Wednesday, December 31, 2008

more of junior

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

thing 1 and thing 2

a minute ago there was a guy across the street peeing on a tree. he turned midstream and walked eight feet over to pee on a smaller tree, so i yelled, "spread the wealth!" then i felt bad because who knows, maybe he has a swollen prostate? then i remembered where i live.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

RIP DFW, mind bender with an intellectual conscience

from the ny times magazine article:

Wallace was especially concerned that certain theoretical paradigms β€” the cerebral aestheticism of modernism, the clever trickery of postmodernism β€” too casually dispense with what he once called β€œthe very old traditional human verities that have to do with spirituality and emotion and community.”

his writing dealt with mania, suicide, addiction and obsession with more humor and finesse than anyone else i've read. but this post-mortem turns him into a staunch protector of old truths. not that the two are mutually incompatible. i guess for us survivors it's nice to be reminded that in the end we're all just human beings with human values.

Friday, December 19, 2008

save the children

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

there can be only one

This post will be of interest to no one but me and all other me's. I'd worry about alienating my audience but my only reader is Sang, so I know at least half of this sacred community is having its needs addressed. So anyway, here are some updates in the world of "Simon Huynh":

- In the battle for search engine result eminence, Simon Huynh of San Francisco -- not me -- has risen to the top. A young urbanite living away from home, Simon Huynh's interest include tantric drinking and, oddly, Sear's Roebuck. I think this is the same "Simon Huynh" who attended George Washington High School in the Outer Richmond, and who participated in elite winter guard. He surpasses Simon Huynh of San Jose, the soft-faced realtor and owner of now defunct, to take the top spot in Google's search results.

- "Simon Huynh" of Westchester, PA is no longer with us. On the eve of Jiyoun's most recent birthday, Simon Huynh of Westchester changed his name to Simon Wong, which Jiyoun has been advocating I do. Happy Belated Birthday, Jiyoun. Our numbers are diminished, but our life essences are by that same proportion concentrated.

My birthday was yesterday. So this is a sort of belated celebration of myself. And a bald attempt at reclaiming the top search result spot. Everybody link to this page, please. That means you, Sang.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

baby greens