Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hippos on the Rampage, Iranian Economists, Hiking Naked

A grad school friend and former EC in Busia sent me an article about flooding that made a hippo kill six people in town here. I'm pretty sure that it didn't actually happen, because there's no water here and no flooding. Especially if no one actually died, it's cool to see Busia in the news.

I also got an interesting e-mail from a stranger today:

Dear Mr. Garret Christensen

My name is Murteza Khodamoradi an MA economics student, University of Tehran ( Iran ). While studying the book Advanced Macroeconomics by David Romer, I came across with some difficulty to answer its end-of-chapter problems. Since there is no access to its solution manuals here in Iran , so I thought to mail for you and ask for its solution manuals in file text format or sending me a downloadable link to my email if possible. Since I'm in rush to access it please answer this mail as soon as possible. In trying to access its solutions I saw this web www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o& se=gglsc&d=5001352203 but unable to download there.

I look forward to hearing from you

Yours sincerely

Also, just for kicks, here's another e-mail I got a while back that's good for a few laughs:

Mr. Christensen,

I noticed the pics of the nude hike on your website while researching nudity on campus. I'm editor of Nude & Natural magazine, a magazine for naturists (nudists), and i'd like to ask you about the hikes and how often they take place.

Are you willing to be interviewed?

Jef Decker

I didn't make that up. Google "hike naked" if you don't believe me.

1 comment:

  1. I must say, the boots are a little disappointing. But even naturists have to give a little, I suppose.