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A Biweekly Publication

November 5, 2009 at 11:41 am

Crazy story: biweekly means every other week OR twice a week!  That's probably a good word to describe this blog.

Well, this is funny.  I don't really know what to talk about.  Here's the thing, I'm at this odd point in my classes: a sort of pre-final mode in which I have projects to do but generally less homework.  Which makes me feel like I don't have work when I actually do.  Which makes me waste more time.  That's not good.  But on the whole, I waste far less time than I did in high school, which is good.  That's due in large part to not having a computer which I strongly recommend.  There are computers all over campus that you can use when you need to (just make sure to save in a good spot).  But I suppose now is the time to buckle down and just do the things I need to do.  Oh, I have a funny story.

Adventure 23: 2nd Goodhue Freaks Out

Well, registration is coming up soon, so last night some of my floormates were looking up the classes they wanted to take.  Suddenly they became very unhappy.

"Biology is almost full!"  "So is chemistry!"  "And English Lit!"  "And Calc III!"  "Wait, everything is almost full!"

And so we all freaked out because by the time we got to register (Monday and Tuesday of next week) all the classes would be full and we would have to take classes that we had no desire whatsoever to take.  Scanning the lists of classes they all looked the same:  27/30, 15/20, 45/60.  All were half or more full, and the sophomores weren't even done!  Freshmen with bad draw numbers would get the foul dregs of the classes!  Carrie, our RA came in and we complained to her about how we would have to take horrible classes and she seemed very confused.  Then Jimmy came and figure out that the numbers were listed as "Available/Capacity" so that "27/30" meant that three people were signed up for a class, not 27.  It was a moment of great relief. 

"Hooray, I can fulfill my credits!"  "I can take the classes I want to!"  "...actually, I was kind of happy that Calc III was full."

It was funny.  I wasn't actually freaking out, but it makes a better story if I pretend I was.  The girls were on the verge of tears though.


Adventure 24: Carleton Comics Journal

The Carleton Comics Journal is a publication run by Jacob Canfield and Scott Donaldson.  I think it happens about every other week (biweekly?); they accept comic submissions from anyone and print them together and then hand them out to people.  It's really pretty cool.  I sent in a comic that I had drawn a couple years ago called Hyperman.  It's basically about a funny and oblivious dude who eats sweets to become super powerful.  Check out this link if you want to read it.  You can also see a bit of my other art there (check out the jump roping kiwi).  If you have a Deviantart account, let me know!


Oh and look!  There's an extremely fun puzzle!  I guess it's...

extremely fun puzzle
Fill in the blank spaces using the visual and linguistic clues above them.  The answer is simply the letters over the maize-coloured asterisks.


Yeah, that was random.  I hope you figure it out.

That's it for now.






  • November 6 2009 at 6:38 am

    Hi Jon. I am the mom of a freshman classmate of yours whose name I shall not mention lest she become appalled that I am commenting here. I just want to say how much I love your blog and look forward to reading it. It really makes me smile and makes me so happy to know the kind of amazing community my daughter is a part of at Carleton.

    Now I have to go work on the puzzle.

  • November 6 2009 at 9:26 am

    Fun Post.

    Does the Carleton Comics Journal have an online presence?

    Nic '01

  • November 6 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Jon Kittaka

    Hahaha, now I'm curious who your daughter is...  Thanks for the kind words!

    Thanks for commenting, the Carleton Comics journal is on Scott Donaldson's blog.  I didn't actually know this, I just googled Carleton Comics Journal and it was the first link.  Thanks for asking though, cause I missed the second issue and now I know where to find it. 

  • November 7 2009 at 8:29 am

    So you think it is really not necessary for a student to have their own computer......

  • November 7 2009 at 9:32 am

    Can you please put the answer to the puzzle in your next post because I have absolutely no idea what it is. It is so sad that the brain turns to mush as we age. At least mine seems to be.

  • November 7 2009 at 10:21 am
    Jon Kittaka

    Not everyone would agree with me, but I don't think students need their own computers.  For me, it's easier to focus working in a computer lab.

    Ok.  Don't feel too bad, the puzzle may be really hard.  I have no idea, really.

    Puzzle Answer:

    CMC + ESCHEW + 2 Pi R

    Taking only the starred letters, we get "MC Escher"


  • November 9 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks, Jon. I would never in a million years have figured that out. That is why my daughter is at Carleton and not me. Sigh.

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