The University of Texas at Austin
Longhorn Confidential

Ryan's Blog

Whoa, end of the year?

I’m used to getting out of school at the very end of May, instead class ends at UT on May 5… which is like… now. I have one final on May 9th, and then it’s over. It feels like this year went by a lot faster than any school year before it (maybe because it [...]

Read this post

May 4, 2007 | | Comments Off

A Law Abiding Post about Pre-K

I has been brought to my attention (Ahhhh passive voice, I’m an English major, I should be crucified. That was passive too. Ouch) that putting pictures of school children on the internet is, understandably, quite illegal without all sorts of permission and forms and things of that nature. I hadn’t really thought about it. Anyway, [...]

Read this post

April 19, 2007 | | Comments Off

World of Warcollege

I apologize for my tardiness in posting an update, but I’ve really had no material to work with lately. I like to put pictures with my posts, and I’ve been meaning to talk about the awesome Pre-K class I observe/student teach in for UTeach, but I keep forgetting to take my camera. I’ll do an [...]

Read this post

April 15, 2007 | | Comments Off

Until Death Do They Part

I can’t really think of any flowery and ultimately pointless and irrelevant introduction to the story I am about to tell, so I’ll just get right to it. My dad got married at the very beginning of spring break (a weekish ago, on Saturday). I did virtually every duty one can think of for a [...]

Read this post

March 19, 2007 | | Comments Off

Minesweeper Part Deux

I just wanted to update everyone on the latest happenings in my minesweeper career. I have been playing a lot more, and my score has improved drastically. It is now 117 seconds on expert (Yes, I know I play too much).

Read this post

March 7, 2007 | | Comments Off

Ryan Thomas: Font of Wisdom, Paragon of Virtue

I hate giving background information. It’s so tedious and trite. I mean, aren’t you irritated right now at what I’m doing? The irony of this whole situation is that in saying all of this I’m actually giving you background information on background information.

Read this post

March 5, 2007 | | Comments Off

A Most Virulent Pox

I consider myself lucky for having a rather good immune system. That’s why when my suitemate, then my friend across the hall, and then my friend next door got sick, I wasn’t overly concerned. If you ask my friends they’ll probably tell you that I said “I never get sick” about ten or fifteen times [...]

Read this post

February 15, 2007 | | Comments Off

The Master Duelist

I have just completed the first step in achieving my lifelong ambition. I got into the beginning fencing class I’ve been wanting in since I’ve been at UT. Granted I’ve only been here for one semester, but that doesn’t make this accomplishment any less glorious. Even though I didn’t manage to get into it until [...]

Read this post

January 23, 2007 | | Comments Off

The Icy Rain of Death

I returned from my mom’s house last night with much glory and triumph and such. Trumpets greeted my arrival with their joyous music, masses of people crowded around, waiting to give me their loving embrace, and a heavenly chorus lit up the air. Ok well, that’s not exactly what happened, but as an English major [...]

Read this post

January 14, 2007 | | Comments Off

Respect

I’m going to be uncharacteristically serious- you’ve been warned. I’ve been talking to my friends lately, and it’s dawned on me more and more that women do not get the respect they deserve anymore. I don’t want to get up on a high horse here, I make sexist jokes I probably shouldn’t all the time [...]

Read this post

December 20, 2006 | | Comments Off

photo of Ryan