my oh-so-normal life

Location: California, United States

There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind. (the five people you meet in heaven)

Monday, November 27, 2006

Things That Make You Go "Hmmmmmm."

The older Asian woman walking out of the men's bathroom in the airport this morning.


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Turkey Day!

Word of the Day for Thursday, November 23, 2006

trencherman \TREN-chuhr-muhn\, noun:
A hearty eater.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Interesting car decoration seen on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Quote of the Day
As I was driving through south-west Wisconsin, I saw the following on a hotel billboard:

“Nothing is really lost. It’s just where it doesn’t belong.”

Monday, November 13, 2006

Cobb, WI
Population 442

Driving through rural western Wisconsin, past farm field after farm field, I drove past a sign for Cobb, Wisconsin, population 442. Wow. The reduced speed limit took me through town, past houses on either side of the
151/18, and past a few small businesses. What shocked me the most was the small building that is the schoolhouse for all grades. As I drove out of Cobb and continued westward to north-east Iowa, I thought about my life, places I’ve lived, and what it would be like to live in such a small, rural setting. What kind of person would I have become growing up in that type of situation? Could I be happy in a setting like that now? Could I ever choose to live my life so physically isolated from the rest of the world? As the miles rolled by under my tires, I had heaps of time to think about physical surroundings, how they mold you, and how the choices you make and how those that are made for you affect your life and who you are.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Quote of the Day

“You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.”
---Joe Lewis

Happy Friday.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day
Top 10 reasons to VOTE
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
Madison, Wisconsin

Monday, November 06, 2006

Back to Wisconsin
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
Madison, Wisconsin
Now, these people have a great sense of humor!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Final Purchases
Our last day in Istanbul saw us meandering around with plans for the evening to eat in a restaurant we had seen several days before. As we had a bit of time, R decided to go look at a carpet store that he had promised to go back to. A gorgeous shop but a bit expensive. We left empty-handed a walked over to another area with many carpet shops. R eventually bought a silk Kilim at the second shop we visited, and we left to have dinner at a restaurant called Sarnic. The setting is incredible; I highly recommend eating there if you’re in Istanbul. When we came back to pick up the carpet, they insisted on serving us apple tea (a Turkish specialty.) Somehow, I ended up looking at more carpets, and R told the carpet dealer to sit down, that he would sell the carpet. Quite hysterical. He rolled out some carpets and totally stepped into the role. As the carpet dealer was sitting next to me, R asked us, “Are you on your honeymoon?” (This is the infamous question that followed throughout our carpet viewing experience.) It went on from there. He was applauded by the salesmen at the end of the performance. I’m sure it’s something that will be remembered by those salesmen for years to come.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Quote of the Day
-by S

"Don't be re-dick-less. It has to be three syllables."