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Odds and Ends

  • I am very proud of my sister: she was recently accepted into a salsa dancing troupe.
  • I tried cooking pad thai tonight for the first time and learned quite a bit about tofu and noodles. I now aspire to owning a good non-stick flat-bottomed wok.
  • The Canary Wharf Waitrose is a strange and unintuitively organized store. My search for tofu gathered up three of the store's staff, all of whom also wished to know where it was kept.
  • All the teaspoons in the apartment have vanished into the ether. It is a mystery.
  • I am now a happy possessor of a copy of Conrad's Fate, the most recent Diana Wynne Jones novel.
  • Heard on Radio 2 moments ago: Mark Radcliffe is interviewing Simon Armitage, who, discussing accents and travel between the UK and the US, quoth: "There is an equivalent between Yorkshire and Iowa. We seem to get along fine." No wonder I felt at home in York.

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juniperus
Mar. 22nd, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
As an undergrad I had taken an American dialects class - tremendously fascinating stuff - the prof's own expertise was UK (particularly scottish) dialects, so we had many interesting discussions.

Just another of those innumerable topics I find really interesting - but not interesting enough to base a career on. ;)
owlfish
Mar. 23rd, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful course topic! I've always liked linguistics courses, but have never been nearly good enough at them - I have a poor ear for accents and precision in listening. This is probably why I loved syntax so much.
jennaria
Mar. 23rd, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
:pokes head up:

Er, hi. Came here via irisbleu. Am sticking around for a bit.
owlfish
Mar. 23rd, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
Hello! It's good to meet you. Reading through your journal (and talking to irisbleu yesterday) brought back so many echos of trips to Boston for me - Arisia, Tealuxe, good Indian food around Harvard Square.
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