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Thursday, June 8, 2006

Celebrating 35 years of independence

Home invasion suspect arraigned today

UK student in serious condition
as police seek second suspect

sun anon

Adrian Benton, a Lexington man who
was arrested May 30 and indicted May 31
in connection with the May 25 shooting of
UK student John Mattingly III, is sched-
uled to appear in court at 8:30 this morn-
According to Lexington police reports
and the Lexington Herald-Leader, Benton,
26, was arrested for and charged with as-
sault, wanton endangerment, robbery
and tampering with physical evidence for

a robbery and shooting on Wilson Street
that wounded Mattingly.

Benton pleaded not guilty to the

Fayette District Court Judge David
Hayse set Benton’s bond at $25,500.

The Herald-Leader reported that, ac-
cording to Lexington police, two men
knocked on the front door of Mattingly's
residence at 1:11 am. May 25, at 317 Wil-
son St.

When Mattingly stepped outside, Ben-
ton entered Mattingly’s home and de-
manded cash from the other occupants,
then hit one of the occupants in the face.
As the two men fled, both fired shots.

Mattingly was shot in the head and is

listed in serious condition at UK Hospital.

Police are still seeking Raymond
Wright, 24, of Lexington, on charges of
assault, robbery and tampering with
physical evidence.

Police said both Benton and Wright
will be charged with first~degree robbery
in connection with an armed robbery that
took place on Centre Parkway on April 4.

Wright is still at large, and police have
not said which man is suspected of firing
the shot that wounded Mattingly.



acting up inside Gumbino ‘s


Above: C.J. Julian, left, director of photography for “Blink." sets up a shot with actress Marisa Brown before a scene on May 17.
Belovn Marisa Brown, who plays Toni, a young bartender struggling to find herself, peeks through a door in Gambino's during a scene in “Blink."


“Blink.” an independent film billed as

this generations ‘Swingers.’ shot on
location at ( iambino’s on West
Maxwell Street last month.

“It sort of defines the generation of us

— we’re sort of lost.” said producer

'l‘aylor Phillips. “It’s a very accurate

portrayal of what people in their 20s are

going through today. It covers every-
thing from relationships tojobs to sex."

Kernel clarifies decision to reject basketball ad


By Chris Johnson
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In news reports yester-
day, a business decision by
The Kernel’s advertising
staff was incorrectly cate-
gorized as one made by the
editorial staff.

Local media outlets cit-
ed a misleading press re-
lease from the special in-
terest grou Concerned
Fans For U Basketball,
whose ad the student
newspaper had declined.

The group sent The
Kernel a full-page adver-
tisement in the form of an
open letter to UK Presi-
dent Lee Todd and Athletic
Director Mitch Barnhart.

The advertising staff
has no input or influence
over what news stories
The Kernel runs, just as
the news staff doesn't in-
fluence any of the paper’s

The Kernel talked with
Richard Cheeks, a UK
graduate and spokesman



for the group, who made
the original call to the stu-
dgnt newspaper to run the
a .

Kernel Editor in Chief
Crystal Little told Cheeks
he could submit a column
for consideration to The
Kernel‘s Opinions section.

“The Kernel has a long-
standing policy of at-
tributing every opinion we
print,” Little said. “Mr.
Cheeks seemed very a ree-
able and open to the 1 ea.

“We hope to see his sub-

mission as soon as possi-
ble,“ she said.

Cheeks agreed to re-
submit the ad as a column.

“I will clarify the lan-
guage that I used (in the
press release) to anyone I
s eak to in the future
a out this matter," Cheeks



latest loss
for Cats


Center Shagari Alleyne has asked for and
been given a release from his scholarship, UK an-
nounced yesterday.

The release frees the rising
senior to pursue a transfer to an-
other school. A Bronx, N.Y., na-
tive, Alleyne was the tallest play-
er in UK history at at 7-foot-3.

Alleyne becomes the fourth
underclassman to exit the pro-
gram this off season, joining
guard Rajon Rondo, forward
Rekalin Sims and guard Adam

Like Alleyne, Sims and

Williams plan to transfer. Rondo decided to forgo
his remaining eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.

Those departures, coupled with the loss of
UK’S four seniors A Preston LeMaster, Ravi Moss,
Patrick Sparks and Brandon Stockton —— means
seven players will return from the 2005-06 squad
that went 22-13.

Last month, the Lexington Herald-Leader re-
ported that UK had ruled Alleyne academically
ineligible. Last season, UK head coach Tubby
Smith suspended Alleyne four times for academic

Alleyne played in 68 games over the last three
seasons for UK, averaging 2.0 points and 1.4 re~
bounds. He also recorded 63 blocks. Last year as a
junior, he averaged 2.0 points and 1.3 boards in 21
games, while starting twice.

He had his most productive season at UK as a
sophomore in 2004-05, as he averaged 2.8 points.
1.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 29 games.

As a senior at Rice High School in the Bronx.
Alleyne averaged 21 points, 14 rebounds and five
blocks per game. Following that season, he was
named Most Valuable Player of the Kentucky Der-
by Festival tournament.

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Free tutoring
available for
eight-week classes

By Chaka Buraimoh

The Academic Enhancement Program kicked
off its peer-tutoring program for the eight-week
summer session Monday in William T. Young Li-

The program. which is free for all students.
will run throughout the eight-week session from 1
pm. to 4 pm. in the Thomas D. Clark Study on the
library's fifth floor

This is the first summer that free tutoring has
been offered. said Peer Tutoring Program (‘oordi
nator Jim Breslin.

"We encourage students to come for tutoring
as early and as often as they like." Breslin said.
But he cautioned students to keep in mind that tu—
toring is just that , not an opportunity for stu-
dents to get others to do their work for them.

“Our peer tutors have undergone several
training sessions outlining our strict protocol." he
said. “Tutors are trained to guide students to dis-
cover answers for themselves and never to do
work for a student."

The peer tutoring program‘s goal is to offer
free tutoring services provided by experienced.
trained and supervised undergraduate students.
according to its informational brochure. The pro
gram has been in operation for three years and is
sponsored by UK‘s Student Government.

"The tutoring really helped me out because I
got to get help from an undergrad student who
had already completed the course. and there were
also usually classmate of mine who were in the
center as well." said Blaine Lynch. a civil engi-
neering junior. “From my standpoint. I didn‘t get
much out of the actual lectures in class. so the
one-on-one attention that I got in the study helped
out a lot."

Tutoring during the eight-week session is
available for nearly all introductory-level courses.
including chemistry, physics, Spanish, political
science and biology classes. All walk-ins are wel-

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your pocket guide to the month’s hottest performances

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
8 pm. Tonight. Riverbend Music Center,
Cincinnati. Tickets cost $36 to $126.

Richard Thompson
8:30 pm. Tonight. Southqate House,
Newport. Tickets cost $30 to $35.

Art of Covenant
9 pm. Tonight. The Dame. Tickets cost $3.

Hair Police w/ Country Teasers and Ara
9 pm. Tomorrow. The Dame. Tickets cost $5.

Reed Hartman w/ Poke, Reverend Mother
and Tornado Trousers

9:30 pm. Tomorrow. Southqate House.
Newport. Tickets cost $5.

The Terrors w/ The Trojan Rabbit and Kelp
10 pm. June 10. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $5.

Country Teasers w/ Times New Viking,
Buffalo Killers and Burning Star Core

9 pm June 11. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $8.

Dar Williams w/ Jules Shear
8 pm. June 12. The Dame. Tickets cost $20.

Exultation of Larks w/ Amoroso
9 pm. June 13. The Dame. Tickets cost $3.

The Stills w/ Rogue Wave
9 pm. June 13. Headliner's Music Hall,
Louisville. Tickets cost $10.

Alejandro Escovedo w/ Wussy
8 pm. June 14. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $12 to $15.

New Radiant Storm King w/ High Water
9 pm. June 14. The Dame. Tickets cost $5.

Icthus Festival

Featuring Casting Crowns, Relient K,
tobyMac, Audio Adrenaline, Delirious?, David
Crowder Band, Pillar, Skillet, Kutless. Falling
Up, Day of Fire. Alabaster Box, Superchic[k].
Kate Miner and more. June 15 to June 18.
Wilmore, Ky. Tickets cost $35 to $89.

Leo Kottke

8 pm. June 15. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at-thr-w

De Novo Dahl w/ Nana S. the Boy Noise
9 pm. June 15. The Dame. Tickets cost $5.

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Featuring Radiohead, Tom Petty 8 Them

Heartbreakers, Beck, Phil Lesh & Friends,

Les Claypool, Ben Folds, Bright Eyes, Sonic
Youth, Death Cab for Cutie, Bela Fleck 8 The
Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Cat Power, Blues
Traveler, Steve Earle and more. June 16 to
June 18. Manchester, Tenn. Tickets cost
$184.50 and are three-day weekend tickets,
which include camping and parking.

Allman Brothers Band
8 pm. June 16. Riverbend Music Center,
Cincinnati. Tickets cost $17.50 to $45.

Marah w/ Jackie Greene and Ashton Allen
9 pm. June 16. Headliner's Music Hall,
Louisville. Tickets cost $10.

John Jorgenson Quintet
9 pm June 16. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $15 to $18.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ SkyHi
9 pm. June 17. The Dame. Tickets cost $12.

Atmosphere w/ Brother Ali, Daredevilz and
Los Nativos

9 pm. June 17. Headliner's Music Hall,
Louisville. Tickets cost $15.

Slayer w/ Lamb of God, Children of Bodom,
Mastadon and Thine Eyes Bleed

5:30 pm. June 19. us. Bank Arena,
Cincinnati. Tickets cost $39.

Mindless Self Indulgence
7:30 pm. June 19. Bogarts, Cincinnati.
Tickets cost $18.50 to $21.

Mason Jennings w/ Teddy Thompson

9 pm. June 20. Headliner's Music Hall,
Louisville. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $14 at
the door.

Hourly Radio w/ The Octopus Project and
Black Moth Super Rainbow

9 pm June 20. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $7.

Lyrics Born w/ Glue
9 pm. June 21. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $10 to $13.

Margot & the Nuclear So and 50's w/ Cousin
9 pm. June 22. The Dame. Tickets cost $5.

Kim Taylor w/ Furvis
9 pm. June 22. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $7.

Bottle Rockets w/ Bobby Bare Jr.
9 pm. June 23. The Dame. Tickets cost $10.

The Samples w/ Big 10-4
9 pm. June 23. Southqate House, Newport.
Tickets cost $12 to $15.

Pearl Jam
7:30 pm. June 24. US. Bank Arena,
Cincinnati. Tickets cost $54.

G-F unit wl Stash
9 pm. June 24. The Dame. Tickets cost $5.

The Walkmen w/ Richard Swift and Instant

9 pm June 24. Headliner's Music Hall,
Louisville. Tickets cost $12.

Lynyrd Skynyrd w/ 3 Doors Down
7 pm. June 25. Riverbend Music Center,
Cincinnatir-tickets cost $20 to $65.

The Late B.P. Helium w/ Thee American
9 pm. June 26. The Dame. Tickets cost $5.

Steverino w/ Lee
9 pm. June 27. The Dame. Tickets cost $3.

Chicago w/ Huey Lewis 8 the News
7:30 pm. June 28. Riverbend Music Center,
Cincinnati. Tickets cost $25.25 to $70.25.

8 pm. June 28. Bogarts, Cincinnati. Tickets
cost $30.

If Not Winter w/ Kill Toby Wyatt and The
9 pm. June 28. The Dame. Tickets cost $3.

7:30 pm. June 30. US. Bank Arena,
Cincinnati. Tickets cost $39.50 to $47.50.

John Berry 8 the Outliers
9 pm. June 29. Southqate House. Newport.

The Apparitions w/ Scourge of the Sea
9 pm. June 30. The Dame. Tickets cost $6.

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A muse in motion:
Artist inspired by faith


Local artist Steve Wiggins' exhibit, “An Object in Motion," is on display at Common Grounds Coffee
House on East High Street until July 6.

By Cameron Ludwick

Sir Isaac Newton’s
First Law of Motion states
that an object at rest will
remain at rest, while an
object in motion will stay
in motion unless acted
upon by an outside force.

For UK graduate
Stephen Wiggins, the out-
side forces of art, music
and religion keep him
moving forward.

His art show, “An Ob-
ject in Motion," the name
of which was inspired by
Newton’s first law, is on
display at Common
Grounds Coffee House.
The show’s title came
from Wiggins’ life lessons.

“I’ve found that if you
just keep moving and you
get to a rough spot, and
then if you rest and you
do that you’ll get more de-
pressed just wallowing,”
Wiggins said. “But once
you keep moving, you just
keep moving w you don’t
look back."

The show is dedicated
to Wiggins’ friend, Jason
Goodwin, who died after a
car accident in February.
The two met through the
Christian Student Fellow-
ship, and Goodwin in-
spired his friend to work
through others’ criticism
and keep making art.

“Since he died, it‘s
kind of resonated with
me, the object in motion
concept — just keep going
and not be at rest," Wig-
gins said. “Just keep mov-
ing forward and don‘t sit
there and wallow."

Mary Carlton, a Com-
mon Grounds employee in
charge of putting together
art exhibits at the coffee
house, worked with Wig-
gins to set up the show

“I‘ve gotten a lot of re-


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ally positive responses
about his art work," Carl-
ton said. “I think he’s go-
ing to go far because he’s
a very hard worker and he
really cares about what
he's doing."

Wiggins was raised a
Roman Catholic, and
many of the pieces are in-
spired by his faith — his
passion has devoted him
both to art and his reli-

“I didn't have any di-
rection in my life," he
said. “Once I dedicated it
to (Christ), I found that
more opportunities
popped up and I felt more
at peace about what I was
doing, other than freaking
out about it."

Wiggins graduated
with a bachelor’s degree
in Fine Arts last month.
He named his adviser, UK
art professor Arturo San-
doval, as one of his men-

“( Sandoval) helped me
out as far as giving me en-
couragement and letting
me know that you can do
art and make a way for
yourself. You just find a
way to make it work for
you, and it will work out,"
Wiggins said. “He was
able to guide me as far as
art and religion and spiri-
tuality, and how to con-
nect those things togeth-
er. '

When he‘s not creating
new pieces, Wiggins is in
the DJ booth on the radio
at WRFL 88.1 FM.

According to his Web
site. Wiggins especially
loves drum and bass. but
is interested in other gen-
res of electronic music
like techno and house.
Wiggins said that growing
up listening to artists
such as James Brown.
Aretha Franklin and Al

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“1 don’t try to play a
whole lot of stuff with vo-
cals, or stuff that‘s too
mainstream because Top-
40 music is so accessible
to the media," Wiggins
said. “I know my music is
abstract, but I love it."

His paintings and
prints are selling now, but
even if his art doesn’t lead
to a career, Wiggins said
art will always be part of
his life.

“Being able to reach
people through my art or
DJ-ing, even though I
don‘t know how I’m going
to do it if I can do that,
that's my goal," he said.
“because that’s going to
carry me further than just
making money"



‘An Object
in Motion'

Who: Steve Wiggins, artist
What: Art exhibit

Where: Common Grounds
Coffee House, 343 E. High

When: Now through July 6;
Common Grounds' hours
are 7 am to midnight
Monday through Thurs-
day, 7 a.m. to i am. Fri-
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FMEXFWE I for those who like to watch


Frat Pack frontman Vince Vaughn
does something any guy would
do given the same circumstances:
make a movie with Jennifer
Aniston and try to get her in bed.
And make a few million dollars in
the process. And Vaughn got to
use his own film idea. Nice move,
dude. Though it is chick-flick-
esque, The Break-Up is more a
battle of wits between Vaughn
and Aniston to see who gets to
keep their condo after they —
stay with me — break up. Then
they realize they may have just
been trying to save their relation-
ship. Aww. Vaughn, our genera-
tion's quintessential guy's guy,
like Sinatra for your grandpa,
doesn't let it come close to being
a movie where the Y chromosomes
in the audience are rolling their
eyes and practicing their one-

handed bra: snapping move While Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick stars as Satan-spawned Damien in a remake

the tearful on-screen lovers
rekindle their romance. He
wouldn't do that to us. Bonus for guys: this
will get you out of the chick-flick date for at
least another month, which may have been
Vaughn's idea as well. He's so money. At
Lexington Green, Regal and Woodhill.


lack Black is a Latino priest and a wrestler. But,
he's got a reason: just as he stole the hearts of
the pre-pubescent crowd (not like that) in
"School of Rock," he's saving an orphanage
from imminent closure by moonlighting as a
masked Mexican Randy Savage. Seeing if this
one flops is like waiting for the Roman emperor
to give the thumbs-down to the warrior asking
about his downed opponent at the Colosseum.
Black is teetering on the brink of disaster. But if
it works, he'll look like a genius. With lared
Hess of "Napoleon Dynamite" fame directing,
it's a coin flip. At Lexington Green, Regal and


On the way to a big race, cocky speed demon
McQueen (voiced by the Dean Martin of the Frat
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lane when he's delayed in Radiator Springs He
learns life lessons, comes out better in the end.
etc. This should be another monster hit from
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A mowe about what goes on behind the scenes
during the last broadcast of America's most
celebrated radio show. Wow, snorefest, right?
Not with this cast. Hollywood royalty Kevm
Kline and Meryl Streep, along with the leg-
endary Tommy Lee lones and the original white

of the 1976 horror classic “The Omen." The film (aptly) opened Tuesday.

gangster, Woody Harrelson, make this film
about a rather pedestrian National Public
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based on an implausible plot involving mis-
taken identity and Garfield masquerading over
a castle. it makes me want to save my money
and buy frozen lasagna instead. Not even Bill
Murray, who VOices the fat cat, can save this
unfortunate sequel, which opens lune 23.
jennifer Love Hewitt also stars. Theaters TBA.

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and perpetual (expletive deleted) Miranda
Priestly. And soon after she's hired at the
"Runway" magazine. hapless personal assis-
tant Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) Wishes she'd
never met Miranda, either. Still. Meryl Streep's
turn as an uber-you-know-what, played to
eerie ice-queen perfection, makes this well
worth the price of admission. Based on the
chick-lit tome by the same name, "The Devil
Wears Prada" opens lune 30 Theaters TBA.

First of all, the list of people skipped over for
the role of Superman reads like a roster of
"Cosmo Girl!" cover boys. josh Hartnett, Ashton
Kutcher, Paul Walker, Davrd Boreanaz,and lerry
O'Connell were all in discussmns for the role.
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of his life. in this episode of the series, the Man
of Steel comes back to Earth to fight Lex Luthor
(Kevm Spacey) and wm back 1015 Lane (Kate
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Editorial Board

Crystal Little. Editor in chief
Chris Johnson. Managing editor
Wes Blevins, Opinions editor

Tim Wiseman, Sports editor
Doug Scott. Staff columnist
Andrew Martin, Staff columnist


Now’s the time to deal
with campus parking




UK officials need to do some-
thing about parking on this cam-
pus. But seriously, UK officials re—
ally do need to do something
about parking on this campus.

Forgive us for tapping into the
well of triteness so early this
summer. but some topics of con-
tention must be revisited. howev-
er less than exhilarating.

By the end of 2008, UK Park-
ing and Transportation Services
will lose nearly 1,400 spaces ~
that is, 7 percent of all parking
spaces. Construction projects,
such as the the Memorial Colise-
um basketball practice facility,
the UK Chandler Medical Center
expansion, the new
Biomedical/Biological Sciences
Research Building. as well as new
buildings for the College of Busi-
ness and Economics, College of
Law and Bluegrass Community
and Technical

both find a ban on freshman cars
unsavory, and we agree.

As Thornton told The Kernel
last month, “You've got to look at
everybody's parking. You can't
pick on the freshmen."

It's unfair to single out any
group, particularly one not al-
ready causing transit problems
on campus. And the dilemma
such a rule would thrust upon
freshman living or working off
campus is too severe.

However, incentive plans
posited by people such as UK ur-
ban planning professor Lynn
Phillips have potential. Phillips
wants to expand existing bike
lanes and focus on creating a
campus more inimical to biking
and walking.

She realizes that such a
change will first require an alter-
ation of outlook for most people,

but Phillips be-


College. demand
the sacrifice.

Although UK
President Lee
Todd plans to
hold down fresh-
man enrollment
over the next cou-
ple of years in or-
der to combat a
climbing student-
to-faculty ratio,
UK will shortly
resume steady

If Todd's Top-

The number of UK
students and
employees continues
to increase - yet the
number of parking
spaces is expected
to decline.

lieves ever-rising
gas prices may
force such an adap—

“Gas prices will
continue to help
convince people
that you can't keep
on keepin‘ on,"
Phillips said in a
recent interview.
“It's a mentality
change. Four dol-
lars a gallon will
be a catalyst.“

Also piqulng


20 Business Plan
goal is met. UK will grow to more
than 28.000 students by 2012, an
increase of nearly 9 percent from
UK‘s 2004 enrollment of 25.744

Put simply. more students and
less space creates problems.

UK is running out of land on
which to build parking infra-
structure — not to mention the fi~
nancial impediments. Building
and maintaining the average
parking space costs UK Parking
and Transportation Services
about 816.000.

At this point. parking solu-
tions are all about efficiency and
innovation. Various and sundry
ideas have been offered. ranging
from fees to provide funding for
more parking garages. under-
ground parking. carpooling in~
centives. increased incentives to
walk and ride bikes. parking on
off~campus sites and catching a
shuttle. prohibiting freshman
from bringing cars to school or
even paying people not to drive.

It isn't fruitful or even pru-
dent to consider every idea with-
out a concrete plan. but some
ideas should be dismissed while
others should garner immediate

Todd and Parking and Trans-
portation Director Don Thornton

our interest are
the use of offcampus sites, such
as Red Mile Racetrack and Lex-
ington Mall in conjunction with
some form of campus shuttle.
But as Todd points out, such ne-
gotiations may engender logisti-
cal nightmares. when Red Mile is
in session and in the eventual
case the mall property attracts a
new owner or lessee.

Members of the Editorial
Board would like to add that stu-
dent input should be sought out
when devising solutions. Admin-
istrators with primo parking may
be numb to student outlooks and

UK officials must set up f0.
rums and meetings with students
and campus leaders. Student Gov-
ernment should take a role in the
debate. Perhaps UK could even
solicit ideas from their own stu-
dents in fields such as landscape
architecture and other pertinent
fields of study. The input of those
students would not only benefit
UK but enhance their educational

Admittedly. Todd. Thornton
and other leaders will never be
able to make everyone happy. But
astute planning and brainstorm»
ing is needed to‘avert a daily cat-

astrophe. In this situation. the ,

UK community simply can‘t af-
ford to space out.










Birthdays: the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Happy birthday to me.

I think.

Maybe I’m in the minority
here, but birth-
days have never
been milestones
for me — even
as a kid. Thir-
teen was kind of
cool because a) I
could finally call
myself a teenag-
er and b) it’s my
favorite number,
but it also meant
c) more non-fun
with puberty
and d) pimples.
Sixteen was OK because I got my
driver‘s permit. But 18 and 21
were almost disconcertingly anti-

They seemed kind of pointless.
really. I didn‘t (and still don’t)
smoke. so it didn‘t matter that I
could legally purchase tobacco
products. I didn‘t drink at all. so
alcohol meant nothing to me at
the time. (I’ve since fallen off that
particular pedestal. Seven months
ago. to be exact).

Last year W when I hit 22. for
those of you who are keeping up
— was unexpectedly amazing. I’ll

Prepared for a totally low-key
day, I rolled out of bed and eventu-
ally into The Kernel to help illus-
trious former editor Hillary Cana-
da copy edit.

Blasé in all its finery. right?

Well. not exactly. Later that
day. I was asked to go on assign.
ment in sub-Saharan Africa for a



Suffice to say, Best. Birthday.

Clearly, nothing can top that
kind of unexpected opportunity.

So now, after surviving Birth-
day No. 23?

Well. to be honest. I‘m a bit am-
bivalent. It’s not that it was a ter-
rible day. I expected it to be a com-
plete non-event (and Imean that
in the best way possible).

But it wasn’t. At least, not
quite. I spent the day — yesterday,
for anyone who‘s interested in
sending a belated gift ~ getting
my bum handed to me during mid-
night trivia at The Fishtank (who
knew Stone Temple Pilots signed a
record deal under the name
Mighty Joe Young, or that they
were from San Diego, for that mat-
ter?), logging a few hours at my in-
ternship and putting together this
issue, thankyouverymuch. Not
that I’m bitter.

Maybe I should be more excit-
ed about birthdays. They’re an ex-
cuse to accept presents, free cake
and imbibe lots of alcohol.

On the other hand, I'm another
year closer to a quarter-life crisis.

Um. score?

Oh, but wait! There’s more —
just down the road (or over the
hill. if you’ll excuse that terrible
pun). it’s all about middle age and
its inherent depression.


And later, I can look forward to
daily Ben Gay applications and
downing Metamucil with eyes
closed. fervently willing the
chalky ickiness to taste like a
no-foam latte.

Wishful thinking — at that age,
the caffeine Ilove so dearly now
will probably spark some form of
cardiac arrest.

After that, it’s only a coffin, so
I won’t depress any readers fur-
ther by dwelling on that particular
aspect of getting old.

Maybe this rant errs just a bit
on the dramatic side.

OK, so it er