I got bit by a monkey at a temple last night.
So, I am still in India. I had a bit of a hard time with my itinerary so everything has been delayed. My ticket says that I will be back in Toronto on the 6th, but that is only if I successfully board a series of tight boardings from Panjim to New Delhi to Seoul to Calgary to Toronto. It’s going to be a hellish 48 hours of airporting.
I question her sources as well, since it was through Facebook that she found out. Apparently her and Glen were randomly looking at people’s birthdays.
Tiff rather excitedly just told me that you were...
True? I didn’t know that she was 35!
I got my vaccination yesterday
It was all a very sketchy operation because I am technically not a Korean and would not have just paid $3.50 for it. My sister whispered her health insurance, phone number and address in my ear while I wrote it all down with my very shaky Korean. Malaria-free!
On another note,
I just opened my bag and a fucking dragonfly flew out! I have never been so startled.
I am on the verge of not writing this post at all because it is the third time writing it due to computer problems but with the recent silence from my end, I suppose I owe you this much. This one is going to be everywhere back and forth on your posts because I haven’t replied to them in so long. “My initial crush on you was because of your big mouth and bad assness (and for your...
me: How is Panzer?
Pooya: heart broken.
Pooya: one of the fans doesn't work.
me: what fans?
Pooya: which panzer did you mean?
Pooya: the computer or the human?
is my last (relatively) free day before I do a whirlwind series of classes for all my students. I am quite flattered that they are panicked at the thought of me leaving them, but some are just getting outright greedy. Twice a day is more than enough, I think! I will shop for a few things that I need for India (fleece blanket, water bottle, swimsuit, etc) and maybe get a base tan from an unusual...
Your explanation of why you named your hard drive Penelope is so typically nerdy of you—it makes me laugh. By the way, without the Odysseus reference, it just makes you sound really fruity, which makes it even funnier.
I hope you don't mind that I sometimes talk about...
They asked me what I liked about you, and I said that you were very smart—that you knew something about everything, even the most obscure. The history of hookers is a very good example of this.
I have a crazy taste in baby names as well
No matter what everybody says, I think the names “Cedar” and “Denim” are adorable names for a boy. I also like first names that sound like last names, like Anderson, Catcher, and Fielding. When two of my students asked for an English name for me, I went through a whole lot of stress trying to come up with normal names that they would like. They chose Aidan and Chase. So...
Did you name your computer Penelope?
I was very confused with that post for a very long time. I thought perhaps that Anna had gotten a cat, but I couldn’t imagine why/how you would “start her up”.
Random Newspaper Find #52 →
Since, for a lot of my students, I have to provide a news article or an editorial as reading materials, I have been reading on a lot of online newspaper sites over the past few months. Most of the articles I find have to be boring things like the FTA and Mad Cow crisis, but I sometimes stumble across ones like this that I am SO tempted to print and bring—but I don’t because I should be...
I randomly thought about the time we were talking in your bed one night. I was telling you about the whole pregnancy incident when you suddenly asked, “Now, where the fuck was the guy during all of this?” I said, “He was around, ” paused, and then said, “It was Rick.” I remember you being very still after this and how I laughed because I had—for a moment,...
sleeping with my backpack
It was quite honestly a mistake, though I’m sure I would have done it anyway. Like I said, I like having it on when I am at home. But I ESPECIALLY like to have it on when I am reading about India in my travel book. I just see it as the the right, complete thing to do. So I was reading in bed when I simply fell asleep. I had a buckle mark on my face from having slept on it when I woke up. I...
A friend of mine blogged about this island resort (http://www.cat69.com/desires.html) where you can bang girls for 3 days for just a meager $3900. If you want to be a bit more of a high roller, they have executive packages that include: -two girls for each night of your entire stay -pre-selection of your favourite girls for the first night of your stay and/or “first pick” of your...
Lot’s of sun and lot’s of giant mosquitos. You are going to be impressed with all the bites that I have on my legs and arms when I get back. SO TYPICAL of the 2Bs to outdo themselves. They are totally setting up the bar impossibly high for us. It sounds like we will have to hire a pyrotechnic and include a semi-nude scene to be close to being in the same ball park as them. And why is...
A little vacation
I am leaving for a small vacation tomorrow so you won’t be hearing from me until Monday (not that there had been a wellspring of posts from yours truly as of late!). I thought it would be courteous to leave with a note rather than have you think that I got mugged and took my computer with it. I am a big fan of Narelle Autio, especially the colour series where a bunch of people are diving...
Your knees, and other things.
How are they now? Getting worse or getting slightly better? As much as I hate doctors, I am glad that you went to one. Not so much that he thought you were just seeking drugs—which you were kinda!—but atleast we know that it isn’t a serious problem. If Kathy’s husband wasn’t standing two feet away—more to the point, if Kathy wasn’t married, would you...
I am apparently very stupid and forgot my own...
I guess, overall, it was bearable. I have four different classes: A, B, C, and D. The A classes are the smartest, the B a little less talented, and so forth. My first class yesterday was the A class. They were loud and rowdy and typical Korean kids. They shyed away from eye contact or any individual attention but would not stop fooling around amongst themselves. But they were smart, they...
You know that I think about you.
Almost constantly. On the bus, metro, waiting for sleep, eating, ad nauseum. You do not need a silly blog to confirm this fact, though I guess I can relate to the boost that it gives. Right now, I am getting dressed for the class that I am supposed to teach (!!!). How does one dress for this?! The only suggestion that the teacher gave me was dress old. wtf?! Wish me luck. Hope I come out of this...
I am here--there--somewhere.
I’ve been avoiding the worst of the typhoon and daydreaming a heck of lot indoors. I’ve also been looking at nightmarish pictures of the urban flooding that is happening in India currently and hoping they will peacefully subside before I get there. How are you, Sean? I would very much like to be next to you right now. This coming week, I am teaching that class full of children that I...
"on... on top of her..."
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I have a session where I talk to two boys for an hour about anything we please. It is very VERY easy to do and alot of fun; if I forget that they take about 3 tries to say something right, they remind me of two of my friends back in Calgary. We laugh alot. Yesterday, we got on the topic of death and, if we could choose, how we would do so. They immediately looked...
Update on houses: The condo, apparently, is already taken so no chance of us living there now, not that there was any chance to begin with. I think Connor is a little peeved. Oh well. Your running was exciting while it lasted… And now excuse me while I feel guilty for making you lift my 30 pound luggage!!
Oh, and I just saw the Talented Mr. Ripley. Awful ending! I don’t know quite what I am feeling!
I’m sorry that you are (were?) in such a prickly mood. You seem to be having quite a bit of those these days. You should learn something new: Knitting, sign language, hand stands, shooting a gun! Lot’s and lot’s of possibilities. People complain that there isn’t enough time in a day to do what they want—or atleast they claim so. If you are finding yourself with a...
note to self:
To avoid future awkward situations, don’t leave a window open of your boyfriend’s blog on your sister’s computer, especially when he mentions wanting to fuck me when I was in high school.
I have been pretty much rape-reading a traveller’s book on India the past few days, trying to figure out what I HAVE to see in my tiny 9-day window. What was, at first, a given—the Taj Mahal—I am not so sure on now. It is in Agra which is a three hour train ride at 6 am and there is not much else to see there other than the Taj. So now I am wondering if it it worth the precious 1...
Shit. They are back. (the hiccups)
And this is me moments before.
I had totally forgotten that I can upload videos on here. So here is me, I don’t know when… two years ago? And yes, in a changing room. password is your name.
the mother of them all →
I am absolutely compelled by this series. I want to have the one with the naked girl on the motorcycle on my wall.
Teacher vs. Student
With all my students, I have always given them control of what they want to do each class. If they want to work on paraphrasing or sentence structure and grammar, they usually request that I bring in an article for them to go over. I have one student who, after our first class, wanted to do paraphrasing and grammar as well but she wanted to bring in her own article that she had prepared before. ...
I am in a better mood. Sunday’s are always more relaxing. I will take your advice and write some letters today! Yesterday, I saw my first cockroach since being here, and was it GROSS! It was huge! Like, two of my fingers combined, all the way from the nails to the knuckles. And they fly! I’ve been afraid to put my legs down everytime I’m in a chair since (like now). The day...
Sean is Running!
I hope that it sticks as well—I want to be surprised by you when I get back! This might sound like I am just adding pressure on you but you do need some sort of external motivator. I’ve made many resolutions where I just promise things to myself and those never lasted more than a week. Remember to stretch!
And I miss you terribly.
I think my time here has taken its toll on me
I don’t feel like myself these days. I don’t laugh as much, think as much, do as much. I don’t even remember what it was, but my sister said something to me while I was getting ready for the day yesterday—it wasn’t at all offensive—and I burst out crying and couldn’t get my breathing back to normal for ten minutes. I seem distracted, don’t I....
Holy shit, I have $26 in library fines!!!
I never denied your help, Sean.
If you are referring to the time you did my b.con project and I told you never to do that again, I was refusing to use you just because I had the resources to do so. Didn’t I come to you before the Ico final exam? I listened to you talk about Greece and Rome and then we recorded ourselves for the first time. Sometimes, I have this idea that you think of me as a bratty first year who thinks...
And who is this Jimmy fellow?
He sounds incredibly gay and spineless. On another note, well done for your three hour lecture! Way to stick it to her.
2A Ico Reading List
1) The Bible, Authorized King James Version 2) The Consolation of Philosophy 3) Confessions 4) The Rule of St. Benedict 5) The Song of Roland 6) The Portable Dante 7) Notre-Dame de Paris 8) The Canterbury Tales 9) The Medieval Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt No Holocaust! No mythologies! though some would argue on the Bible.