Monthly Archives: August 2010

Valley of the guanji.

It’s only about five days before I leave, and I haven’t gotten my work permit in the mail. Supposedly it was sent about three days ago by express mail, which means I should have gotten it some time today, but … Continue reading

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Rice house for comfort.

I had this dream a few nights ago where the main character had a house where the floor, sofas and chairs were made out of the crisped rice you find at the bottom of a rice cooker. I remember thinking … Continue reading

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Two nice gives.

The other day I stepped out of my apartment and found all these post-it notes on my door. It turned out they were from the neighbors. They had found an abandoned bike, pulled it out of the dumpster, cleaned it … Continue reading

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Surprise potatoes

The other day Kimi was at my house and I was showing her my tomato plants, which I was very pleased with. I have like 30 little tomatoes now, which is a big improvement over last year, when I had … Continue reading

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Don’t drink my drink!

As many of you may know, I don’t like people fooling with my liquids. Something weird happened today while I was at this temp cleaning job. There was one man with us (the rest of us working inside were women), … Continue reading

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Time is passing.

I feel weird, and sort of panicky, when I see it is the first of August. I don’t know why that would be. I still have a month to get everything ready, I have to find a way to keep … Continue reading

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Life and death

Yesterday I was walking on campus and I saw two hawks cooperating to catch a squirrel. They were trying to get it between themselves so it couldn’t escape. I felt sorry for it, but I didn’t want to interfere with … Continue reading

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