Monthly Archives: May 2007

thar's posts in them thar piles!

See, it takes me a long time to clear away my junk, because each pile relates to some future post… I just need to figure out a better filing system, or spend time on the system I already have in … Continue reading

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It All Adds Up

Perhaps my office looks like this And my desk looks like this Because I can’t bear to throw away things; like this bit of cardboard packaging with three scratch-and-sniff stickers from the six-pack of body butter I bought at costco … Continue reading

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Holy C2C or What Have I Got Myself Into?

Five days to the Cactus to Clouds hike on Saturday, the day after I turn 39. I had no idea that it was an UNSANCTIONED hike on an UNMAINTAINED trail. Chad and I scoped the trailhead behind the Palm Springs … Continue reading

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Book Club Anxiety

After eight months of induction into this book club, I have finally earned the right to choose a book – and it is a weighty responsibility. I had thought I would simply go with my friend, Laura’s, suggestion of Marilyn … Continue reading

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Cactus to Clouds

The following is my friend, Caryn’s, account of the grueling Cactus to Clouds hike from the base to the summit of Mount San Jacinto; the hike Chad and I will tackle next weekend for my birthday. Hello from a comfortably … Continue reading

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Baby in Orange

Bella picked this dress out for Nabi Grace before we ever even knew she was a girl. She was ten days old yesterday.

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Tu me manques

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The First Step to Becoming a Slumlord

I have taken some concrete steps towards renting my house. First, today I asked somebody to please email me the phone number of the Housing Office on the marine base. Supposedly marines make good tenants: they get a living allowance … Continue reading

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Eating Bugs

I am again awake in the middle of the night, this time foiled by my friends and family in Thailand; I got a call about an hour ago and so I am going to try and post my way back … Continue reading

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The jetlag sabotaged my sleep today; I unwittingly fell asleep for three hours on the sofa and now I’m not tired. Bella and I did get to watch the first half of a fun movie (on videotape! thanks Karen – … Continue reading

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