Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Radio news

I listen to the news on the radio as I wake up in the morning. Sometimes it takes me a long time to get out of bed—either because I’m sleepy, or because there’s a story that makes me laugh and laugh.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Baby pigs

I went to a dinner party this weekend—a Bulgarian name-day celebration. The hosts made was all sorts of traditional food, and even had a suckling pig!

It’s sort of sad, isn’t it?

But very tasty.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I’ve got nothing

Nothing—nothing—interesting to report these days.

But here’s an article worth glancing at. Who would’ve thought this situation would require specific training for those in the hotel industry?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

And again this weekend!

At least this weekend it was only on Saturday. Note the subtle difference in pictures: this picture includes the nastiest ham-and-egg sandwich ever, wrapped in foil on the right corner of the desk.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Be careful about spending

Look closely at this ATM. Do you think this is a subtle way of saying, “You don’t actually need that forty bucks right now, do you?”

Monday, October 15, 2007


One commenter (hi, Mom!) was complaining about my lack of photos. So here is a photo from the weekend. And believe me, this took up a lot of my weekend:

Friday, October 12, 2007


It’s good to think over your accomplishments from time to time, to assess your progress, to reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re going.


Last night, I finally finished the wine I brought back from Napa Valley. Hooray!

Monday, October 08, 2007


I got back to the U.S. from England exactly one year ago today. Woo!

Friday, October 05, 2007

People keep putting ATMs up in lonely spots.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Chess in Rhode Island

I’ve been learning to play chess. When I went to Rhode Island, Preston promised me that he liked to play, and that he wasn’t good.


In any event, the game took three hours and ended in a stalemate. I wanted to win.

Monday, October 01, 2007

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Providence is the capital of Rhode Island. In Sunday-evening traffic, it’s a looooong bus ride from New York.