neat photo request from the UK

UPDATE: I’ve been published! My photo of the hotel I stayed at in Almaty, Kazakhstan appears on the front page of the Islamic Finance Weekly: though I’ve released my photo galleries online under the creative commons “no rights reserved” public…

blogpoem

i did my laundry again today, finally washing my sheets. there really isn’t anything better in the world than laying on clean sheets, except maybe time-out [chicken] where i ended up for the second night in a row at 1:30…

outline of a day

when i woke i was tired. it was raining. when i woke again it was still raining. i waited at the bus stop. i waited 18 minutes. the sun came out before i got off of the bus. i worked…

a feelpiece

agh. i’ve been feeling kind of blase lately. no particular or yet known reason. start of school doldrums i guess. the desire for change, the desire for novelty. how is it possible in this “information soaked” world that i could…

UNC wins MEASURE Phase II

the project i work for was awarded a $70 million dollar cooperative agreement from USAID for continued monitoring and evaluation activities over the next five years. i’m told that this is the single largest sponsored research grant at UNC. and…

why, oh why do you taunt me sprint?

jackie offered to help me unpack my kitchen after she gets off work tomorrow. in exchange i’m going to get her digital camera and computer working together. (i also need to work a trip to raleigh into that deal to…

68°F must be the perfect temperature

sitting outside on my porch, barefoot, glass of juice, laptop. i’m bad with introductions. i hate burdening someone with the feeling that they should know my name but have forgotten it. can’t we all just go on face memory for…

powerpointification of life

brought my bike in for its fall tune up. apparently much needed on account of the worn brake pads, worn back tire, and limited rear derailer action. this effectively curtails my mobility for the rest of the week. friends with…

wow. i just did a little nesting.

i moved into my present apartment at the end of june, with much help from dad. at the same time my landlord was trying to back out on my lease. having moved everything over, we immediately drove to washington dc…

impending doom

fair isabel

the weekend will not be televised

measure celebrated usaid’s intention to award us $70 million u.s. dollars with a picnic at The Farm on thursday. word is that some of our peeps will fly up to washington (dc) tuesday or wednesday to formally sign the cooperative…