Sean


May
21
2007

Kissing The Lipless

Do you realize that tonight is The Bachelor finale, and that we only have one more Secret Bachelor Tuesday Wednesday Friday The Following Tuesday Whenever to get through after this? I know! What will we do when it's all over? Well, I guess we'll have to talk about real things again, like politics and current affairs and how gross Spencer from The Hills is and what a fool Heidi is for staying with him.

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Apr
26
2007

Had We But World Enough And Time

If I'm lucky, I get to see my parents three times a year---once at Christmas when I go to Singapore, once in the summer when they come to the States, and usually once in the spring, when one of them comes for a visit. I realize that most people my age would mean something very different by "if I'm lucky"---they'd mean they were lucky not to have to see their parents very often, that three times a year was the minimum effort they had to put in. When I say I'm lucky to see my parents three times a year, I do sincerely mean I'm lucky.

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Mar
23
2007

Everybody Makes Mistakes, But Usually The Mistakes Are Not Quite This Awesome

Until around 9:34pm this evening, I thought (foolishly) that this had been the best part of my day:

new green coat from H&M

And then, during a commercial break in Grey's Anatomy, I discovered this. And just like that, my new spring coat---despite costing only $35 at H&M and also, I am quite sure, being the color of heaven itself---became the second best part of my day. How wrong I was before 9:34pm! How ill-informed!

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Feb
09
2007

Why Things Are Good

I turned 27 yesterday and the world did not end. In fact, the world did the opposite of ending, because I found a cashmere sweater on sale at TJ Maxx which turned out---after various markdowns and clearance discounts---to cost $26. And I'm talking 100% cashmere! I know! What can I say? Sometimes the birthday gods are just smiling.

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Nov
09
2006

Kids These Days

So last night, our doorbell rang and my sister Susie went to answer it. There were two little girls outside, maybe eight or nine, and one of them was wearing a light on her head. You know, kind of like the surgeons put on when they're going in to do open heart surgery, or maybe like you wear at night when you go camping, but only if you're the sort of person who owns a clip-on tie and several Celine Dion CDs and maybe also has NEW POCKET PROTRACTOR! written at the top of your Christmas list. Added in September and underlined twice.

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Aug
07
2006

Lost In Translation (And Also Lost In Hangzhou)

You've never been lost until you've been lost in China. After three hours on the train, we arrived this morning in Hangzhou---a place we'd only decided to visit because a man we'd met in a bar the night before we left Singapore called it "the St. Tropez of China," which, um, it's totally not---and promptly got on a bus going completely the wrong way.

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