March 2005

I know all about "what goes up" and "to every season" and all of the other old saws. I also know that a body in motion prefers to stay that way and a body at rest would just as soon you leave it the fuck alone, thank you very much. While there are many wonderful […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Mar 30, 2005 1

TV is my friend

I don’t have a copy of Harriet the Spy handy, but to wildly paraphrase Ole Golly, TV is the perfect thing to do while you’re doing something else. Since the “else” right now is tax prep and other boring-ish stuff, a little crappy TV really hits the spot. I’m getting a little weary of the […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

For someone who likes organizing, I’m not a particularly organized person. Oh, sure, I like the fou-fou labeling and 43 Folders and fetish trips to Office Depot aspects of it, but all of that is window dressing belying my real status as Queen of Mt. Perilous, that towering stack of unknown “to-be-handled” paper that I […]

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Mar 28, 2005 2


Recently, I started returning my phone calls. Not that I’d ever subscribed to the local shitiquette of blowing people off by not returning their phone calls; I’m far too Midwestern for that. But for several months, oh, hell…a couple of years, really, I got into the highly antisocial habit of turning my calls around via […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

The Proust Questionnaire. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being plugged into the source. Which living person do you most admire? Jimmy Carter. What is your greatest fear? Catastrophic injury stopping just short of the release of death. What is your favorite journey? A long car ride with little traffic, excellent conversation and great […]

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Mar 22, 2005 Comments Off on Me being me being me

Me being me being me

While Immense Personal Change rarely happens overnight, and while my own Immense Personal Change was afoot well in advance of my dramatic, blood-and-sweat-soaked Crohn’s onset, it is convenient (not to mention pithy) to divvy things up in terms of pre- and post-Crohn’s.Before Crohn’s, when I was not only dancing as fast as I could but […]

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Mar 21, 2005 Comments Off on Book review: Main Street

Book review: Main Street

It’s hard for me to believe that Main Street was ever a groundbreaking work of fiction, but then, it’s hard for me to believe that I ever thought 256MB was a lot of RAM. Was there ever a time when we (America, not the royal “we”) weren’t aware of our dissatisfaction with the status quo? […]

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Mar 18, 2005 Comments Off on Searches, we get searchesâ„¢

Searches, we get searchesâ„¢

Wherein the communicatrix cheerfully delivers the elusive goods for the boolean-challenged. ben folds crohns (Google) It’s hard to discern your purpose, wandering puppy. If you’re looking for the self-proclaimed “Only Ben Folds Fan With Crohn’s Disease,” you’ll find him here (although since the release of Has Been, he can no longer claim that title). Ben […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones

They’re both smokin’ hot. They both have great hair. She’s got Jesus in her corner; he looks like Jesus. Nadia and Bo are clearly the horserace, here. They’re the only two real artists on Idol, singers who know who they are and sing it like it is, not like a pale imitation of someone else’s […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Whaddya want? I’ve been combing through my five-month backlog of magazines. Inspiration comes where it comes. My stuff | communicatrix GROOMING PRODUCTS Shampoo: Whatever is on sale that I also have a coupon for. Moisturizer: Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Cream Hair product: Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious Cologne: Whatever I’ve walked through, sat in or rubbed up […]

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