Monthly Archives: November 2005

She’ll Hang the Baskets

It happens every once in a while that, listing to a song I’ve heard a hundred times, I’ll suddenly be struck by it profundity. Cake’s Tougher Than It Is, for example. The chorus (some people like to make life / … Continue reading

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Avoiding Homework…

This might be the first time this semester that I’ve posted here simply because, well, if I wasn’t posting, I wouldn’t have a good excuse to not to do homework. Needless to say, this post has been long over-due. =) … Continue reading

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Bangkok Marathon

After months of training, my roommate Josh ran the Bangkok marathon this morning. He ran very well (especially considering that this is his first marathon), coming just a second shy of his school record at 2 hours, 37 minutes 42 … Continue reading

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To Do With Nothing

Here’s a random, vacuous post for ya: I was arrested (heh) by a most interesting sensation today. Stealing wireless internet outside the Dome building on campus today, I had been sitting in a lotus-esque position with my laptop well beyond … Continue reading

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Cannery Row

Today has been completely non-productive, but ultimately rather enjoyable just the same. I remember vaguely thinking something to the effect of “I’d better fall asleep quick, or the sun’ll be up before I’m asleep” around 5:40 this morning… or some … Continue reading

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Loi Krathong

Last Wednesday was Thailand’s annual Loi Krathong festival: a holiday for dedicated to the rivers– mae naam, mother water– expressing gratitude for its life-giving renewal, and apologizing for using it and polluting it. The holiday is celebrated by setting krathong … Continue reading

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Ayudthaya Pictures

Last weekend Nam Pueng took me to her “village home” in Ayudthaya, which is 80km or so north of Bangkok. The trip itself was enjoyable, and I especially enjoyed feeling like I was actually in Thailand. There are pictures here:http://www.eateggs.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=521 … Continue reading

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Christmas

As the holiday season approaches (or so my calendar says– you wouldn’t know it here!), I guess it’s time for me to announce I will not be participating in Christmas this year, for several reasons. Obviously, there is the logistical … Continue reading

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Live in Quad E in 2006-2007!

When I return to Montana State in the fall of 2006, I will live on campus, hopefully in Quad E. And if you’re reading this, odds are that I’d like you to live there, too. Here’s a few of my … Continue reading

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Thai Cuisine, or How to Cook With a Blowtorch

As much as I often sometimes (ok– often) complain about my classes here, I must count myself as being so grateful that I’m not in any of the many other classes that I walk past where the teacher sits at … Continue reading

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