30 posts tagged convolutes
On the UCSD campus.
I miss Veronica and her love of ponies.
Possibly the coolest thing I have ever learned while reading random magazines at the gym: Thomas Jefferson cut up his Bible, poet-style, to save only the parts he thought were right. I read this in American History, but Wikipedia has an entry about it. There are articles about the Smithsonian restoration of it here and here (latter is the Smithsonian’s and include video).
Colette arround 1901 or 1902, comentary says: “Colette et Toby-Chien. Deux braves types à qui on avait appris à faire le beau et donner la patte”
Lost in Encinitas
Later on October 17, at a sushi and gelato place in Carlsbad. I’m allergic to shellfish and so ask the man in if he can make something vegetarian, and he says, “Yes. I can make all green.”
The poke looks good, and I’m sorry not to be able to eat it. Katie Perry’s “Last Friday Night” is on and I recognize it. The man answers the phone and speaks in English to someone. His accent sounds neither Chinese nor Korean to me. I specifically do not ask him where he is from.
Thinking how any signs of “foreign-ness” are often grounds here (here=SD) for commentary and questioning. While waiting for my flu shot last month, I eavesdropped on a conversation between a woman in CVs (60s?) and a man in his 30s with what turned out to be a South African accent. The woman questioned him about it with the kind of invasive fascination for personal detail that sometimes people have towards pregnant women.