03 May 2001, 2:56 a.m.

Antics of the Russian Students

We played "telephone" in Russian. Of course, we made fun of the guy who's never there. "I saw him sleeping on the street in big red waterproof boots" turned into "I saw him sleeping with …

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02 May 2001, 10:24 a.m.


I played Hangman with a random seatmate in California Politics yesterday. Political Science was the category. judiciary, resolution, legislation, reapportionment, cabinet, elect, naturalize, parliament, farm. Farm? "My term paper was on farm labor," he said. …

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02 May 2001, 3:30 a.m.

Comedy Night II: Canadian Showdown

No, it's not actually in Canada, nor is it a Showdown. It's another U.C. Berkeley Comedy Night, this one put on by SUPERB on Monday, May 7. I'll probably be there; you? Yes, I borrowed …

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01 May 2001, 10:45 a.m.

Fickle Fiona takes over my dreams

Is being in a teen chick flick a dream or a nightmare? Another day, another dollar, another dream. This one is much less excruciatingly, er, exhaustively detailed. And I make cranky complaints, too. Another weird …

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30 Apr 2001, 10:32 a.m.

A dream I had last night

I had a really weird dream last night. If other people's dreams bore you, then be warned. This one's long, with attempts at interpretation. First, I was a reporter for some national humor magazine, and …

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29 Apr 2001, 2:19 a.m.

In which the writer performs mundanities

Mediocre paper, Square One TV, pens ... oh hell, I'll just call this "Quickies," since that's what it is. I am writing a long paper about the naturalization rates of Indians (the small subsection that …

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25 Apr 2001, 9:33 a.m.

Do I look fat in this font?

Media experiences I've had today: Bellwether, an un-put-downable book by Connie Willis. I really couldn't stop once I'd started. Sure, the contrived frustrations (as usual with Willis) get annoying, but it was worth it anyway. …

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23 Apr 2001, 12:58 p.m.

Russkies and Injuns

By request. My trip to San Francisco -- or perhaps I should say "Maya excursiyoo v San Francisco," since I went with my Russian class and the tour guide spoke in Russian and pointed out …

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20 Apr 2001, 8:21 a.m.

Watch yo'self!

"Tell me who the infallible philosopher is. I'd like to read her work."-Me, during discussion of The Matrix today. "You know, some people just don't want their Ph.D.s." -Prof. Bruce Cain, yesterday, after a playful …

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19 Apr 2001, 2:49 a.m.

I done got schooled

Yesterday, after I beat Nathaniel (twice!) at air hockey, a young-looking guy -- Samuel, he said his name was, from the Middle East -- absolutely schooled me. Afterwards, when he -- quite kindly -- explained …

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