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Month: November 2003

Novelist, Essayist, (Recovering) Journalist

My feet hurt…

Who would have known that a pair of Rockport could be uncomfortable! Nevermind that I was on my feet 11 hours, waiting on people who, for whatever reason, decided that this was the weekend they wanted Mexican food and stuff you can only get at Gap and JC Penney. Why do people want to shop…
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The Wonderful World of Deadlines….

I love deadlines — especially that glorious wooshing sound they make as they go flying by. Unfortunately, I missed the deadline on a paper I’m writing concerning sexuality in Romeo and Juliet, specifically the presentations of Juliet’s sexuality presented in the play by various characters. Ironic really, the concept of sexuality and deadlines are so…
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Thanksgiving and being thankful.

I am thankful for many things, this year. I’m thankful for a job, for a warm bed and a roof that doesn’t leak. I’m thankful for my friends, even the ones that don’t always live up to expectations and promises. I am thankful for living in a free country and a refrigerator that has food…
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Paid to put up…

…but the irony is I’m not. So what’s the point? Why take abuse for pennies? Sorry for the brief post. It’s just the day before Thanksgiving. Will post more tomorrow evening.

O Christmas Tree…

…oh Christmas tree, how thorny are thy fricken branches that cut me and made me bleed and now itch from the thousand and two microscopic fleshwounds covering my arms and legs. Yep, you guessed it. I put up my Christmas tree today, breaking one of my own cardinal rules–NO CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS BEFORE THANKSGIVING! Alas, the…
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Jessica Lang is still hot. (And other equally profound observations.)

Jessica Lang will forever be the beauty that tamed Kong. Lately, though, she seems to have stumbled into the realm of ‘crazy beautiful spurned chick who goes psycho’, a path that other great beauties have followed as well. Look at Joan Crawford, whose work strangely mirrored her life. Jessica Lang has now played a freakish…
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Detente and DMZ

Dealing with conflict is never easy. I sat there today, watching the Washington Spin Machine as they tried to solidify some image of the President’s resent trip into insanity (also known as Great Britain). Amazing resources — both psychological and physical — are being expended to create a unified picture of what happened. It’s very…
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Boy that was about as fun…

…as having a lobotomy. Who knew that configuring a wireless router would make me want to throw my computer into the bayou behind my house (or worse, throw ME into the bayou…sure it’s only three feet deep, but it’s fricken cold outside). I’m not sure why it is I really *wanted* to get a wireless…
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I got wireless!

My airport card arrived today for my iBook. I installed it and immediately went to the coffee shop, where I can enjoy wireless internet access and drink latte and talk about politics and Joni Mitchell. Wi-Fi cards really signify alot in our culture–the dire need to plug in and connect, the mystical, almost romantic feel…
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I’m a hippy communist bleeding-heart pinko liberal and I have a mac to prove it.

Okay, so I’m in reality fairly conservative. I’m for small government, no social welfare programs (save Student Loans which are actually an investment in future tax base) and I’m against any form of government intrusion into my diet, my habits, or my bedroom. With that said, I bought a Mac. I absolutely love it. The…
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