Thursday, September 30, 2010
Phew! I lost my wallet but someone found it for me.
Google Reader In the Google Reader, you can mark the articles you like so that other Google Reader readers can see your approval. Krugman entries seem to have lots of likers -- Fools I would say, and I wish there was a way that I could register my disapproval -- it seems this is not allowed. So, I am reduced to marking every article written by John Derbyshire, David Warren and the writer of the Krugman in Wonderland blog as liked by me. (Not that this is a bad thing -- these writers deserve wide approval).
Precautions I have to have my parent pass swiped every time I go to Tony's school. Should I moan about the bureaucraticness of this or think of if as a reasonable safety precaution?
Cool Hand Luke A prison movie starring Paul Newman. At one point Newman's character, Cool Hand Luke, eats fifty eggs in an hour. The movie is the kind of movie that wants to win an Academy award. Done in the early seventies, Luke acts cool (like Steve McQueen). The film tries to shock us in ways that are now dated.
Australian Rules Football Grand Final I have sent an email of concern to my favorite Australian about the "Super Bowl" of Australia having had a draw result. After hearing about Australia's vodoo-determined election results, I wonder if some proportional representation rules were used in awarding points to each of the finalist. Perhaps, they should have done a recount -- sixty eight is a big number to count to.
The Grey Cup Is Canada's version of the Grand Final. The Grey Cup goes to the Canadian World Champions of Canadian Rules Football.
Mad Men Two Don Draper had at least three affairs and his wife knows of one of them. Yet, he denies. But now his wife doesn't want him to come home. What's he going to do?
Lobsters and Laptops From trainer Dennis. A student mixed up lobster and laptop -- said he had a lobster in his briefcase. Another student had an accident -- he said he hit a big frog (he meant fog).
- You should look in the light cracks made by curtains because you might see a man peeking out the crack as he puts on his underwear.
- Still looking for my socks.
- AKIC is wonderful. He sucks not.
- Co is my God-pilot.
- Casdel Fitro is a mil evan.
- I wear not Gu Cheverra shirts that t.
- Htop the State
- Choke for Change
- Pea tarts are delicious. Pee tarts are for donkeys.
- Lions and Eagles don't want to be lead by donkeys.
- donkey Boy is an empty suit.
- Santa Claus -a donkey fiction.
- donkeys want to eat cheese and surrender like monkeys.
- In the dead run, we are all gone.
- Potato of Gradin served with Parmesinian Noodles.
- Ask what your country can do for you, not; ask what it is for your country that you can do if you can.
- Trudeau wanted a just society. Instead he left us with a society, just barely.
- It is better to be nude or naked?
The blog that was once at andiskaulins.spaces.live.com has migrated to wuxiandis.wordpress.com. Microsoft and Wordpress have gotten together for whatever reason, and so I have chosen to move the original AKIC blog to Wordpress. I just hope that this blog can still be accessed in China.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The FMLB24 ALCS was a wild affair. The 99-63 Twins tooks a four games to nothing lead only to have the 92-70 Red Sox win the next four to tie the series at four. In the ninth game, the Twins managed to stave off the humiliating prospect of blowing a four-nothing lead by defeating the Red Sox nine to six.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Reds, win their second straight FMLB20 Pennant (click here to see FMLB Season Eight Results). They will try to repeat as FMLB20 World Series Champions against a 130 win Orioles squad in what should be an epic showdown.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
This festival means moon cake. And so every year that I have been in Wuxi, my school has given me some moon cake. I have also been occasionally given moon cake by the students.
Here is a package of moon cake given to me by student LJ. The package resembles some building at the Shanghai Expo.
The school gave me the moon cake below.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
- Thinking stinky. Feeling Good.
- Rinky Dinky Doo!
- Thinking Splunky. Feeling Funky.
- Shepards really get my goat.
- Thinking of holding a Naturist informational meeting at the Sheraton.
- Get the Funk out of my classroom.
- Eating vegtables. Thinking of Meat.
- Aardvark Ski Doo!
- Anything you can do, I can do naked.
- I can do naked things better than you.
- Thinking nonsense; being ultra-sensible.
- Short but accessible.
- Favorite Philosophers? Shopping Hauer and Nit Ski.
- I got a hole in my sock. What would Shopping Hauer do?
- Being Spunky is better than Funky!
- Guns, Freedom, Jesus! Palin! Yeah!
- Favorite Beatles Song? Holding your hand is what I wanna do!
- Another Good Beatles Song? Love is all you need.
- Good Orwell Books? Farm Animal and A Daughter's Clergyman.
- Everyone of you is going to die. How do you like those apples?
- Boy! Do you have a lot of nervousness!
- Has anyone seen my other green sock?
- Lost my shoes at the Supermarket in the meat section.
- Forgot to wear underwear and bring my phone!
- Lost my shirt while teaching. I don't know how it went missing.
- I was only five minutes late! (I would never say that!)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
- Aaron (I tell the student that that is the middle name of my nephew).
- Austin (I tell the student about Stone Cold Steve Austin even though it means nothing to him).
- Boris (This student is nothing like Boris Yeltsin).
- Eugene ( a great name. I call him Eugene, Eugene, the dancing machine. Of course, he doesn't know of what I speak.)
- LJ (This student took the initials of his Chinese name to make his English name. A good idea which I will try whenever I give students English names).
- LZ (ditto with LJ).
- Queen (Like students whose Chinese name Wang means King, this girl called herself Queen because that is what her Chinese name is).
- Poplary (His Chinese name means Poplar in English. I told him to drop the "y").
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
O'Connor Quote: One old lady said, "That was a play that really made me think!" I didn't ask her what.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
I am reading the Selected Poems of Ezra Pound as edited and chosen by TS Eliot.
Here are some lines I was reading at the time the photo was taken:
I am homesick after mine own kind,
Oh I know that there are folk about me, friendly faces,
But I am homesick after mine own kind.
I could say that this poem speaks to me as I have been in China for six years now. But there is one aspect of the poem that is absolutely not true for me. I don't know who my own kind are.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
....sickness is a place, more instructive than a long trip to Europe, and it's always a place where there's no company, where nobody can follow. Sickness before death is a very appropriate thing and I think those who don't have it miss one of God's mercies. Success is almost as isolating and nothing points vanity as well.
Meanwhile, my Expos won their third National League East Division title only to lose their second NLCS in a row.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
But, alas, the Giants swept the Expos in the NLCS and went on to win the World Series. For the Giants the sweep of the Expos was revenge for the Expos's upsetting the Giant's 109 win squad in the FMLB24 Season 2 NLCS (The year the Expos won it all).
- Tony, just now, said "Watch t.v." and "看点视" (Kan Dianshi -- Chinese for watch t.v.).
- Last night, Tony did not go to bed till past midnight. He was jumping all over the bed like a little monkey.
- This morning, I said "Good Morning Buddy!" to him as I woke him up. He said "Good Morning Buddy!" back.