Monthly Archives: May 2009

Sneeze.

Teya lives on the 14th floor of a building, and a guy outside is sneezing so loudly I can hear it all the way up here.

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Karaoke annoyance.

So, since I like to go to karaoke, J and Matt organized a small party. We were all hoping to sing our favorite things, and I was looking forward to subjecting everyone to my version of “Don’t Cry for Me, … Continue reading

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Grumpy Old Men, Part III

In Guangzhou, a despondent man was on a bridge, threatening to jump. Police spent two hours trying to persuade him to come down. Then, an old man who was pissed off at the traffic disruption burst through the police line … Continue reading

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Flickr meet.

Went to a Flickr meet today. Disappointingly, I did not know any of the other people who were there. They were nice, though. There were a couple of Dutch guys, an American guy, a girl from Singapore, three Chinese girls, … Continue reading

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Uh oh.

I just saw a message on Facebook by the person who is supposed to be taking care of my cat saying she will be in New York until Sunday. How can she be taking care of my cat then?!? Hopefully … Continue reading

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Do you think it would be unreasonable to have a child without getting married?

On purpose, I mean? I’ve always wanted to raise a child, although I have never been able to picture myself getting married. I’m afraid time is getting short. I really have thought occasionally about having a child without being married, … Continue reading

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Me ‘n’ the Chairman.

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Something strange happened.

This afternoon I was hanging out with the Dog Man. It was getting kind of chilly and my feet really hurt, so I was thinking of going back to Curtis’s. However, the Dog Man wanted to have dinner with me … Continue reading

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The temp people cometh.

When we arrived in Shanghai on Friday, we all had to get our temperature taken by these people before we could get off the plane. It turns out that if one of us had had a fever, everyone would have … Continue reading

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In China now!

Hi — I got in yesterday afternoon, Shanghai time. I had a pretty painless flight, sitting next to an older American guy named Homer who talked to me from time to time, and managing to sleep for a couple hours. … Continue reading

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My complainey e-mail to General Mills:

What’s the deal with the bad dubbing on the Multigrain Cheerios commercial? The words don’t match the people’s lip movements. Couldn’t you just have shot another commercial? (I know this is a petty complaint, but I was like, “What the … Continue reading

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65,000!

My Flickr photostream has now had 65,000 views!

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Another reason to be wary of Wikipedia

Irish student hoaxes world media with fake quote This Irish college student made a up a fake quote about Maurice Jarre and put it in Wikipedia. It was quoted in obituaries for him all over the world. For other weird … Continue reading

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Here’s a question …

Do you think I should bring pepper spray to China, or would I be too tempted to spray pickpockets?

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Annoyed, then guilty.

A lot of time when my mom calls, I feel really annoyed. Oftentimes, the call interrupts me, or I feel she’s getting to some sort of point but won’t say what it is. This time, she called me and started … Continue reading

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Not associated with PFLAG

The website for the American Cornhole Association.

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Hey … keep it clean! This is the Midwest!

I’ve never heard cornhole to mean anything but anus before, so I was surprised to see this sign in the MSU Union.

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Updates and getting ready.

Since I got on Facebook, I think I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog. Really, it’s good to put stuff here too, because Facebook is so ephemeral. I do have a couple pieces of good news — one is … Continue reading

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My work so far.

I’ve been feeling better. I actually finished one major project early, which is unheard of for me. Today I had the final exam for my linguistics class, I project a final grade (on the exam) of 96% at the lowest. … Continue reading

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