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Monday, May 17, 2004

Bay to Breakers

It made for a different Sunday waking up at 6am to run (well...walk) the legendary 7.46miles Bay to Breakers race in SF.

I already had a laughing fit as Natalie cruised down the street with her Super-Wasted costume and sat in the MUNI train between two normal racers.

At the starting point, I was hit in the face a few times with flying tortillas.

Along the way, our group stayed intact thanks to Amin and Rachel's bright green top-hats bobbing amongst the crowd, Natalie's horns, as well as Patrick's 'fro, which when picked and poofed in the morning, looked better than the 'fro wigs anyone else had.

San Francisco has always found any excuse to party; this was all the street fairs and Halloween combined. I saw the usual quota of naked people (some of which Natalie almost butted...pardon the pun), frat boys pushing kegs along (boobs for beer!), ravers, Elvis, Britney Spears, Sponge Bobs, cheering people from the nearby convalence home, traveling wrestling matches, walking political statements, etc. Almost an anti-culture, we saw people from all ethnicities forming a new bizarre SF-culture that defies catagorization.

My feet are aching from the walk. My face is aching from the laughing fits. Gotta say it was a good day!

Can't help but add my thoughts that Singapore would never have this kinda parade, not only because we do have a more conservative culture, but more because the government doesn't trust its people enough to go crazy like that without being paranoid that this would lead to chaos! anarchy! civil unrest! Ah well.
kellykelly, 5/17/2004 08:16:00 am | link | 2 comments |

Friday, May 14, 2004

The End...or not

Oh, and my last day of school forever was 3 days ago. And the golden years of college is whirring to an end.

4 years ago, I had expected this to be a period of dramatic upheaval, a boom, a bang, a turning point, crossroads of change, cheers or chagrin. Today, it feels, to my relief, pleasantly timely to end the college years now. More thoughts later. I have a final to go to now.
kellykelly, 5/14/2004 11:29:00 pm | link | 1 comments |
The Whole Shebang

"Maybe it ain't a sin. Maybe it's just the way folks is. Maybe we been whippin' the hell out of ourselves for nothin'...There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do. It's all part of the same thing. And some of the things folks do is nice, and some ain't nice, but that's as far as any man got a right to say...I says 'What's this call, this sperit? An' I says, 'It's love. I love people so much I'm fit to bust, sometimes.'...I figgered about the Holy Sperit and the Jesus road. I figgered 'Why do we got to hang it on God or Jesus? Maybe,' I figgered, 'maybe it's all men an' all women we love, maybe that's the Holy Sperit--the human sperit--the whole shebang. Maybe all men got one big soul ever'body's a part of' Now I sat there thinkin' it, an' all of a sudden--I knew it. I knew it so deep down that it was true, and I still know it."
--ex-preacher Jim Casey [John Steinback's 'Grapes of Wrath']

I am currently enthralled by 'Grapes of Wrath'. Of course it's finals season, where I voraciously read everything but what I'm supposed to for my finals.
kellykelly, 5/14/2004 11:18:00 pm | link | 0 comments |
Crack Up

And I thought Singapore was bad.
kellykelly, 5/14/2004 11:16:00 pm | link | 0 comments |
Too Much Time?

Why You Should Never Put Your Picture On the Internet
kellykelly, 5/14/2004 11:15:00 pm | link | 0 comments |

Tuesday, May 11, 2004


Ah so...the economic root of Bush's apparent what-the-hell? economic policies. 'Twasn't something we didn't already hear about many many times over: reduce taxes for the rich, increase inequality. But the article spells it out in a nice succint un-esoteric manner.
kellykelly, 5/11/2004 11:16:00 pm | link | 0 comments |
Campaign Schampaign

Andy Rooney says it best:

Am I the only one who's tired of this election campaign already?

I don't know who the candidates think they're talking to. The only ones who come to listen are people who were already going to vote for them.

Republicans come to hear Bush. Democrats come to hear Kerry.

Has anything John Kerry said changed the mind of a single person who was going to vote for George W. Bush? Has anything George W. Bush said changed the mind of a single person who was going to vote for Kerry?

The president has spent 20 of the last 60 days away from the Oval Office. He's been busy making petty little speeches to faithful followers. He had a $184 million to spend, trying to keep a job that pays him $400,000 a year.

The money John Kerry will have to spend, trying to get himself into The White House is less, but it isn't pocket change either. Something like a $100 million.

I fail to understand why it's legal to try to buy an election.

Each candidate should have the same amount of money to spend, and all of us ought to pay for it - not just people who are interested in having the president do something for them after he's elected.

If President Bush wants to make sure he gets re-elected, I have a suggestion. He ought to make a major announcement and say something like this:

"Americans, I'm proud to be your president. I want to be your president for four more years, but I've made my last campaign speech. We've got one great big mess in Iraq that I may have gotten us into. Too many of our soldiers are dying. I thought I was doing the right thing but I was wrong.

"There's too much for me to do as president to be traveling all over the country, making canned campaign speeches, trying to talk people who were already going to vote for me into voting for me. From this day forward, I'm going to devote full time to being your president, not your candidate.

"I won’t be raising any more money, because I'm not going to spend anymore. I'm not going to do anything but try to fix what's broken.

"If you elect Kerry, that's your problem. I'm not going to do anything, but my job to try and stop him."

End of speech. How tough would that be for John Kerry to deal with? The president could give what's left of that $180 million to Ralph Nader and let him argue with Kerry.

...and so does The Economist:
The truly independent voter seems to be disappearing. That may seem curious, because those who call themselves independents easily outnumber self-identified Democrats or Republicans. Yet most so-called independents vote consistently one way or the other. The White House reckons that less than one-third of independent voters actually switched parties in the past three elections.

With the decline of swing voters, there seems less and less point in running presidential campaigns to appeal to the slim middle. Instead, elections have become contests to mobilise core supporters. The 2000 and 2002 elections were both turn-out races.
kellykelly, 5/11/2004 12:01:00 am | link | 0 comments |

Monday, May 10, 2004

Birthday Suit

We post-poned my birthday weekend for Paul Van Dyk. Which was disappointing. He played a 2-hour set only. The club was wayyyyy fire-hazardy too packed. Lucky we got hooked up to get in for free; had we paid 40 quid for that show, it would have been disaaaaapointing.

But this weekend sure as hell made up for it. Patrick took me to Harbin Hot Springs as a birthday present. Their super hot and super cold springs that you gasp in alternately took your body to its limits and brought you to a high. I got a 1 hour massage thrown in, and of course hot-springing, swimming and sun-bathing in my birthday suit most of the time in this naturalist space was certainly memorable and pretty darn amazing. It definitely took some getting used to, but by the 2nd day, it was...look ma, no tan-lines! ;p
kellykelly, 5/10/2004 11:46:00 am | link | 0 comments |