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August 16th, 2006

12:43 am - Of course it's a Tibetan book.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog 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.

"United States policy, therefore, has inadvertently strengthened the hand of the very hard-liners in China whose policies the Dalai Lama seeks to improve. Consequently, it is hard not to conclude that American expressions of support for Tibet and the Dalai Lama have been inherently counterproductive and the latest example of the Western 'bad friend' syndrome. The U.S. government and the Congress makes sympathetic but innocuous gestures of support, but carefully avoid using their might to induce China to compromise on terms the Dalai Lama is willing to accept; in the process they foster conditions that lead Beijing to consider a hard-line policy in Tibet to be in its national interests." from Melvyn Goldstein's The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama. It is one of the most fantastic books on the subject of Tibet. It was on my desk right in front of me when I discovered these instructions. I'm writing a paper on Tibet right now. Go figure.

I tag...


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August 15th, 2006

11:54 pm - The Gang
The Gang = me + natxbug
Founded last night (8.14.06)
New members allowed only by us through a thorough inspection of your spray painting skillz. Mad skillz. And you have to approve of Natalie's marriage to her mimosa.

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July 26th, 2006

06:09 pm - A recent source of anger from the NYTimes...
"Obviously, the violence in Baghdad is still terrible, and therefore there needs to be more troops."
Current Mood: crushedcrushed

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July 25th, 2006

05:46 pm - Taken from my reply to Kunal's post...
"Here in Tibet, they all think I'm not white. They think I'm part yak and part Indian. I kid you not. They think I'm half and half. "
I miss you all. And happy birthday to Jessica!
Current Location: Nepali internet cafe, Lhasa, Tibet, PRC
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: some Chinese talking calculator

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July 12th, 2006

10:39 pm - Tag. I'm it (apparently).
Tagged by natxbug.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.


1. Matthew Good Band - "Advertising on Police Cars"
2. Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Oh My God"
3. Ani DiFranco - "Everest"
4. Jack Johnson & G. Love - "Rainbow"
5. The Monks at Meru Monastery - "Buddhist Mantras" ---> This isn't a titled song, fyi.
6. Bright Eyes - "This is the First Day of My Life" ---> Maureen, you aren't alone.
7. Bob Marley - "Redemption Song" ---> Because the kids in the paper factory keep asking me to play it...

Tag, you're it: Melissa, Leah, Kea, Jenny, Princess, Jessica, Adam Jaffe
Current Location: Nepali Internet Cafe, Tibet
Current Music: Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" just ended

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July 11th, 2006

07:16 pm - Come on, man. Everyone'sdoing it.
(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (Everyone back at home and everyone from my Tibet trip last year.) I don't watch much TV these days.  (In Tibet.) I own lots of books.
× I wear glasses or contact lenses. × I love to play video games. I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies.  (The one I found in my first apartment. It's funny with the 80s attire. Ha.) × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.  (I don't think so. Scott, what do you think?) I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.  (Damn right.) × I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
it goes on...Collapse )

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July 9th, 2006

03:32 pm - I am bad.
Oh no. I am lusting after an Italian traveller. Dejavu. Oh no. What do I do? I have a boyfriend! Eep. And this traveller is my roommate. Ugh. He's so sexy with his accent and his wanderlust. Damnit. I know it's normal to think about other people when you are in a relationship, but I kind of wish Chappy and I were on a break while I'm here. Well, I want to be on a break. I don't want Chappy making out with any of his chicks. Ugh. This is not a good color on me.
Current Location: Tibet

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June 22nd, 2006

06:07 pm - Today is strange.
I think I failed my chemistry test. I hate my life.

But then I came home and got an email from one of my advisers (Anthropology). She offered me a position in Guatemala this summer. And as we all know that I didn't get the Anthropology grant I had originally applied for, I was flattered to get this offer from her as she had turned me down originally.

Current Mood: indescribableodd, anxious, flattered
Current Music: Happy Talk Band

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June 21st, 2006

11:00 pm - Apparently I've done something wrong...
Now Nobu's leaving. He's moving to St.Louis. Why is EVERYONE IN THE WORLD LEAVING ME HERE?!?!

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10:14 pm - Reincarnation complete.
My new phone is here. It is alive and working properly. I expect phone calls. And please, people, send me text messages. I usually keep the ones that make me laugh or feel special but the death of my last phone erased all of those good memories. Now I've got nothing.
P.S. Chemistry test tomorrow.....

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