Cody's, the best local bookstore, is moving across town and every single book is 40% off, so I made three separate trips and bought 10 books this weekend. Also, I had my second photo-shoot with Timothy Archibald, the photographer that Backpacker magazine has hired for the CDT yo-yo article that will be out in June or July. Five Easy Pieces is a fantastic movie. I am coming down with a cold. Thanks a bunch, Amy. This NYTimes article about rich tourists paying to be shown around slums in developing countries raises some interesting questions, but mostly just makes me glad that I'm not old and aloof and scared to go places without a guide.
Also, I hear rumors from Malaysia that I'm an uncle again. So "Hello, [Ntabi Elizabeth Rand]. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies — 'God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.' "
Ntabi means happiness in Sesotho.