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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Some nice things that have happened recently

I like having this blog as a record of my life -- and while I might remember some of the things that have happened lately, some of them are in danger of slipping away.

Plus, my iPod is on the fritz, and though I keep telling myself that it's a bougeouis appliance that I really don't need for my daily life, I'm still a little bit bummed about it.


  • I spent a few days with my grandma last week -- the longest stretch of time I've spent alone with her for a few years, at least. And while the circumstances could have been better (she was recovering from an operation, I was squirting saline solution on her awesome incision and making her Rice-a-Roni) it was really nice, to see her that much. We watched some Lifetime, some Law & Order, played some cribbage. But mostly, we just talked.

  • Just read The Godfather, which is just bizarre. Cut from the movie: an entire subplot about how Connie Corleone's maid of honor's vagina is too big. Seriously.

  • My friend Emily is taking French classes this summer, and for some reason, this makes me want to take burlesque classes.

  • Okay, I'm also looking into sketch comedy classes.

  • On Friday, I'm supposed to be hearing about the first round of two different fellowships I applied for. So I'll go into the July 4th weekend either optimistic about my future or incredibly depressed about it -- both of which are excellent reasons to dye my hair red and drink a lot.

  • Two weekends ago, my family came to see the play, and afterwards we went to a diner. I drove my cousin, and in the ten minutes of time it took us to get there, we'd both shouted considerably about Boys and how they are Dumb. Lots of "I KNOW!" It was good to shout.

  • Three hours until War of the Worlds is being watched by me. Status: cautiously optimistic. Looking forward to playing Spot the Bizarre Scientology Reference.

  • House reruns and new 4400: damn good TV.

  • From my visit with Grandma: "You know, your grandfather predicted those TVs you hang on the wall? He came home from work one day with a tiny little chip, said that all the tubes and things in our TV could be put right on it. That was right before he died. He would have loved to see it come true."

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