Monthly Archives: December 2005

Norwegian Wood?

Do you think it would be possible to get away with making a porn movie called Norwegian Wood?

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Finals.

Tomorrow will be my first day of giving final exams. I hate doing it. It’s surprisingly stressful for me, since I end up worrying about not having enough time to get the class done. I did drop my students an … Continue reading

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Dentures.

I just dowloaded RealPlayer, and have been listening to NPR news reports. Carl Kassel (sp?) reads the news on Morning Edition, and is really sounds like his dentures are lose. They sound like they’re going to fall off. It’s really … Continue reading

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I feel burnt out.

I feel sort of burnt out when it comes to my work, and I’m eagerly waiting for the semester to end. That’s funny, because when you think of it, I barely do any work at all. A lot of my … Continue reading

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Buffal-HO

I just downloaded RealPlayer, and am listening to WNYC news. It’s presented by Seterius Johnson, whose name I’ve always liked. I can imagine little kids would call him “The Serious Johnson.” Anyway, he just accidentally referred to Buffalo as Buffalho. … Continue reading

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An interesting question.

Can a misanthrope be a good writer? It seems like the answer is yes, but that brings up the question, if you don’t like people, who are you writing for? Even if you are writing for yourself, if you are … Continue reading

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“Wo wo wo wo wo.”

That’s the dog man’s imitation of people praying before a meal.

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Am I an asshole?

I snitched on this other teacher today. He’s the guy I don’t like, the one who went brezerk during our dinner in Hainan. I’ve been hearing complaints about his teaching for the past year, and this semester I’ve come to … Continue reading

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It is my destiny to spill.

I’ve been spilling EVERYTHING lately. The yesterday I spilled a cup of tea on my bed, soaking the mattress and my new sheet, and today, I spilled soy milk like three times. Once I actually dropped a whole box of … Continue reading

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No -at foods for me.

In a moment of idle thinking I realized that three of the only things I won’t eat are words spelled _at. Cat, bat and rat. I wondered if it was because of the linguistic properties of the words, or because … Continue reading

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Where is the half-naked man?

I just realized I haven’t seen the half-naked man lately. (Not that he is always half-naked. Sometimes he’s wearing a big army overcoat or is wrapped in blankets, but that’s the way I always think of him.) I hope he’s … Continue reading

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Lots of anarchist movies.

While looking up The Anarchists in the IMDB, I found there were a ton of movies about anarchists, most made between 1910 and 1920. They include ones with strange titles like The Anarchist’s Sweetheart, Gus and the Anarchists (starring a … Continue reading

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Coat fixed.

I remember that whenever a zipper broke on anything in the US, it was always this huge disaster, and everyone said there was nothing to be done but throw the garment out. Today I took my coat to the local … Continue reading

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Disturbing quote.

I found this passage in the Associated Press article “Reports: Bush Authorized NSA to Spy in US”: The Bush administration had briefed congressional leaders about the NSA program and notified the judge in charge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, … Continue reading

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Nice quote.

From the Korean anarcho-terrorist heroic bloodshed movie The Anarchists: A revolutionist is like a gust of wind that blows toward this filthy world from a far away beautiful land.

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Curtains installed, coat malfunction.

In lieu of spending a lot of money on curtains, I got too cheap, but not bad looking Polarfleece blankets, and I’ve put them up as curtains in my bedroom. They’ve definitely gone part way toward alleviating the cold. They … Continue reading

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Extra comments gone, can comment again.

I’ve dealt with all the pesky spam, and am reopening the comment function.

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HSK test kicked my butt.

I took it today, and understood nothing. SIGH! I guess I should have taken the elementary level test!

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Migrainey.

I ought to be sleeping because I have the HSK test tomorrow, but I feel migrainey. I think it’s because I didn’t eat dinner at the proper time. I’ve taken a Panadol (they seem to work pretty fast), and am … Continue reading

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Migrainey.

I ought to be sleeping because I have the HSK test tomorrow, but I feel migrainey. I think it’s because I didn’t eat dinner at the proper time. I’ve taken a Panadol (they seem to work pretty fast), and am … Continue reading

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