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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
2:05 pm - Help for a Sagehen alum?

*waves* I know this isn't a super-active community, but I'm hoping someone will see this and be willing to help me out. I'm a PO alum ('93 - yes, I'm old) and recently got a new car. It is sadly lacking a window sticker. However, when I went to the Coop store online, they were going to charge me nearly $10 for S&H. Would someone be willing to walk to the Coop store, purchase said sticker, and mail it to me here in PA? I'll be happy to PayPal you the funds, plus shipping - or if you have some other repayment request instead, like home-baked goodies or something, I can do that. I know finals are upon everyone but - please?

As a side note, yes, I did live in the Borg for two fantastic years. :D

current mood: hopeful

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Monday, January 30th, 2006
10:52 am - Good old Yu Hua

Do the Pomona people remember how Yu Hua came to talk one time during the 2003/2004 academic year? He said something I've never forgotten. It was about getting a job at the cultural bureau. Here is a paraphrase:

"On my first day, I made a point of coming in an hour late, but I was surprised to find I was the first one to arrive. That's when I knew that this was the job for me."

His laziness continues to inspire me.

current mood: lazy

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
11:41 am - hrm

Just don't take me for granted. It's scary, and I just have to turn around and be alone. Don't take me for granted.
I can't find subjects. I haven't tested a single subject. Not one. Then it'll be coding coding coding and running stats and finding out I've fucked things up from square one and I have no results, but at least I'll finally be at a point where I can WRITE. I hate testing subjects. And I haven't even started yet.
Ironically, I spent hours this morning working on my other research project that's going to a convention today. It's all on a big poster. Beautiful. About spatial semantics and motion verbs and prepositions. Interesting, cool, beautiful poster, and I'm not going with it to Maryland. Too many flights lately, too many injuries. I got some travel funds to go, but just NO. Just say no. So I'll be here this weekend if you can believe. Otherwise, I'd be leaving tonight and coming back Sunday. Two people from our group are going. It'd be cool to be there, but shit I'm grateful for one airline-free weekend. One Claremont weekend.
Was supposed to read some Chinese gay lit. The author is meeting with our class today at Nick's. To discuss his work, which I haven't read. Actually, I read one short piece about coming out of the closet. Ji Da Wei, I think is the guy's name. I'm glad we're having class at Nick's, but we have to go to the room and take a test first. I didn't study for it, and what bullshit is that to have us take a test first?! We had a test on MONDAY! And we're meeting with this author! How stupid. I dunno. Just stupid.
God I need subjects, and they have to be native Mandarin speakers. Shitballs. Holy shitballs. WHYWHYWHY. I hate thesis. I wouldn't mind to write it, but it's this data shit, and I'm way behind, and it's not like I can test just anyone. Fuck.
GOD it's scary, the thought of being taken for granted. It happens to all of us in different ways. I'm guilty of doing it too. I'm not trying to say I'm not. I wouldn't say I'm not. But it does get scary. The scarier thing maybe is being okay with being taken for granted, like putting up with it or getting too comfortable with it or something. THAT's freaky.
I don't even know who reads this anymore. I used to have a pretty good idea who was reading this, but I really don't anymore. Not at all. It seems so stupid too to assume people have read it, like, Well, didn't you read that in my LJ? Or, You'd KNOW this about me if you read my LJ like I thought you did. Or SHIT how did you KNOW that. Oh I forgot you read my LJ. I just don't know who reads it. Maybe people skim it or start to read it and then say fuckit.

It's lunch time. Thank god. But it's so cold in Oldenborg cafeteria. Fuck that. Why does it have to be so cold? It ruins my appetite and makes me hurry out of there, when I should be practicing my Chinese at the Chinese table. You know, lingering and stuff. But they freeze you out. Totally freeze you out. How lame.

I might post this on the Oldenborg community. Hrm. Nobody uses that much. Why not? I mean, why the hell not? It's vulgar. I have such a potty-mouth today. Urgh. I spent all morning on that research project that ISN'T EVEN my thesis!!

how's everyone else? Yeah, I thought so.

current mood: bitchy

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2004
9:19 pm - chinese special dinner

got to help Wulan meet with the Oldenborg chef today about the menu for Chinese Special Dinner. I hope they don't bonk it up:
vegetable soup
eggplant and mushroom braised in soy sauce
cashew chicken
mapo tofu
stir-fried spinach
fried rice
white rice
veggie dumplings
boba (possibly)
jasmine tea
cucumber salad
almond tofu dessert

So...everyone's coming, right??

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2003
1:04 pm - misc borgish stuff

chicalta, if this is true about Bravo, this is not cool. We should start a petition. I mean, there have to be benefits to living in this labyrinth, right? And Queer Eye is DEFinitely one of them.

On another subject....kiwitang, the former chinese resident, is coming to town tomorrow to visit, right? What's going down with that?

current mood: blah

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12:50 am - godfuckingdammit!

Sad but true story:
I gathered all my nearest and dearest round me tonight and went off gaily to watch "Queer Eye"...ONLY TO FIND THAT APPARENTLY THE BORG DOES NOT RECEIVE BRAVO ANYMORE.

What the FUCK?

Did they change the whole satellite deal? Or what?

current mood: enraged

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Thursday, September 25th, 2003
12:11 pm

So... when's the next boba run?

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11:37 am

hear ye hear ye

come to german study break tonight @ 10:00 pm for some fun fun german dessert!!! you don't have to speak german, just be able to appreciate good german desserts.

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12:05 am

as much as i REALLY TRY not to be lame and bitchy, there's something really irritating about being kept awake by the noise of people gathering to smash one of those long, skinny, overhead lightbulbs in some sort of public forum. Why this is exciting and why it requires so much noise I do not know.

current mood: tired

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2003
7:17 pm - Ack

So Monday/Wednesday I don't have class until 1:15. So naturally I sleep until 12:30 or so. But today, at 9:30, I hear a knock at the door, "Housekeeping!" and before I could protest there's a woman and a cart in my room and I'm barely awake sitting up in bed in my PJs. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy she's here to clean my bathroom for me, but um. I don't like people waking me up 3 hours before I have to be awake and/or walking through my room.

Anything I can do about this? Like make a Do Not Disturb sign or deadbolt the door? Is there a set housekeeping schedule? Help!

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Sunday, September 14th, 2003
11:50 am - Stories from abroad

OK, so some of you might remember a project I posted about on here last semester. It was to be a biweekly, evening meeting in the Oldenborg dining hall where people would get up on stage and tell stories that happened while they were travelling outside of America. Contributions could take the form of a narrative monologue (a true short story) read by its author or by someone else, or of an interview if someone has a great story to tell but just doesn't think they can write it. Of course I'm also open to other ways of conveying a story.
Now I'm looking to start the program in four or five weeks, but I need a lot of help. I want to give have a microphone set up, which will be easy of course, but we might also have occasional use for sound effects, music, etc., that would be pumped over the speakers. I'd also like to record the monologues if possible. So anyone who knows how to do that can just give me a call (x76987) or e-mail (cmp02000@pomona.edu) or stop by my room (Oldenborg 155) or just respond to this. Any general logistical help would be good, too.
But mostly I'm looking for content. For one, I need someone to help find and edit it--preferably someone who knows a little about public speaking: how long it takes to read a given number of words, what a reasonable amount of stage-time is, and all that. For two, I'm looking for about a zillion people who can contribute actual stories or interviews or whatever. I'd like to have this be more of a regular than a sporadic thing, so I'd like to have a lot of content in advance of the first program. If you're at all interested in writing, or if you know someone who would be, or if you know someone you want to interview, or if you'd like to be interview yourself, please please please get in touch with me and I'll be your friend forever.

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2003
9:46 am - Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Hey, we're having a Ling/Cog Sci gathering today (Wednesday) at 4:30 in the library upstairs in Mason. If you're interested in the major or if you ARE a major, or if you just wanna schmooze with linguistics profs, you should COME! There's gonna be food and stuff. So yeah. Come.

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003
11:31 am - lunch tables...

heehee, today is the first day of lunch tables...fun times.

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2003
8:14 am - yo

does anyone know when my suitemate will be there? cuz I'm having a timing issue with my dad...he gets there before I do, and he wants to know if miss dodge will be around to let him in my room, so he can unload the stuff. anyway, if any of you guys see meredith around campus before the 30th, can you have her email me?? or call my cell phone? thanks.

so schwadty posted an inspiring oldenborg pep-talk the other day...we've gotta get our intramural act together this year. maybe we can get a good t-shirt or something. yeah??

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Thursday, August 14th, 2003
7:55 pm - new chinese resident

anyone met Wu Lan yet??

current mood: curious

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4:06 pm

Okay so no one ever posts in here anymore, but I thought I'd throw out a question anyway -- does anyone know what kind of cell phone gets the best reception inside Oldenborg? Last year I lived in Blaisdell, and with my Sprint phone I had to go outside for EVERY SINGLE PHONE CALL. It sucked, and I'd like to avoid that lovely situation this year. (of course, I could have figured out how to activate my pin # and then use my room phone, but that would have been FAR too difficult...)

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2003
4:42 pm

So there hasn't been much activity here. That's understandable, seeing as it's summer. How about a discussion topic? Weedaclaus - myth or reality?

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Monday, June 9th, 2003
10:49 pm

well well...
here I am jumping on the boat a little late. but anyway.
I'm in 129 (I think?) in the spanish hall. square room, loving the mirrored closets and the Borg-iness. not to mention the dining hall only seconds away from my bed...

current mood: groggy

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Friday, May 23rd, 2003
6:31 pm - PRC ROCks

"in spite of its modern appearance and high standard of living, Taiwan has not severed its ties to traditional Chinese culture."

current mood: jubilant

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Monday, April 28th, 2003
7:11 pm - Cracks me up!!

I think it's so hysterical that Qihui finally got a livejournal...
Yay for Oldenborg residents...
Anyone going to closing dinner? (I'm not. Just thought I'd ask.)

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