Saturday, June 26, 2010

Why have a blog?

So I realized that the best way to keep people informed about my life at MIT (though this blog starts with my trip to Italy) is through communication. After this revelation, I then looked into the field of carrier pigeons. I mean, if someone sent me a message via carrier pigeon, I'd most certainly read what they had to say! But, sadly, they told me that it would not be possible to train 168* carrier  pigeons to fly across country from Boston to various places in California. Not to mention all the bird poop I'd have to clean up when those 168 pigeons return to East Campus (my dream dorm to live in). So then I moved onto the idea of writing letters. Well, you see, the problem with that is the approximate time it would take me to write each letter would be 15 minutes, at least, so we're talking 2520 minutes of writing, and the cost of postage, and the doctor visits because of severe hand cramps, et cetera, would not make that a plausible other option, nor a pleasant one. Email? A good idea, except, if you're like someone I know who will remain anonymous (Oh yeah, mom, thanks for doing my laundry again, I promise, I'll do it one of these days!) who keeps all her emails in her inbox and NEVER archives anything (God forbid you can't find a 5 year-old email, about an Amazon item you ended up returning, in the archive folder), well, then, an email can easily get lost. Alas, the idea of a blog was born. I can say my random thoughts and you can choose to read it or not. Whatever I write will always be here. Unless, of course, I move to North Korea in which case, assuming they let me in, my blog would probably be censored and might possibly turn into some sort of regime website. But, until that happens, and until you start seeing Korean writing, fear not! It is I, Kim  J, Chacha writing this. And this is what I have to say! Off, off, and AWAY!!!

*168 is the approximate number of friends I have at home...give or take 167.

9 comments:

  1. Yay! MIT uses WordPress... (no surprise there).

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  2. Oh Chacha, only you would think of something like this lol. I do await those carrier pigeons..... someday, someday....

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  3. Chacha you make me laugh! (And clean out my email box). You go girl!

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  4. Amen! to the comments already submitted. My sentiments exactly. (A sleezy way to avoid coming up with something original. ...P.S. Please send me your E-mail address and your Italian street address. If your respond pronto, you may possibly receive a Bday card on your actual birthday!

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  5. I'm not sure whether my comments went through. Please e-mail to let me know. In any case, Happy Birthday. Ciao

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  6. Hi Chacha,
    It is great to read about how your great adventure is going and we are so happy to see you are enjoying it so much. It was a challenge and you have done a great job and we are very proud of you. Grandma and I will be leaving for our trip to Illinois and family gathering there. Grandma's sister Helen will be celebrating her 88th birthday on July 17th, same date that Grandma and I will be celebrating our 56th anniversary which means it is party time and sorry you will miss it but I will be thinking of you and sending my love to you. I may be able to borrow a computer back there and if I can I will talk to you again, otherwise I may not be able to send an email until we return to Roseburg about the 20th, meanwhile we send our love to you, are very sweet and special granddaughter, love, Grandpa John

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  7. Aw, Herb, you are too sweet! So as of right now, I'm not sure where I'll be for my birthday, but I gave mom Bristin's address to give to you. :) I will certainly be there for the week of the 12th, so, in any case, I'll get it at some point! Grazie mille!

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  8. As we will be traveling on your Birthday, we don't want to miss the opportunity to wish you a very, very Happy Birthday Chacha, you are such a wonderful and loving granddaughter. Grandpa John & Grandma Loretta

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  9. Thanks grandpa! Tell grandma I have a friend in school, who sits next to me, that is from Poland! I was curious where grandma's family is from?! I love you both LOTS!

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