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Category: friends

02/07/07 01:15 - 9ºF - ID#38049

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

That's what I feel like I was asked to do tonight. I wish I was better at helping my friends work out their problems.
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02/04/07 11:38 - 3ºF - ID#38021

Full of ourselves?

For reasons that are too boring to explain here, I found myself in possession of the early edition of the Sunday Chronicle this morning. Couldn't help doing a double-take on this section header:

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Yeah. I'm pretty sure that's supposed to say "BAY AREA / and California." Maybe we're laying low until this Gavin Newsom thing blows over?

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Category: past

01/25/07 10:28 - 13ºF - ID#37860

Paranoia may destroy ya

Oh man, what a week. If you can't rely on the internet, who can you rely on? Don't answer that.

Between email not going out, email not coming in, and outgoing email bouncing back, I don't know what I've said to whom any more. Maybe I should forget about email and just stick to blogging, haha.

Speaking of alternate forms of communication, here's a blast from the past. I tried to send it to (e:Paul) when the internet was having a Bermuda Triangle day. We had been chatting earlier when the conversation turned to -- what else -- cell phones and operating systems. So when I happened upon this email from days gone by while I was spot-checking whether the emails I had saved for whatever reason in Mac Mail made it safely into Thunderbird, it was funny to see it again in the context of our recent conversation. Besides, it's cute as hell.

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Category: body art

01/21/07 11:17 - 19ºF - ID#37810

Painted Lady

A new twist on painted ladies

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01/14/07 09:13 - 31ºF - ID#37687

Cut off

I realize this may be hurting myself unnecessarily, and who knows if I'll even stick with it. But I decided I should cut myself off from communicating with certain friends until this renovation project is finished. Obviously, it's weighing heavily on my mind, and I wish I could just talk to some people (ok, my ex Mark, if you must know) about it. But I know it's totally not fair to do that.

It's so weird to be in a position where the most critical thing to me is something I can't really talk to anyone else about.
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Category: housing

01/14/07 08:07 - 31ºF - ID#37686

brick house

When they demo'd my walls we discovered there's brick behind them. Who would have expected that? Not necessarily a good thing, but I guess if the house burns down, my neighbors will be fine. I'll be roasted in a brick oven though. Oh well, saves money on cremation later, haha.

It's been a while so thought I'd show you a quick walk-through. This was before they broke two transom windows though. Oops.

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Category: stress

01/14/07 04:57 - 31ºF - ID#37685

Stressometer

This week may not have been the most stressful one in my life, but it was definitely in the top 10. Thank god I started a new job to get away from it all!

The new job seems cool. It's only supposed to be for 1 month, but could go longer if I can stand the commute to Napa. The good news is, I can also work from home. At least it would be good news if my home wasn't a construction zone. But, I'm getting ahead of my story...

Working for a catalog company is fun. It's like shopping all day. I even get to put stuff on sale. Sweet!

I got a tour of the "merch room" where they keep a sample of all the merchandise. It was like walking into the coolest antique store ever. Their buyers go all over the place to find unique stuff that matches their style. I'd love to give you a sneak peek of some of the new items -- like this cool bike from Amsterdam that just came in on Friday -- but I'm still feeling out implicit rules. The guy I'm replacing took it for a spin, although he got spanked for it later. Since it was his last day I don't think he gave a sh!t one way or the other, though.

I would remind you what company it is (since my alter ego deleted the earlier post about it, oops), but my new boss mentioned she has google alerts for the company name, and for the famous (in Napa anyway) TV chef founder's name. Turns out foodies are avid bloggers. Who knew? Anyway, (e:enknot,77)'s many points about the Internet being an all-encompassing small world, and what you say here may never go away, hit home with my paranoid alter ego. That's all I'm going to say about it. My alter ego can start her own journal if she wants to, haha.

There's a helluva a lot more I wanted to tell you, but I'm out of time. Peace out, peepniks.
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01/11/07 10:08 - ID#36801

Gratitude

What gift do you get your general contractor when he passes his state licensing exam? especially if you thought he was already licensed? Oops! I could've sworn I asked that question!

Demolition is ridiculously dusty, so I found a cooler on craigslist, and bought a flat of water, a gatorade variety pack, and a boxed set of Kudos at Costco. Would've gotten the rice krispee treats, but I KNOW what would have happened to those!

God, there really are not enough hours in the day...
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12/16/06 10:08 - 36ºF - ID#36800

Mini update

Among other things, this week I discovered I needed scaffolding. Which is something I never envisioned needing. But when you pick a path, sometimes you just have to go with it and see where it leads. You can't keep basing all your judgments on yesterday's reality.

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The thing with scaffolding is, it goes really high and doesn't seem to afford much protection. So when I look at it (which is hard not to do), I keep envisioning someone plummeting to their death from it. As if I didn't already have enough to worry about! Oh well, now that the calendar is done, maybe I have room for more, haha.

Speaking of the calendar (see how I weaseled that in?), here's a pic of my niece that didn't make it in, but that I love. It reminded me of a picture of me around that age. Although now when I look at them side-by-side I can see it's a stretch to say that. But what's the point of having a mega-cute niece if you can't convince yourself you once looked that cute? ;-)

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p.s. - new usersound. I think my brother-in-law will like the wallflowers.
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Category: photos

12/16/06 02:20 - 39ºF - ID#36799

Photo Retrospective

My friends' dog Maggie died on Wednesday. They've really been through the wringer with her health issues the past six weeks or so. I feel so badly I couldn't be there for them more throughout this ordeal. I put together a photo collage and brought them some comfort food last night.

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It was really hard to go through all my Maggie photos knowing she's gone, but it was also comforting/cathartic in a way. I was already in photo collage mode with the family calendar production deadline being today. I had a few setbacks this year. Had to get Dad to resend his 33 emails each with 4-7 photos attached. Oh, they all came through loud and clear. Twice, in fact. (When my web host switched servers I got all my email since November 22nd a second time as a special bonus. Just what I wanted!) About half-way through the first round, I noticed he was sending them at low-res, and told him I'd probably need a higher resolution for print. He switched midstream, and I just figured I'd deal with it later. I have a bunch of his photos on my PC from when I rescued them off his 1G memory card that for some reason no one else could read, so I figured worse case scenario, I would dig through those and match them up with the low res ones he sent.

Well, he's taken about 5G more pix since then, so that didn't work. Anyway, then it turned out Kinkos online calendar maker is down until Monday, which would make it really hard to make my deadline today. Customer service said I could bring my photos into any Kinkos and they would honor the 20% off coupon. I know you might think who cares about 20% off? But when you're getting 5 calendars at $20/each that's like getting one free! Plus I need a deadline to finish anything.

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I hope there aren't any duplicates in here, because God knows there are tons of duplicates on my hard drive. And the spacing is really all over the map. But who cares, it's done.

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