Busy Weekend

Busy weekend coming up. There are a number of events that I will be going to, mostly related to school.

  1. Friday: A colleague has been awarded the most prestigious teaching award at the school. Unfortunately, she has a cold and has lost her voice. She says she will somehow manage.
  2. Saturday: At the Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival, one of our majors is a Goodwill Ambassador and will participate in the parade. She will also be at the festival all day. Another major is a volunteer at the festival, and so I will be going there to show my support.
  3. Sunday: Hawaiian Luau–The school Hawaiian club will again hold a luau, and young students will perform their “hula” dances as the audience partakes in Hawaiian cuisine. Last year, a student tried to get me on stage for the “audience participation” portion of the program, but I don’t perform without a contract… hehehehe.

This leaves me only a few hours here and there to grade quizzes and a stack of papers, and otherwise prepare for classes next week, so I may not have much time to Xanga… Everyone have a nice weekend.

Onigiriman defined

I’m back
Hahahahaha, April Fool’s!…..NOT

-onic, a suffix used in the names of acids, esp. carboxylic acids obtained by oxidation of aldoses: gluconic acid.

onigiri (oh-neegee-ree) n. a ball of rice eaten with or as a meal in Japan. To create, lump a handful of cooked rice into the lightly salted palm of one hand. Place umeboshi (salted plum) in the middle and with the other hand, squeeze the rice together forming a trangular shape. Umeboshi may be substituted with other fillings, including salted-salmon bits, dried bonito flakes and konbu (seasoned kelp). Wrap in nori (dried seaweed sheet) prior to eating.

Onigiriman (oh-neegee-ree-man) pn. a living Japanese rice ball born in the US. Male. Umeboshi substituted with a combination of narcissistic tendencies, a heap of sarcasm, a pinch of cynicism and a whole lot of attitude. Can and will communicate in both English and Japanese. Can drink 10 pints of beer in one sitting, but will get plastered after only three if someone else is buying (conditions may vary). Approach with caution; befriend with open mind. Wrapped in nori seaweed to hide pot-belly. Sunglasses de rigor.

onion (un-yun) n. a plant of the amaryllis family, having an edible bulb…

This should serve as an introduction for my humble return to the pages of Xanga. I hope you’ll let me back into your Xanga world…

Busy Weekend

Busy weekend coming up. There are a number of events that I will be going to, mostly related to school.

  1. Friday: A colleague has been awarded the most prestigious teaching award at the school. Unfortunately, she has a cold and has lost her voice. She says she will somehow manage.
  2. Saturday: At the Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival, one of our majors is a Goodwill Ambassador and will participate in the parade. She will also be at the festival all day. Another major is a volunteer at the festival, and so I will be going there to show my support.
  3. Sunday: Hawaiian Luau–The school Hawaiian club will again hold a luau, and young students will perform their “hula” dances as the audience partakes in Hawaiian cuisine. Last year, a student tried to get me on stage for the “audience participation” portion of the program, but I don’t perform without a contract… hehehehe.

This leaves me only a few hours here and there to grade quizzes and a stack of papers, and otherwise prepare for classes next week, so I may not have much time to Xanga… Everyone have a nice weekend.

Onigiriman defined

I’m back
Hahahahaha, April Fool’s!…..NOT

-onic, a suffix used in the names of acids, esp. carboxylic acids obtained by oxidation of aldoses: gluconic acid.

onigiri (oh-neegee-ree) n. a ball of rice eaten with or as a meal in Japan. To create, lump a handful of cooked rice into the lightly salted palm of one hand. Place umeboshi (salted plum) in the middle and with the other hand, squeeze the rice together forming a trangular shape. Umeboshi may be substituted with other fillings, including salted-salmon bits, dried bonito flakes and konbu (seasoned kelp). Wrap in nori (dried seaweed sheet) prior to eating.

Onigiriman (oh-neegee-ree-man) pn. a living Japanese rice ball born in the US. Male. Umeboshi substituted with a combination of narcissistic tendencies, a heap of sarcasm, a pinch of cynicism and a whole lot of attitude. Can and will communicate in both English and Japanese. Can drink 10 pints of beer in one sitting, but will get plastered after only three if someone else is buying (conditions may vary). Approach with caution; befriend with open mind. Wrapped in nori seaweed to hide pot-belly. Sunglasses de rigor.

onion (un-yun) n. a plant of the amaryllis family, having an edible bulb…

This should serve as an introduction for my humble return to the pages of Xanga. I hope you’ll let me back into your Xanga world…