Monthly Archives: February 2005

That dope from Slate!

I’m so irritated by that Blodgett guy who’s been assigned to write a series about China for State. In every column he talks about how he doesn’t know anything about China, and he’s right — he doesn’t. So why is … Continue reading

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I hate Shanghai!

I’ve come to the conclusion that I hate living here. I feel like there’s not a lot of fun stuff to do here — just some high-class shopping for rich people. Well, there are good museums, but just see if … Continue reading

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Damn it!

I laid down for a nap at noon and got up at 7:00! I’m such a creature of habit but I’ve got to break myself of this napping thing! Even using an alarm clock doesn’t work!

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When do you stop being an expert, or even a buff?

I feel like Ive lost my enthusiasm for movies, and even worse (to me, anyway), I feel I know less and less about the areas of movies I used to feel I understood. I havent seen any of the new … Continue reading

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I came to class, but my students didn’t!

There was only one person in my class today! It turns out somebody told the other students that the class would start next week! I don’t know how that happens!

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Oh no!

I was really upset when I read that Hunter S. Thompson killed himself. That’s strange — I’ve never read any of his books and I’ve never felt any sort of affinity for him. I guess it’s just good to have … Continue reading

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First day of school!

The new semester starts tomorrow morning!

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I have a bad habit.

I’ve always been someone who likes to stay up at night and sleep in the daytime, but it’s definitely a bad habit, when you have normal working hours. Lately I’ve been getting up at like 3:00 p.m. I start teaching … Continue reading

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Cialis

Wouldn’t it be awful if your name were Cialis?

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I feel guilty when I don’t go out!

Here it is, Friday night. It’s FREEZING outside, so decided to stay in and not do anything. But, it’s kind of like when I was living in New York. You know there’s a really big city out there, with lots … Continue reading

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I won’t drop my camera on your head.

I went into the Konica Minolta customer service center today to get an English-language copy of the instruction manual, and I’ve found it’s full of incredibly bizarre warnings. It actually tells you not to drop your camera on someone’s head, … Continue reading

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Dr. Greene, R.I.P.

I just got a newspaper cutout my mom sent me about the death of Dr. Larry Greene, my orthodontist. He was a really excellent man, a real gentleman. I knew him for about ten years (because of my formerly horrible … Continue reading

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Do I Dare?

I’ve got this plan that I think I should carry out, but I’m a little scared of doing it. My parents have never told me anything about their wedding. I’ve never seen any pictures of it or anything. I know … Continue reading

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Oho!

I found out the reason it was taking me so long to post pictures to Flickr was that the files were huge! I’d assumed they were like 300 KB, but the Korean People’s Army one was over 8,000! I’ve gone … Continue reading

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MF and the Country

Recently I realized that when I watch DVDs of Sex and the City, I start thinking like the characters talk — using a similar tone, similar word choice, etc. I’d always felt being influenced in that way was a sign … Continue reading

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Life is a veil of tears vs. life is a beautiful choice.

So, here’s a question: For centuries, in Christian thought, life has been referred to as a veil of tears. When did all of that change? When abortion became legal? I suspect so.

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I briefly owned a scanner.

Last night I bought a scanner at Carrefour. It was a Canon 3000ex. I was hoping it’d solve all my image sharing problems, but after I scanned like three things, I started getting these error messages, particularly one that said … Continue reading

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Year of the Rooster!

Shanghai’s year of the rooster was just ushered in with incredible firework chaos! Basically, everybody here gets their hands on the biggest fireworks possible, and sets them off wherever there is an open patch of ground. I watched all of … Continue reading

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Firework mishap.

About half an hour ago, I heard BOOM, then, “Aaaagh!!!”

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Some cunt got glassed!

That was on a sweatshirt I saw today. The whole thing was like, “Some cunt got glassed. Nobody better move until we find out which cunt CGGC!”

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