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dreaming

Last night I had a dream… I received a text message from someone – I don’t know who – asking if I wanted to meet for lunch. I replied, “Yes. When/where?” And then I sat and held onto my phone so I’d feel it vibrate when I got a response. I waited. I tapped the …

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a conversation

me: Hi, I’m calling about the rental house you have listed on craigslist. him: Yeah. me: Um, I have a few questions and was wondering if you have any more information? him: Yeah. me: *pause* *wait for him to give more information* me: Um, okay, what’s the square footage of the house? him: Hah, that’s …

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Stupid Animal Ate My Springtime

Last weekend I noticed that two of the tulips I planted last year were starting to peek out of the ground. Every morning this week, I looked at my tiny green tulip leaves and thought, “Springtime is here!” On Friday, I looked at my tulips and one of them wasn’t there anymore. The leaves were …

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lost

I’m trying to blog more regularly, but I can’t always think of something to say. I’m trying to come up with some themes, like on Saturdays I’ll tell silly stories, or on Monday’s I’ll talk about books, or on Thursdays I’ll talk about writing, or on Wednesdays I’ll talk about LOST (because, really, I need …

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flaky me

I have a bag that I carry with me to work every day. I like to think of it as my “bag o’ fun.” This bag is separate from my purse, which is somewhat like a junk drawer. It’s important to keep junk and and fun separate, you know. I use my bag o’ fun …

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a confession

When I eat at restaurants that serve breakfast foods, I always order French toast. (Unless it’s Kerbey Lane, and then I order the apple whole wheat pancakes because there are very few things in the world as good as Kerbey Lane’s pancakes….or I order the queso because it’s the best queso I’ve ever had. *sigh* I miss Austin.) …

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a picture of incongruity

Our landlady pays a guy to mow our lawn. And by lawn, I mean postage stamp. It’s not very big. I’d really like to take a picture of the guy who mows our lawn and post it here, but I doubt he’d appreciate it. He’s an older guy, and a heavier guy. And he mows …

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random notes from a road trip

Friday: St. Louis, MO, to Rochester, MN 9:00 am – time I planned to leave home. 9:30 am – actual time I left. 9:40 am – Oops. I forgot my camera. Let’s turn around. 9:50 am – second time I left. 100 miles later – Oops. I forgot all of my shower stuff. Hope Les …

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