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Discussion of Anna's show at the Arnold Arboretum.

Becky is blogging from Egypt

Wiley has a tumblr and she didn't tell me about it I am piiiiiiissed

Sohbet
My friend Ozge just started a blog on Turkish cuisine for American cooks.

In 2008, after five months of solo travel through Asia, I met up with Ozge on her home turf. (If you can travel with someone who is host, guide and friend together, I urge you to do so.) There followed a near month of highlights, as we ate and drank our way across Turkey, starting in Istanbul. It should always be nighttime, and we should always, all of us, be at rooftop restaurants near Istiklal, having meze with raki.

Aaand I can get the ingredients for the traditional eggplant dish locally. Yum.

Brett brings the fire. Hottest music visualizer of all time is this flame-based display. What's up with the all-Flash site though man seriously.

Check out my sister's paintings! Here's the one that I had above my bed (she's holding onto it for me until I get back to the States.)

A painting of Kool Herc

Kristy makes it, shoots it, eats it. Hungry?

Friends of mine who have a similar problem sitting still

You think I'm crazy, my buddy Panpan just moved to Saudi Arabia . . .

"You know you have an Internet reading problem right?"

"No I don't: I just read everything once."

Dustin's blog.

Co-worker Vaughn's blog.

Ben Chun's got a new blog on his experiences teaching computer skills to high school students.

Tricia makes great t-shirts.

Kirra Miller is a 13-month-old from Lake Park, Florida. She's my friend Cory's niece, and daughter of Justin and Amber. She was hit by a car on May 18th, 2007 as her mother towed her and a friend in a bike trailer. She's in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach. Her family asked me to set up a site where they could update people on her condition.

Update: the site was down for a while; it's back up now.

No I don't think it would be more appropriate for the message to be shown on a Holiday Inn sign
an image of a church sermon announcment sign saying WELCOME ANNA LAURENT

Anna's site. Wait a minute, how come I've never seen this before?

Chrysalis stage.

Dr. benchun sez if you don't get a steady diet of breakbeats your brain loses plasticity and your imagination and sex drive suffer. Take two of these.

Mindtangle
Just a bunch of Aarons right now.

bring back email
I miss email. IM has replaced it for most of my online social interaction. If you chat to someone for five minutes every day or two, there doesn't seem to be much point in spending an hour writing an update on the last month of your life. I miss using friends as an excuse to sit and reflect.

We are back!
Samsaric's first gig in a year will be at some pool party in Hollywood this Saturday. My goal is to get someone in the pool. And to slip some grimey UK stuff in behind some hip-hop. Big up my agent rk.

HICCUP V
"The “O-boys” and 60-odd friends crowded into Eliot I-entry one recent Saturday night."

Ethan's Top Five Frustrations Women Express about Men They've Begun to Date
"5. Men often ride along in relationships with one hand on the door handle. This fearfulness of momentum leads them to perform all manner of foolishness, including dangerous stuntman-like dives out of high-speed romances as well as more comical leaps out of relationships that have yet to leave the driveway."

also:
Ethan's Top Five Reasons Why Being in an Urban Tribe Is Bad for Your Love Life
Ethan's Top Five Guidelines to Dating within Your Urban Tribe

David Mazières
Daniel works with him.

So on this page I read about how 50 Cent is apparently a big Talib Kweli fan, interviewed him for XXL and everything, and I'm like WTF? so I Google 50 cent talib kweli and end up at Jason's paper which is pretty fucked up. O, and somebody on the ilm thread mentioned Hua, too. Weeeird.

leroy has achieved the freedom of zooropa.

bullshit rumors
Everybody says "Leroy's back in Boston, he is" but where is the evidence?

Apparently James has been talking shit about my HTML/CSS skillz. Bring it, thug!

Hi Eric! How's the new job going?

This weekend I visited my friend Charlie -- Charlie's been a friend since the 5th grade -- and his fiancee. While I was there, I found out I get to help plan his bachelor party.

I wonder if the 1945 edition of Emily Post's Etiquette I just got on eBay will have anything to say on the matter. This is going to be a rigidly correct affair from top to bottom, you understand.

The party's in August, and to be honest I'm a little nervous about the whole thing. Mostly, I want to strike the right tone -- I want the party to be memorable and story-worthy, but I don't want to do anything that would make Charlie too uncomfortable to enjoy himself. And, damn, it's part of the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends in the whole wide friggin' world, I want it to be perfect.

Dude, check out this photo of a guy totally checking out J Lo's ass.

Lauren, for what it's worth, if the Times is to be believed, Mr. Merritt has trouble relating to people on the most basic of levels; he's practically autistic, an idiot savant. But you do like your rock stars misanthropic, don't you?

Dave, the only one out of five freshman-year roommates I actually liked, linked me! Fame and fortune are sure to follow. Also, he (more or less) compared me to James; I'm flattered.

Stewart always comes up with the good ideas first (in this case, a photo survey of essential pieces of Boston.) That asshole.

Hi Eric!

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