Andrea Harner
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February 28, 2006

PURSUING HAPPINESS: Two scholars explore the fragility of contentment.

A worthwhile read by John Lanchester for the NewYorker.

I tend to agree that people are probably most happy when they're doing as opposed to seeking, pondering, obsessing, etc.


Back in the good old days, there were bound feet.

Very busy today so I'm posting a photo taken years ago in Southwestern China.

Photos from this past ski weekend in Vail to follow shortly!


P.S *News Flash* - Skiing is the most ridiculously expensive sport on the face of the planet.

February 23, 2006

Malcolm Gladwell & Adam Gopnick on Health Care in the US vs. Canada

A very interesting read!!

February 22, 2006

The Biggest Bunny

I'm not even reading this article.

I just love looking at this bigass bunny.


February 21, 2006

I knew I found my future husband when...

I found this on his bookshelf. I smiled, cried with joy and tried, unsucessfully, to clean off the dirt from his days of rapping on the dirty streets of Oakland.


Funny Quotes are Funny

Again, thanks to Gmail for combing through my emails and displaying links they think will be of interest to me, we have a whole page of funny quotes by Rita Rudner.

Sample platter:

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don't know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I'll break up with someone on purpose.

Never play peekaboo with a child on a long plane trip. There's no end to the game. Finally I grabbed him by the bib and said, "Look, it's always gonna be me!"

February 20, 2006

Le Parkour in the Russian Projects: Super Cool Video

You must watch this video now. I'd let it load and then start it at about 1/3 of the way in because it's a tad long. You won't be sorry, you'll be amazed.


February 19, 2006

Sunday Morning (or really late Saturday night) Cartoon: A Psychic and Her Daughter


February 17, 2006

Found: The Cutest Pigtails!


* taken several years ago in Southwestern China.

February 16, 2006

Free Cat

Thanks to the charity of the Thrillist guys and my buddy Duncan, this piece of art made its way to me today. Thanks guys.


Thanks to Gmail's Quote of the Day!

"One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Hot Spring Monkeys in Nagano, Japan

This is what I'm dreaming of today. I'm the monkey being petted.


Check this out for a slide show of more awesome photos.

Thanks again to my bro for the great links from the Internets!

Prince passes on Paris.

And of course, I would expect nothing less.


Thanks for the link, bro!

February 15, 2006

French kissing, French movies & Dogs

The Colored Bull Terrier took Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show!! And that's what you call french kissing a dog.


Speaking of French and bull terriers, you have to watch this great, twisted movie about Baxter, a talking, horny, homicidal dog...brought to you by the French, of course.


February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy You're Getting Laid Day!


Happy You Feel Alone Day!

My brother saved Valentine's Day!

I didn't have a card for Jonah so my brother sent me this. Just the sentiment I was looking for. Thanks bro.




Interesting New Yorker Article by Malcolm Gladwell


When you're feeling like a failure, read this.

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style." -Quentin Crisp

Cheney's Buddy Hunt: What a Blooper, huh Chenes?!?!

Jon Stewart is as good with this material as I'm sure you can imagine:


"Don't let your kids go hunting with the Vice President. I don't care what kind of lucrative contracts they're trying to land or-energy regulations they're trying to get lifted. He'll shoot them in the face."

And play a little Cheney Buddy Hunt!


February 13, 2006

Huge, Lily Scented Worm Found

I hope that when my body is unearthed aeons from now, they'll say, Found: Decrepid little woman. Jasmine scented.

Another great short story by Murakami


As all Murakami stories it begins this:

She sometimes had trouble remembering her own name. Usually this happened when someone unexpectedly asked what it was. She’d be at a boutique, getting the sleeves of a dress altered, and the saleswoman would say, “Your name, Ma’am?,” and her mind would go blank....

Vitamin Secrets

Q: Hey Andrea! You go on and on about how important it is to take vitamins. What kind do you take?


A: Well, if you must know, I take a big fish oil pill, a vitamin c and a multi-vitamin.


Q: What's that other thing?

A: Oh, why that's my vitamin secret! It's a 3d print out of Jonah's World of Warcraft character, Gnome Chomsky, in a Venus de Milo edition. It hurts a little going down but well worth it.

February 10, 2006

Amy Sedaris Knows Losers: Peta Video B Roll

Amy Sedaris fans will delight!




P.S. Fur is never cool.

P.P.S. Amy Sedaris and Bjork are two of the most inspring women to me.

P.P.P.S. I will give my everlasting gratitude to the reader who get their paws on this poster and then gives it to me - I can't seem to find it anywhere:


Attentive Store Man

This is good service. You can avoid all your fake smiles and "no, I'm ok" and "no, I'm just looking" *and* steal all you want.


* Somewhere in China, I forget where, years and years ago.

February 8, 2006

Great Quote

"For obvious reasons, atheists have to take very good care of themselves.” - Unknown

Special Forks for Honkies


* At a Fountain Valley, CA restaurant: They don't charge you extra for it.

February 7, 2006

Preferred Pedicure Method

This is how I like to get my pedicures - by ogling fans (cousins):


Until they get sassy and start measuring the girth of my foot, bunion and all:


Thanks to my Momma for documenting this!

February 6, 2006

I've been known to pass out while watching movies.

Althought I'll never agree with Jonah that I pass out 75% of the time that I watch movies at home at night, more like 50%, here's some recent (and rare) evidence.

My friend Paul Ohan had recommended the movie on the computer screen. He lied to me when I asked if it was good and worth renting and he said yeah but we've been friends for a long time so Paul's still a pal.


All together now...PASSED OUT!!


Not even the camera's repeated flash will wake me from my cherubic slumber, dreaming of Paul being forced to watch Waterworld over and over while being deprived of water and toilet.


February 3, 2006


You will thank me for this being one of your first forays into the world this morning. Volume turned up please.





February 2, 2006

If you were to marry a software program what would it be??

You're thinking, "Finally, Andrea's voiced the question we all ask ourselves!" right?

Mine would be Illustrator.

February 1, 2006



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