometry - ugh. Thank goodness those days are behind us.
If you've lived in Gainesville for the past few years, you've grown accustomed to constant construction work. We know we have.It just wouldn't be the same to sleep through an entire night without hearing a construction worker barking at one of his coworkers over the sound of a concrete-obliterating jackhammer.
To kick things off this week, we'd like to hand a this-is-a-tradition-we-can-stand-by LAUREL to the Great Underwear Dash 8. We can't believe this thing has persisted for eight separate installations, but we're glad it has. Our only real concern is, if the Undie Dash maintains its current momentum, original Dashers will return in 30 years, strip to their unmentionables and participate in the GUD 38.
For the handful of Gators who don't already know, the drunk-dial is an irresponsible and detestable habit. Drunk-dialing usually occurs after midnight, expressing some feeling or idea that is normally buried beneath sobriety, shame and instincts of self-preservation. The next morning regret sets in, and the dialer typically tries to deny the message he or she could only blurt out while under the influence.
While tuning in to see Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's acceptance speech, we are almost positive that everyone was hanging on her every word, transfixed by her persuasive political statements and promises of change.
A lot can be accomplished in six weeks. If you are a registered Democrat living in Florida, then you'd better hope that about 4 percent of a state's popular vote will change in a month and a half.