I'd like to give another shout out to Jason Botts of InterPath, who gave us our free dialup access while we were in town.
David, Izzy's brother, is moving in today. His stuff is all here, and his satellite receiver made it despite the UPS strike, so all is working out ok so far. We had dinner tonight, the three of us, at Audrey Claire's, and Alex was walking down the street, and he came over and talked to us through those big windows they have there. Small town *grin*.
After dinner, we signed up for the Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood Watch
patrol, and then we got David hooked up at the Rittenhouse Square Fitness
Center. Now, I have work to do. Catch you on the flip side!
Ho hum. I'm sitting here in the Net Access Noc bored out of my skull, so I thought I'd update this news page here. I'm going to North Carolina next week for vacation, believe it or not, so that should be fun. Lisa Israeli, Izzy's sister, will be hanging out at our house, taking care of Kanga and Rufus for us. We were able to get a demo account from interpath.net down there, so we'll be checking email and stuff and generally continuing to be slaves to the network *sigh*. Speaking of which, Bill Macklin from the Philadelphia Inquirer just did a story on that, and there is a big picture of me and Izzy in there, and quotes from me, Izzy, and Avi *grin*. No URL for that yet.
Izzy and I got a new camera and took a whole bunch of pictures, and plan to take more on vacation. Hopefully I'll get to the scanner soon and we'll throw some of the better ones online for your viewing pleasure.
I guess there's not much more going on. I'll check back in after
Ok, so that stuff isn't new news anymore. I'm coming up on my first midterms of my third quarter at Penn. I promise, sometime after finals, I'll do a more extensive update of this page, and hopefully I'll have something more interesting to report at that time :)
November 16, 1995
Today I was feeling angry at the world. I also found an old press photo from a production of David Mamet's "The Woods" I was in in Berkeley, CA. This picture clearly demonstrates my frustration.
Let's see...news...news...I'm trying to write a paper on the virulence
factors of a microbe. I have to choose a microbe. If you think of a good
one, please let me know!
November 16, 1995 Well, I guess the main thing on my mind right now is the asassination of Israel's Prime Minister Rabin. I happened to have the radio on when the first reports came out that he had been shot. I am ashamed to admit that I immediately thought an Arab had shot him. When I found out that it was a Jew who had shot (and by that time, killed) him, I started to feel really bad about having had that thought. I guess it just goes to show you how insidious these stereotypes are. I feel quite chastised. I welcome any opinions on the subject of racism in general or this assassination in particular.
So there I was today, standing in my cow costume in the post office, and to make a long story short, the woman behind the desk refused to let me make my transaction because I needed to borrow her pen to put an address on the envelope. It took the supervisor 20 minutes to convince her to do it, and meanwhile everyone was pissed in the line behind me, and I heard all this muttering about "the one in the cow suit." Also, one of my colleagues at Net Access was more than a bit confused when someone called today and asked him "is there a cow in your office?" Of course, it was Paul...(hi paul)