Saturday, January 21, 2006

I have 253 books!

How did I ever get that many books?! Lets say I have been at college for 4.5 years. 4.5x365=1642.5 days. Divide that by 253 and you get 6.492. In other words, during my time at college I have bought, on average, 1 book per-week. Pathetic.

It has not been a problem until now, however. Here is the thing: if I get i to the JET program I only plan on taking 3 or 4 of my most important books to Japan. So what do I do with the other 249? Take them to Hawaii? Their combined weight must be about 300 pounds. Sell them? If I had a yard sale, even if I sold a book a minute it would still take over 4 hours of constant selling to sell them all! Give them away? Who of my friends is going to want to read "Barron's Japanese Grammar: Second Edition". E-bay? It would take an entire tree to make the cardboard boxes to ship 249 books. Burn? Out of the question.

This leaves me with only one logical answer. Become president so that I can retire and get a presidential library in which to store them.

There have been other important developments and funny stories in my life recently, but they are firmly in the realm of things I am not willing to share on this blog. Just know that I am well.

Here are some random pictures which I took at some point and I thought should be posted even though they have almost no story behind them. In that respect, they are just like the rest of this particular post.

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Mom said...


Now you have a cd cover and an engrish posting to your name.


David said...

I have no idea how to get those books to Los Angeles, but I would gladly relieve you of most of your Penguin translations. If I were you, I'd be reluctant to part with such treasures, but then again, that says a lot more about how goofy I am than anything about you.