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Although it’s hard to say how many days we’ve been here, my LA clock says it’s almost 4:30 pm on Friday. I guess it’s Saturday morning, then. We’ve slept four nights in this apartment. I’m pleased to report that yesterday’s mosquito measures appear to have been successful. The vampires that have been biting us at […]

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Posted September 26th, 2009 - 8:12 am by maria
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Inaugural Post in China: Part 2

So I think I covered everything that happened during the trip to China and that very first day we were here. We slept decently well, were obviously exhausted, but it was painfully obvious why my father at one point or another made the comment that Chinese mattresses are bad. In the morning, Maria managed to […]

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Posted September 24th, 2009 - 7:20 pm by sean
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Inaugural Post in China

We’re finally here! And there’s so much to talk about but so little time and really energy on my part to write it. We left Sunday night/Monday morning, one of those effective vs. actual thingies. We had a little trouble getting our carry ons approved by the airline. Apparently, there’s a 7 kg weight limit, […]

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Posted September 23rd, 2009 - 8:42 pm by sean
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Carmel 2009

So this time next week, we’ll be in China! Ah! It’s a little overwhelming actually. Exactly three days time left since it just became Friday. And what a Friday it’ll be. We have lots of last minute finalizing we need to do, plus packing. There’s lots of logistics and telephone related errands to run before […]

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Posted September 18th, 2009 - 12:19 am by sean
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Almost vacation

Most arrangements have been made, and we head off to Carmel in a couple of hours. (Long-awaited!) I have heard such wonderful things about our destination, and nothing sounds better to me than a long car ride. I’ve also been advocating for a bagel breakfast as our first stop on our route. We made a […]

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Posted September 14th, 2009 - 8:20 am by maria
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Countdown: 8 Days

And it was 10 Days, and I wanted to post, but I was very busy yesterday, by which I actually mean Friday the 11th. That was my last day of work, and we all went out to Panda Express for lunch and Craig got my lunch which was nice. I didn’t actually want to make […]

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Posted September 13th, 2009 - 12:22 am by sean
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Hurry up and wait.

Currently, I’m waiting for the woman who called me 50 min ago and told me she’d be here in 15 min to show up. I’m going to show her my car. I intend to sell it tomorrow, although as always events may dictate otherwise. One way or another, though, it needs to get sold soon. […]

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Posted September 11th, 2009 - 12:21 pm by maria
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Lactose and GMAT study (in which our heroine perseveres through unnecessary difficulties)

Don’t expect this post to be thrilling, dear reader. In fact, if you have an expectations of an interesting read, please dispose of them now, before continuing any further down this landmarkless road of an entry. *Thank you.* Now… I am mildly lactose intolerant. However, last night at the grocery store I felt the need […]

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Posted September 9th, 2009 - 5:38 pm by maria
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Countdown: 1 Week, 6 Days

…and only three more days of work. This weekend is supposed to be the official “going away” party, and we’re seeing my friend Niki for brunch on Saturday, and maybe the Long Beach Lobster Festival on Sunday. Plus, there’s football to consider. Thursday is getting together time with my mother, next week is our last […]

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Posted September 9th, 2009 - 12:38 am by sean
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Good times

Even though we’re eager to get out of here, I’m having a good time in these last weeks in the States.� Sean and I have been seeing so many more movies than we used to (“No more movies.”� “Yes more movies.� So many more movies!”� cf party cat)–and they’ve treated us well.� District 9, Gamer, […]

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Posted September 6th, 2009 - 9:31 am by maria
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Eggplant Dinner

This was a dinner I cooked for Maria while still at Bunker Hill Towers. In case you couldn’t tell, I’m in the process of re-importing all my images into my new blog now. I thought the meal was wonderful: pan fried eggplant, zucchini, and broccoli rabe stacked then baked with fresh mozzarella and basil on […]

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Posted September 6th, 2009 - 2:33 am by sean
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