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Lychees and anchors

A few days ago, I was in the supermarket in Leipzig browsing the fruit section, hoping to find one of my favorite fruits, either blueberries, persimmons, or mangoes, when to my surprise I saw a box labeled “Lychees – Origin: … Continue reading

Adieu kimchi!

D id you ever have one of those days?… when a drunk Uzbekistani woman comes and sits next to you on a late-night train and starts speaking slurred Korean and all you can do is nod and say “Ne” (“yes” in … Continue reading

How messed up the media is

This past week I have been giving alot of thought to the recent story of Jennifer Strange, the twenty-eight year old woman in California who died of water intoxication. For those who haven’t read about it, she was participating in … Continue reading

2 good things about the USA

Hey, there are two things I’ve recently realized I appreciate about the USA (I’m posting this to balance out the negative comments I may have made regarding said country): 1. The fact that there are so many cultural, linguistic, religious, … Continue reading

Crappy apartment complex design

Dear Mr. Big-shot Architect, I just wanted to write to you to offer a little friendly criticism about your beautiful, luxurious new apartment complexes, which are springing up all over the place. On a positive note, they are indeed very … Continue reading

Six degrees of separation

I have been very interested in these last few days in the theory of six degrees of separation…It all started a few days ago when I joined friendster.com on a whim. I don’t know why I did, because I really … Continue reading

Pet peeves 2

1. I really hate it when you meet people and they give you their email address, but it’s a school address, one that they have because they are a student at that particular school (for those of you who aren’t … Continue reading

I love NPR!

I just want to announce to everyone that I am officially an NPR (National Public Radio) junkie!!! I can’t get enough of it—I mean, a technological medium such as radio used in such a way as to EDUCATE, INFORM, and … Continue reading

My pet peeves

These are two of my biggest pet peeves related to driving (there’s not much in the world that can make me get upset, but these things do!): 1. When you are driving on a secondary road, approaching an interstate, and … Continue reading

Darwin Day

I just went to a talk at the Unitarian-Universalist Church about Darwin and Intelligent Design in honor of Darwin Day (Darwin’s birthday), and I wanted to jot down a few interesting points before I forget them! 1. Only about 10 … Continue reading

Existential musings

I was over Stephanie’s the other day and we watched “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, and it made me start thinking about time…because the movie takes place in the seventies. And I just started thinking about how I have always envisioned time … Continue reading