Monthly Archives: June 2005

Rubber nipples in stereo.

I guess the crackdown on pirated CDs is over because all the 4AD records I was wanting (the ones I mentioned in the post No Death Metal for Me) suddenly reappeared. I got another Cocteau Twins album. I’ve noticed that … Continue reading

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Huge storms

There have been a couple of huge rainstorms in the last few days. Yesterday I looked out the window at around 4:00 pm, and it looked like it was about 7:30! When the rain started I took a few pictures … Continue reading

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Depressing headline

US to Make Plutonium for “Secret Missions.” This is a story that just came out from Reuters. Is the US one of the dumbest countries in the world today? Is everyone in the government going crazy?

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Going home?

I’ve been rethinking my summer plans. I may want to go home for the summer, or at least for a few weeks of it. I haven’t found a summer job yet, partly because of my lack of enthusiasm for getting … Continue reading

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Six teeth

Today I had a conversation with an old lady who had six teeth. There were four on top, and two on the bottom. Because the two on the bottom were evenly spaced and very long, the whole time I was … Continue reading

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Tremendous embarrassment!

I went back to the computer I’d used to send “Naked Came the Mountie,” an attempt at mountie porn, to a friend of mine, and I found it was on the list of recent document! I think that means anyone … Continue reading

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Sudden realization.

I was just sitting back, thinking of how I’m done with work for the night, when it dawned on my I actually haven’t planned anything to do in class tomorrow. That’s an odd thing to overlook!

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Hey Jessica!

If you read this, please send me your e-mail, so I can send you a link to my Flickr account!

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Dubious moments in massaging.

Lately I’ve felt migrainey, and thought if I went to get a massage it would help. (It usually does.) I brought my woodlock oil for the masseuse to use. Last time I got an oil massage from No. 5, the … Continue reading

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(Today I’m having my period.)

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Bad cold

The people I was hanging around with during the conference were coughing a lot, and I was hoping I wouldn’t catch whatever they had. I did catch it, though. Now I have a little fever, a sore throat, a stuffed-up … Continue reading

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Post-conference

I went to the conference, and it was pretty fun. In fact, I’m convinced I could make decent conference presentations. I’m thinking that if I had gone to a conference or two when I was in grad school, I would … Continue reading

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Conference tomorrow

I’m going to attend a conference on Chinese film tomorrow. It’s the first time I ever went to one of these. I’m going just as a listener, to hear what’s going on. I’m a bit nervous, because I don’t know … Continue reading

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That’s interesting!

I’m surrounded by deaf people “yelling” in sign language! It’s interesting. I feel kind of rude writing this when they’re around me, actually, as if I’m talking about them “behind their backs.”

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I decided to stay home.

I was invited to some sort of get-together tonight but I decided to stay home, largely because the annoying Israeli guy was there. Really, he’s more maddening than annoying. If you say anything he disagrees with he turns all red … Continue reading

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I thought my computer was fixed …

because it could get on line with the new modem my student gave me. It actually worked when he was there. As soon as he left, though, I couldn’t link to any pages. Maybe the internet is just really slow?

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Open fly guys

Today in my little “xiao qu” (sort of like a little, walled-in apartment complex), I ran into this really old guy who wanted me to sit down and talk with him. I did, and then noticed his fly was open. … Continue reading

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I helped save a bird.

Oh — a nicer thing happened earlier today. Before my ten o’clock class, I heard a bird chirping loudly and suspected it was caught somewhere in the building. I was right. There was a little bird that had flown down … Continue reading

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No death metal for me.

Recently I found this DVD store near where I get my massages has an upstairs section where they had all sorts of weird music I wouldn’t expect to find in China. There was a ton of death metal, for instance … Continue reading

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