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These memories are canker sores. Some of the day is spent forgetful, carrying but not suffering these small points of pain. Then, in some monotonous moment -- maybe I am in some well-worn place, eating some familiar lunch -- a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Little White Liar
Previously: I finished my PhD in 3 years and 2.5 months, or 1,175 days. Simultaneously during very many of those days and for 600 afterwards, I toiled as a postdoctoral researcher doing work I mostly loved for people I mostly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Little White Liar
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I'm in Nottingham for the weekend, watching this amazing spectacle: With this amazing friend: As cheesy as it is, I'm feeling quite lucky to be living in England for this event. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at Little White Liar
Suze, you make good sense, but my inner social butterfly isn't quite ready to crawl back into the cocoon. I think this will be a struggle for awhile yet... My PhD is in Linguistics (more specifically, discrimination in the media). Sexy stuff, right? ;)
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2011 on Quiet heart at Little White Liar
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A good friend of mine is giving up her awesome life (and stiletto collection) here in Sydney to spend a year in India lawyering for some NGO. Because I am able to veil my jealousy and appear like a helpful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
Mom: I really love that game on Facebook? Farmville? Me: Yeah it's pretty cute. Mom: It's like playing the first Zelda on Nintendo! Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
The following encyclopaedia of sadness was found on the body of Brod D. The original 613 sadnesses, written in her diary, corresponded to the 613 commandments of our (not their) Torah. Shown below is what was salvageable after Brod was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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(Link to full size) As a somewhat frequent flyer, I have built up an immunity to many of the traumas of modern travel. I could walk sock-footed through magnetic gates set aflame. Perform any manner of striptease behind a security... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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I saw this call-for-help posted outside the cafe across from Newtown train station. One part of me suspects that this is a great marketing gimmick for the new Berkelouw Bookshop (with cafe) that just opened off King Street. But the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
Me: I like you 50/50 looks/personality. John: Wow, that's a pretty good mix Me: So don't get into a car accident where you're maimed or brain damaged. John: I like you 75/25 personality/ looks. But I still think you're totally... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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Look, you don’t need stylish as-seen-on-Sex-and-the-City zip codes to throw a little Stoop Social. In fact, you don’t actually need to live in the same hemisphere as that trash, or even speak the same “hello operator” variety of English. These... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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In Desk View Fight Club, my desk view is Tyler Durden, and your desk view is the one with the bitch tits. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
Photos of African albinos Are you coming out tonight or going home to douche? lol theorists The matrix is sad Mail from your mum 32 days in Africa (including airfare) $3099 Lunch today? Hey good lookin… Daniel’s new girlfriend is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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If you want to see what Australia really looks like, watch the gorgeous opening sequence in the claymation film Mary and Max. If you want to spend a perfectly nice Sunday afternoon getting suicidal over cringe-worthy characters made out of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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It’s a bit of a homesick weekend. I can explain to you in one word why that is: Equator. It’s that time of the year where New York is tagging Sydney for chilly temperatures, early sunsets, and lethargic nightlife. Knishes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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Less than 12 weeks until I return to the Outback. How stoked am I? As stoked as these kangaroos, who (at the time of shooting) had not yet had their testicles harvested to make coin purses or bottle openers. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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I got to talking to an English friend over dinner last night about travels that had either met or exceeded our expectations. His #1 not-what-I-expected:The Sphinx My #1 not-what-I-expected: Stonehenge His #1 more-than-I-expected: Angkor Wat My #1 more-than-I-expected: The Dead... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
Me: I'm giving up and going to bed. Alone. After spending the day writing my thesis. Me: The life of an academic isn't as rock-and-roll as the movies make it out to be. Dan: Academics House Party, Academics House Party... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
Me: She's my mom, I should just be cool with whatever. Brendan: yeah, you know sometimes people die when they give birth Me: Yeah. Brendan: so i mean that's worth something Me: And she had me in Louisiana. So there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
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Anyone else think “Money or the Bomb” would make a great band name? Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
Born into the molasses atmosphere of the deep south and grown in New York’s greenhouse summers, every winter is the winter of my discontent. Even Australia’s “winter” (it must appear in quotes) chokes the joie de vivre from two months... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
Amanda: Don't freak out! I've been sick this week. Doctor thought it was tonsillitis/strep. But now think it's mono. Which is terrifyingly called "glandular fever" here. It's okay, I'm on bedrest and liquid diet. Mom: oh shit "the kissing disease"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Little White Liar
Brandon: Even then; it reminds me of spiders, inexplicably. I hadn't thought about the hemisphere. In general, actually, for a while now. Suze: Well that makes you fit right in around here! And thanks, my dear. Pureklass: Where do you stand on the stringy pulps of mangoes and papayas?
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I am getting there, pureklass. Slow, lonely, but sure.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Quiet heart at Little White Liar
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Scott's patience when, informed only by PG13 movies, I gave him my first kiss with an open fish mouth and absolutely no tongue Jordan's lovely little mother Angel's chronic, irreversible hearing loss, and the way it transformed him into a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Little White Liar