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G'Monday. [11 Dec 2000|12:57pm]
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I awoke to the godawful racket coming from the boiler beneath us - it's been happening on and off for the past couple of months. Suddenly, often in the dead of night, the floors and walls will start shaking and the noise - approximating that of a freight train derailing in a war zone...
It's disconcerting. The vibration itself could be enough to bring the building down, eventually.
So I've called and called, and the landlord won't do anything. They send a guy to look at it, and nothing ever happens. The crackhead super says, 'oh, it's probably just a piece of rust that got in there and is making the pipes rattle.'
Bullsh*t. He lives on the 3rd floor, and I know he can't hear it up there. And like the 'singing frog', no one is ever around when it happens. They probably think I'm insane.

In other news, the cat and I have been preoccupied with a new game - 'stretchy gold string'. I waggle it, she pounces on it, grabs it in her teeth, and with one paw twangs it like a guitar string. Over and over and over. Maybe I'll buy her a banjo.

And that, my dears, is my whirlwind monday morning.

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[11 Dec 2000|01:33pm]
Great...now the entire hallway reeks of a gas leak. This building will kill me yet.
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cilantro-a-go-go [11 Dec 2000|02:27pm]
It's been so long since I had Burmese food. Mmn.

Rangoon night market noodles and peah thee thoke (a sort of chopped green bean, lettuce, cilantro and peanut salad)...I wonder how much it differs from food one would find in Burma/Myanmar itself? When I have unlimited funds someday, I'd love to spend a good deal of time in China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma/Myanmar...etc.

Places I've traveled so far:
The Netherlands
Monaco, and the Vatican (they count!)

Where have you traveled? What were your favorite places?

(NPR's rife with election coverage. Screw this. I'm going to pop in my 31 Languages software and learn to say 'hello', 'goodbye', and 'thank you' in every single one.)
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