Monthly Archives: October 2004

I forgot — I’m in “a mood.”

You know how you get in a bad mood sometimes and don’t want to do any work? I’m in one of those now. I have four hours of teaching tomorrow, though, so I have to come up with something. Maybe … Continue reading

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I had to vote AGAIN!

This whole frigging voting thing! My absentee ballot never came, so I downloaded a supposedly official form off the Internet and mailed it out. Well, last Monday the government issued a new official ballot! I sent in an inquiry to … Continue reading

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I hope I get to sleep through the night.

There’s something wrong with my upstairs neighbor. I kept waking up at 5:30 in the morning and not knowing why. I’ve figured out that it’s because of the weird noises my neighbor makes in the morning. I can’t even guess … Continue reading

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Shyness and spam

Eh! Im having a loneliness crisis. I want to go out, but my foot isnt well enough for me to go far. At the same time Im scared to approach anybody else to see what theyre doing. Its not a … Continue reading

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“Have you been sleeping with my wife?”

I’m back on line after technical problems, so this post will be a wrap up of several days’ events. The title of this post comes from a segment of a dream I had in which I was was confronted by … Continue reading

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Thank God!

I got my phone bill today and it was only 74 RMB! I was scared to death it would be a lot more. I did end up going to the supermarket today. I went with Rebecca, who lives next door … Continue reading

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I’ve got nothing to do

Why is it when I have nothing in particular to do, I just have this urge to write in here? Of course, I never have anything in particular to say at the time. Maybe I’ll post again later after I … Continue reading

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Bad mood

I was in kind of a bad mood after class today. I’m not sure why. I have a cold, though, so I think that’s part of it. I also went out yesterday with two of my students for an airing … Continue reading

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My cast is off!

My cast finally came off yesterday! I can’t walk yet, though. My foot’s really weak and painful. It still seems a little misshapen. My leg really looked horrible underneath. It was all covered with dead skin and hair. It made … Continue reading

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What I Could Have Bought with the Money I Spent Absentee Voting

I just mailed my Emergency Federal Write-In Ballot yesterday. I had to send it express mail, which cost me 186 RMB. Adding to that the 40 RMB I spent to send my ballot application by priority mail (not knowing it … Continue reading

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Who is Dick Growth, and why is he sending me so much e-mail?

I get a “Dick Growth” e-mail almost every day now. Actually, sometimes I get more than one. I used to get “Christy Creme” e-mails all the time, so much so that when I got an e-mail from Christy Paxson I … Continue reading

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Beam Me Up, Spotty

One of the funny things about Chinese actors is that some of them look really cool in one kind of clothing, but like total dorks in another. For example, a guy called Wakin Cheng looks really good in historical costume, … Continue reading

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Debate

Well, I just watched the third presidential debate. I think Bush did surprisingly well, especially when talking about gay marriage and abortion. I wonder if those were memorized replies? Kerry was a bit lackluster, looked tired, and didn’t include enough … Continue reading

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Various ruminations

Today I got a funny comment from Bart about my last post: I’m sure you’re talking funny. After all, you always talked funny when you lived in the States. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I’m only kidding.) That made me think … Continue reading

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Am I talking with a funny accent?

I caught myself talking funny the other day. That really bugged me, because I hate people to take on weird accents when they go abroad — it seems like the mark of a weak character. I’m going to watch myself … Continue reading

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Why am I so important?

It’s weird when out of the blue you end up in some sort of position of responability, especially when you haven’t actually done anything to earn it. About a month ago I found out I was the city chairperson, or … Continue reading

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Free of ants, free of ants …

Thank God Almighty, I am free of ants! OK, that’s pretty corny, but I had to say it. A man came and sprayed for bugs in my apartment today, which is great, because I hate finding them in my bed. … Continue reading

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Review of hairy legs and ants

Well, I’ve been having a lot of problems posting. First, I found out that Blogspot is blocked in China, and after I found a way to get around that, the Blogger pages wouldn’t load on my computer. I was really … Continue reading

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First off, feet, frustrations.

Welcome to the first post! As usual, I’m torn between wanting total anonymity and to communicate with people! But I’m doing this anyway. I’m just sitting here in Shanghai with a broken foot. Those of you who know me have … Continue reading

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