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    Just found an old email that a friend sent to me. I remember thinking it was amusing then, so here it is: Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the…

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    I voted in yesterday’s Washington State Primaries. For the most part, the democratic candidates I chose won by a landslide (BTW, what was Warren Hanson thinking? Warren has run for political office many times before as a Republican and tried to run as an independent candidate, however the two major parties here in the Washington legislature made it too difficult by law, therefore he is running for the first time as a Democrat. — lame) Interesting statistics on voters in King County: % of Precincts Reported – 97% Ballots Counted – 199,404 Democrats – 132,105 Republicatns – 55,228 Liberatarian – 2,332 Registered Voters – 1,006,839 Turnout to Date – 20%

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    Hmm. Alex, who hosts my website, just started working at findory, which looks a lot like Google News to me. Apparently, they use some personalization technology (which Google does not do) to deliver the news that’s more relevant to you. Hmm..will have to play around with it more. Of even more interest to me is their Findory Blogory—now this is interesting. Similar in nature to their news section but all the links are to relevant personal weblogs. Check it out.

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    I met up with an interior designer today to go over color schema and furniture placement in my place today…wow, it’s overwhelming to just sit and think about colors for 4 hours straight. Near the end, I was like “yeah yeah, just pick a color and tell me what it is”. Quite an interesting process this was–we spent the first hour or so walking through all the rooms and talking about them so she could get a sense of my space and functionality. By the time she left, we had little blue painter’s tape on a few walls with the names of some Benjamin Moore paint colors written on them.…

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    This has been movie week for me. I’m finally chilling after 3 months of constant social activities and birthdays. For the last three nights, I’ve gone out to the theaters, watching Control Room, Open Water and Napoleon Dynamite.

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    I got back from an amazing few days last weekend at Jigna & Matt’s Wedding in Portland, my first ever Indian wedding (though, from what I’m told, it was a rather toned down wedding compared to your average day-long Indian wedding ceremony). We all woke up early on Saturday, getting dressed in our colorful saris and kurtas, placing bindis in our foreheads and shimmer on our arms. We arrived at the country club to a perfectly gorgeous day for a wedding–the sun was out, everyone was smiling. As friends arrived, we all gasped at how cool everyone’s outfit was…I’m so happy that we all decided to get dressed up in…