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December 12, 2009, 2:41 am
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Hae-Joon emailed me tonight with a random facebook link and the message: “is this you? it would be so creepy-weird and yet so appropriate.”

Caption: “Our compatriots in the catalog room.”

Needless to say, I was unaware that she took a photograph of me. I look very studious (I never realized how easily I could pass for a teenage Asian boy). This was not likely taken during the hour I was carousing on the internet. The situation is a little creepy, but it’s proving to be a great anecdote.


Oh yeah, finals:

I woke up in a terrible mood because I knew I had to deal with a broken phone and a lost charger. Jamie commended me for keeping it together during this delicate time. She did not see me crying in two Verizon wireless stores. The weather was also cold enough (and I was sad enough) to justify taking a cab from 100th to 113th. Despite some thinly-veiled sexual innuendo from the cab driver, when I told him about my mobile woes, he gave me all of his quarters. It came out to be about $3, he essentially gave me a free ride. It was such a Metropolitan Diary experience (I used to devour those columns, maybe I’ll read through the archives over break)!

Eventually I will have to stop using “I’ve had a really rough semester” to explain/excuse my self-imposed alienation (In case I’m causing anyone—Hi mom!—unnecessary anxiety about my mental health, ‘this’ is the sanest I have been all semester. Interpret that how you will.) One positive result of my hermitage—I have really mastered my delivery so that people understand that “rough” refers to personal rather than academic affairs. In other isolation trends, I now have a pretty great “don’t talk to me” face. Strangers for some reason love to strike up conversations with me. I know I don’t send out positive vibes. Roz claims it’s my rosy cheeks—less blush more sallowness! Self-fashioning! I learned it from the best!

p.s. The following book is surprisingly amazing! Well, Man Booker, not really that surprising then. I don’t generally, or ever, read historical fiction, but I am so absorbed in this book. I’m not sure how I feel about Thomas More as a villain though.


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I’ve seen that “don’t talk to me face” many times.

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