Thursday, March 31, 2005


Originally uploaded by pomgernate.

it is wonderful to see everyone smiling when the weather is beautiful. I was productive and also got to enjoy the weather with this litte guy; vern. I really miss having a dog. I hope everyone enjoyed the weather as much as I did.

Monday, March 28, 2005

MSU and Pakistan

I watched the MSU basketball game against Kentucky last night and it was intense. It feels good to be in the final four atleast once in your college experience. But today I was informed that the Spartans are not the only people in green and while celebrating. The Pakistan cricket team has tied a series of matches agains India.
Go green Go white


Monday, March 21, 2005

North Korea

This is a picture of North and South Korea. Does anyone know why N. Korea is totally dark?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

jazz drums

Photo: from webpage of drummer world

I enjoyed two hours of some of the best jazz I have ever heard. Jimmy Cobb on drums at the music building, on my route to the library! If you know John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz you know Jimmy Cobb. Even held an entertaining Q&A session.

Friday, March 11, 2005


Khalid portrait
Originally uploaded by pomgernate.
Sorry, I keep putting up pictures of myself and this is that last one. It just brings back some GREAT memories.


Monday, March 07, 2005

aesop rock

Originally uploaded by pomgernate.

These are the lyrics to the SONG of the freakin' MONTH. It has been making me happy for the past whole week. I hope you like it.

Aesop Rock
No Regrets

Lucy was 7 and wore a head of blue barettes
City born, into this world with no knowledge and no regrets
Had a piece of yellow chalk with which she'd draw upon the street
The many faces of the various locals that she would meet
There was joshua, age 10
Bully of the block
Who always took her milk money at the morning bus stop
There was Mrs. Crabtree, and her poodle
She always gave a wave and holler on her weekly trip down to the bingo
And she drew
Men, women, kids, sunsets, clouds
And she drew
Skyscrapers, fruit stands, cities, towns
Always said hello to passers-by
They'd ask her why she passed her time
Attachin lines to concrete
But she would only smile
Now all the other children living in or near her building
Ran around like tyrants, soaking up the open fire hydrants
They would say
Hey little Lucy, wanna come jump double dutch?
Lucy would pause, look, grin and say
I'm busy, thank you much
Well, well, one year passed
And believe it or not
She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk,
And she stopped-
Lucy, after all this, you're just giving in today??
She said:
I'm not giving in, I'm finished, and walked away
(Chorus: x2)
1 2 3
That's the speed of the seed
That's the speed of the need
You can dream a little dream
Or you can live a little dream
I'd rather live it
Cuz dreamers always chase
But never get it
Now Lucy was 37, and introverted somewhat
Basement apartment in the same building she grew up in
She traded in her blue barettes for long locks held up with a clip
Traded in her yellow chalk for charcoal sticks
And she drew
Little bobby who would come to sweep the porch
And she drew
The mailman, delivered everyday at 4
Lucy had very little contact with the folks outside her cubicle day
But she found it suitable, and she liked it that way
She had a man now: Rico, similar, hermit
They would only see each other once or twice a week on purpose
They appreciated space and Rico was an artist too
So they'd connect on saturdays to share the pictures that they drew
Now every month or so, she'd get a knock upon the front door
Just one of the neighbors,
Actin nice, although she was a strange girl, really
Say, Lucy, wanna join me for some lunch??
Lucy would smile and say I'm busy, thank you much
And they would make a weird face the second the door shut
And run and tell their friends how truly crazy Lucy was
And lucy knew what people thought but didn't care
Cuz while they spread their rumors through the street
She'd paint another masterpiece
(Chorus x2)
Lucy was 87, upon her death bed
At the senior home, where she had previously checked in
Traded in the locks and clips for a head rest
Traded in the charcoal sticks for arthritis, it had to happen
And she drew no more, just sat and watched the dawn
Had a television in the room that she'd never turned on
Lucy pinned up a life worth's of pictures on the wall
And sat and smiled, looked each one over, just to laugh at it all
No Rico, he had passed, 'bout 5 years back
So the visiting hours pulled in a big flock o' nothin
She'd never spoken once throughout the spanning of her life
Until the day she leaned forward, grinned and pulled the nurse aside
And she said:
Look, I've never had a dream in my life
Because a dream is what you wanna do, but still haven't pursued
I knew what I wanted and did it till it was done
So i've been the dream that I wanted to be since day one!
The nurse jumped back,
She'd never heard Lucy even talk,
'Specially words like that
She walked over to the door, and pulled it closed behind
Then Lucy blew a kiss to each one of her pictures
And she died.
(Chorus x2)
1 2 3...
A B C...

Thursday, March 03, 2005

salmon, chai and apples

Originally uploaded by pomgernate.

This is my contribution to the blog during midterm week.

Build a wireless antenna