February 6, 2006 @ 3:42 pm by sean
While walking through a store in town today I saw a familiar red shirt that read-
“Say Yes To Michigan!”
accompanied by an outline of the two greatest peninsulas of the world. I was infinitely pleased to see my grand state getting representation all the way out here in Leicester England. It was five quid though, which is about 10 American, and I wasn’t willing. Maybe another day. (unfortunately the only picture of it I can find on google is on the chest of a female, and I’d rather not post that. search yourself and see.) I was willing to spend 12 quid on a 2005-2007 England World Cup-style jersey that is originally 40 quid. If it was any more than 12, I would have said No. I tried it on when I arrived back and I looked proper awkward in it.
For dinner tonight I had Baxter’s canned Carrot and Parsnips with Nutmeg soup. I don’t intend to willfully eat that again. Apparently Baxter’s is perveyours of fine soups to the honorable queen mother. With all the money she has, I hope she eats better than that. My meal, however, was accompanied with a reading of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which I picked up at an Oxfam store today.
Shortly after I finished eating I heard ‘Smoke On The Water’ being played during the Leicester Tigers rugby practice. I have more American associations with that song, though I’m pretty sure it’s British.
The Stealers won the Super Bowl, my dream proved prophetic, even if the number 8 had nothing to do with it.
In a Yahoo sports column about the winners and losers of the Super Bowl, the city of Detroit was regarded as a winner. Good for them.
There is a market in town where I get my fruit. It’s local stuff I guess, though I’m not sure how they get apple’s in February. The bananas are obviously not local. Regardless, the market had it’s 700th anniversary in 1998. The market has been there for 708 years. It’s great to walk around it and listen to people yelling out what prices they are charging, it gives it that old feeling, even though I have nothing but suspect that they did that 700 years ago.
This is a quote from designer Ron Arad. It comes as a response to what product he likes the feel of the most.
‘But in the future, the true luxury will be to not have a mobile phone and the stress of constant availability.’
I’m living in the future friends, and I’ll tell ya, it’s not bad.
Matt suggested checking out the Christian Union on campus, which seems to be a well good idea, and I saw a kid with a CU hoodie on today with the website address on it so I checked it out. Click here, and then click on the ‘galleries.’ The picture on the front page of the DMU Christian Union has two people holding Foster’s pint cans. This is definitely not Judson.
For my product design class we are designing a toy for children between the ages of 2 and 7. It’s really encouraging to see that most people immediately think to make a toy that is educational. Considering my last 2.5 years of schooling, I’m not sure I would have seen the same decisions made at Judson.