Yeas & Nays
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013 23:02
Yea to sunshine, flowers, short sleeves and yoga pants.
Nay to realizing how fleeting this sunshine is, sort of like a cherry blossom falling in haste to its demise. You see that? We do haiku.
Yea to the school year being half over. The end is near and soon we will be unemployed without a care in the world.
Nay to overindulging in tequila. It has been brought to our attention that there are some of you out there who feel like this is OK, that it’s all right to be carried out of night clubs by bouncers, to vomit in the streets and to act inappropriately. Of course you’re young and we like to let loose a little too, but make sure you are being responsible, not acting like a fool, and that you are taking care of yourself and your friends. One mistake can lead to an altered life.
Yea to making time for friends. It’s great coming home from work and enjoying some laughs with your friends to get rid of the midweek monotony.
Nay to not seeing your friends enough.
Yea to Dear Leader Kim Jong Un once again showing all the world how powerful of a dictator he is by testing a nuke. We are quaking in our boots. Dear Leader has shown the rest of the world that Juche solidarity with the worker will be the only solution to world peace.
Nay to dictators. North Korea needs a Korean Spring.
Yea to chicken wings.
Nay to our insatiable appetite for them.
Yea to the Oregon State wrestling team crushing the competition in two dual meets last weekend. At least one of our teams can dominate.
Nay to the International Olympic Committee recommending that wrestling be removed as an event from the Olympics.
Yea to guest speakers coming to town, inspiring you and filling you up with visions of grandeur and ambition.
Nay to realizing you might not ever live up to them.
Yea to walking around with a big grin on your face.
Nay getting looks of judgment when you do.
Yea to chocolate.
Nay to made up holidays.
Yea to it being Beaver baseball season again.
Nay to the first home game being 15 days away.
Yea to finally having some time to catch up on homework. Who knows, we might actually pass school this term.
Nay to going to class. We need to skip more often — we know nothing important is being discussed there.
Nay to Valentine’s cards.
Yea to sending one to your grandmother.
Yea to it being Friday. We know the sunshine went to your heads yesterday, children. Just because it gets to be 50 degrees and the sky isn’t dismal grey doesn’t mean you get to act silly. Stay safe and sober, children.
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