Monthly Archives: July 2008

Found a place to live.

I’m really tired today. It was my first full day in East Lansing (I think — I’m too tired to remember), and I’m happy to say I found a place to live. It was a little tough because so much … Continue reading

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Karaoke tomfoolery.

This was taken on my last night of karaoke in Shanghai. Singing with me are J and Niko.

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Hey! Is that Teya?!?!?!?!?!?

My mom and I drove to East Lansing today, and after loafing at our hotel for like 25 minutes, decided to walk across to the nearby Applebee’s to have some dinner. Who did we run into but Teya! She had … Continue reading

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Back in the USA.

As of about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, I’m back in the United States. The moving process, especially the last few days, was nervewracking and exhausting.  Leaving was pretty traumatic, and I did cry a lot on the plane. Luckily, Kitty … Continue reading

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I missed my farewell brunch.

I was supposed to go to brunch with a lot of people today, to 1221, with is a reknowned restaurant in Shanghai, because I’ll be leaving in a couple days.  The problem was, I have not been sleeping lately, and … Continue reading

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By the way …

there is a little black and white kitten living in my stairwell/outside the gate to my apartment building.  If anyone would like to adopt him, he is available.

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WTF?

Birth control pills = abortion?

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She thinks I “lai bu ji.”

Dog Man’s sister came over to help clean today (it was her idea), and she expressed doubts I’ll get everything done in time.  I’m not really that doubtful, but maybe I am just in a fool’s paradise.  Also, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Interview with Paolo about Postcrossing.com.

I was shocked to come across an article about someone I know on Shanghaiist.  It turns out Paulo M. created a Web site that hooks up strangers who like getting and receiving postcards.  You sign up, get a random person’s … Continue reading

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News flash!

Alice had six puppies: two black, one brown, and three white.

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I can’t get into Facebook!

Please pass this along to anyone who is trying to get in touch with me about my party!

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Psst … looking for a postdoctoral fellowship in biophysical applications of optical tweezers?

Fellowship

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Well fancy that! It’s real!

Whenever I see something saying a brand is French, or 100 years old, or whatever here, I just assume it’s a lie. I got my current glasses at a store called Moscot, which according to a paper I got with … Continue reading

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Flight of the Concor.

Just to update the heart monitor story, they did not find any big problem, just that my heart beat “early” occasionally, with the largest number of times being seven in one hour. The doctor proscribed me Concor, and told me … Continue reading

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Kind of disappointed.

Because I am soon to leave Shanghai, I was hoping to have a fun couple weeks before I go. Therefore, this weekend was pretty disappointing to me. I didn’t do anything yesterday, and today I called maybe seven people with … Continue reading

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Temporarily photoless.

For some reason, all of a sudden I can’t post from my Flickr account to this blog, so this has been pretty photoless lately. Here are some links to pictures that relate to things I’ve been talking about: Majestic tulou … Continue reading

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Original METROPOLIS found!

4 July 2008 10:35 AM, PDT | From Studio Briefing  | Less than two weeks after New York-based Kino International had announced that it had completed a frame-by-frame restoration of Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic Metropolis and would release it in … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson’s Albanian customer service line number …

is (386+1) 585-1800. Just in case you ever happen to need it. (I got this today in a useless e-mail reply to a question I sent in about using Neutrogena’s Fine Fairness products.)

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Your government in “action.”

Girl: Do you know what a pearl necklace is? Woman: I didn’t learn about any of that shit until I worked on the Senate floor. (From Overheardeverywhere.com)

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“Was Jesus a zombie?” question sends missionaries packing

Missionaries Phil and Alma Goodwyn of Abilene, Texas decided they finally had enough after joining a university English Corner yesterday. The couple visited East China Teachers’ College as part of their underground missionary activity, to attempt to slip references to … Continue reading

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