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Month: July 2008

Chin up

Chin up

It has come to my attention that some comments made on my July 14th entry may have been misinterpreted. “Chins” was referring to the Ch’in Dynasty (or “Qin” in pinyin), not the racial slur “chink.” Death by a thousand cuts, otherwise known as “slow-slicing” was a torture method invented in China and used during the “Imperial Period.” The Qin Dynasty is generally recognized as the first dynasty of this Imperial Period.

Is anybody out there?

Is anybody out there?

An interesting thing happened yesterday. About once or twice a day I’ll get a notice that someone has registered on my blog. Now, the vast vast majority of the time these are spam-bots that have figured out how to register (they are getting smarter all the time). I then have to go in and delete them before they can post about gambling or Cialis or what have you. Yesterday I got another notice – and a bit later I got…

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dendrites that wasted their lives

dendrites that wasted their lives

lime gatoraide H&M tea travelling the beach Northern California Shanghai karaoke watermelon counting crows crowds in public cooking Honda S2000 bollywood movies persian/indian music the smell of sun-dried sheets pinkberry ramenya (even though it is now closed by the LA health department due to “vermin”) udon gelato strawberry milk pickles purple bell flowers rosemary lavender vanilla strawberry gardenia Moose Journey bohemian rhapsody Flavored soap (apple) nice watches Pepsi (over coke) Lily flowers tulips never Chrysanthemum The glass thermometers with oil…

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earthquake!

earthquake!

We just had a fairly major (i.e. I felt it this time) earthquake! This is the first one in over a year – but this was way more exciting. Early reports are saying this was a 5.8. I hope nothing fell over at my house! the earth is still shaking slowly and gently now as I write this…sort of a weird feeling.

Things do come in threes

Things do come in threes

Yesterday I went to the doctor for my “final” appointment. I had taken (yet another) blood test on Tuesday to check my thyroid hormone levels. After waiting for an hour the doctor finally came in and asked me why I was there. After explaining my case again… and explaining that HE had wanted me to take the test again we determined that the lab had never sent the results. So – more waiting while the office called the lab and…

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something in the air

something in the air

Was there a national angry young women’s conference somewhere a few weeks/months ago? Everyone is getting dumped! Justin is all broken up about his recent girlfriend and their falling out. Ironically this happened a few weeks ago and Beverly was giving him “relationship advise” at the time. I feel pretty bad for him as I know the pain myself all too well. The same things he is saying like “I’m (insert age here) and I’m tired of having this keep…

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Rocking Out

Rocking Out

Sunday morning Justin and I set out for Malibu Creek State Park. When we arrived around 10am the fog was still heavy on the mountains. As we walked into the park we went through hills of yellow (burnt) weeds. In front of us we could see the tree covered mountains with random outcroppings of scraggly multi-colored rocks. We both wondered how to get over there. Eventually we’d have to agree to figure that out later. At the bottom of the…

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Saturday was a lonely one.

Saturday was a lonely one.

I made all the usual calls, but everyone was out of town, busy or just not answering. I thought about going to see Batman, but all the showings were sold out at every theater (Jesus, it isn’t THAT good, is it?) in the metro Los Angeles area. Left with little options I decided to go to the massive mega mega mega mall known as the Woodland Hills Westfield Promenade and just walk around for a while. I discovered a few…

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