Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
- I do not need ANYTHING special for this. I've got a freakin PhD in Computer Science, I can handle my networking stuff. So I did not ask for any sort of professional installation in terms of setting up a router, installing software on my computer, or anything like that.
- I don't need anythign wired at the place, the place is fully wired.
- I LITERALLY need them to remove a trap and configure me. I can't believe people pay $99 for that. That is just the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
- Before, when we had to deal with distance, we both went to new places. This time, I am in the new place and I have left him behind.
- Before, we were in the same time zone. Now we are not.
- Before, I did not have a job that demanded a lot of my attention and time. Now I do.
- Before, we were not married, now we are. This means that a lot of logistical decisions about life affect both of us and merit discussion, whereas before I would just do what I did because it was my life and he was just my boyfriend.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
- Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. My first Kinsella book. Appropriately cute and fluffy.
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. Also a cute book. Very young feeling, but was fine. I enjoyed it for what it was.
- The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri. This was a deeper book, definitely not chick lit. And I enjoyed it more deeply than the others, kind of how I would a really great dinner (as opposed to the other books, which I enjoyed the way I enjoy potato chips).
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
- I leave TODAY!!!!!!!!!! (corollary: AAAAAAAAAH) (2nd: corollary - also excited!)
- I found out yesterday a girl I knew from my hometown just lost her newborn preemie, after one month. That....floored me. At that very moment I was looking outside my window into the park nearby and there were no less than 4 young mothers with their small children outside playing, and my heart ached for this girl.
- The older I get, the more I realize how cruel the world can be. Somehow I managed to be shielded from tragedy my entire life until the last several years.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Playing For Change | Song Around The World "Stand By Me" from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The items that apply to me are BOLD
1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
9. Were read children’s books by a parent
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 see above (soccer, piano, *edit - I forgot swimming)
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively (what people? growing up there were like no asian people on TV, and if they were asian, they were men doing kung fu)
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp (once a soccer day camp, another time a sleepaway camp for gifted kids)
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18 (this is not a sign of privilege in my culture, but a sign of shame)
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels (sometimes - often we went camping but also we'd stay at places like motel 6 sometimes)
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 (Just about, some homemade though)
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them (it was $800, woot woot!)
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
23. You and your family lived in a single family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child.
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
27. Participated in a college entrance exam (eg. SAT/ACT) prep course
28. Had your own TV in your room (and neither will my kids, no matter how much money we have)
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College (I think my mom started one for me in college? I am not sure.)
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 (several times to visit the "land of my ancestors", also to move across the country)
31. Went on a cruise with your family (in college)
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up. (Not many, but a few times)
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family. (In warm climes, heating bills are a non-issue)
From "What Privileges Do You Have?", based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you please acknowledge their copyright.
Bottom line, I had a pretty sweet childhood. I also have a selective memory, I apparently remember childhood much more fondly than my sister, and when I am reminded of shit that happened, I just go "oh yeah"...so shit happened but I DON'T REMEMBER IT!!! I'm kind of glad I'm that way.