Read every word, and no one gets hurt.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

I Am Unique

LogoThere is:
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Which Leaf Is Your Favorite?

I crunched through a bunch of crisp leaves yesterday. What fun!
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Friday, October 20, 2006

Open Invitation

Anybody up for getting some Indian food around town somewhere? There is an Indian restaurant pretty close to my house. There are also several other Indian places around the Twin Cities. I'm open to location suggestions.

Only two warnings if you come. First, it may be on the expensive side. Second... you may not like it. But I will. :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Iced Decaf Triple Grande Caramel Nonfat Extra Hot With Whip White Chocolate Mocha

I got a new job. Come and see me at the 98th and Lyndale Starbucks on weekday mornings.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

All the Colors of the Rainbow

On Sunday morning, while rushing around to get ready for church, I stubbed my toe. Not the big one. The middle toe. The one you'd get in trouble for waving out the car window when someone cuts you off in traffic. ("Did you see that? She gave me the toe!")

Anyway, it hurt. It hurt so bad I didn't cry. I just hit the ground face down, yelling "Ow!" But with no other recourse, I simply finished getting ready and hobbled off to church.

That afternoon, I removed my shoe and sock to find my toe had turned a curious shade of green. Really. By nightfall, it had lost the green and taken on a definitely preferable hue of violet. Monday morning, violet had deepened into a rich purple. And yesterday when I woke up, it was bright pink. It has now faded to a dull gray.

I wonder if my toe is tired of being a chameleon, or if this color show will continue indefinitely.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

P. I. (Post-India)...


1. Walking into a dark room, flicking on the light, and seeing absolutely zero cockroaches
2. Hot showers
3. Streets where a majority of the cars drive in actual lanes in the correct direction
4. Cow-free roads
5. Being able to communicate with everybody all the time with no language barrier
6. AC
7. Windows with screens on them
8. Falling asleep with no fear of anything crawling on me in the night
9. Clean water, with no risk of typhoid or hepatitis
10. Good live music at church and elsewhere
11. Non-instant coffee


1. Chai
2. Vigorous (and cacophonous) Hindi worship songs
3. The thrill and challenge of crossing the language barrier with poor-quality Bengali phrases
4. Taking a tepid shower on a sweltering afternoon
5. Seeing the foothills of the Himalayas every day
6. Tailor-made, cheap clothing
7. The lively open market
8. Sharing Jesus with people who never heard of Him before
9. Finding new adventures and every day doing something I never thought I could
10. Being called "madam" by strangers, "didi" by younger friends, and "sister" at church
11. Early morning prayer walks in the tea gardens