Weekly Twitter Tweets for 2011-04-18

  • I'm at Astoria (Queens, Queens) http://4sq.com/hdLzbw #
  • Today my overpriced cellphone fell out of my pocket and onto the subway floor… and an honest New Yorker ran to return it to me! #fb #
  • In the rain on a smelly subway platform in Queens at 2am. My glamourous life. #fb #
  • I'm at MTA Subway – Queensboro Plaza (N/Q/7) (27th St & Queens Plaza S, at Queensboro Plaza S, Long Island City) http://4sq.com/g27RgC #
  • Everytime i tell an immigration officer my occupation, i get an incredulous stare. #fb #
  • It took me 12 hrs to fly from Ottawa to NYC. I could have taken the train for a quarter the price and less time. #fb #
  • Why do I keep flying into Newark? What a zoo this frakking airport is. #fb #
  • Supposedly taking off in 12 min… #fb #
  • On the tarmac…. still. (@ Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)) [pic]: http://4sq.com/hemm53 #
  • Apparently i have something in common with Colin Firth & Natalie Portman: we've all published academic papers on neuroscience! #fb #
  • Delayed again! #fb #
  • Finally boarding soon! #fb #
  • Great. Now I'm stuck in an airport AND stoned on allergy meds. #fb #
  • And Porter Air just gave gourmet sandwiches to all of us waiting on the delayed flight. Impressed again. #fb #
  • Due to weather in NYC, flight has been delayed at least an hour, probably 2 or more. Quelling my disappointment with forbidden carbs. #fb #
  • Wow. Porter Air just impressed the frack out of me. They actually sent someone to find me to offer me an earlier flight to NYC! #fb #
  • Wearing my sweet-ass wireless bluetooth headphones. But man, it's eating up my phone's juice like a thirsty ….juice eating thing. #fb #
  • I'm at YOW Gate 18 http://4sq.com/eqDN9q #
  • Once again I find myself ina slow moving taxi, running late to the airport 🙁 #fb #
  • After a year of sporadic reading, I've FINALLY finished Guha's monstrous (and brilliant) 900-page "India After Gandhi". #fb #
  • NASA should hire Aaron Sorkin to write their marketing plan. http://bit.ly/dI6sVU #
  • About to head to New York for a few days…. and I wake up with a cold! Okay, which of you students infected me….? #fb #
  • What's the point of benching 190 when I can't even open a stuck jar of salsa? I wants me my salsa! #fb #
  • Some students have the best names, worthy of professional wrestlers, reformed strippers and Adam Sandler characters. I'm impressed. #fb #
  • A student just told me that my class was sick. That's a good thing, right? #fb #
  • Is it weird that I'm doing deep hamstring stretches while proctoring an exam? #fb #
  • And TWO exams are handed in with an hour to go… #fb #
  • And the first student hands in her exam 90 minutes early. Is the avalanche far behind? #fb #
  • I like it when someone in the back of the room asks a question. Gives me a chance to at least get a workout running the stairs! #fb #
  • The worst part about being the sole proctor of a final exam — I can't go to the bathroom for 3 hours! #fb #
  • Entertain me, people! I'm stuck in an exam room for the next 3 hours! #fb #
  • The final exam is always illuminating. About a third of the students I have never seen before. #fb #
  • Hear that? That's the sound of an EXAM in progress. #fb #
  • Am the proud new owner of Ginsu knives. Yep, THOSE Ginsu knives. #fb #
  • Forecast for tonight's exam: high pressure with a fair probability of tears. MWAHAHAHAHAAA! #fb #
  • Back from Ikea… with meatballs and a, um, furrgen dvorken or something. #fb #
  • As my peeps in India would say, my newly assembled Ikea cabinet is "very very byootpul" #fb #
  • Yep. Still awake. #fb #
  • Only just realized that Patrick Nagel is dead…. 27 years ago! #fb #
  • Gonna curry me some soybeans… #fb #
  • 4 degrees and 14 years of post-secondary education are about to be tested as I try to assemble some Ikea furniture… #fb #
  • Paralegals who aren't disabled are misrepresenting themselves. #fb #
  • Attention, students: no, I can't re-teach you the entire course the day before the final exam. #fb #
  • Stoned on allergy meds…. and driving. #fb #
  • If one is uncouth, does one lack couthish qualities? Who decides this? A couthologist? #fb #
  • Inbox under 100 again. The goal for this month: single digits! #fb #
  • Heard from a student, the day before the final exam: "Do I have to do the class readings?" #fb #
  • I'm at Catherine street Chiropractic http://4sq.com/ffR6YY #
  • I'm at Bridgehead (282 Elgin St, MacLaren, Ottawa) http://4sq.com/h5q7pX #
  • Wow. The Windows Vistabot on Twitter just retweeted my "Vista sucks" message! #fb #
  • The line "bigotry of low expectations" written by Michael Gerson, not Bush. Whew. I was afraid I'd have to admire Bush for his lyricism. #fb #
  • "[The US government] is an insurance company with an army." -Ezra Klein #fb #
  • All my fresh almond milk is spoiled 🙁 #fb #
  • Macs are the Canada Goose jackets of the computing world. #fb #
  • Windows Vista continues to suck more each and every day. It's like it stays up late thinking of new ways to suck. #fb #
  • Back in Ottawa. #fb #
  • So much of my life is spent waiting for buses outside of airports in the middle of the night. #fb #
  • I'm at Airport Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City (2 Bathurst St, Toronto) http://4sq.com/hrMjIq #
  • Amazingly, Harper is making good points re: multiculturalism. Why can't the others step up? #fb @db8 #
  • Why must the debates fall on the same night as both Yuri's night and my flight to Ottawa? #db8 #YurisNight #fb #
  • "This isn't bickering, Mr Harper. It's democracy." Finally! #fb #db8 #
  • Harper lecturing us on civics? Really? #db8 #fb #
  • Twitter makes the debates soooo much more fun #db8 #fb #
  • Hate to say it, but I think so far Harper is winning this thing #fb #
  • Duceppe rocks. Too bad he's a separatist. #fb #
  • Harper is wearing his "I am so smart" glasses. I wonder if they have lenses. #fb #
  • Damn. After weeks of pruning it down to something manageable, inbox is over 100 again. #fb #
  • Heard tonight: "Young children, animals and fat chicks all love me." #fb #
  • I'm at Spoke Club (600 King Street West, at Portland St, Toronto) w/ 2 others http://4sq.com/gp6pT8 #
  • I find myself misssing the connection sound of an old telephone modem. You know the one. #fb #