Headlines for Friday:


1. Branle Pinagay; also, testing video: 01:05

Categories: None -- Permalink
Trying out YouTube for sharing videos. Here's a video of our Branle Pinagay...

Random Japanese sentence: 犬はその特性が猫とは異なる。 A dog is distinct from a cat in physical characteristics.

2. Renaissance dance pic: 01:31

Categories: None -- Permalink
Renaissance dance

One of my odd diversions.

Random Japanese sentence: ジャックはこわきに子猫をかかえている。 Jack has a cat under his arm.

3. Oh no...: 11:31

Categories: None -- Permalink
I can't find my fountain pen - the burgundy one my father gave me for Christmas, when he took me shopping the day before I flew back to Canada. I last wrote with it in the lab. My research notebook is here, but no pen... Could I have dropped it on the way to the library? But I wasn't carrying anything except for my ID card and my notebook; I didn't need to take notes. I've turned my pockets inside out, searched the pockets of my bag, checked every nook and cranny... I remember noticing that it wasn't with me when I returned to Graduate House, but because I didn't have my research notebook then, I thought I might've left it tucked inside. Waah!

And yes, I know, my fountain pen is one of my guilty pleasures - what luxury when everyone gets by on ballpens and pencils! - but it has an old-school charm about it, and I loved using it...

I'll turn my room upside down later, after my paper. If not, I wonder where I'll be able to find a nice, slim, piston converter pen, preferably a broad-nibbed pen with a burgundy case and some heft...


(And yes, Mark, I'll get back to work on my paper as soon as I get this thing out of my head...)

Random Japanese sentence: その子は猫をボール箱の中へ閉じ込めた。 The child shut up a cat in the carton.