Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Want to make a Stanford-bound baby?

If I were to write an online personal today, the title would be "Want to make a Stanford-bound baby?"

Officials at Stanford University, academic home to two of my favorite people,
announced today that beginning next year tuition would be free for all students' whose families makes less than $100,000 per year. And if a household's income is less than $60,000 per year, then the university would throw in room and board, too.

The Los Angeles Times notes ...
Such schools in the top level of American universities have been under congressional pressure to spend more of their multibillion-dollar endowments on scholarships and to take other steps to reduce expenses for students.

Stanford President John L. Hennessy said the move was intended to ensure that no high school senior rules out applying to the university because of cost.

Next year's tuition at Stanford is set to be $36,030 and room and board $11,182.

So I'm thinking that it might be time to start a family, eh? The eerie thing is that Stanford officials announced this the same day that a dear friend told me of her detailed dream of my wedding. [cue Danny Elfman score, though not for the wretched Ultraviolet.]

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I found on the Los Angeles Times Emerald City blog that it's illegal to throw away alkaline batteries in the garbage, which is good because everyone knows those aren't good for the environment, and that there are places people can take them for proper disposal, including Amoeba Music in Hollywood!!!

... And ...

The Buffalo Sabres had a wicked comeback. Down two goals in the third period, Thomas Vanek metaphorically took his pants off and scored two goals in the last 2:21 of the third to send it to overtime and then won it OT with his third straight. This is his second hat trick in a week. I had predicted Vanek would score 18 goals after the all-star break. He already has 11!

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