that is nice bonus change
Main point: The skills one uses to solve problems are the same as those one uses to know whether or not one's solution is correct. In other words, smart people know they're correct and idiots don't know they're being stupid.
So, I love to read and between news, sports, and of course mgoblog, I read whatever book strikes my fancy. But I'm stuck and don't have a book "on deck" like I usually do. So what are the best books you have read? Suggestions? I mostly read fiction, but a well written non-fiction or biography can keep my attention.
CNN has a Q and A up with an editor who compiled a book of rejection letters. In it, he says his favorite rejection letter is from a student who applied to Princeton's "Law School", only to be told that Princeton didn't have a law school.
So, its all very innoculous, but if you look at the pictures (#7), you actually get to see the rejection letter. The address? 1805 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI. The guy was a Michigan alum.
He did get into Harvard Law though, so the story isn't all bad.
I thought some of you would enjoy this:
"Wal-Mart estimates that about 700,000 of its 1.4 million American employees lack a college degree.
Sara Martinez Tucker, a former under secretary of education who is now on Wal-Mart's external advisory council, suggests 10 or 15 percent of Wal-Mart associates could sign up.
"That's 140,000 college degrees," she told The Chronicle. "Imagine three Ohio State Universities' worth of graduates, which is huge in American higher education."
So, I'm going to Chicago for Lollapalooza in August. I'm going half to celebrate my promotion I just got and half because Arcade Fire is going to be there and will rock your face off. I want some place awesome to stay. I'm not looking to do more than like 250/300 a night. I want something really close to Grant Park since I won't be bringing a car into the city proper. Also: any other advice anyone might give me on the transit system there? (time they shut down at night). Basically how its going to work is I'm going to drive to one of the Airports, leave a company car there, take the train in, do the lolla thing for the weekend, take the train back out and drive the rest of the way back to Detroit. Any and all advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
I was wondering what some of your favorite summer time microbrew beers are. The obvious choice is Bell's Oberon. I typically shy away from fruity, light, summertime style beers as i really enjoy Barley Wine style and Old Ales, but i really enjoy Oberon and Summer Shandy. So what do you guys drink during the summer?