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observation

“Unusual” has an unusual number of “u”s in it. Today we went to the library where I picked up My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday and Toast by Nigel Slater, which I’d had to return because I had it out too long, and I’m so happy I get to finish reading it!!!!! Then we went… Read More »

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IMs

Arizona scored out yesterday, and Terra Nova starts tomorrow, so Erik has today off, and we might or might not go to Santa Cruz, though it’s pouring, of course. SAT scoring starts tomorrow and is supposed to run through April 17th, though I suspect the 15th. Kitty’s going to the vet on Saturday for a… Read More »

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listening

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. –Bertrand Russell It’s a rare listener who will hear what you’re really saying. I like writing letters because it’s an uninterupted stretch of time where I can say whatever… Read More »

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the long non-fiction

It’s not as long as I thought it was. But 36 is just about done unless I want to pick through and edit some more of Erik’s letters to his dad.

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long puddles

We took a dusk walk, and I was so glad it stopped raining for half an hour. I wasn’t feeling well for a couple days, and I think it was the cookies, even two. And we had ice cream also, which I can do only if I’m careful. I’ve been reckless and unstrict. But it’s… Read More »

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the argument

We have this fight when I get pissed off that he’s been doing the same things to piss me off for six years. “I never should have gotten together with you! You were never ready!” “No, I wasn’t ready. But I would have died.” “Maybe you should have died!” “But we belong together.” “You’re a… Read More »

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tax day

Swami is so cute when he sings to himself in the hall. He didn’t give us cookies today. It rained the whole time, and I had a religious experience feeling of light around my head when I closed my eyes while I was praying. Well, that will make a person feel like bowing and putting… Read More »

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my favorite lawyer joke

Two lawyers were walking along, negotiating a case. “Look,” said one to the other, “let’s be honest with each other.” “Okay, you first.”

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medium Chinese

We finally got three bags of the frozen organic wild mushrooms someone’s been wanting for a week. We had Chinese for lunch–the first we’d had since House of Nan King in San Francisco, with Gavin maybe a year ago, which was so good but so sweet. Anyway, this place we went, Jumbo Seafood down by… Read More »

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expensive watch

Erik’s reading the Popular Science magazine, which comes free, and told me, “Guess how much the most expensive watch is. Just guess!” “I don’t believe it. However much it is.” “One point five million dollars,” he said. “It has sky and moon charts. But for that much, I’d rather have an observatory….” I used all… Read More »