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Archive for: December, 2007

Not Your Typical Drive to Work

I was driving to work this morning when the lady in front of me swerved off the side of the road and hit a wooden telephone pole, bringing the entire pole down on her car. The entire front end of her car was demolished, and there were billows of smoke coming out from the engine area. I pulled off to the side of the road, made sure the car wasn’t about to explode, helped the lady out of the car, and called 911. Miraculously, other than being shaken up, she was alright. The smoke coming from the wrecked car smelled really funny though. I hope it wasn’t anything toxic.

An Amusing Discovery

Back when I was an undergrad, I started getting into kpop and joined a certain online forum discussing said art form. One of the members of that forum was an MIT alumn who had recently started a website which, besides showcasing his own excellent manga-style artwork, also hosted an oekaki board (like a forum, except users draw pictures rather than write posts). On this oekaki board I drew a certain painting of a famous jpop singer which I then used as my profile picture on a popular online music social networking site. Tonight, I discovered that a certain contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered” had grabbed that profile picture and posted it on her blog as something that had recently become one of her daughter’s favorite “photos.” And that NPR contributer comes from, of all places, the same state I’m from. I don’t know why, but I get such a kick out of tiny things like this. :)