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Entries from February 2009

Heh, awesome

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve bought a copy for 2 bucks in Mumbai and later donated it to the library at InterAmercano in Brazil.  My copy is sitting on my bookshelf at home.  At 1100 pages or so, I’m still trying to figure out how anyone can photocopy this tome that cheaply.  Even so, in the States I think [...]

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On My Way to Bingualism

February 21st, 2009 · No Comments

I’m listening to BBC Brasil’s weekly podcast and following along without a problem.  While I’m translating this week’s topics in my head, I’m simultaneously reading about a shelved government plan on alternatives to the federal gas tax.  And I’m comprehending both. 
This is a pretty new revelation to me, mainly because when I listen to [...]

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This is my Day Today

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments

1. I get an email late Friday night asking me to fill out a questionnaire for a position in Sacramento. I send it back this morning. 20 minutes later, I get an email saying they filled the job. That’s like setting a date with a girl for the weekend and find out she eloped on [...]

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I Finally Get to See the Commercials

February 1st, 2009 · No Comments

The bar in Curitiba didn’t have the sound loud enough (nor do I think ESPN Brasil carried them) to hear the commercials. BBC Sport showed commercials with cars driving on the left side of the road. And the “legal” sites that carried the commercials did IP checks to make sure I was in [...]

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