Worldwide Woodstock Day: Shadows

Today was Worldwide Woodstock Day, a celebration of the international boarding school in India that I and many other devoted alumni attended. Alumni groups gathered in all corners of the globe, which for me meant a Nepali/Indian restaurant in Arvada, CO. Saw one old friend I hadn’t seen since I graduated, another I have seen several times because she happens to be friends with a Sun colleague, several I knew via email, and many I’d never met in any way before. And, as always, we all found much in common and plenty to talk about.

One of our assignments was to record ourselves sing the school song (preferably in the key of F – not sure we hit that) as part of a forthcoming video montage. What you hear above is mostly me, since I was the only holding the camera.

Whoops, messed up the lyrics – wasn’t that supposed to be “close of day”?

The Twitter Diaries: 2009-09-13: Chicago


^ The Chicago Bears on the practice field at Halas Hall

  • RT @Schlomo: Ok, I don’t follow celebs often, but following @Danny_DiVito kinda excites me! #
  • “To celebrate 30 years in business, an Italian supermarket is staging a lottery where the prizes include ten jobs.” #
  • hang on. Why has Danny DeVito spelled his own name wrong in his twitter handle? @Danny_DiVito #
  • I suspect my toes exist primarily to run painfully into furniture. #
  • @nonstick yup, have now crunched the right pinky in addition to the left “ring” toe. Will have to start wearing shoes in the house. in reply to nonstick #
  • @nonstick including toes?!? in reply to nonstick #
  • Watching Die Hard. You can tell a movie is old when gas costs 74 cents a gallon in LA #
  • @c0t0d0s0 after 17 years in Italy, I have no complaints about fuel prices in the US in reply to c0t0d0s0 #
  • is there a way in FB (and for that matter Twitter) to block the notifications on everyone’s silly games? Just taking up brain space. #
  • @lewellyn I’d also like a way to ignore some kinds of tweets (e.g. sports talk, workout stats) from people whom I othewise find interesting in reply to lewellyn #
  • yday got email from an old friend hadn’t heard from in years, bcuz she is visiting Lake Como. Turns out we now live “close” in US #
  • turns out there’s a Hide feature in FB to get rid of the stupid game notices. Now need same for Twitter. #
  • old thoughts appropriate to Labor Day » “What Do You Do?” Not Defining Oneself in Terms of Work in Italy #
  • amused that TripIt tells me “Welcome back, you’re in Tulsa.” That cd actually be useful – sometimes I do get confused as to my own location #
  • Memorial Day: bought jeans at The Gap, size 10 (down from 12). Labor Day: bought jeans at The Gap, size 8! #
  • I highly recommend this, not just to people interested in fashion: Valentino The Last Emperor – #
  • RT @templedf: I’m totally fried. Coordinating the #sunhpc09 is a ton of work! – good luck, my friend! #
  • @SaraD I wish parents and kids would not waste energy lying to each other. What does either side gain by hypocrisy? in reply to SaraD #
  • yet another “I’m Blogging This for Sun” t-shirt entry #
  • waking up every 2 hours with nightmares is getting old. Modern pharmacology to the rescue! #
  • today’s activities: planning for LISA (Nov, Baltimore), editing video (puppets and brains, but not together), weeding my email pile… #
  • @jowyang re Twitter reliability, good service = go where the customers are. Your needs as a co. are secondary. Very secondary. in reply to jowyang #
  • RT @RepJackKimble: does McCain have the best smile in Congress? I melt when I see it – contrast w “McCain in the lead for shit eating grin” #
  • Countries Beginning with I » Interview at FISL – BTW, this includes me in FRONT of the camera, for a change. #
  • Well, he couldn’t state it any more plainly… #
  • @c_bright I’m all in favor of clear and open communication – there’s not enough of it in the world. So Larry suits me fine. in reply to c_bright #
  • RT @ThinGuy: I’m going to try to shout out “You Lie!” on every conference call I’m on today. LOL! #
  • looking into a Bollywood dance class – there’s a form of exercise I would actually enjoy! #
  • I don’t care what politicians get up to in private life; it’s the hypocrisy and contempt for women that gall me. #
  • Must… confront… the puppet. #
  • Why is there a bird party on my office windowsill? #
  • thank heaven for colleagues – someone just gave me a cupcake with an inch of rich chocolate frosting. Thanks, I needed that! #
  • On airport shuttle with couple who have matching impassive expressions behind matching shades, chewing gum in unison. #
  • so for our 1st National Day of Service 7 Remembrance, I’m in Chicago, serving on the board of SAGE: #
  • Meeting at Halas Hall, home of the Chicago Bears – an honor largely wasted on me. Anyone want pix? #
  • Tons of ideas flying about international education, service and experience for high school kids. This is fun! #


^ SAGE board members Rachel Kriss, Nathan Scott (who runs SAGE), Sharon Seto. Want to study abroad in India or take your school on a really cool custom trip? We’re your folks.

  • I think I just scared a football player. #
  • Meeting room overlooks the Bears’ practice field. If I got to see football this close up all the time, I might learn to like it! #
  • @ThinGuy I don’t care about the game, watching athletic young men run around is good enough entertainment for me ; ) in reply to ThinGuy #
  • Exhausting but productive full-day meeting. Bears’ chef produced passable Indian food for lunch, but we’ll have the real thing for dinner. #
  • OH “Christians like to get married young so they can have sex.” #
  • In spite of being a short week, it’s been a long week. Emotional fallout and three different cities, I guess. #
  • Amazing dinner at Tajine Casablanca in Vernon Hills – highly recommended! #
  • @Britopian would like to see job seekers turn the tables: are all hirers’ online personae as squeaky clean as they claim they look to hire? in reply to Britopian #
  • waking up slowly in Chicago, will go for a walk in the fog with an old friend, then we all head for the airport & our respective homes #
  • @JoyceSolano yrs ago
    In Milan woke up, thot “that was a bomb,” slept again. Had forgotten all about it by morning, heard the news – it was. in reply to JoyceSolano #
  • @missbhavens parents and teens mostly swear, too. Everyone needs to get over inter-generational hang ups in reply to missbhavens #
  • RT @DeirdreS: New blog post: Hallas Hall, Home of the Chicago Bears @bklein34 – these are for you! #
  • @bklein34 sadly missed the chance to get an up-close shot if the players – wasn’t expecting them! in reply to bklein34 #
  • after being in 3 cities this week, I am perfectly happy chilling alone at home on a Saturday night, fixing my iPod & doing laundry #

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