Chris, distinguished from the other Chrises as "my Australian friend," was on the continent for a few days between conferences, and since he was flying in and out of O'Hare and we had already visited Chicago and Champaign-Urbana, we decided to hang in Wisconsin. A good time was had indeed, although it was strangely humid without being hot, while also being windy. I am a lame-o who forgets to bring her camera on trips so once Chris sends me his I will add them.

Before I get to a list of what we did, I need advice on an ethical dilemma. Chris has brought two packets of Tim Tams: one Tia Maria, specifically requested by Jenny, and one regular, for me. Am I under any ethical obligation to share them with my Australia-knowledgeable friends? It seems they have mythic power to Australians abroad or to others who have lived there long enough to buy cookies - so I would not want to deny anyone of this simple, pure pleasure. And do I need to share them among people who have never had them but who are curious, thus acting as an Tam-Tam-vangelist? As long as I have a few to do the slam with, I'm happy.

However, I am definitely not sharing my Cherry Ripes because they ROCK and I love them more than anyone else possibly could. Ha ha ha. Maybe one for Kevin since he likes foreign candy so much. Kevin, if you're reading this, do you want a candy bar that is cherry-flavored coconut (and pink, too) wrapped in chocolate? With a jaunty, shiny red wrapper?

In looking for images of said treat, I have discovered that "cherry ripe" is part of a line from a seventeenth-century poem. Well, gather ye rosebuds!

Anyway! More on thew way....

I rambled about other stuff too. Wanna see?

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projects, friends, etc.

  • I love Bollywood so much that I made a separate blog for it.
  • remember when I went to Australia?
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: literature
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: travels
  • The Trophy Wife
  • rock and roll lifestyle
  • Why God Why
  • Technically not a friend, as not a human, but still a place I love very much, so it counts: Massey College
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  • Blog design is based largely on Not That Ugly with some ideas from Firdamatic with some additional tweaking
  • Flickr rocks! Really.
  • Hurrah for Blogger
  • And for folks trying to library-ize blogs: Blogwise and Blogarama
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