16 Jan
2004
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Reading Rainbow

Some light reading for you while I’m gone.

16 Jan
2004
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Sweet Satisfaction and a Three-Day Weekend to Boot

Sweet Jeebus, it’s Friday at last. This morning I had one book come back from the printer looking simply mahvelous, and I’m sending out another this afternoon (and another on Tuesday). If there’s one thing I really love about my job, it’s that I actually help produce a tangible product, something I can see and hold and smell or, if it was a particularly horrible project, lock in a closet or burn.

If there’s another thing I love about my job it’s that I have a brownie with chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles sitting on my desk in a state of delicious half-eaten-ness.

Not only is it exciting that today is Friday, which means we’re on the cusp of Saturday, but tomorrow morning, we’re going to Disneyland! I have a scheme to get us a room upgrade too.

(Keep reading for pirates, nudity, gambling, a hot tub, and John Wayne.)

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15 Jan
2004
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Busy Bee

Our apartment is clean, I’m back into the gym-going routine, our laundry is done, we have food in the house, my cousin is having a baby sometime today, and I’m getting a raise (!!). So many new beginnings and abundance and fertility, it’s like a bright yellow crocus has just sprouted from a snow-covered flower bed.

In an effort to avoid the sloth that is threatening to overtake me once again now that good TV shows have started up, and in an effort to keep expanding my range of interests and activities, and in an effort to redeem myself after having bailed out of NaNoWriMo, I’m also contemplating writing something for Mosaic Minds, a new online magazine by a group of super-cool girls you just might know. Go check it out.

I’m also busy making marble magnets a la Not Martha. I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with them all. Perhaps save them and give them as gifts. (The only catch is that I may have to go out and make some friends to give them to.)

We’re also busy planning getaways for two three-day weekends coming up. We were going to go to Teddy’s landlords faboo cabin at Tahoe this weekend, but that fell through, so we’re scrambling for somewhere else to go. I suggested Big Sur or whale watching near Pt. Reyes, but this morning Ethan had a different fantastic idea that just might work. I don’t want to talk about it in fear of jinxing it (that’s seemed to happen a lot lately), so I’ll just say I might be going somewhere fun fun fun in a few days.

As for the President’s Day weekend, I’m confident enough that we’ll actually go where we say we’re going, so I’m not afraid of jinxing it. We’re planning to go back to Yosemite, site of ye olde proposal. Ehtan wants to ski. I just want to get the hell out of Dodge. Since it’s close to Valentine’s Day, we’re going to splurge and stay somewhere nice and inside the park this time. I can’t wait!