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11:32 am: Update
I'm a Bostonian and I like it here. I do miss some of you after all.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people. (no)

And what was it all about? Well, about the same thing bothering people in Shechem. Those who were putting their heads together outside the walls--lads tanned almost black by the sun of Naharina, with well-greased hair and shaggy belted tunics--had grown up more or less wild as sons of the plains, shepherd boys fond of their bows and knives, used to encounters with wild oxen and lions, to wholesale brawls with strange herdsmen over a bit of pasture. Little of Jacob's gentleness and God-mindedness had been passed on to them; their thoughts were directed to practical, tangible things; and boasting of a spiritual nobility that was not theirs in any personal sense, they were full of a youthful defiance and tribal pride forever on the lookout for any affront, any call to battle. As wanderers without a home, under way for some time now, they considered themselves nomads, who in their boldness and freedom were the superiors of the settled inhabitants of this fertile land into which they had come--and their thoughts were of pillage.

From Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers

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From:gerlachenische
Date:September 18th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
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you like the drier climate better?
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From:spenwah
Date:September 18th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
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I love the weather, so far. A little worried about how I will feel two months from now.

I love having so much to do, and my classes are great too. How are you liking New York? I can take a Fung Wah bus from Chinatown to New York for ten bucks, but the drivers are worse than Saddam Hussein from what I can gather.
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From:gerlachenische
Date:September 18th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
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It's the worst in December and Janurary. I'm worried about a black-out. Michelle and I visited last year right after it had stopped snowing and I thought my fingers were going to fall off. I still love it though.

Yeah, I hear Saddam doesn't drive much so I imagine the ride would be a bit scary ;]. If you get the chance to go to NYC though definitely do it. It's an amazing place. And surprisingly not many homeless people [but a lot of minorities, which I like].
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From:spenwah
Date:September 18th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm planning on spending some time in NY. Maybe over Thanksgiving if my family plans fall through. Almost definitely a couple weekends. Probably for a show or two that I can't catch here.

I'm definitely not short of things to do here though. I have tickets for Electric Six, Jenny Lewis, Mountain Goats, Tilly and the Wall, Yo La Tengo, and a few more not on the tip of my tongue right now. I've been sneaking into guest lectures across the river at MIT (technically not allowed, but really doesn't involve any sneaking), plenty of guest lectures around my campus, and there's still tons of the city I haven't seen yet. And I'm going to need a job soon. And I'm loving my classes. I don't even need to keep reminding myself that that's the reason I'm here, which I thought I would need to. How are yours going?
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From:gerlachenische
Date:October 2nd, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Sorry this took so long - I'm not taking any classes until next year - I decided that Parson's was a better idea than SVA, even if it takes me another year [god forbid] to go to it. I figure it's not that big of a deal and it gives me more time to get a little extra money.
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From:mhcobain
Date:October 11th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
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i got the idea from a book about body modifcation...i can't remember the name, but it was very informitive...the "L"'s were on the calves of a norwigen woman...and i liked the idea so much i had to do it. one "L" is right-side up and the other is upside-down.
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