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Friday, January 02, 2004

Happy New Year!


Sunday, October 26, 2003

I went to a chili party last night, and mine won first place in the hot category. I don't know why this pleases me so much.

Ah, sunday. I'm kicking back with a beer. The beagle is next to me, curled up and sleeping. Life is good.

Its getting cold here. Halloween is on Friday. I adore fall. Its the prettiest time of year, and the time filled with the most anticipation for me. Personal history has shown that good things happen in the fall. The air is charged or something.

Tonight I'm going to see some friends I haven't seen in a while. They're from my college town and they're great. So why am I so nervous?

Sunday, October 19, 2003

The boyfriend and I finished the marathon a week ago today. It was amazing!! Definitely one of the hardest things I've ever done. I am so glad I did it, though. I look forward to the next one, whenever that is. Those plans are still in the making.

Can you believe I ran a fucking marathon?? I know. My arm is cramping up from all the patting myself on the back I'm doing.




Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Three weeks til the 'thon. I passed the peak of the training program last week (20 miles on Saturday. Who's yer mama?) and have begun to taper down the mileage until race day. I'm taking the week after the marathon off work, too. It's just one giant thing to look forward to!

Other than that, not much has been going on. I recently stumbled onto a blog kept by a woman I used to be close friends with in college freshman year. We had a huge falling out. Re-connected briefly a few years ago, and then dropped all contact again. And then I find her blog. Frankly, all the things that annoyed me about her personality when I was 17 are magnified in her blog. Just all sorts of arrogance and self-importance. Her writing is engaging, though. That's for sure. But I hate myself for reading it. Its like she's sucking me in all over again. Part of me is a tiny bit jealous, too, because this blog has not at all been a place where I can just let loose. To the contrary. I wish I wasn't so self-conscious. But what if I wasn't and someone who knew me when stumbled onto this and figured out it was me, and thought, "too bad I know that in real life, you are not nearly as cool as you make yourself out to be." ?

But, I have barely one reader so I guess its all moot, eh?

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

I forgot to post that last post, so here it is. I have been very delinquent in my blogging; prolly because my time is spent training for the 'thon and satisfying my obsession with The Boss. Seriosuly, it's bad. And pretty much exclusive. Its been quite a while since I've listened to anything other than Bruce (save the Chicago soundtrack, razzle dazzle) and I took in two shows at Giants Stadium last month and am hungry for more, more more! I wish I could afford to just follow him all over the country and the world. Be a Bruce Head. Mmmmmmm. My boyfriend is afraid I'm going to get a tattoo that says, "Bruce" on it.

It's not an irrational fear.

Monday, July 14, 2003

So I got a new car a week ago. Well, it's a certified pre-owned car, but it's new to me. And I love it. I figure shopping and going out are on hold for the next five years, but what the hey.

I still need to figure out what to do with my other car, since it's still sitting at the mechanic's. Maybe I'll donate it somewhere. I have to figure it out in the next couple weeks. It's kind of a weird situation to be in. I didn't trade it in because I got my new car in my home state and drove it back here.

I officially registered for the marathon, so its real. I ran nine miles on Saturday. I never in my life thought I'd be able to run nine miles.

I am glued to the coverage of the Tour de France. Allez, Lance, Allez!

Monday, June 09, 2003


flivver \FLIH-ver\ noun
: a small cheap usually old automobile

I noticed this morning that my car's transmission is being fussy. This scares me. The last time it acted fussy the whole damn transmission had to be re-built. If there is, indeed, a need for a new transmission that's it for this car. As you may remember, I recently spent more than $2,000 on a new timing belt, head gasket, and computer. If the transmission is going to go now....well, that just hacks me off to no end.

The boyfriend was out of town this weekend, so I missed him a lot. BUT, my best girl came into town and we hung out and saw a show and that was so nice. Our relationship is one that doesn't require too much "catching up." Somehow, we just know where the other person is. So it's always relaxing and comfortable and oh-so comforting. This, I believe, is the result of 10-years of practice.