Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dilemma, and dilemma solved.

Ever since I got my new job, I’ve been trying to figure out where I should live. You see, the problem is that I will be teaching at the new, suburban campus of my university, which is in a very … Continue reading

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Bag lady!

I haven’t mentioned one funny, but nice, thing that happened in Hong Kong. It was a very humid day and I was walking along in Central with the paper-based carrier bag I got from the hotel. Out of the blue, … Continue reading

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My favorite sign in Hong Kong!

I finally got a picture of it last week!

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Shingles!

When I woke up the first morning in Hong Kong, I found there was a bump on my back, sort of like a mosquito bite. The second day there were a bunch more, and they were painful, like a sunburn, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

In other news, I went to Hong Kong this week to renew my visa. I went at the last minute, so I had to pay a lot for my hotel room. It had a nice view of Tsim Sha Tsui, … Continue reading

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News!

Lots has gone on since I wrote here last. Finally, I got a job offer – two, actually. One is in Shenyang, and one is in Shanghai. The Shenyang one actually has a better salary, but I have never been … Continue reading

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Aaahhh …. comeuppance!

I love it when people do stupid stuff and it backfires on them. Okay, that sounds mean, but this is the sort of stuff I’m talking about: Apparently, some white-supremacist dude in Idaho tried to bully, and then attacked, an … Continue reading

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Worry, worry

I had a job interview and a callback from a local university, but since they asked for recommenders I haven’t heard from them. It’s making me pretty anxious, and I’ve e-mailed the people who interviewed me pre-written recommendations that I … Continue reading

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Yes, actually it should.

Slate.com has an article up called “Santorum Google Problem: Should the Search Engine Associate Rick Santorum’s Name with Anal Sex?” I would say yes, it actually should, because anal sex is something Santorum seems excessively interested in (and also because … Continue reading

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An article on man-eating baby movies!

Here you go! It’s from io9.com.

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No more (Sugar) Corn Pops?

Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! If I had known they were going to disappear I would have eaten a lot of them when I was back in the US! The story is here. In an interesting aside, my friend Billy’s friend Darius (Wait, did … Continue reading

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Ever want to watch farmers sing “The East Is Red” in Minnan dialect?

Well, here you go!

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Post Subgenius alcohol adventure

After we left, we went to a place C. frequents, called B and C Bar. One of the proprietors, Candy (I think) did this thing where she sets sambuca on fire, and then the guest “drinks” up the vapors from … Continue reading

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Busy Friday evening

I was surprised to find there as a Church of the Subgenius event in Shanghai last weekend, and of course, I decided to attend. I came late and missed the “sermon,” but did get to meet some nice people. Here … Continue reading

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Get out of a Verizon contract without a penalty.

I just found this article on Lifehacker. I’ve always really disliked this “early termination fee” thing. The main reason people cancel cable or phone service is that they are in real financial distress, and certainly don’t need to be paying … Continue reading

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