Monthly Archives: November 2005

Crap coming out of my mouth.

I had a strange dream the other night. At some point in it, I looked down and found there were these strange granules the color of raw sugar growing out of my finger tips. I pinched them to see if … Continue reading

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Toxic crap flows through Harbin.

I just read that due to a chemical plant explosion in Jilin, the river that flows through Harbin has been polluted with high levels of benzene. Too bad! Actually, I saw a news report on this last night but didn’t … Continue reading

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I just love … acid.

That’s a quote from erroneous subtitles on a print of Tom-Yum Goong I got the other day. I posted some of the pictures to Flickr, and I got back a message from someone called Codeman38 who had seen the exact … Continue reading

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The 46th Weapon

This is from an interesting dream I had last night: I dreamt that in this society, every year they had some sort of combat exercise. I was totally perplexed to find out that I had to participate in it, because … Continue reading

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Strike!

Ever since “Nelson” showed up, the dog man seems to be on some start of strike. I don’t think he’s bathed or anything for like three weeks. He keeps asking hopefully if N. is gone yet. He’s been pretty unfriendly … Continue reading

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“Mexican Eats in 21 Cities”

A headline from MSN.com. He must have been really hungry, or really mobile. If one of my students wrote this in a paper, I’d laugh. It’s kind of sad this ended up on MSN.

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Missing the platonic ideal of black sweater

Black turtlenecks are an essential part of my winter wardrobe, and I especially like having some nice black ones to wear when I go to work. Back in Shenzhen, I found the ideal one: soft (not scratchy or itchy), not … Continue reading

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Strange conversation.

Tonight after getting some English-language materials printed at the local copy shop, the proprietor asked me if I am Japanese. I said no, and asked, “Do I look Japanese?” He said, “No.” Then why did he ask?!? Earlier tonight a … Continue reading

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Do not dub me Shapka, plus swinger redux?

For web purposes, I’ll dub my houseguest Nelson, although that is not his real name. I could, however, conceive of him being a Nelson, so I think it’s a good choice. Anyway, the man of the suspected swinger couple works … Continue reading

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I guess I go out more than I thought.

I’d always had this idea that I don’t go out very much, since I don’t go to nightclubs and things like that. But with my guest here, I’m feeling a bit stir-crazy at times, and thinking that maybe I do … Continue reading

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Swingers?

My mystery guest and I went out to a bar last night. Just as we were about to leave, we were suddenly hailed by a group of four people sitting next to us. They demanded to know where my friend … Continue reading

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