Monthly Archives: January 2014

Birthday wishes

It’ll be my birthday tomorrow. My biggest wish for next year is for friends I can rely on, who I feel like I can really communicate with and who want to spend time with me. It’d also be great to … Continue reading

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At first I think my cat killed a mouse …

until … This is a lot like a story I was writing, inspired by the cat I had at the time, Numa, who once brought an entire rabbit home. (Art: Deep-dark-fears.tumblr.com)

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New glasses, new super-mega hat

I went in a new direction last week and got glasses with plastic, dark red frames. I was wondering if I’d regret choosing them after I got home, but I’m really happy with them. I also splurged and got a … Continue reading

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Gussying up the house

Even though I’ve decided to leave, and even started looking at jobs today, I went to IKEA to find some things for my apartment. I’d finally decided to make/buy a curtain to separate the front hallway from the rest of … Continue reading

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I was like, “Oh no!” and then l was like, “Yeah!”

(To be all colloquial about it.) After he went back to Colombia I got a couple nice messages from Juan, the professor I hung around with when he was visiting Shanghai. I got my typical social performance anxiety, though, and … Continue reading

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Frog venom

I went to the Chinese medicine hospital thinking they might prescribe acupuncture for my neck. Instead, here I am applying a dried frog venom poultice.

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Origins of Jewish common surnames

A very interesting article from Business Insider.

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Oh yeah

So why aren’t the nicknames more flattering, something like Super Awesome Man? Well, I guess it’s comforting to me to keep them cartoony, but more than that I tend to make fun of things and people I like (whereas I … Continue reading

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What’s with the nicknames?

People around me have noticed that when I like a person (like, am interested in a person), I will give him a nickname. On one level, it can be out of necessity. For example, I became close friends with Dog … Continue reading

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The phrase

“The animals are eating toast and cheese” has great rhythm.

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It’s not a mouse, it’s a …

In honor of the Australian roach in the ear story that’s all over the Internet lately, let me share my most horrifying cockroach story … It happened when I was in Shenzhen. I was wandering around shopping, and decided to … Continue reading

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Happy birthday!

To Teya!

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