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2001-07-31 00:00:00

i've been cleaning for the second night in a row. i am disgusting and sweaty and smelly and my apartment is still only partially clean. i don't understand what i did to my apartment before i left to make it this disgusting, but it is quite phenomenal.

in other news, today micah and nick discovered the joys of daler mehndi (tunak tunak?) and have apparently been listening to it all day. how odd was it for me to be in the cold room lab watching four daler mehndis bhangra on micah's monitor? and people think the "real world" isn't surreal.

okay, so now i guess i should try to recall the events of my trip to ireland. should i start at the beginning? why not? (just because i love asking myself rhetorical questions, i suppose)

my trip kinda' started friday evening when i got home. after a few hours of frenzied packing and ticket re-shuffling (my original flight to boston -- the connecting flight to london -- was cancelled so i had to talk to delta for a while to get things figured out. kinda' worked out because my flight in london was now coming in at 930am instead of 6am) and obviously no cleaning, i drove to greensboro to stay at payal's parents' house for the night (it's halfway to raleigh, where i was flying out). it was fun hanging out and seeing her, though i fell asleep while we were watching cruel intentions (i'd seen it before). the next morning, we woke up decently early, had breakfast/lunch and went to target where i bought my first purse-type-thing (it's a SATCHEL and it's only meant for traveling -- holds a camera, cell phone, books, and even my passport -- quite handy.) and deoderant. then, we went home, i took a shower, checked email and i headed for raleigh. the airport was decently interesting (though parking was hell -- don't ever park at rdu) so i didn't read or write much (people-watching). the flights were pretty uneventful (as if i haven't already been rambling enough about mundane details); i met an elderly couple that had lived in springfield and arlington for a while (though really they'd lived all over the world) and a 3rd year duke student who was going to london to study at the london school of economics for a year (we chatted about the internet for a while until i gave up on his fluffy ass and pretended to sleep).

i got to london around 930am and finally made it out of customs, immigration and baggage check around 1030am, hoping lanette and max hadn't been waiting since 6am (i sent them an email but wasn't sure if they'd gotten it). they hadn't and it was a joyous reunion overall. we took a bus into the city (got caught up on recent and not-so-recent events in each others' lives during the ride -- i realized i hadn't really been talking to lanette much and felt guilty; and then i realized that my life had been boring as hell and she had been frolicking around europe, and the guilt kinda' dissipated) and checked into our hostel (the generator -- very cool; an old police barracks -- i definitely recommend y'all check it out). then we took the tube to chinatown, had some excellent dim sum; max proceeded to point out that i am very close-minded about food (nick, let this be a lesson to you -- no, i don't know what kind of lesson) and made me try some scallops. they were very good, much to my chagrin.

in any case, is it not obvious that this is becoming far too detailed and unwieldy? maybe i should stop while i'm ahead and quit for the night. besides, politically incorrect is on (i'm addicted) and it's mafia week. so, i'll leave off at the dim sum house in london's chinatown, sunday afternoon (haven't even gotten to ireland yet!). when i finish this up (or add more, anyway) tomorrow night, i fully intend to keep it relatively brief (except, maybe, for the part about the kissing kiwi). good night.

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2001-07-18 00:00:00

i'm putting it up. let the celebration begin. i have decided, i am definitely going to write something about my upcoming trip to ireland. maybe i'll even have pictures. scott has offered to loan me a tiny tape recorder of sorts; even if i don't use that, i can at least take notes with good ol' pen&paper (though my handwriting has gotten atrocious).

other than that, i went to bd's last night with micah, nick and jason (whom i now know), much to andy's disappointment (who is appparently a HUGE fan of mongolian barbecue, but had already eaten). nick actually ate something that wasn't pizza or a sandwich. it was interesting. also, we had coffee, which somehow put me to sleep. i will never understand it.

tonight i pretended to clean and thought about packing. i got as far as emptying my backpack when i realized that i would need to use everything i planned on putting in there between now and saturday. maybe i'll just make a list; that should suppress some of the excitement.

in other news, my box/table is sagging in the middle. the pride and joy of my life is nearing its end; maybe i should reinforce it.

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2001-07-16 00:00:00

i started. <sarcasm>yeah!</sarcasm> i am terrible at designing and was at a complete loss as to what to do; color schemes, navigation, content. <sigh> what to do? 'sokay. i've got something now, and will doubtless change it a trillion times once it's out for all the world to see.

maybe i'll keep this updated on my soon-to-come irish adventures. and maybe sometime soon i will also add a dynamically generated journal so that i can do something with my technical skills. though it is easy enough to just do it "by hand" for now.

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02/08

all casual-like

06/07

quiescent

05/07

sleeping with the fishes

04/07

Kurt is up in heaven now.

02/07

Yes, I'm still sitting here in Virginia

01/07

because i can't keep up with the indians in the news
Wiki wiki wiki wak!

12/06

Wherein I lose my ability to capitalize consistently
I don't like canned food.
Death by Bananas and Satire and Irony
running on empty
25% of the time you are on your periodical!
I don't know why.
No, YOU suck

05/06

bachia takes over the world
payal & harnish get married

03/06

pictures pacify the people

12/05

Kalle has a plastic bag in his pocket. There is some pizza in it.

10/05

adventures in surfing
12 hours of driving and... at least i saw a rainbow.

09/05

now is time for cake
can you believe i've actually been to the hall the rikta was at? does that mean i've officially been to too many indian weddings? the hall's in atlanta!

09/06

girls?

09/05

it was to scrape off my old decal

05/05

betchya' never had a client claim to see angels floating over your shoulder
and the photos are even sporadically interspersed with requisite cute boy shots of cat
agreed: engineers are totally cute.
no risk ass

01/05

ross and his golden plan
just because their photos are so much more entertaining/beautiful than mine
sea of heartbreak

12/04

saare jahan se acha
i wanna go-a to goa!
just in case you deleted my email because you thought it was spam

11/04

who's that other guy? how old is that pic? what happened to the essentials? who are you people?
nightswimming
leave our homos alone
boston is f&^$ing cold!
this country has broken my heart
i think my brother is trying to distract me from the pre-election tension by sharing this

10/04

i was trying to be productive today

11/04

cutest pics of three virginians in china EVAR!

10/04

that deb sure is one smart cookie
why does this sound like a beatnik poem to me?

09/04

happy hurricane weekend part IV
That dreamy look in your eye/ Give me a tropical contact high...
we need a flag and a name.

08/04

miami nightlife after the monsoon rains

07/04

finally we are no one

07/07

Lost your IT job? Blame HR and your management. Don't blame India, or Indians.

06/04

a place where everyone is slightly left of center (and ragingly so), urban, and wearing comfortable shoes
i also do not get "hella"
four year old predictions finally come true
anyone want a gmail invite?
ready talent reunion! and a baby.

05/04

these pictures look curiously similar to my costa rica pictures...

04/2004

so yesterday? i saw a movie? it was great?

03/04

la cuenta por favor

02/04

monkey sad
i feel like i owe you
(hello? anyone still there?)

it MUST be big news
congrats kids :)

01/04

send ice. and love.
this will just have to suffice for now

11/03

i think i miss virginia
the truth about our jobs
dia de los muertos
halloweeeeeeeen pics!

10/03

jimmy pop is cute
on so many levels
also, turnpike update from max: human-less coin lanes are gone
this one's for the bostonians
dramatic sigh soon to come
brain cells burning
taking a break from frog-mania
today's new word is mierde
what update?

09/03

know what i need from you?
i'm working too, really
what have i gotten myself into?
surfers and lesbians
an adventure in ordinary life
start reading metafilter already
also, i got a room in miami! now come visit already.
kick it!

08/03

and mefi the movie would be funny
more liberal propaganda for ben
max is bored
who says you can't drink during the day as a regularly employed drone?

07/03

you think i jest
temptation and timing
drinking is funny
i know some of y'all could do this
so, you won't mind when i ignore you?
you will be required by law to at least try to smoke a cigarette
good news
both from mightygirl.net
i love cafepress
more more more links
alas, where is the redesign?
just links, no judgement
is the fucking glass half-empty or half-full?
or maybe i should just move to miami already
but not insane pictures :(
really? republicans have more money? who woulda thunk?
i have a mosquito bite on my butt
i'm back!

06/03

the site, that is
oh my

03/03

someone HAD to mention the oedipal complex
don't ask about the weddings
it's come to this

02/03

did i mention that march is wedding-mania in dc?
i now have no choice but to delve into all my theories on life, proving them using quantum physics
now, i just wonder how i didn't notice until today... (blame it on the snoooow)
today's conversation with my brother
i would be very delighted to be your friend
the lost art of the well-crafted email

01/03

love as politics
cyan is a four-letter word
who screams "widget!" in the throes of passion?
stop me
did i mention that i'm moving out?
soft, female and already corrupted, please

12/02

i agree with "excess"
ow
look who we found!
can you tell i can't concentrate on work today?
ghosts of xmas past
better than you, daily
fyi, i'm not that pharmacy student from u. of toronto
technical difficulties
how itchy is his back anyway?
message to max
die die die
no pun intended
tales of a viking invasion were greatly exaggerated

11/02

out of the whole chaotic cesspool of hate
she said it, not me
and a little frightening
just because i've been feeling somewhat muted lately...
do you realize?
next time i'll go to supercuts
and the proof is only 9 pages long
the morning after
even if you don't celebrate

10/02

i am brown
shalini is by urgent request
basic adult survival
it's a good thing daddy runs the vacuum empire
another reason
hear me? hear me! i need sugar in my tea!
telecommuting spoiled me. bad telecommuting.
vestri matris dat bonus caput capitis
flailing helplessly

09/02

just because their email was so... charming.
couldn't have said it better myself
miss you
thankgawd
it's just a joke. don't get so uppity
like daughter, like mother
i am NOT a hottie
i'm supposed to be working
you put the happy in my ness
you're more bored than i am
wanna' go?
more to come, i'm sure
are you kiddin'? we've already rented out your room...

08/02

dirty kanadians
some links that are keeping me sedate and content for now
lush-o sez wha?
test 2
now, go read "midnight's children"
that's all
it's (a)LIVE!
this is just a test. do not run out of your house screaming. yet.
for all us "bad" indian girls out there
flatulence does exist!

07/02

so my ass is large and i smell funny... it could be worse.
and now for something pleasant
it was all her baby's daddy's fault, really
she claimed it was because of all the flannel
that's below the median
oh, and i went to jersey this weekend. it was fun.
mirandaarielumbriel
i trust the tofu
to all you toe-haters out there...
um, is this what you expected?
still masquerading as a member of the real world
it's pointless to walk when it's past time to run

06/02

guess i'll go eat now
inanity of content reaches an all-time low
anyone remember carmen sandiego?
rock on, nickelodeon
get busy living or get busy dying
what was that? you don't think i'm funny?
another one bites the dust
statement of the day
even a termite wouldn't choke on it o/~
living vicariously thru the sachia
embarrassing him is my job (my 8th personality is a large italian mother)
who knew that jay-z was a trendsetter?
welcome back to virginia

05/02

stir it up
i don't get it
disturbing behavior
bollywood chic, eh? have you seen an indian movie?
skanky like a project chick
the british suck. apparently these pickles don't.
when you have nothing to say...
no, officer. i did NOT call you a fat pig.
is that a new shaliniland in the distance?
sammy, the aspiring supermodel
WAY better than being a reagan-baby
say something reasonably clever
old pictures are only worth a few words
just for micah
don't let your meat loaf.
whether you like it or not
some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts

04/02

blessed is the homemaker
return of the fratboy
obla-di, obla-da
i be getting sappy in my old age
choose your own adventure
and you thought i was a boy
and it's not even true
don't try to bring logic into this
you could be my sunshine
this IS the über-update
this is not the über-update

03/02

(|)
tracking the progress of injured toes

02/02

not like alanis
it's amazing what a little hindlish will do to you
inexplicable
i've turned into my mother
not that i'd do anything about it, but...
i forgot what i was going to say
why is it so quiet around here?
i'm doing the chicken dance as i write this
i'm pretending to care
pretty!
no new mail
heh
what's purple, green and red and badly misshapen?
someone hath murdered sleep. good for him.
and dubya stands for walker.
more talk | less head
i'm a marketing gimp's dream-come-true
the all new gid show
harumph.
nick loves porn more than me
bend it! bend it!
STANDARD
ONESELF WHOM BE ACTUAL
IS CERTAINLY
FOUND

01/02

oh cameron!
passive aggressiveness and inexplicable frustration
pictures of my world verify its existence
go to sleep, you picture-crazy maniac!
shalini is a riceboy!
ich muß hier verlassen!
"tour of the south" leaves shalini with a vicious rash
pookie goes to charlotte
don't mind us, we're just going to sit here and make out
sammy is my zen master. and he told me not to watch any more of these dumb dating shows.

12/01

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"it is (to describe it figuratively) as if an author were to make a slip of the pen, and as if this clerical error became conscious of being such. perhaps this was no error but in a far higher sense was an essential part of the whole exposition. it is, then, as if this clerical error were to revolt against the author, out of hatred for him, were to forbid him to correct it, and were to say, 'no, i will not be erased, i will stand as a witness against thee, that thou art a very poor writer'."
- søren kierkegaard
(passage gleaned from "seymour, an introduction" by j.d. salinger)



   
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
 

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