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Wavy scarf for Christmas present in Manos del Uruguay (mostly on the shuttle, so it's slow going)

Current Obsession
Head.Must.Stay.Above.Water.

Last Google Search
Airline prices from Sacramento to Memphis - my parents have both sold their houses!

Woo-Hoo!
We have tickets for the Old 97's on October 16! Happy anniversary, honey!

Loving
My Netflix queue, which saves me from real TV

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Burritos with home-cooked pintos, sharp cheddar and spinach

Cooking
Roasted peppers with crumbled queso fresco

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My poor garden - totally neglected and dry.

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2003-04-23

2003-04-23 - 8:30 a.m.

I often find myself humming Talking Heads lyrics at work. There's something about their ideas of putting random words together that seems to match up well with my office. On a bad day it's a Kafka novel; on a good day it's a voluntary admittance mental ward. I love the people I work with - I love them for their addiction to Family Circle magazine, their Lean Cuisine lunches, their insistence that an assistant should clean her executive's coffee cup _every_ day. Genuinely - I love them. They are America at its best because they mean well. They love their families. They are dedicated to the details of living in a small community in California.

But some days it's a little lonely. I don't think of myself as that unusual - certainly my friends eat the Korean food with me; there are other people who have 5,000 craft projects going at the same time and who have more Aimee Mann than Bon Jovi in their CD cases.

Co-workers are a little like family; they critique you, help you, hinder you - and you don't get to choose them any more than they choose you.



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