Monthly Archives: May 2001

Sleepless in San Francisco

Yet another bad night last night. Same as Monday night: got to sleep, woke up three or four hours later, couldn’t get back to sleep. Might have something to do with the fact that it was about a zillion unexpected degrees yesterday and there wasn’t a breath of air....

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New dishes

I know I’m shallow, but shopping always cheers me up. I was tired of our old every day plates (clear glass from Cost Plus bought nearly 10 years ago) so I bought new dishes ! I got 4 sets of the happy yellow ones and 4 sets of the...

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More fun

Just got an e-mail from my Dad about what sort of funeral he would like to have. The fun never stops.

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Bad night

So I got to sleep OK last night, but woke up four hours later (thanks, Jack) and couldn’t get back to sleep. At all. Although just as I was beginning to drift off, the alarm went off. Why is it that I can ALWAYS sleep when the alarm goes...

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Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day, and I am thinking about my grandfathers. Both were named Ernest, though one was American and the other English. Both fought in World War One, or as I think of it, the Great War, and both survived. My American grandfather, a farm boy from New York...

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Fish Disaster

Woke up this morning to discover that our fishtank had changed during the night from a safe haven into a sort of bouillabaisse. Apparently the heating unit — which is only a couple of months old — overheated and cooked our poor fish overnight. I can hardly stand to...

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Fog City

This looks to be the second foggy day in a row. Sometimes you can tell that it will be sunny by noon, but not yesterday and not today. Good thing I like the fog. If you don’t like it, get out of the city. Foggy nights make me feel...

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Megan’s Birthday

Today my sister Megan turns 30, and I am looking back over these three decades and feeling so lucky that she came along. Megan was supposed to be born on my birthday, and since I was 8 years old at the time, I wasn’t very pleased. My birthday should...

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Prohibition

Oh, yeah, making something people really want/need illegal just works soooo well, doesn’t it? Remember Prohibition, anyone? Let’s just waste tax dollars and police time in prosecuting hookers instead of chasing real criminals. An argument could be made, in fact, that being a prostitute is one of the few...

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Linguistic annoyances

I do realize that language is an ever-changing, ever-evolving thing (otherwise we’d all still be speaking Shakespearan English — egads!), and I do realize that being a linguistics major makes me both petty and pedantic about the abuse of the English language, but dang. I am sick and tired...

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Don’t hold your breath

Good luck, pal! Bush has never met a death sentence he didn’t like — what makes you think he’s going to change his mind now? Especially for someone who isn’t a rich white Republican (not that anyone of that description would have landed on the Row anyway) AND someone...

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Saturday matinee

On Saturday, we went to see “The Mummy Returns” at the Metro Theater on Union Street. It was a nice walk there and perfect Suzy weather (sunny and warm, but with a breeze). Perfect Suzy weather means: not over 75 degrees and no sweating, but there has to be...

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What IS it?

Can anyone explain to me what an erotic wrestler is? It seems like such an oxymoron, like “erotic sanitation worker”.

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Cozy Morning

All three redheads are fast asleep, cuddled up together. That’s Rufus, Hannah and Sophie…our two orange cats! They look adorable. Almost makes me want to go back to bed, but think I’ll dye my hair instead. I think I saw an actual grey hair in my dark roots. Not...

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Give it up already!

Will the Republicans *ever* give up on “getting” Bill Clinton? It’s over, you redneck losers. You got your boy in the White House and we are all trying not to think about how someone who is dumber than dirt and more corrupt than the New Orleans police department can...

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Bad daughter

It might be a reflection on my parents’ parenting skills that of their four children, only one has children, and they are very nearly grown up. Doesn’t look like the rest of us are going to reproduce either. I know for a fact that I won’t, and unless my...

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Nearly new Monet

A Monet painting which hasn’t been seen by the public in more than 100 years is being auctioned off at Sotheby’s in London on June 27. If you have 5 million pounds (around $7 million), you could be its next owner. The painting was first bought by Paul Gallimard...

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En route

It was a pretty interesting walk to work today. It often is, because we leave the house at a very early hour, when night meets day. So the hookers are still out and people are also going to their jobs and you see a whole spectrum of people’s lives....

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Up in smoke

This really pisses me off. It’s not my vice of choice (that particular distinction belongs to champagne), but I truly think smoking pot is really no worse for you than drinking. You’re just damaging your lungs instead of your liver, and possibly gaining weight from the munchies, but that’s...

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