James Doolittle

March 31, 2006

To all my faithful readers…

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Sorry for my recent lameness. I’m currently working hard on creating two happenin’ blogs rich with links and featuring podcasts. Stay tuned–they should appear this weekend or early next week.

As for my lameness, well, I’ve needed a break from the net, to tell the truth. I recommend that all regular internet users take a vaction from surfing from time to time to experience reality instead of this virtual supliment. I’ve gotten a lot of work done and cleaned up my act, so to speak. My room is ultra-clean, and I’ve been getting out into the rest of the world, experiencing Japan to the fullest.

Peace out, my virtual homies.

March 20, 2006

In other news…

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If you google my name, my blog is on the second page!

Shout out to my homie Z-to-the-K for bringing me food when sick!  Keep on truckin’!

I’m sick!

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I have the plague.  This is what comes of gloating to all in my world that I never get sick…  I’m going to podcast about being sick in Japan later tonight, if the fever doesn’t take me out first.  On the bright side, Japanese class ends next week, so I can use the time I would be awake studying for finals to sleep.  Did I mention I’m not making much sense?

In the meantime, check out this movie if you often use myspace.  I’d be lying if I said it didn’t make me laugh.

Wish me well, maybe by leaving me a love letter!

March 19, 2006

It’s so damn literal!

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truly the best site on the net.

March 16, 2006

43 Things

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For those who haven’t heard about it, 43 Things is a website on which users (try to) post up to 43 desires to create a community based upon these common wants or dreams.  The 43 things can be anything ranging from skydiving to fixing an old car, from having children to getting a new job.  Anyone can search through the website to explore what kind of people are out there with what kind of goals.  I was browsing through the section of people who wanted to study abroad–since I am studying abroad and probably would have a lot in common with these people–and I came across one user who had a “thing” that inspired me.  So, I added, “I want to witness an exorsism,” to my growing 43 things.  But, I went back and reread her “thing” and realized that our goal is not one in the same: while I want to witness an exorcism, she wants to be witness to an exorcism [sic].  Anyway, if anyone knows how I could do that, let me know.

March 14, 2006


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Originally uploaded by jamesdoolittle.

I want to do this some time, travel around backpacking, sleeping on park benches. It’s the life for me.  But I wonder about his shoes–is someone going to still his shoes?

February 28, 2006

The Magus

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I’m currently reading The Magus by John Fowles, and I came accross an interesting conversation between the protagonist, Nicholas, and a mysterious man who had just told the story of how he diserted the army in World War II:

“You are not ashamed to be the guest of a traitor to his country?”
“I do not think you were a traitor to the human race.”
We moved towards his bedroom windows.
“The human race is unimportant. It is the self that must not be betrayed.”
“I suppose one could say that Hitler didn’t betray his self.”
He turned.
“You are right. He did not. But millions of Germans did betray their selves. That was the tragedy. Not that one man had the courage to be evil. But that millions had not the courage to be good.”

This is why I want to write novels, so I don’t have to say things and get in trouble for them–instead, I’ll have characters say things. Then, it won’t matter; it’s all fiction, and the characters who said whatever offensive thing doesn’t exist. I think I’ll also use a pen name to keep myself out of harm’s way.


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Possums are cute.  But opossums are ugly, nasty, piggish fiends.

February 25, 2006

James Doolittle

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This is interesting: if you google (yes, that’s a verb) “James Doolittle,” you’ll come up with a whole bunch of results for General James H. Doolittle, who was an aviator popularized for leading the first American counter-strike against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor in World War II (Alec Baldwin played him in the movie Peal Harbor). I’m mentioned somewhere on page three.

But, if you google “James Doolittle alcohol,” my blog holds not only the first hit, but also the second.

The question is, do I have a drinking problem, or is James Doolittle just such a unique name that only one of us is mentioned on a website also containing the word alcohol? (Should I mention that I’ve been drinking tonight?)

Maybe the real question should be who was it out there that initially linked my name to alcohol in a google search, thus alerting my shortstat plugin to the fact that such a reference was out there?

February 24, 2006

Heading off to Shiga

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I haven’t done much blogging the past few days, and it’s because I’ve been doing work (yay!).  I learned a song on the guitar for the EAC talent show, did all of my work for all of my classes, nearly finished the fantasy novel I’m reading, and I even started writing my Junior Research Project!  And now I’m going to head off to Shiga for a weekend full of awkward moments in which I’ll wish I knew more Japanese.  Take care, my homies.  Take care.

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