Monthly Archives: December 2003

Let’s Review

It’s been quite a year: January: First trip to Chicago ever. Fell madly in love despite the fact that it was -16&deg F and as famously windy as advertised. It was fun to visit the snow, which was really pretty and romantic. Finally got to visit the incredible collection...

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Intense

Yet More Updates There’s no escape for Megan at work, either. She went to work at 7 this morning, dealt with a car crash involving a 17 year old kid (he lived), to which our brother was also called in his capacity as fireman (he says you never get...

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Trailer Trash Christmas

Further Updates Mom still in hospital. Still don’t know when she’ll be getting out. My bro & I had Christmas dinner with her at the hospital, and she seemed better then, but has gotten a little worse since, so they’re keeping her in for now. Megan works tomorrow (actually...

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Christmas Day

Our family agreed not to exchange presents this year, since we’ve been so very economically challenged lately. Though the Grinch would have approved, my good friend Kathleen couldn’t bear the idea of my family not having anything to open on Christmas Day. Being a talented artist in the medium...

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Duty Calls

I’m off to the country for our first annual Trailer Trash Christmas. If I say I believe in Santa, will he bring me money and drugs? Happy holidays, everyone! Update: December 24, 2003 Took Mom to the hospital at 2:30 am with pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and high blood...

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Back in Black, Part II

Part II Though delighted to exit the cab, we were discouraged to see the length of the line of would-be ticket buyers outside the club. The line, in the manner of most lines, such as those inevitably found at post offices and airports, moved exceedingly slowly, if at all....

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Back in Black (Part I)

Part I Still more public transit for poor (in every sense) Suzy. This was the first time I had ever taken a Greyhound bus anywhere. Buses in my opinion are not good, but the great Blackalicious adventure was worth it all. Megan and I got to the frightening bus...

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First In Flight

I try so hard to be good. I really do. Possibly the problem is I can’t actually tell the difference between the two, and this gets in the way of any real success. Anyway: In an attempt to be responsible since I am a) underemployed (almost chronically, at this...

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Fourth Inning

My sister Beth arrives today from England for her fourth, count ’em, fourth, visit of the year. By now, she must be on very friendly terms with the stewardesses – oh, excuse me, flight attendants*: Flight Attendant (Heathrow): “How are you today, Mrs. A—-? How’s your Mum? So lovely...

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Help!

I must be stopped. I’m eating PopTarts (raw, not even toasted, and with frosting) while watching Mexican soap operas. I feel like my mascara’s running and I’m not even wearing any. I have the captioning on in an idle attempt to learn some Spanish (I’m not just eating PopTarts,...

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Trailer Trash

Yee haw! We’re officially trailer trash! Or is it “yeehaw”, one word? True trailer trash would almost certainly know. Though maybe trailer trash in its purest form can’t spell. Anyway, we bought a trailer for Mom. Those of you familiar with the epic saga of Mom can skip this...

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The Joy of Tech

Here’s the final item in our continuing series of Cat/cat related posts. Hope you’ve enjoyed theme week. Today’s item is my brilliant and charming niece’s take on the joy of tech (or text): Last night I was being propositioned by A via text message. Isn’t technology wonderful? They should...

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Sleepy Hannah

In keeping with the cat motif this week… Hannah enjoys an afternoon nap. If the Buddhists are right and there really is reincarnation, I want to come back as one of my cats.

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Cat from Cat

Today I got Cat from Cat. Usually, my mail consists of: bills, catalogues, flyers, and more bills. It is the mail equivalent of Twinkies. But today, a small and mysterious package arrived from small and mysterious Wales. Inside, it was wrapped in purple paper – even better. I have...

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Good or Bad?

I braved the holiday hordes of shoppers to visit Nordstrom in the San Francisco Shopping Centre (yes, they pretentiously spell it &agrave l’anglais, not that I myself am pretentious in any way whatsoever), and felt positively bruised and exhausted. The only way to holiday shop is to do it...

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Temporarily Yours

Don’t you hate it when you break up with someone and they’re already dating someone else by the end of the week? Well, I have become one of those people and now have a temp job at an investment bank just days, or even hours, after heartlessly breaking the...

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Updates

Updates: 1. Thanks to the incomparable Candi’s brilliant husband Brian, my email has seen the error of its ways and is now behaving itself. I don’t think it’s going to dare to step out of line anytime soon. Brian is not only a total sweetheart, but an efficient genius....

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