Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

Going well. I’m whistling. All…  §

Going well. I’m whistling. All midterm essays done, including the six essays for graduate classes. Only two days of bloody hell were required — oh yes, and a few pints of stout, one of which I blew up accidentally, making me smell like a drunken college student rather than just a tired college student. I don’t envy the professors and all of the reading they’re about to do. Next school tasks: abstract for the longish term paper in Anthroplogy 5131, papers in the realm of human evolution for another anthropology class, and a semiotically persuasive visual production for English 5970. The abstract and the visual production are due in like a minute or two when I return to class Thursday. Shit. Back on the chain gang…

I was talking thursday to a cool girl called Juliet who very kindly pays attention to me sometimes, and she gave me the niftiest model for international travel — the finger method. (Hmmm…) Where was I? Oh yes. Close your eyes and stick your finger against a world map or a globe. Have your favorite traveling partner do the same. Then, argue about which of the two places you’ll visit. She got to Malaysia this way, and it seems like one of the best plans I’ve heard.

Other stuff… I sat up and listened to Core the other day and was floored. I had forgotten how good it was, esp. the singles — you know, Sex Type Thing and Plush and all. Damn, STP are good. Next music purchases as soon as I get paid will be: Black Flag and Rollins Band. I miss you, Henry! I’m trying to decide whether or not I should start cycling to school every day again in earnest instead of just every now and then. On the one hand, I enjoy it, and it’s good for me, but on the other hand, it makes me stink in class, which can sometimes be hilarious, but which is other times not good for socializing. Still haven’t returned my application for graduation. Damn. Guiness is over $1.50 a can, while Murphy’s is less than $0.50 a can. Damn. Well, don’t let me keep you…