Month: July 2008

What’s Better Than Peeing with a View?

Having a choice between peeing into A) the belly that [allegedly] begat Christ or B) the mouth of a crocodile. I suppose I’ll have plenty of time on the flight over to China to decide. [thanks for the link, E]

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Earthquake Today

The building started shaking pretty good just a few minutes ago, and it lasted well over 20 seconds. After 15 seconds or so, I started wondering how long it would last. I started considering getting in a “triangle of life” position. It gradually subsided. The epicenter was over 50 miles away, and the magnitude 5.6; […]

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Puzzling Over the Esoteric Meanings Behind This Spam Email…

Perhaps the Universe is trying to communicate something to me…but what?!? ———- Forwarded message ———-From: Madge Bellamy <LinaseventeenthAdair@boston.com> Date: Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 2:24 AMSubject: inferring collapsibleTo: ccorning clamber whitehead workpiece universe headmaster wisdom? wyner, jesus universe. preen wyner clamber weston headmaster brucellosis, palindromic whitehead kennan workpiece blythe phalanx. seventeenth culture.

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Random Photo Essay

This week I ordered and received a new camera to replace the one I lost back in March when I was suffering through the PCS, which seems like a good enough reason to blog all the crappy cell-phone pictures I took when visiting home for a few weeks that month to recover. First of all, […]

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South Korean Fan Death

Many thanks to my friend Brian for warning me about South Korean Fan Death. God only knows how many times I have very narrowly escaped those hungry jaws of death that circulate air through my hot bedroom on summer nights. Just think, if I had closed my window before going to sleep, I wouldn’t be […]

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Stuart Davis at the Knitting Factory Hollywood, Saturday 5 July 2008

It comes as a disappointment to me that I’ll be out of town when Stu (warning: page plays music; adjust volume accordingly) does a show at the Knitting Factory. For one, I’ve never been to that venue, but would love to support it after reading about its possible closure. But the other reason is that […]

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Masters of Our Destiny…

Yuka received her diploma today! Congratulations! Tomorrow, she’ll arrive for her summer break. Tomorrow I will also register for my fall courses at CSUN. I was considering doubling up on core requirement courses, but I think I’ll need to keep it interesting by taking a fiction writing class along with one of the required courses. […]

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