Saturday, August 30, 2008

No cakes in my dumpster

You are almost definitely not allowed to do that, guy.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Product Placement

Sullay's desk always seems to be trying to sell me something, be it Krio language classes, or these Temne high-school textbooks.  I can hardly resist.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Conflict of Interests

So, yeah, I know that cars are what allow us to be terrible to our resources, and I abolutely hate the societies that we build for cars because they are no societies at all, but g*dd*mn, do I ever love driving when I get to do it. 

Friday, August 22, 2008


The staircase leads to the opulent lifestyle that awaits you when you get your dissertation published.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bail boss! Bail boss! Bail boss!

When Canadians do Sierra Leone-ish things like selling used clothes on a big makeshift table, Sullay is always there to watch and laugh. We were pretty successful, but there were a few stubborn items that refused to be sold.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Uh, yeah, Zellers, that's not really how this works.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Based in Toronto, no less

This is the best example of Canadian talent? Tensile pole systems?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

It doesn't even cover the uninsulated window to nowhere

I don't know which is more telling about the professionalism of my [former] landlord, the fact that this "professional" insulation job looks about as shabby and ineffective as my own haphazard attempts to keep my room from freezing over, or the fact that she didn't tell me it was going to be done.

Friday, August 8, 2008

No Anachronistic Joe the Plumber Jokes Please

Because the caretaker didn't want to come from the 'burbs to open the boiler room, the plumber had no choice but to put a temporary patch on the pipe and leave the giant hole in the ceiling. A week later we called the caretaker to see if she understood that THERE WAS A GIANT HOLE IN THE CEILING. There was in fact more hole than ceiling. "Well," she said "I guess that's the next tenant's problem."

Thursday, August 7, 2008


We were waiting in line for most of Cat Power's set, and she's the one we paid $50 to see, and we couldn't get in to the beer zone because it closed at 4pm or something, but at least I can say I've been to folk fest.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


I'm so behind that I took this picture at a going-away party for someone who has already come back.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Sullay has this impression that some buses are male and some buses are female, and as near as I can tell it's based on how new they are. I didn't realize that I had internalized it until I saw this bus and my jaw dropped.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Fourah Bay

Fourah Baying food involves slipping it into your pocket at the end of a party and walking out with it. Pulling it out and eating it on the street is optional.