China says no to spicy girls →
Pablohoney says this is why China makes him sad.
Mista Putin as a Batman. (x Platon)
Most of the time, the people who come out here are a bunch of hillbillies who...– Eavesdropped on a conversation between white water rafting guides in West Virginia. More on this soon!
On the Wenzhou train collision accident, various media must report information...– The China Media Project posts propaganda directives from the Chinese Ministry of Government
I am going camping and white water rafting for the second time in my life (and probably the first time that really counts, since I was at a cushy music festival last time) this weekend with my friend Laura! She is an experienced camper, I am not. She has hiked The Long Trail (200 miles!) I sometimes go running in the woods by my house. Anyhow, I won’t be blogging while I’m away (not...
In my inbox today: Hi ———, You recently applied for the Globe Magazine’s Dinner with Cupid. Thanks for your interest. It looks like I have a match for you and I’m simultaneously emailing him to see if he’s free. You may be familiar with the column—here are some details on how it works. Before the date, you fill out a permission form that I will send to you....
Shit My Dad Says, Chao Edition
Reblogged from my sister's blog, randomthoughtsbycaro.tumblr.com:
Dad: We need to pull over, you have to check the trunk to see if I put your suitcase in (this is about 10 minutes after we left my house)
Caro: I saw you put it in.
Dad: Just check
Caro: (opening trunk): It’s there.
Dad: Did you remember your passport
Dad: [Your sister] always gets mad when I tell her stuff.
Caro: That’s because she can handle it.
Dad: Well, she lost her ID in California
Caro: I haven’t lost my ID
Dad: You forgot it in my apartment in Taiwan and when we went to North Carolina for lacrosse camp (over ten years ago, I might add).
Caro: NO. I left my running shoes.
Dad: Why didn’t we just give you money to buy a new one.
Caro: I don’t know.
Caro: Make sure Frank is waiting for you before you leave O’Hare. (I’m meeting my friend in Chicago during my 5 hour lay-over)
Caro: Dad, I’m going to call him when I’m there. I’m not an idiot.
Dad: I just don’t know…you might get back in. (I think that’s what boarding passes are for). I’m also not sure if Frankie is reliable.
Dad: Oh, this is a smarter way to go.
Caro: Yes. Yes, it is.
Dad: I never knew you were so smart.
Dad: Did you remember your passport.
Caro: Didn’t we go over this?
Dad: Oh, good, it’s 7:50..you have enough time.
Caro: Yes, definitely need all 2 hours to get through CMH security.
Dad: Hey, you are going on an international flight.
Caro: I’m going to Chicago first.
Dad: Make sure you know Frankie is there.
Caro: Yes, dad.
Dad: Give me one of your deposit slips. If you need money, I can put it in. Well, I’m missing your birthday, so maybe I will put $200 in your account. Oh, your mom got invited to Shaun’s ([Caro's] ex-boyfriend from HS who is marrying [their] Chinese class TA) wedding on your birthday. She’s not going because she has a dance thing.
Caro: Mom’s missing a wedding for a dance thing.
Dad: Yes, and your birthday. I have to work in Boston on your birthday…but your mom is just dancing. (AKA- how dare she!)
($200 will be useful. Crossing my fingers).
Someone I work with was pen pals with John Hughes →
Fascinating. I always knew she was cool
The American Dream...
ctransdell: …is under attack!?!?
When the movie was over, a young boy sitting behind me said, “That was great!”...– David Denby on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” for The New Yorker
There is a Moral To This Story
me: do you guys do carbon offsets for travel?
we're a lawfirm.
that's not practical.
me: figured i'd ask
someone has to be a closet hippie, right?
A: i mean
we're a giant law firm
[My boss] flies to the west coast at least twice a month
it'd have to be pretty fancy for a carbon offset to work and not annoy the hell out of everyone
me: yeah, that's the problem
the environment is annoying!
A: can't tell if you're annoyed or not
but it's true
traveling back and forth is incredibly stressful
having something else to deal with that
would probably break [my boss]
no, the environment really is annoying
we're having the same issues
there are team members who fly to europe and africa at least once a month
i can tell you that [my law firm] solves that problem by simply not caring
your conscience is your impediment
All Kinds of Problem-Solving
I made the Moosewood Vegan Chocolate cake with peanut butter swirls on top for a friend’s birthday today. The cake itself was quite a triumph (if I do say so myself), but the bigger victory was discovering the cake-sized boxes from the pastry aisle at Whole Foods, which are a free solution to the transporting a large layer cake on the Metro problem. The problem of too much chocolate...
Pablohoney's continued adventures in Chinese media
Best thing to find in your inbox first thing in the morning: Dear adoring public, The picture attachments are a sure sign that I am now one step closer to being an actual grown-up because they document what is by far my most dignified appearance in the Chinese media yet. That isn’t saying much though considering my experiences are limited to: 1) running an obstacle course in a fat suit 2)...
try to imagine jiang zemin is talking about anything else besides how much he...– Pablohoney