Facebook Posts: Feb 2009

February 2009

FEBRUARY 28
Scott wrote on Blake Christiansen’s timeline.
Sorry about that Blake. I got the same message and clicked on the link, which then apparently unleashed a flood of spam. Malware.
Scott updated his status.
if you get a message that I reported your profile, ignore it and DON’T CLICK on the link. It spams everyone of your friends (sorry about that). Bastards.
Scott updated his status.
did not report anyone’s profile. There is malware at work.
Scott shared a link.
Catinthehat
Unknown Artist – Unknown Album
Catinthehat
retts.net
The latest in the Dr. Seuss Garage Band series of Saturday amusements.
Scott shared a link.
Weekend Opinionator: Has Obamanomics Vanquished Reaganomics? – The Opinionator Blog – NYTimes.com
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com
Interesting discussion of Obama’s budget, from across the political spectrum. Most interesting are the last two sections, where conservative leaders admit that Republicans are short in the ideas department, “I’ve been wandering around CPAC today, and I have to say I find a lot of it rather depressing. There’s a whole lot of talk about strategy and getting the message out (especially through Twitter and Facebook), but surprisingly little about what the message ought to be.” Another notes that the star of the conservative CPAC (the Republican brain trust) gathering is none other than Joe the Plumber.
Scott updated his status.
has officially caught the bug from the girls.
FEBRUARY 26
Scott updated his status.
‘s baby girl has her first tooth.
FEBRUARY 25
Scott wrote on Chuck Stoebig’s timeline.
I was never deposed, my little friend. As I recall, I was still the CZAR at the end of the game, in spite of your sinister efforts. How’s it goin, man? Good to hear from you.
Scott updated his status.
is happy the baby appeared to be over the sick, looking forward to getting out of the house tomorrow.
FEBRUARY 24
Scott updated his status.
is making chicken noodle soup for the sick girls.
Scott updated his status.
really wants to shower and put on clean clothes but can’t figure out how to remove the sleeping sick baby from my chest.
Scott updated his status.
‘s shirt is serving as a snotrag for a sick baby girl.
Scott updated his status.
is home with two sick girls.
FEBRUARY 24
Scott updated his status.
wrote a poetry generator.
Scott updated his status.
says Dow and Jones can shove it up their index.
FEBRUARY 22
Scott updated his status.
is learning how to program.
Scott wrote on Megan Rettberg Smith’s timeline.
sure — do you have a username on iChat? — You can also use your AIM, Jabber, or GoogleTalk username. Just open iChat and go to Preferences and enter your username and then tell me what it is. I’m Scott Rettberg (rettberg@mac.com)
Scott updated his status.
favors the term “pretty bad depression” over the term “greater depression” in discussions of the global economy.
Scott wrote on February 26th’s timeline.
I totally plan to be alive on this date, doing something.
Scott wrote on Adam Rettberg’s timeline.
Pre-congrats to both of you! Batten down the hatches.
FEBRUARY 21
Scott updated his status.
is glad most of the slushy snow has gone away with the rain.
FEBRUARY 20
Scott updated his status.
is goin to the fjords with Lauren.
FEBRUARY 17
Scott updated his status.
gives facebook permission to publish my uncollected status messages, provided the volume has good production values and I get a decent budget for the tour.
Scott updated his status.
gives facebook permission to do whatever the hell they want with my Dr. Seuss recordings.
Scott updated his status.
is sick of slushy snow.
FEBRUARY 16
Scott shared a link.
retts.net
retts.net
Fox in Socks — more Dr. Seuss Garage Band tomfoolery.
Scott updated his status.
saw Waltz with Bashir — great movie.
Scott wrote on Jennifer Beardsley’s timeline.
Gratulerer med dagen!
Scott shared a link.

Recipes – Tangerine Sherbet – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Made this last night — tasty.
Scott updated his status.
made some tasty tangerine sherbet,
Scott updated his status.
is pumpin for Jill.
FEBRUARY 14
Scott updated his status.
totally enjoyed burning through some kroner on an exquisite four course Valentine’s dinner with Jill last night (alone–thanks, babysitter Suzie!).
Martin Arvebro posted a link to your timeline.

Eef Barzelay – “I Love The Unknown” from Rocket Science
www.youtube.com
FEBRUARY 13
Scott wrote on Eric Rettberg’s timeline.
Dude, I just clicked on your wall and there is advertisement in Norwegian for back hair removal. I’m not sure what kind of intelligence these facebook people have about the hairy backs of Rettberg man, but I’m frightened. I am also ambivalent about writing. Now go write.
Scott updated his status.
is catching up on a little work.
Scott wrote on Frank Marquardt’s timeline.
Gratulerer med dagen!
Scott updated his status.
thinks Judd Gregg is a better name for a Bazooka comic strip character than a Commerce Secretary anyway.
FEBRUARY 12
Scott updated his status.
is eating a tasty baked good.
Scott updated his status.
wishes Abraham Lincoln would have ducked.
Scott updated his status.
would wish Darwin a happy birthday, if the dude were alive.
Scott wrote on Cyrus Cramer’s timeline.
A little scotch around bedtime seems to help with the screaming (that is, you should drink the scotch, not give it to the baby).
Scott wrote on Marion Walker’s timeline.
Happy Birthday to you!
Scott wrote on Cyrus Cramer’s timeline.
Hey Cy, great to see you. Congrats again on fatherhood. Like your profile picture. Something about it reminds me of having to go see the assistant principal.
FEBRUARY 11
Scott updated his status.
is about to tackle January deadlines.
FEBRUARY 10
Scott wrote on Dorene Probst’s timeline.
Thanks — Cute picture of you and your girl too!
Scott wrote on Eric Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy Birthday, EJ! Dinner at Kampai on me the next time we’re both in town.
FEBRUARY 9
Scott updated his status.
is contemplating babyproofing.
FEBRUARY 8
Scott shared a link.

La Princesse in Liverpool – The Big Picture – Boston.com
www.boston.com
50 foot spider attacks Liverpool.
Scott wrote on Brian Kemnitz’s timeline.
Dude, you can have some of my friends. The ox tail was an interesting challenge — harder to cook than a lamb’s head but a lot easier to eat. I think I’ve heard that joke in Norway, but it was a Swede. You need geography lessons. Send me those pizzas in mail. I’d kill for Lou Malnatis.
Scott updated his status.
is being nice to Jill — it’s Norwegian Morsdag, and she’s a pretty good mom.
FEBRUARY 7
Scott updated his status.
is making ox tail soup.
Scott updated his status.
is planning summer vacation.
Scott wrote on Cathy Campbell Grauer’s timeline.
A kiss on both cheeks, birthday girl.
FEBRUARY 6
Scott updated his status.
is doing a little writing.
FEBRUARY 5
Scott shared a link.
Stimulus: One Percent for the Imagination
www.thenation.com
Scott shared a link.
Greeneggs
Unknown Artist – Unknown Album
Greeneggs
retts.net
The result of parental leave and a half hour of messing around in Garage Band.
FEBRUARY 4
Scott updated his status.
is on top of the world, in comparison to people who live south of norway.
Scott shared a link.

ASU orders unpaid furloughs
www.azcentral.com
Teachers at Arizona State University were ordered to take 12 “non-teaching days” off without pay in the middle of the current semester. I hope this isn’t a trend. Anybody who thinks you can maintain high-quality instruction by telling professors not to work 12% of the time is an idiot. It’s a shame when states de-prioritize education as a non-essential service. I’m lucky that I’ve always taught at institutions with unions.
Scott shared a link.
An Epic of the Everglades – The New York Review of Books
www.nybooks.com
I’m really enjoying “Shadow Country” — I just finished the first book of it. Matthiessen writes partly like Faulkner, partly like Cormac McCarthy. While I don’t think this book is as good as the best of either of those two, it is a masterful tale, filled with blood and intrigue and amazing storytelling technique. It’s keeping up at night, blazing through the pages, It won last year’s National Book Award. While some critics have said that boiling what was originally a trilogy down to one long volume reduced some of the subtleties, I’m darn engaged so far. I’d recommend it.
FEBRUARY 3
Scott updated his status.
is watching the progression from cute behavior to dangerous behavior accelerate.
Scott updated his status.
wonders what countries the baby is calling as she types random numbers into the phone.
Scott updated his status.
is up with the midnight baby who seems not the least bit tired.
FEBRUARY 2
Scott wrote on Elin Sjursen’s timeline.
Only if you down a shot of vodka in between the chips and candy.
Scott shared a link.

newriver
www.cddc.vt.edu
Scott updated his status.
has learned that “gator pears” are avacados and that the word avacado is derived from the aztec word “ahuacalt,” which means “testicle tree.”
Scott shared a link.
www.nytimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Babies Know: A Little Dirt Is Good for You

Something to remember the next time we find our daughter chewing on a handful of cat food.
FEBRUARY 1
Scott updated his status.
9:49pm
is reading Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen.

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