Former graduate student, current metadata librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • JoinedFebruary 2004
  • OccupationMetadata Librarian, Asst. Visiting Professor
  • HometownSt. Louis
  • Current cityMountain View, CA
  • CountryUSA
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hi:) you are first friend

January 21, 2006

How would I describe Oldtasty to someone else? Well, he's not old, and I have no personal experience of his tastiness or lack thereof, but does have an eye for the beautiful and interesting. He tells nice travel stories, too. Oh, and he's fun to be around. And he's a fellow Missourian to boot!

November 9, 2004
Divergent Wash (deleted)

Seen in FlickrCentral on April 20, 2004: "Oldtasty: you gotta hump me" Will anything say more than this one quote? I'd like to think not.

April 20, 2004

There was something odd about the taste of the carrots, he thought. Caramel, perhaps? Clove? Or fennel? No, no, not quite that either. Ah yes, he thought, smiling, in the moments before. Almonds. It must be almonds.

March 18, 2004
acoustic fnord (deleted)

Strange taste in carrots? Almonds? ...Hydrocyanic acid. Don't eat the carrots!! Whew, that was a close one. You gotta stop eating weird stuff or get a food taster, OT. And start posting pics of your lunch again! P.S. since I saved your life, you are mine now. (thanks Plurp)

March 12, 2004
ricardo says:

Our man in Beijing. OT always has the best stories to tell and seems to lead the kind of life that will only grow richer in retrospect. High on my admire list.

March 8, 2004
Kallese says:

If he came to visit me, I'd make him Turducken!!!

February 12, 2004

OldTasty has a great eye for the curious and unusual, and always entertains me with the highlights from his stay in a foreign land.

February 6, 2004
Meer says:

Very easygoing and fun to hang out with. :)

February 4, 2004