Sat, Apr. 25th, 2026, 01:20 pm
This journal is not Friends Only but some entries are. If you're curious about my deep dark secrets, comment to be added.
Fri, Mar. 7th, 2014, 01:03 pm
Just got back from London. Updated list to include my last couple of trips, from most liked to least liked. As you can see, London is squarely in the middle. It's nice enough but oddly bland for a big city.
(I have been to other cities and places but I don't have enough of an impression of them in order to put them this list.)
A man on his cell phone was saying that he was staying at the Occident Hotel. He pronounced it "ossident." I corrected him under my breath as I walked by. Too bad I didn't have the courage to say it louder.
Mon, Feb. 10th, 2014, 01:16 pm
My mother told me that she likes "Drive By" by Train and "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. Clearly she has no idea what the lyrics are, which is no surprise considering that she's been having hearing problems lately.
Mon, Feb. 3rd, 2014, 06:41 pm
Somebody died in my building today. There was an NYPD DOA sticker on their door when I got home.
A Chinese woman sat next to me on the train. She had two little girls (about three or four years old) in strollers. They girls were wearing traditional Chinese pants, hooded kiddie coats, and scarves.
One scarf was white with flowers.
The other scarf was black with skulls and crossbones.
Thu, Jan. 30th, 2014, 09:45 am
I believe that vibes exist, but until this morning they were in terms "good vibes" and "bad vibes." I realized that this doesn't make sense. Good and bad are value judgments and the universe doesn't make value judgments. In reality, vibes are actually "effective" or "ineffective." In other words, you put out vibes that further a goal, further the wrong goal, or interfere with furthering your goal. And this helps explains why things good or bad things happen to people -- it's a reaction to the vibes they're putting out, regardless of the morality or propriety of what they're doing.
This may seem like it's just a matter of semantics, but I think it's a matter of perspective.
Tue, Dec. 10th, 2013, 01:53 pm
Last week I resolved to get more sun, even if it was weak winter sun.
And it's been cloudy ever since.
It's weird. I started reading the Dexter series and I liked it. When I started watching the show a bunch of years later on DVD, I wasn't really thrilled with it -- it was pretty dull, but I stuck with it. But then recently the books have gotten annoying. I couldn't get through the last couple of them. While S7 of Dexter was surprisingly good, with only a couple of weak episodes. I heard S8 wasn't that great, but I'm hoping for the best.
Tue, Nov. 26th, 2013, 10:48 am
It was crowded on the train this morning (no different than usual) but I noticed a man was taking up two spaces on the bench. Nobody has any guts but me apparently so I tapped the man on the shoulder and said, "Excuse me," expecting him to slide over so I could sit. Instead, he stood up. I don't know if he thought I was asking him to stand up or if he thought to himself, If I can't have two seats, I won't sit at all, but I felt so embarrassed, especially after nobody sat down next to me until more people got on at the next stop.