Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.
Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Based on my previous moves I have learned it takes at least a year to settle into a new location. Sometimes more. I have been here just long enough now that I am no longer frantic with my time. Cramming my waking hours with quests for bath towels, yet another waste bin, mattresses, drivers licenses, so forth. Things have slowed down enough that it is time to start looking for the important stuff. A good Chinese restaurant. A comfortable neighborhood dive bar. A sandwich shop. A friend to share them with. You can read the yellow pages all you want, but you may never find the right places without a little guidance. Someone to tell you to go there on Thursday night because that is when so-in-so is in the kitchen. Someone who will introduce you to their friends so you can get their opinion too. Heck, I would appreciate someone who would join me for some eggrolls and fried rice. Sure beats dining alone.
I guess it's a good thing moos can cook - maybe not as good as Yan, but much better than saltine crackers with wonton soup....
There is more Jones in the archives: February 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 December 2009 January 2010 May 2014