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obeying the cat

Tonight Erik’s at a talk being given by in important zen dude Ed Brown. I kind of wanted to go, but then he told me that there’s a 40 minute sit, so I said, “Have a nice time!” Instead I went to vespers like usual and felt shy. I left right afterwards, which is unlike… Read More »

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reading

Last night the puja was beautiful, but the choir sang only two songs. Prasad afterwards was delicious: cashews, dates, an apple slice, and rasmalai. I chatted with friends, and it was a lovely, cold evening. Today I read a graphic novel American Born Chinese which has some great mythology about the monkey king. I liked… Read More »

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gorgeous coast rocks seascape

From Erik’s most recent hike, my new desktop.

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while I made his breakfast

me: Saxophones should be banned from the face of the planet. him: Maybe they’re not bad in certain jazz songs. me: *steely look* him: I recant. me: You can’t recant.

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outgoing messages

Today I’m sending out a ton of mail. I got three books requested at PaperbackSwap, which is great because my credit there were getting low. I made two CDs for my dear C. I’m sending out an essay to my special someone and a friend S in San Diego. And I’m sending mental health letters… Read More »

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vivid seascape

One of Erik’s most brilliant from yesterday. I love the greenish water. What a gorgeous view….

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my apartment complex is a shithole

Today we washed some laundry, and when I went to hang it on the line, I saw that the clotheslines had been cut. The kids here destroy everything, and I’m surprised it’s taken them this long to destroy something so useful. I was sad and wanted to move, like I often do, but moving is… Read More »

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fabulous food blogs

Awesome candy blog. I eat very little candy but love reading about it. http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/ Also awesome (though ugly-looking–it looks like a fake site, actually, like if you type “mysapce”) snack site. Fascinating reviews! http://www.taquitos.net/ Also reading this Asian food blog (of food I would mostly never make because it all has meat in it) with… Read More »

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exhaustion II

Today P and I finished the Shiva mound for real. I made a commitment to come water every other day for two weeks, in hopes that will get our transplants through their vulnerable time. P showed me how to work the sprinkler, and we pulled some privets. Then we helped J muck out a quantity… Read More »

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exhaustion

I’m so tired from gardening today that I can barely stay awake. My back aches from the shovel. When I close my eyes, I see dirt. I dug twice as many holes as the other days. I had a lot of energy, for some reason. But now it’s gone. Soon I’ll go to choir practice… Read More »