hey, look. it’s a flying saucer.

Three things:

Thing One: The 2005 UPA College Championships are going to be in Corvallis, May 27th-29th. Apparently, my housemate’s sister can take care of the disc.

Thing Two: A week ago, I had the privilege of listening to Gary Snyder and Jerry Franklin speak on the 25th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, as part of the Illahee Lecture Series. At one point, Jerry was speaking about the repopulation of the blast zone. Upon mentioning scotchbroom, the audience’s reaction was an immediate and visceral “BOOOOhisssssssssss…”

I actually have a neighbor that seems to cultivate this weed.

Thing Three: My official commencement was last week. I didn’t attend. But I did just read President Colin Diver’s remarks, and I got a little misty-eyed. He may think he’s making a joke, but he doesn’t know how spot-on he actually is. People do walk away from you in bars when you try to strike up a conversation about the sexual habits of salamanders.

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