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06/03/14 09:42 - ID#59043

Acorn Outing 2014

I didn't take many pix for Acorn Outing this year. The vibe was weird for me & (e:Dianne). Back when I was living in Bl*ss and even when I was in law school, this was the most important event of my year - finally a chance to be my hippie progressive self in a community of hippies. Now, my life is very integrated and I have great friends here, I have a wonderful life every day. Acorn isn't necessary to my identity or my friendships. A weird realization to have sitting next to a huge bonfire on a Saturday night, but there it is.

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06/26/13 10:52 - ID#57842

Puppies, ponds, vehicles

It's been a kinda crazy day...

I woke up with (e:Dianne) at the impossible hour of 6:00 am and managed to stop kissing her around 7 to drive to Bloss. On the way, I got a speeding ticket (could have been incredibly much worse than it was but I got a kind officer? or maybe one who appreciated me not being a bitch to him?) and a ticket for having an unsafe vehicle. The back driver's side tire cords were exposed! Yikes! That one is dismissable (now I have to read the law to figure out what/how) if i get it fixed and inspected in a few days. I made it to my doctor appointment a few minutes late but it was a good discussion. I had a little medical issue two weeks ago that could have been really awful but ended up manageable. This was my fourth dr visit in a month, and I have another one scheduled for Monday - this is entirely excessive! Somehow I've managed not to pass out for any of them so far.

Then Jill & I worked for several hours. We haven't been spending nearly enough time together. Then I met with one of my favorite clients - Clifford and his mom. He loves me! He gets very excited when I show up.

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Then my truck and I visited A and he told me I shouldn't be driving on that tire, so now I have his car until he gets new tires and puts them on my truck tomorrow. Then I had two meetings, the first included my dad who drove his Jeep with the horsies painted on it. I had told (e:Dianne) about it and the story... one of my dad's best friends said to him, "Dave, your Jeep is so gay."
"Yes, it's a very happy Jeep," he replied.

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Then a little visit to my favorite pond, and more time with Jill. I'm soooo tired.

I spooked a fawn:
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P.S. Happy end of DOMA day!
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05/23/13 06:26 - ID#57698

Pirate's Rock

Look carefully for the pair of monarch butterflies!

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05/15/13 01:15 - ID#57667

connections

I spent most of the day with Uncle Dudley and her husband Bernie, squeezing every last drop of sunshine from the clear blue sky. they have been in Florida since October and we just needed time to chat and catch up. usually Uncle Dudley and I have a little time alone but Bernie really wanted to hang out with us. the box of wine label says it is more eco-friendly than glass bottles.

my housemate Wendy's cat Honey scared me Sunday night & Monday morning by not coming out to greet me. she was fine when Wendy got home Monday morning. I couldn't imagine having to tell her either I had lost honey or that she was dead. Honey is a couple years older than China Cat.

My cousin Ronn was in Muscle Car Review, Dec. 2012, with his dodge dart.

I set up A's new (refurb) computer ($200!) and then went to the office to get my mail. Much to my surprise, Jill arrived only minutes later, so we got to catch up a bit. It's been a month and a half, I miss home and all of these people so much, all the tight connections between us. Jill was anxious and worried tho, she had just heard that a a friend's two-month old baby was on the way to the hospital because he was unresponsive. She was shaking with fear and shock and was trying to coordinate with others about who was taking the other two kids, who was going with the mom to the hospital, who was getting in touch with relatives and other friends. As the drama unfolded, we talked about a new tree plan for the boro, the council, and the school district's self-inflicted disaster to distract her. Then the news finally came, the baby died. Jill broke down.

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03/29/13 12:38 - ID#57437

Valentine's Day

One of the awkward things about inviting (e:Dianne) to participate in (e:strip) is that I'm using to sharing about my life with A and I know that relationship makes her uncomfortable. Her face tenses up and she withdraws just a touch when I mention him. (sigh) I'm gonna continue sharing all the pieces of my crazy life...

I was home briefly Wednesday and Thursday. I got dinner for A, his dad, brother and me and we all hung out in the living room, talked about taxes and family and work, and I had to leave. I think that makes about four hours for the entire month of March that I've spent with him.

My (belated) Valentine's Day present from A. Our friend HokE blows glass and made these.

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Cuddling on the couch with fuzzy puppy and fuzzy A.

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I miss home. I miss Nisha. I miss Jill. I miss hiking and quiet and stars. I'm really hoping the next year will make it easier to balance between.

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03/20/13 01:23 - ID#57401

locked keys, new cop car


i locked my keys in my truck in the holiday parking lot last week when i was home. i walked down the street to Boro hall where the police department has its office (a windowless room smaller than our office) and asked Josh the cop to open it for me. he let me look at his new suv that the Boro just spent $40k on. sheesh.

Jamie checked out the interesting new clunking noise in the steering column of my truck.

view from client's front porch.

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Old white guys who run the town.

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02/27/13 12:00 - ID#57293

a month!

I haven't been home in a month. That's just way too long.

When I got to the bar, there were five people - Bartender Sarah, her mom Brenda, the cook Alyssa, Paulie and me. Then my & A's friend Dave stopped in with two of his friends, one of whom is also a lawyer in the county. Keep in mind that there are only 76 lawyers in the county... including the dead and disbarred, and now there are two in a group of eight people at the only public bar in my town. Dave and I chat a while... once I explained the difference between terrorists and pirates while we were packing up at the end of the annual bluegrass party. He plays cello and is a drummer. S, the lawyer, had once been suspended from practice for some rather loose and illegal dealings in marijuana...the disciplinary file is hilarious. He offered me a job tonight, he asked if I'd be interested in doing the divorce work in his office. No thanks! Sarah laughed at his suggestion, she knows I couldn't possibly be mean enough.

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Walking home from the bar tonight.
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Puppy prints :-)

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Billy the postmaster changes the date in the postmark stamp with a pair of tweezers.

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Chocolate covered double stuf Oreos. Yum!!
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My hands aren't nearly big enough for the Note. ;-)
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View from my client's front porch yesterday.
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York Holo is the brewpub in Mansfield. Their beer is touch bland but they make a wicked pizza on Monday nights and the bartender is excellent.

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11/27/12 03:36 - ID#56937

Moonrise on cherry flats road



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11/27/12 12:25 - ID#56936

Pix - Small Town Christmas

I didn't take very many pix and they turned out crappy - too much troubleshooting, not enough photoshooting. Besides, the lighting conditions were tough and I needed to be able to concentrate to get great shots. (Using a flash is lazy!)

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Jill taking her turn with zamboni duties.
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11/25/12 11:47 - ID#56935

Loot

The small town christmas in bl*ssburg event was very successful. I scored this cute record bowl, maple cotton candy, regular maple candy, fudge in a cookie cutter, and some cute ornaments. I really wanted these cool lights but didn't have sufficient cash.

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