12:31 am, Friday, January 19th, 2007

I’ve been pretty busy with school and stuff, but it should be easier now that I’m not getting lost and I’ve learned to ride the bus. You know you can ride the Pullman transit for free if you have a WSU student ID card? And the J-route stops right across the street from my house. It’s much easier than I thought it’d be. Less waiting too.

We just finished reading Heart of Darkness in my literature class; now we’re starting Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips. I’m not terribly thrilled with the selection so far, but it could be worse.

Here’s something neat mullingitover mentioned on MetaFilter:

He talks about human civilization as being cancerous/bacteria-like. If you’ve spent time poring over the planet with Google Earth it’s hard not to reach this conclusion. Agricultural areas are partitioned off like cell walls in prokaryotes, and eukaryotic cities feed off their resources. We’re like a petri dish sandwiched between thousands of miles of rock and millions of light years of vacuum.

Not a very original concept, but I liked the way he expressed it.

Here are some pictures of my new place in Pullman. It was built in 1896, but these were taken in the summer of 2004. Right now there’s a ton of snow outside and the wisteria’s all barren, so it’s not as pretty. We’re in the basement apartment, my sister lives upstairs.

Pullman place - basement    Pullman place - full

2 Responses to “#747”

  1. Krunk:

    pretty nice place you’ve moved into.

    //krunk (^_^x)

  2. hjo3:

    Thanks! It’s no Redmond villa, but at least it’s centrally located. ;)
    BTW, happy birthday!