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back home again...

Aug. 29th, 2005 | 06:36 am

...in Indiana! So I'm back in Bloomington and start classes today. They should prove to be fun. I also start teaching today...eek. I have a 9:30am class full of Freshman on a Monday...something tells me they're not gonna want to be there! Especially since this is gonna be their VERY first class after moving away from home ha ha. I'll have to wHip them into shape! I got up at 5:45 (hmm...I'd often go to bed at that time in Edinburgh) to go for a 2 mile run....need to work my way back up to what I was before Scotland. 2 miles isn't bad considering I also have a mile walk to class, so I'll definitely be in good shape by the end of this year :) All righty then, time to go. Oh and I believe Amity leaves Edinburgh today, so the next time you hear from her she may be in Kiwiland!

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Rough Draft!

Aug. 9th, 2005 | 07:04 pm
mood: accomplished
music: Stevie Wonder

So I finished up a complete rough draft of my dissertation today. How exciting. So I'm partying like a rockstar...by myself because everyone else is still busy working on theirs. In a week I move back to the States to start my PhD. Then a few weeks later, Amity moves to New Zealand, so it looks like we'll be updating from different sides of the world for a while. Perhaps one day we shall meet again...we'll be sure to update the site together over a plate of curry!

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Definitely Our Man

Aug. 7th, 2005 | 11:25 pm
mood: ecstatic ecstatic
music: Joni Mitchell


Dance on Brother Kim:

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This Is Our Man

Aug. 7th, 2005 | 09:21 pm
mood: ecstatic ecstatic
music: Hawai'ian from KAOS freeradio

I was researching on the internet (well, google-imaging) for this guy who has inspired quite a chunk of my dissertation. I've mentioned him elsewhere, and I know one of our readers will recognize the name (that is, if *she or he* did the reading for Dennis' Philosophy of Biology).

Kim Sterelny

In his bio, after his philosophical coups follows, "...In addition to philosophy, Kim spends his time eating curries, drinking red wine, bushwalking and bird watching."

He is our man.

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Haha! We're Currily Co-Dependent

Jul. 29th, 2005 | 04:44 am

Check this out.

'Currily Co-Dependent'... as if the jointly-run, currily-saturated blog didn't already inform you of that.

Andt there is no 'co-dependent' smiley icon for our mood. Damn. Maybe I should call Duce...

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May I Introduce You To Georgia

Jul. 26th, 2005 | 05:48 pm
mood: cheerful cheerful

This is about the most precious little thing we've ever seen. Do take some time to explore the pages and get to know Georgia. We hope you, our reader, will become as in love with this little precious as we have.

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Bank Hotel and Curry!

Jul. 25th, 2005 | 03:07 pm
mood: good good
music: Leonard Cohen

So last night I went to the Bank Hotel with Sarah, Kristina, and Phil. It was a fantastic time! Sarah showed me her new MP3 player, and it's cool. The music was still too loud, but I can at least appreciate the new speakers. I had a chat with Andy about his 'special powers' during their break and after they finished playing, I hung around for a while until about 2:15 and then we went to Whistle Binkies next door. The bass player from Andy's band was playing, and he was quite good in a Bob-Dylany slightly out of tune singing sort of way. Neb and I had a good discussion about love and Leonard Cohen ha ha. Then I went back to Andy's flat with them and messed around for a while before coming home at around 5. It really was a great night. Today Kristina is coming over to play the piano and Phil is making curry for dinner! Mmmmmmmmm. Tomorrow is (well, maybe) LIBRARY DAY. I am going to lock myself in the library and get at least another 3,000 words done on my dissertation, which will take me above the 10,000 mark, which is good since I return to the States three weeks from today!

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I will streak Tesco and rub curry all over my breasts

Jul. 19th, 2005 | 12:04 am

At 4.00 a.m. on Sunday in Newcastle, England, I stripped off my clothes with nearly 2000 others to be a part of Spencer Tunick's latest art installment. He likens cities and landscapes to a canvas, and the fleshy tones of en masse nudity is his paint. The most striking element about the whole ordeal was the ordinaryness of the people. Of course it is quite surreal to be surrounded by some 2000 other naked people... Right after 'getting our kit off' we stampeded down this hill toward the location of the shoot. I paused for a moment, and I saw something like a naked medieval army charging down after me. Quite surreal indeed.

The temperature was something like 12 degrees celsius/52 fahrenheit, and after almost four naked hours in the chilly English morning, my nipples were happy to not be erect anymore.

As always, my photo site documents my goings-on.

Though I suspect this edition may be more eye-catching...

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Curry this weekend?

Jul. 17th, 2005 | 06:30 pm
mood: excited excited

Hello reader. Thus far my weekend has been fantastic. It all began Thursday when they had the castle lit up in brilliant colors for the release of the new Harry Potter book. I guess ol' J.K. read the first chapter there on Friday night at 12:01, but I missed it because I was too busy going out for a bit for Suzy's birthday and then out with Tati and Lindsay! It was great fun, but on the way home I really fancied some curry, but settled for chips instead. Saturday night I went out to a surprise party for Suzy's birthday, but before that I ran into my friend Becky from back home on the street!! That was random. Anyway, tonight is BANK HOTEL night!! Will let you know how that goes.

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You A Curry Charmer, Idgy Thredgood?

Jul. 13th, 2005 | 10:05 pm
mood: okay okay

Today I cooked Duce some fantabulous goatcheese pizza, and we watched Fried Green Tomatoes (a southern classic.) I suppose that's all I really have to say... You see, I'm 'working' on the dissertation right now, and well, that essentially explains itself.

And we made five pounds today participating in a friend's experiment. Everyone came from it saying it was sooo boring... Funny, I didn't seem to get as bored...

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