Joined on Jan 3, 2011

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I'm a local non local travel writer and blogger. Interactive Expat We (as in Royal: husband, son and I) now live in the Land Park area of SacTown. I already miss walking downtown from our house on D. But I will console myself with the fact that I'm still in Davis 3 times a week. Lived in China August '08- June '10. My husband taught at a University in Beijing. Learning Chinese is the hardest thing we've ever done, but spending a couple years in China was worth it and has paid off. We are considering making a move back so our son will be able to speak fluent Chinese. I love checking the wiki and staying current with town happenings no matter what part of the world I happen to be in. While not a drama hound, I do enjoy spicy wiki controversy. I am also user "Myabrn", but do to some strangeness ( I blame phantom internet spies) , I could not log into that account anymore so here I am again.


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2010-05-25 01:26:58   I linked to the official arrest log. —WilliamLewis

2011-04-04 13:57:38   You were looking for Theakston Old Peculier... it is not distributed to the United States. If anyone could get it, it'd be the Beer Shoppe, but I believe all their stock is beers that are otherwise distributed here. —JustinKudo

2011-04-06 22:12:23   Thanks for looking out. I appreciate it. —Dozer

2011-04-12 09:46:41   Hey! South Africa? That's cool! —TianxiaZhou

2011-05-19 21:23:13   Is there just the one truck pictured on Crystal Dairy Home Delivery or is there an older truck also? —BruceHansen

2011-05-31 22:49:13   You posted: "Hi Jason, by your post on Ducks, its very clear that you feel strongly about them. Where's the policy that says the University doesn't care about ducks?"

If you read my comment, I never used "University" — instead, I used Arboretum. The basis for my remarks about the Arboretum is due to my many conversations with the Arboretum officials to remove abandoned ducks that were left to die. For example, couldn't the Arboretum leave signs telling people not to abandon domestic ducks because they will most likely die to due predation. Also, the Arboretum continues to advertise false information about feeding leads to increase duck population, which is contrary to established data (i.e. duckling mortality rate is over 80%), when in fact the duck over-population is due to abandoned domestic ducks. —jasoncw

2011-06-07 19:56:43   Personally, I thought it went over the line, but Tom was so amused, I figured I can wait it out a bit. I do think it is true: these things tend to just burn out if you let them run their course. Cleaning up in the midst of the fracas tends to make them bigger by giving the upset parties somebody to push against and get even more worked up. —JabberWokky

2011-06-13 17:00:15   That is actually my father, I will ask him —StevenDaubert

2011-06-16 12:41:37   It's [wiki:westsac:"Page Name"]TomGarberson

2011-06-16 13:31:22   No problem. I always have a hard time finding the interwiki link stuff. It's somewhere in the Help with Editing set of pages. Then you have to find the name of the wiki for linking purposes. There's Nearby Wikis, or Wiki Directory which has the "short names" of most of the significant Wiki Spot-based wikis out there. —TomGarberson

2011-06-20 15:49:09   Glad to know that it's not just me who gets confused! :-) —CovertProfessor

2011-06-21 23:50:32   That was close! ;-))


2011-07-01 11:34:56   If Thai Bistro lists "crap" on their menu (seriously), I'm content with Shanghai Town cocking traditional chinese food. —JabberWokky

2011-07-16 15:25:19   I have not! Worth a visit? —TomGarberson

2011-07-16 16:25:29   Looks like that's only about 8 blocks from work :) Next time I've got a slow day I'll try and make it over there for lunch! Sounds really good. —TomGarberson

2011-09-14 11:32:29   I'd like to think of it as a pool rather than a club, and I for one am always happy to see you dip a toe in. I'd be even more pleased if you'd come in for a long swim. Come on in, the water's fine! —CovertProfessor

2011-09-29 11:45:27   Oh HAI! Nice to officially wiki-meet you! Thanks for following my blog; I'm so totally cyber-blushing right now! Interactive Expat would have been nice to know about whilst mucking through the MSG and censors and smog that are Beijing. I loved it, don't get me wrong—are you heading back there at any point? I'm trying to figure out a way to do that, at some point. Also, your Alien-grammar-cartoon is fabulous. —JoannaSwan

2011-10-08 21:33:08   Yes, please! The help I mean...I created a page but its a little wonky, edits will be appreciated!


2011-10-17 16:00:43   Do you know why the page I created isn't showing up in the list of salons? Help!


2011-11-07 07:08:49   This probably won't solve the problem, but it might help: some improvement stuff. The maintenance stuff about disk permissions really helped my gf's macbook. —EdWins

2011-11-08 22:11:43   I think it's really cool that you can speak Chinese. I have been learning Japanese off and on for like 10 years, and yet I still have a feeling my quest is probably a lot easier than yours was. That tonal stuff of Chinese just blows my mind. I don't know if I could ever wrap my head around that. Can you also read and write hanzi? I totally think you should force your son to learn Chinese, by the way; otherwise your learning has all been for nought. Heheheh. —ScottMeehleib

2011-11-09 14:29:07   I know how it is to only be able to write most of the characters with a computer. For me, one of the drawbacks of self-teaching is I'll study a lot in the areas I enjoy like vocabulary and kanji-recognition with flash cards. But I've always been too lazy for intensive grammar study and actual hand-writing. Anyway, have fun in China! —ScottMeehleib

2011-12-13 06:04:43   You wrote: "That comment I made was like a year ago almost exactly. So in response, we are essentially talking about the same thing?" Yes, I did make that comment over a year ago. And the "University" is not the same as "Arboterum" since you implied uniforminity or unity, which may not be true. The Arboretum and University may in fact have different goals. —jasoncw

2011-12-16 11:57:56   We're off to Beijing again...will be updating the travel blog. :) —jsbmeb

2012-01-02 12:56:52   Thanks! Sorry for the late reply, we've been traveling up a storm visiting fam. I'll be 15 weeks preggers tomorrow :) I'm already starting to pop a little. My friend is a doula so I'm planning on enlisting her services, doulas are awesome. :) —jenb

2012-01-08 14:53:12   I sometimes misread things. I looked again when I thought you said "Happy Ending." —BruceHansen

2012-02-02 20:17:18   I just wanted to let you know that you got me hooked on your China blog. You are a great writer and you choose interesting topics! —ScottMeehleib

2012-02-06 21:04:19   Hello jsbmeb, I too speak Chinese, learned it in Taiwan many years ago. As for home repair outside of Davis, not often, however what did you have in mind and what is your location? Thanks for your inquiry, Ben (530) 979-0487 —BenNye

2012-02-08 07:36:26   Thanks so much for your work on the Comfort Suites page and talk page! —TomGarberson

2012-02-08 07:39:13   Yes, thank you! I see what you man about the he said/she said. I think readers will draw their own conclusions. Some will side with one, some will side with the other, and some will declare a wash. It probably says more about the reader than what is being read! —CovertProfessor

2012-02-19 21:38:54   Nice quotes on EW's page. Yesterday my wife asked me to proofread something she wrote. I told her that I make a pass through my work deleting all the unnecessary words. Good to see my approach validated. —JimStewart

2012-02-22 10:30:43   Wikimouse looked like a spammer to me, although I could well be wrong. —TomGarberson

2012-02-22 10:35:23   To me as well, although I really like the name due to my own personal biases. Still, I'd say that your reply and edit were the right way as a first pass. —JabberWokky

2012-03-05 13:21:08   Thanks for your efforts, too! I usually try to lurk on drama. Whenever I waste additional time chiming in instead of just reading, I always regret it... —MeggoWaffle

2012-03-12 19:29:41   Thank you! —TomGarberson

2012-03-22 19:02:52   Thanks! —TomGarberson

2012-03-23 18:28:02   Shoot! Meant to delete it and we got crossed wires!!!


2012-03-23 19:14:33   Thanks for your efforts. I don't have the stamina to continue (lol) so I'm going to leave it to JW. I'm pretty sure this guy will keep you going all night if we let him so may as well not let ourselves get too stressed about it. :( —ScottMeehleib

2012-03-28 18:01:08   Oops. Good catch. —CovertProfessor

2012-04-15 13:26:44   Okay. My personal feeling is that the page uses an excessive amount of bullets and examples which make it come across more like a personal resume rather than a typical, casually-written wiki entry. I could be wrong so I'll make a talk page to see what others think. I have to admit that I was purposely looking for flaws to correct because this is one of several pages that has been flagged for advertising for a long time. Nobody has seemingly taken an issue as to whether or not it is an advert since then, and the very fact that it is flagged is probably not helping his business in any case. So it would be good if more people put their input in. —ScottMeehleib

2012-04-20 20:48:53   Sure. :-) Sometimes it's hard to hunt down the error! —CovertProfessor

2012-04-21 20:48:36   I saw yer comment on the East Davis Library in a Box about wanting to bring some books by. Sure, that'd be great! Alternatives to consider include donating to a Sac Little Free Library or starting your own. —JoaquinFeliciano

2012-07-24 14:16:50   I'm not familiar with Black Lion. You should hit up the Beer Shoppe, though. If they don't have it, ask Taylor and I imagine he'll be happy to order it. —TomGarberson

2012-07-24 15:26:01   Totally unrelated... have you been to Tako in midtown Sacramento? Freaking fantastic. Korean BBQ in tacos, burritos, sliders, etc. Om nom. —TomGarberson

2012-07-24 21:35:23

I LOVE Firestone! Huge fan. —TomGarberson

2012-07-25 23:03:18   Black Lion = BEST BEER EVER! It tastes exactly like Kvass (Russian soda), but alcoholic! —PhilipNeustrom