From my trip to Cornell for work this past weekend.
At the Ithaca Chili Cook-off & WinterFest with Kathleen and Rachel. Shot by Kathleen with my camera.
All in all, a fun weekend, despite having to give so many presentations. These work trips are definitely draining.
Abby and Alton Brown. Anyone else see it?
2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China. Since 1949, enormous changes have taken place in China, and many events have gone down in history as a part of the national memory. China.org.cn presents a series of old photos to review the past 60 years.
Got this email today…
huhlo auntie jennifer!
i’m growing up so fast, you’re missing so much! my cheeks blew up, my hair’s standing up like mama’s when she was a baby.
Not sure why my sister likes writing for Abby like that. She’s weird like that. But I LOVE the pictures she’s been sending me…like this one:
Again, Google continues to carry out its mission: to try to take over the world.
I’ve just downloaded the Picasa 3 beta. You can now make movies, take screenshots and webcam shots, add watermarks and print captions. It also comes with a new photo viewer that looks like this:
Hey, the easter egg still works! Anyone else trying out the beta?
Edited: Friday, August 22
When I got back, everyone kept asking why I didn’t stay for the Olympics. My answer was “it’s better watching it on TV.” But now that I’ve seen these pictures, I guess being at the opening ceremonies wouldn’t have been too bad.
In my high school Sunday school class, we would split into teams of guys and girls. Sometimes, the kids needed 3 groups and they’d split into guys, girls, and leaders. Apparently, leaders are neither guys nor girls.
Boy was the spirit of the Olympics ever-present at the Torch run protests today! Everyone showed strong team participation and competitiveness. Check it:
Team Darfur (represented by the green balloons):
Team Vietnamese Fisherman:
Team Friendlies (yes, that’s what the Mascots are called):
Team Lion Dancing:
Team Fudan (represented by the blue flag-i have to give a shoutout to the university where I was last summer):
and my favorite, Team Athletes:
Where did all these people come from? How did they start “cheering” on their respective teams? Where were they before all this? Are they JUST starting to protest now? I felt a little left out, like I should have been holding a sign or something.
Here’s my chat with Melissa after we left:
Me: I just bought sek lau jup (guava juice from a store in chinatown)
Melissa: I just bought a mocha
Me: guess that means I’m pro-China and you’re pro-America.
Can I just be pro-people?
Update (April 5, 2008): Everyone’s knows of his “I Have a Dream” speech, but check out his very last speech in Memphis, the night before he was killed. Part one and part two, which is especially powerful and moving.
Photo Credit: Trikosko/Library of Congress
April 4, 1968- Dr. Martin Luther King was shot dead at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. I was listening to NPR on the way to work this morning and heard a story of Robert Kennedy delivering news of MLK’s death:
It was supposed to be a routine campaign stop. In a poor section of Indianapolis, 40 years ago Friday, a largely black crowd had waited an hour to hear the presidential candidate speak. The candidate, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, had been warned not to go by the city’s police chief.
As his car entered the neighborhood, his police escort left him. Once there, he stood in the back of a flatbed truck. He turned to an aide and asked, “Do they know about Martin Luther King?”
They didn’t, and it was left to Kennedy to tell them that King had been shot and killed that night in Memphis, Tenn. The crowd gasped in horror.
“For those of you who are black and are tempted to … be filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I would only say that I can also feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling,” he said. “I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man.”
Many other American cities burned after King was killed. But there was no fire in Indianapolis, which heard the words of Robert Kennedy.
“What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.”
Two months later, Robert Kennedy himself was felled by an assassin’s bullet.
Remember history and learn.
Photos of Shanghai’s new airport terminal.
Go to Flickr and sign up for a new account with a Verizon/SBC/AT&T e-mail address (e.g. *@sbcglobal.net for me). Current members have to “merge their account” by changing the e-mail address to an AT&T one and you should get Pro access for free for as long as you keep your dsl account!
I love free stuff. Check out my new flickr pro!
It’s been pretty hot here. Our new friends seem…well…pretty friendly. Looking forward to seeing more of the area. Will post up more pictures soon at Flickr.
The Warriors made it to ROUND 2.
Check out my friend while we were watching last night’s game. For as long as I’ve known him (which is about the length of the Warrior’s drought), he was NEVER into sports. Look at him now:
My friend emailed an article about photoshopped Chucks to me this morning. Here’s my fave:
Oh, and something a little different, but still related. I really like the Houston Rockets’ logo.
It falls in the same category of favorite images including the Space Needle logo and the outline of the Infiniti coupe.
No, it wasn’t snowing, but it sure looked like it was.
Now that’s the way to spend Valentine’s Day: whacking the heck outta the people around you. I’ve got feathers in places you don’t wanna know. Check out more photos at flickr.
I should order some of these stickers from iparklikeanidiot.com/. Apparently, they're low-tac so it's not meant to be permanent, easier to peel off. Someone buy it and share the 100-pack with me. I might have to use it on some of my kids–I've seen how they park.
Check out my geotagged pictures. Ok, there are only a few. At least I added some pictures from this summer. Nobody's really seen any yet.
*Edit (Oct. 7, 2006): I saw this today on the SFist…
Niner Fans–The kind of football fans who drink wine before games
Raider Fans–The kind of football fans who are usually associated with the words "out on parole"
Conclusion–Raiders take this one because–Wine drinking and football are two things that should never go together
Muahaha….too funny. I can't help but be an Oakland fan growing up a ghetto girl.