53 Brentwood Blog

Thursday, September 30, 2004

More about the picture with G ghost

In that picture, next to Malena is Jen, a former student of mine at BC, and also the former girlfriend of Anan!

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Yes, that Malena

Well, it should be, unless she is an evil clone or some pod person from Ultra-9.

Here she is underneath the ghost of G at Halloween 2002, where she and Doug "supposedly" met for the first time. (Doug has insinuated that they met earlier)

Congrats to Doug!
Is the Malena I know?
(I know, you're thinking: How the hell I know that she is the Malena you know? Ok , dark/brown hair, I think she is originally from Portugal...)

Anyway, congrats to you too, Mike!!! Again with 3 women housemates!

Oh, yeah

Doug got married on Friday. It was a nice wedding and a fun reception, that I forgot to bring my camera to. So no pics as of now.

Malena and Doug are in Spain this week for their Honeymoon. They also just bought a house in Watertown.

So, this means we now have some new housemates.
  • Lauren moved in on August 15th when Kate moved out. She is a pastry chef.
  • Kitty will move in on September 1st. She works at BU.
  • Sara will also move in on September 1st, she has a 3 year-old Boxer named Gustav.
So we lose Kona, but get a new dog, and 3 female housemates.

How F@#king American are you?

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Quidquid praecipies, esto brevis.
(Whatever advice you give, be brief.)

Horace, Ars Poetica.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

by the way, "da" is also an Italian word. It means "from".

So Jeff, when you go to Italy, you can say: "Vengo da Maynard." (I come from Maynard)

The most likely answer you get could be something like " And who gives a f$#*?!! "

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Oh, I learned a little Russian last night. "Da." In English, it is very profound. It means "yes."

What is the Ego? Part I

Suppose a man puts himself at a window to see those who pass by. If I pass by, can I say that he placed himself there to see me? No; for he does not think of me in particular. But does he who loves some one on account of beauty really love that person? No; for the small-pox, which will kill beauty without killing the person, will cause him to love her no more.
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662). Thoughts.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

funny you say that: just last nite I had dinner with a Japanese colleague!

I obviously did practise the (in)famous Japanese sentence Maiko tought me.

Also, I learnt new words, like NEKKO (cat), OISHII, (delicious), KANE (money) and many others...

Friday, September 17, 2004

Oh, that's easy. You could teach Japanese! Sure, there would be a lot of confused people, but what the hell......give it a shot.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

I wouldn't know what to teach - except about how to make a good pizza, I guess.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

So when are you going to get that teaching post? Can't let your sis grab all the honor.

Mia sorella, i.e., my sister!


P.S. I still don't understand how come my sisters have a brother and I DON'T!

Just back from Copenhagen, where I was for a conference on MRI. Actually I was a bit disappointed by the city, but maybe it's just because I had high expectations...
It's quite expensive (a beer is usually 7 Euro), but I already knew that.
Anyway, if you ever go to Copenhagen - and you have already seen cities like Amsterdam - don't plan to be there more than 1-2 days.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

I'm glad you guys received these pages of paper, bound in a gold foil like cover (thanks, Mike!) .
I couldn't let all that positive energy and feelings which were part of the 53 Brentwood community disappear… right? I mean, after all, we lived together for a few years and we didn’t killed each other! Quite an accomplishment.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


Ann, just go to the RMV. But do it soon because there are deadlines for registration, 20 days before all primaries and elections. There are still roughly 60 days to register.

But you can only register to vote IF YOU ARE NOT VOTING FOR BUSH.

This is a Massachusetts Law. No, no, don't look it up, just believe me.

Official Massachusetts Election site.

And hopefully G got his Absentee Ballott.

In related news, I got my Kerry Kit in the mail today from MoveOn.org. A DVD and some facts about where Kerry and Bush disagree. (They cost $4, but mine was free, cause I'm down like that)

Oh, and I also got 3 packages from Italy with these pages of paper, bound in a gold foil like cover. The illustrations were neat. There are 15 of the things, I think that they may have mated and spawned while being shipped. They are pretty cute. I'm definitely going to keep some, but the rest are up for adoption.

Ann Marie!!!!!!!!

good to hear from you.

here something you like, about my favourite topic...

Giuliani lovingly recalled the bond between Bush and New York construction workers at Ground Zero three days after the Sept. 11 attacks, and earlier in the evening, in a film broadcast at the convention, the leader of a dissident Wisconsin firefighters local told the president, "We are willing to walk into a burning building with you." Of course, nothing in Bush's service record, or his cosseted careers in business and politics, suggests that he'd be willing to walk into a burning building with them, but that merely testifies to how effective the marketing of the president's macho-mindedness may prove to be.

By Harold Meyerson


I think I just figured out what I was supposed to do with my profile Mike. This is the latest in a list of things I was supposed to do two-three months ago that I am finally doing. Along those same lines, congratulations to Jeff on the nupitals (you guys looked great!) and welcome to Mayumi. Now my next belated task is to figure out how to register to vote in Massachusetts. Should I have done this months ago? Then I have to start working on my tan . . .

I have heard that someone once asked Woodrow Wilson how long it took him to write a speech. He replied, “It depends. If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation. If fifteen minutes, three days. If half an hour, two days. If an hour, I am ready now.”

GILBERT GUDE, Director Congressional Research Service1977–1986.