Monthly Archives: April 2009

Not a nice thing to hear:

Five-year-old to very overweight man while waiting for Thanksgiving Day parade: Are you one of the balloons? –Broadway & 50th St Overheard by: Peter (From www.overheardinnewyork.com)

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It was nothing.

I woke up today feeling all sweaty, and felt pretty nauseous all morning. What with all the swine flu stuff being talked about, I thought I might as well go to the school health center and get it checked out. … Continue reading

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Very strange commercial.

I had no idea it was an ad until the end. So odd …

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Wondery.

So, is this depression stuff for real, or is it a crutch for me? Do I really have these problems, or is it really that I’m disorganized or have bad study skills, and then I freak out? How much of … Continue reading

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Misleading movie summary

Children become involved with disturbed neighbor; murder follows. What movie is this? (Inspired by Uncomfortable Plot Summaries, on Postmodern Barney)

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A couple complicating factors:

I never really act sad or miserable or anything in class. Do you think it’s strange that I’ll be talking about having problems, when it hasn’t looked much like I’m having them?

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So, what should I do?

What with this medication fiasco, which I am still working on getting fixed, I’ve been feeling not so good, and having a lot of trouble concentrating. I haven’t been able to get down to work recently. The trouble is, final … Continue reading

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Got depressed all of a sudden.

Well, not all of a sudden. I’ve been feeling kind of crappy lately. All I want to do is sleep. I don’t have any motivation, and I’m sort of avoiding dealing with my end-of-the-year projects. I think it’s related to … Continue reading

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“I take LSD for fun.”

Actually, I doubt she takes it at all, and was probably just strong-armed into appearing in the film because her dad was working on it in some capacity. Once my father tried to get my brothers and I to pose … Continue reading

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Yeah!

Got my Chinese visa today!

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“Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates”

Uhhh … I don’t know about this. Supposedly dolphins blocked Somali pirates from attacking Chinese ships.

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Strange

So this student was found dead in his apartment several months ago. The police said his death was suspicious, but they wouldn’t know why he died until they did toxicology tests. So, several months later, they release that he was … Continue reading

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Combining plastic toy goodness AND noodles!

Made by Bandai, proud makers of lots of weird robot-themed toys! Picture found on Tokyo Mango.

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R.I.P. Marilyn Chambers

Not that she was such a good actress or anything, but I guess she wanted to break out of porn into legitimate movies, but never really made it. That makes me feel sorry for her. I’ll always remember her in … Continue reading

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Dream

Two nights ago, for the first time, I had a dream that I had a baby. Actually, the dream wasn’t that I was having a baby, it was that I already had one, an infant. I think it was a … Continue reading

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A collector of unusual Chinese names

Man on the hunt for rare family names The link is to an article from the Taipei Times about a guy who collects strange Chinese surnames as a hobby. I’ve actually seen one that’s mentioned, Yao, written the same way … Continue reading

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WTF sauerkraut

Someone was cooking sauerkraut in a crock pot today in the office today! I couldn’t believe I’d see that in the US. In China, I wouldn’t blink an eye if someone brought a live chicken into the office, but in … Continue reading

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Dang!

It looks like I missed two fun events this weekend! One was a shindig at the U’s ice rink, and the other was a Taiwan/Japan cultural day! This is especially lame because I always feel really lonely on weekends. At … Continue reading

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Chinatown Farmers Insurance sign

I went to Chicago last weekend, and of course visited Chinatown. I bought some new chopsticks, and bought five boxes of Botan Rice Candy. The saleslady confirmed my suspicions that it is actually made in the US, and that is … Continue reading

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Milleflori paperweight

These are my favorite things in the whole Art Institute of Chicago.

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